Showing posts from June, 2016

My Experience with a Bknights Promo

For my most recent Amazon KDP Select ebook giveaway, I decided to purchase a promotion to help advertise the event. I reviewed the results of other authors' book promotions on IndieListers and chose to give Bknights (on Fiverr) a try, based on their reasonable prices and results. I purchased a $10 promotional package for Bknights to market my ebook on their site ( that has over 4,800 active readers.

I ran my Mirrors & Mist Amazon giveaway on June 3 and 4, 2016. In total, I gave away 320 books, which was about three times the amount during my last KDP event in April, 2016 (95 ebooks), where I only promoted my giveaway on free websites.

In addition to giving away 320 ebooks, I also sold 10 copies of my first book, Crimson & Cream, during the two-day promotional period (which is 10 ebooks more than I sold in the days before and after the promo). These indirect 'offshoot' sales covered the cost of the Bknights ad, and then some. I actually made abo…

Fantasy Ebook Giveaway

June 3 and 4, 2016, Mirrors & Mist, Book II of The Oxbow Kingdom Trilogy will be available for free on Amazon via KDP Select. Get your copy here!

In addition, Crimson & Cream, Book I of the Oxbow Kingdom Trilogy is available for free at Smashwords with this code: ZU23J.

Here's a mini-primer on The Oxbow Kingdom Trilogy:
The main character is a 13-year-old orphan boy who's coming-of-age story is revealed throughout the trilogy.The story is epic fantasy in the traditional style, set in a nostalgically-familiar Medieval European-style mountainous world.The books currently have 36 reviews on Amazon, with ratings of 4.4 and 4.6. respectively.The fantasy writers who I love to read, and who inspire me, and certainly influence my story-telling in subtle ways are, in no particular order, Robin Hobb, George R.R. Martin, Joe Abercrombie, and J.R.R. Tolkien, of course.Book III of the trilogy (Warlock & Wrym) is currently being edited and is targeted for a 2017 release. And here…