Friday, June 16, 2017

Authors Coming Together for Promotion

by Linda Thorne

In 2015 I published my mystery novel, Just Another Termination. This was not the first time I'd been published, but the most significant as this was my debut novel.

I learned fast about promotion as I scrambled to get my unknown face and book cover everywhere I could. Other authors were helpful and I found out some of the amazing things they come up with to sell their books. The example I'll use here is Murder USA – A Crime Fiction Tour of the Nation.

Kristen Elise, Ph.D. is the author of the Katrina Stone novels, The Vesuvius Isotope and The Death Row Complex. Kristen invited a number of us to join in her book of excerpts from crime novels set all over the United States. My book setting was in the South in a location not yet represented.

I'm honored to have my excerpt included along side those of other authors', some with more publications and more notoriety than me.

Murder, U.S.A. is a collection of excerpts from thirty-one full-length crime fiction (suspense, mystery, thriller) novels organized by a setting somewhere in the United States. Kristen is the editor, but all the authors worked together to set up the formatting and help with editing. The book is still available on all of the the online sites below, at cost from FREE up to $0.99.

Smashwords     Amazon       Kobo        Barnes and Noble Nook

Murder U.S.A. is a book you can browse through pieces of the thirty-one full-length novels, just reading enough to know whether you are interested in going further.


Joyce Ann Brown said...

Two of my books are in Murder, USA. A fun promotion project.

Linda Thorne said...

When I first heard about the start up of this project and who some of the participating authors would be, your name was one of those I recognized. I was happy to be included.

Morgan Mandel said...

Great idea for a book. Glad you were asked to participate.

Linda Thorne said...

Someone commented on Facebook that she'd been part of a number of excerpt books like this that were Fantasy and Sci-Fi. This is the only one I've seen and, yes, I was glad to get to be able to participate.

Amy Reade said...

The idea behind such a book is a really good one. I remember Sunny mentioning it a while back, and I bought it then. I'm so glad you were asked to be in it--Joyce, too!

Liane Spicer said...

This is different! Another creative way to get your book out there. Congrats on being included.