GiveAway Results / Housebroken Reaches 100 Reviews (Sort of)
Housebroken Reaches 100 Reviews!
Well, we did it! Over the past week Kindle Press put my novel on sale, we had that final pesky review come in to push Housebroken into the triple digits for reviews.
And I say “we” here purposefully. Writing is an extremely solitary venture, but once that book is published it becomes a collective experience, and it’s only through word-of-mouth and the attention readers give to that experience (whether good or bad) through which a book can grow legs and live past its initial pub date. So thank you to everyone of you — those who have been with me from the start, and those of you who are still trying to figure out whether it’s worth cracking open a book by that “Behrg” guy.
Two steps forward, one step back
Thankfully it’s not something I stress over, and to me having reached that milestone — even if it was temporary — is still worth celebrating. After all, whenever the next review lands, we’ll be right back at the hundred mark (until the next one gets booted, that is!). Plus, what I count as my greatest rewards from writing novels has come through the interactions of those who reach out — the acquaintances that turn into friendships, on so many different levels. In my book that is something far more worthy of celebration. Though, to be fair, in my books there often isn’t a lot of gleeful celebrating taking place … 🙂
Winners Announced – 2 Signed Copies of Housebroken
In order to protect the identity of the winners, I’ll only refer to them by their First Name and last initial, but here are the winners of the signed books:
An email has been sent to each of the winners and books will be shipped once addresses are confirmed.
Thank You Readers!
This has been a fun experiment, and I’m looking to do more give-aways and contests with my newsletter subscribers in the near future, so if you haven’t signed up you can do so here: Behrg’s Newsletter. You’ll also pick up 3 free ebooks for joining the cool kid’s club (even if we ride on the short yellow bus).
Lastly, as you can see reviews mean a ton to authors, especially those of us who are hybrid / indie. You don’t need to write an essay or include some deep prognosis on the hidden themes interwoven throughout the underlying current of the story. Just share your thoughts — a quick note about what you enjoyed (or even what you didn’t) takes less than a minute of your time, but to that author it will mean the world. And it may even influence some other random reader to give that book a try.
** If you missed the $0.99 sale for Housebroken, for some reason the novel is still discounted on Amazon and you can pick it up for $1.00 less than cover price. **