Eight.

Hello all.

Friends and Readers, I have a request. I set myself a very modest goal of selling 100 books this year. I know it doesn’t sound like many, but everyone has to start somewhere.

This is my somewhere.

I need to sell 8 more books to make it to my goal. I have 30 days to get there. Can you help? If you haven’t purchased a copy but have been considering it, now is the perfect time! If you know someone who enjoys vampire stories (heavy on the vampire, light on the romance), pass this on to them and encourage them to buy a copy, or maybe even purchase a copy to give to them for Christmas (or other festive occasion).

One other reason to purchase now: the price is going up. As of January 1, the price for the ebook will increase to $2.99. Currently, you can purchase the ebook for 99 cents. Ebooks can be sent as gifts as well, so if you already have your copy, you can purchase one (or more!) for someone else.

Turning Point is available all over the globe through Amazon. Please remember that even though it is through Amazon, every purchase supports someone you know (me!) personally.

Please consider purchasing a copy today! Some global purchase links below. It is available in ebook and paperback!

Amazon US

Amazon UK

Amazon Canada

Amazon Australia

Amazon Japan

Amazon Mexico

Amazon Brazil

Amazon Netherlands

If you having trouble finding it where you are, let me know and I’ll get a copy to you.

Real Talk.

Hello readers.

I haven’t posted a proper blog post in a while. If there’s one thing I’m not, it’s consistent.

Anyway, yesterday I was a guest on a podcast (Books Café by Scott Paton of Free-Ebooks.net). It was an enjoyable experience and if you follow me on other social media platforms, you’ll see I’ve posted about it already. If you’re interested, here’s the link to my interview.

But, I’m not writing entirely for self-promotional reasons. I’m writing because unexpectedly something bubbled up during yesterday’s session.

Heart.

It wasn’t a long or drawn out discussion, but we talked about the difficulties independent authors have in finding readers. It’s absolutely true. At least for me.

During the discussion I talked about manufacturing posts versus posting from the heart. I never set out to manufacture a fan base or look for the perfect sound bites to draw people in, but I have done that in an effort to sell books.

Sell books. Not connect with people.

Lightbulb.

Big freakin’ lightbulb.

Isn’t it amazing how changing one’s perspective, even slightly, offers great insight? That’s how I feel today. I have discovered something about myself. I’ve been really worked up and stressed out about SELLING ALL THE BOOKS, but really, I should just chill and connect with people who actually might like to read them.

So, now what? I’ll continue to market my book, but I intend to spend less time being “clever” and more time being real.

Have a great weekend, readers.

Contest

Hello dear readers.

You should be glad you can’t see inside my head. It is a bit of a jumbled mess in there these days.

Anyway…if you follow me on Facebook (or if you saw the “Sunday Funday” post) you’ll know I’m running a contest. If not..let me tell you all about it!

Turning Point is coming out in paperback on October 1st!

To celebrate, I am running a contest through my Facebook page: K.M. Smith, Author

Check the page for “Games” posts. Comment on as many as you like, and you’ll earn yourself chances in the Grand Prize Drawing (Held September 19th).

Prizes include: signed copies of the paperback book, vampire fangs, a facemask, pins and buttons, book marks and possibly some other small goodies all inside a wooden box.

Sneak Peek…

The complete rules are in the Notes tab on my Facebook page, but that should be enough info to get you going.

Can’t wait to see you over on Facebook and good luck…who knows maybe you’ll be the big winner!

And…It’s Monday.

So it seems Monday has rolled around again. Doing my best to post weekly if for no other reason than to mark which day it actually is.

For this week’s edition of “It’s Monday, What am I Doing?” we see our intrepid author tackle paperback formatting.

If you follow me on Instagram: @kristynotkirsty (and if you don’t, you should probably start now), you saw last week I posted a video of the edits that need to be made based on the proof paperback copy of Turning Point. It looked like a lot, but most of it is formatting. Stuff that looked right on screen, but that I saw needed fixing on paper.

And while I’m at it, can I just tell you how amazing the paperback book feels? Like silk. Like butter. Like…OMG I wrote a BOOK!

Ahem.

So, my week is mostly going to be using a fine tooth comb to find every possible issue. And I’m sure I’ll still miss a couple. Just to prove I’m human.

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