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Warlock & Wyrm Countdown Deal

Warlock & Wyrm, Book III of The Oxbow Kingdom Trilogy is on sale today at Amazon for 99 cents. After today, the price goes up by a dollar a day, until it returns to the regular $4.99 price. Grab your ebook now!

The 5-star reviews for Warlock & Wyrm are rolling in:

Tome Tender Book Blog: "Once in a while an author creates a world that combines humor, action, danger and the grit of a desperate battle for survival, transporting readers out of their reading chair and into the heart of the unfolding tale. C.M. Skiera has done that with his Oxbow Trilogy, building a world of fantasy that is filled with characters that will steal your heart, characters that will raise your ire and evil that seems insurmountable!"

    "Warlock & Wyrm is the stunning conclusion to an epic tale of survival, coming of age, allegiance and sacrifice that hits with the force of a tsunami, page after page! C.M. Skiera has built a world to believe in, heroes to cheer for and tension that nev…

Amazon Paperbacks

If you publish an eBook using Amazon's Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP), it prompts you to create a paperback version of your eBook via KDP (as opposed to Create Space, which is also owned by Amazon). After updating Crimson & Cream to a new version, on a whim, I continued the process of setting up a paperback through KDP. I had never used Create Space, so this was my first attempt at creating a paperback myself.

My first run through the process found several formatting issues I needed to address to convert my eBook manuscript to paperback. In retrospect, I recommend downloading an Amazon paperback template prior to formatting your document. Even if you don't paste your novel into the template, the 'Template with Sample Content' is a great resource to use as a reference when formatting your novel for print.

I found the official Amazon help pages somewhat hard to find, so if you're having the same problem, make sure you check out these official links:

Getting Starte…

Crimson & Cream 99-cent Sale

Starting today, for a short time only, Crimson & Cream is on sale at Amazon for only 99 cents (eBook). Immerse yourself in The Oxbow Kingdom for only a buck, and while you're at it, pick up books two and three of the trilogy: Mirrors & Mist and the just-released Warlock & Wyrm.

For those of you interested in my marketing plan for this sale, in addition to my ads running on Amazon, I'm advertising with the following services:
BookDoggy; $10 ad running today (10/12/17)Free99; a free ad running on Friday the 13thBooksends; $25 ad running on 10/15/17Book Brag; free ad on 10/16/17, andReading Deals; free ad running from 10/12 through 10/17. I applied for an Ereader News Today (ENT) ad, but didn't get accepted this time, and both Books Barbarian and Robin Reads were already booked for my sale dates, so I need to check these sites much earlier next time (six weeks or more in advance).
Regarding my Amazon ads, I'm currently running Sponsored Products (keyword) ads f…

The Oxbow Kingdom Trilogy

Now that the final book of The Oxbow Kingdom Trilogy has been published, I'm going to indulge in a little self promotion.  The first review for Warlock & Wyrm, Book III of The Oxbow Kingdom Trilogy is up on Amazon (and if it wasn't a great review, I wouldn't be sharing it):

"A thrilling end to an amazing trilogy! After waiting with much anticipation for the final book of the Oxbow Kingdom trilogy, I was not disappointed. This one had all the excitement, adventure and fantasy as the first two, and then some! The descriptive writing captivated me, and as each chapter came to a close, I found myself wrapped up in the story and not wanting to put it down. Warlock & Wyrm took everything from the first two books, and added to the character's depth. The story line was well-developed throughout, and filled with descriptions and details that made me feel like I was inside of the Oxbow Kingdom. I could feel the emotions and empathise with the characters. I loved thi…