Children's Fiction

Giveaway Friday–Isabel Plum: Ichthyologist

Dear Friends and Followers–Just wanted to let you know my first picture book, Isabel Plum: Ichthyologist, is Friday, February 27, 2015. I’d love you to download/read/review it if you have time.  Thanks!  Julie

Here’s the link:  http://www.amazon.com/Isabel-Plum-Ichthyologist-childrens-friendship-ebook/dp/B00HPC7TCS/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1424895889&sr=8-1&keywords=isabel+plum

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A girl, a fish, and one little wish….
Isabel Plum likes having her way. And—right here, right now—that means getting a cute and cuddly puppy. There’s only one problem—Isabel is allergic. See what happens when Isabel’s disappointment leads to an important discovery—one this single-minded heroine least expects!
Self-Publishing/Marketing

Lessons from a Failed KDP Select Free Promo

Useful Tips for Self-Published Authors

Kristen Pham

shutterstock_120732190In the new year, I used three of my KDP free days to promote the first book in The Conjurors Series, The Society of Imaginary Friends. I was determined to put everything I had into the campaign in order to maximize downloads of my free book and hopefully convince readers to continue with my series. I’ve been exclusively selling my books through Amazon since I began self-publishing, and have been toying with the idea of making my books available with other retailers (and thereby enabling the first book in the series to be perma free). This promotion was my final push to see if I could get a serious number of downloads of my free book using Amazon alone.

I’ve never spent more time (or money) promoting my free days, than this round. I submitted my book’s info to more than 70 sites that list free ebooks, and paid for placement on…

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Publishing/Marketing

Exciting News–my first Goodreads book giveaway!

Stella Bellarosa Water Orange Arch for Magic

                      Stella Bellarosa:

  Tales of an Aspiring Teenage Superhero

  •  by Julie Krantz (Goodreads Author)
     Release date: Jan 15, 2014
     A wallet, a thief, and a brilliant plan–what could possibly go wrong? At least that’s what Stella thinks–
     until she and Pin Pin get caught with the g…more
    Giveaway dates: Feb 18 – Mar 18, 2014
    20 copies available, 130 people requesting
    Countries available: US
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