Hi, readers!! Many of you on the list are new, and I’m so happy to see you here! Thanks for supporting my book and helping this thing happen. I think we can get to 250 by the 9th.
I still need about 5 copies a day to get there. This week has been a great one - I’ve sold at least 5 every day, with some days even more! So I’m getting ready to do another push. If we get to 200 by next Saturday, I’ll give away a $50 Amazon gift card to a reader chosen randomly from the list of pre-orders. Of course, if you buy more copies, you get more chances... ;-)
I am still very bad at this selling thing, so any advice would be helpful. I love advice. Bring it on.
I hope you all have a great week! I had a rough one yesterday - I was hacked... it’s a long story. But the kids are at my parents’ house, and I’m hopeful for a quiet and calm day of writing and promo!
Readers! So many updates! We are at 90 copies sold - THANK YOU!
First, check out my new cover! My artist is sending high-res files, and then you will see the graphics everywhere. Inkshares folk get a sneak peek :-)
Second, I’ll be in my local paper this week! The article is already online. There is one detail that’s a little off - the reporter said that I was chosen by the publisher to put my book up, but I was talking about the syndicate picks. Which I am SO grateful for, by the way. (Have I mentioned how much I love you guys?)
One last thing - Inkshares has announced that Quill will be going away as of February 28. So we’ve got to make the 250 copies by then. Right now, the campaign is set to end on February 9, but I’ll extend it if I have to. I’ve got more publicity coming out and more networking to do. So we’re going to push this thing. Either I’ll be one of the last Quill authors, or I’ll extend the campaign to 750 and make it happen. My goal is to bring you a great novel, and one way or another, I’m going to do that.
Happy reading - more to come!!
Hi, everyone! We are so close to 100 copies sold! Please share the link with everyone you know :-) And if you are a member of a syndicate that hasn’t already picked the book, let them know I’m looking for more readers. Actually, I’ve been thinking of starting one myself - what do you all think of a Librarian Syndicate?
I’ve got some art news - in addition to the new cover, which will be soooo much better than my lame efforts with Canva, I’ve commissioned two portraits of Miranda and Ben. Everyone who supports me at the Super Reader level will receive a print.
We may have to extend the campaign - I’m not sure if we’re going to make it to 250 by February 9 - but I’m committed to doing so. My ultimate goal is to bring you a book you will love, and I know we can make it happen together.
Thank you, thank you, thank you!! I’m off to a weekend of laundry, quiet time with the kids, and writing my new book... I need to have something for you to read next!
Hi, everyone! I’ve created a new page for short stories from the world of HOW TO REMEMBER. The collection is called LOST MEMORIES and is available here. Check out the first story, "Choose to Forget," now. It’s about Trinity, a side character from the novel, an abused teen fighting for her strength back.
My amazing designer is developing a new cover for both HOW TO REMEMBER and the story collection. I can’t wait to show you what she’s been working on.
We’ve been sitting at 74 copies since before Christmas, so it’s time to get working. Share the link with everyone you know! And I’m going to be more active on Twitter, so follow me there at @caridubiel. Let’s do this in 2018!
Readers! Thank you so much for your support. I’m so thrilled that TWO syndicates backed my book this month! Thank you so much to the Great Sci-Fi for the 21st Century and Beyond Syndicate and the Staff Syndicate. I can’t even tell you how excited and grateful I am.
I sent out press releases about the Holton award this week, so there should be some media coverage coming! Check out my Facebook page if you haven’t already: facebook.com/caridubielauthor
I’m also doing a giveaway that ends TODAY. You can still complete the reading survey and sign up for my email newsletter here: https://goo.gl/forms/VSrK7qmfa4tBZ5GH2
I have 214 responses so far! I am a huge data fan, so I’m really excited to go through all of those and share the results with my readers. If you want to sign up for the newsletter without doing the survey, you can do that too. Click here to sign up: https://mailchi.mp/4c50d1186a0b/signup
Happy weekend to everyone! I hope it’s a calm, peaceful one. It’s a non-working one for me, so I’m happy. Got some family time planned, as well as some reading and writing time. The only thing that would make it better is if I could get a babysitter so I could go see Star Wars...
Readers! The big news is out! HOW TO REMEMBER won the 2017 Hugh Holton award from the Midwest Chapter of the Mystery Writers of America. See the press release here. I’m so excited! VALIDATION!
So, now is a great time to pre-order if you haven’t already. And even if you have, I’d love it if you could help me spread the word. I’ve been networking with so many wonderful Inkshares authors, and I want to be a part of the "official" club. I’m getting ready for a developmental review (not a full edit, but I’m so excited to be working with the writing coach I’ve chosen). We can do this - get HOW TO REMEMBER on the shelves. I have all of you to thank for the support I’ve received so far. I hope you all have a wonderful night!
Hello, lovely readers! Things are going well. I’ve been on vacation with the husband and kids for the last couple days. I’m writing, reading, and networking like crazy. It will be hard to go back to work!
I’ve got a lot of treats for you this December. The latest update is my Bookish Survey and newsletter. I am going to send a newsletter about once a month, and if you sign up, I’m doing a giveaway that ends December 15. Here’s the link: https://goo.gl/forms/Kha6H44DuG9qi6J53
I’m giving away a customized book box, so if you want some holiday goodies for yourself or a friend, this is a great way to get them... Books selected just for you by a librarian!
And as always, please share the Inkshares link, my book trailer, or pretty much anything :-) More to come!
Hi, readers! Just wanted to thank you all for the support over the past few weeks. This project has definitely been an adventure, with ups and downs, but I am bolstered by all the positive and encouraging comments I have received.
If you haven’t followed my Facebook page, please do - I’m running giveaways, contests, and such over there. facebook.com/caridubielauthor
I’m also posting stuff that’s just fun, and asking for reader feedback on all sorts of bookish things. December will be exciting - I’m donating $1 for every pre-order sold to the Crash Override Network, which helps victims of online abuse. One of Miranda’s patients deals with online abuse in the book, and the cause speaks to me. I’m also releasing a short story about that character, which will be free to all of you who have pre-ordered the book. More on that later.
Hope everyone is having a wonderful day! :-D