In an attempt to gain more exposure, I have decided to make the ebook of Anywhere exclusive to Amazon for three months. That sounds like an oxymoron, right? Make it exclusive to one online vendor for better exposure. Let me explain.
Amazon has created a new promotional opportunity that places books on two additional pages/lists in the store besides the book’s regular page. One is the Kindle Owners’ Lending Library where Prime members can borrow books for free, and the other is the new Kindle Countdown Deals (which you’re going to want to know about if you haven’t heard already—it’s a new place to find limited-time deals on Kindle ebooks). The opportunity to have placement on the Kindle Countdown Deals page is just too great for me to pass up. But the price of being able to do so is exclusivity.
So this week I’ll be pulling the ebook of Anywhere off the shelves of iTunes, Barnes & Noble, Kobo, and Smashwords. It’s a 90-day commitment, at the end of which I intend to put it back up for sale everywhere. In the meantime, I’m hopeful that this will gain the book some much-needed visibility and help get it into more people’s hands.
For those readers who do not read Kindle ebooks…if you’re willing to take an extra step to get the book, this is how it will work: you can buy the ebook from Amazon, send me an email with the receipt, and I’ll send you the epub file that will work with your Nook/iTunes/Sony/Kobo ereader.
I’m not a fan of exclusivity and want to have the book widely available so anyone can easily find it and get it. But in all honesty the other online stores make it hard for people to just come across my books or have them show up in a search unless you’re searching specifically by title. Not so on Amazon. Their system for finding and recommending books is far more effective at getting ANY book in their store in front of the right readers. And this opportunity to increase ANYWHERE’s visibility on Amazon is simply too great for me to pass up.
My first box of Anywhere paperbacks arrived a few days ago, which means signed paperbacks are available in my store (just in time for the holidays, y’all!). To celebrate their arrival, I’m giving away two signed copies—and the contest is International. :-) (*Before you enter, please be aware that Anywhere is VERY different than my Intangible series, and is intended for a more mature audience of ages 17+. Thanks!)
Here’s how you enter:
1. Post about Anywhere on Facebook (with the link, please!) and like my Facebook page (if you’re on Facebook).
2. Tweet about Anywhere (with the link, please!) and follow me on Twitter (if you’re on Twitter).
3. Leave a comment below telling me where you posted, and where YOU’d like to go if you could go ANYWHERE.
—> The US Link: http://www.amazon.com/Anywhere-ebook/dp/B00ES1IWVQ <—
—> The UK Link: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Anywhere-ebook/dp/B00ES1IWVQ <—
And please SPREAD THE WORD! Contest is open until Saturday November 16th. On Sunday I’ll have a random number generator pick the winners and will announce them on Monday, November 18th, here on the blog.
Have a great week, everyone!
p.s. I hope you win!