Yesterday, Martin Crosbie went live with his new venture of a book advertising sale online site and it looks amazing and he has started it off with a bang! he is doing a giveaway of free $25. amazon gift card to a lucky winner who signs up for the newsletter!
So head on over and check out a new place to advertise your book sale and enter for a chance to win $25.00! Get your book in front of thousands of readers and a chance to win some money!
Martin Crosbie In a press release, Amazon called Martin Crosbie’s debut novel “My Temporary Life” one of their success stories. His self-publishing journey has been chronicled in Publisher’s Weekly, Forbes Online, and Canada’s Globe and Mail newspaper. Martin’s recent release “The Dead List – A John Drake Mystery” was awarded a publishing contract by Kindle Press.
He’s also the author of “My Name Is Hardly – Book Two of the My Temporary Life Trilogy“, “Lies I Never Told – A Collection of Short Stories“, “How I Sold 30,000 eBooks on Amazon’s Kindle – An Easy-To-Follow Self-Publishing Guidebook, 2015 Edition“, and “Believing Again: A Tale Of Two Christmases“.
Martin was born in the Highlands of Scotland and currently makes his home just outside Vancouver, on the west coast of Canada.
You can connect with Martin at firstname.lastname@example.org or say hello to him on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/martin.crosbie.3.
We have been going to fairs and book signings this year and have really enjoyed meeting all the wonderful people of Iowa!
We have been to several places and even started selling cookies and baked goods for my daughter! We have three books completed and published with two more in the wings. Kai’s Journey 3, A home at last should be done by Christmas. We already have pre orders for it and I’m excited to get them shipped out.
We have come a long way since just having a presence on line. I still think the online presence is very important but it is also important to have one where you get to meet people face to face. Talk to them and give them a chance to get to know who you are as an author. It has been a busy time with attending classes and keeping up with finding places to vendor and do book signings at as well but I am really enjoying the whole experience!
We have also taken pictures of other people at different events to showcase authors as well as other vendors at the different events. What a way to get a chance to help support different causes, different towns and charities around your area. It’s a great way to give back and get involved with people around you. I hope you all enjoy the pictures, more to come in future posts. We are also signed up for NaNoWriMo as well to help push the finish up of book 3. Stay tuned!
Well, it’s been a heck of a month let me tell you! I went to the Des Moines Comic Con last month as a vendor and the very first day on my way there I get into an accident that totals my car. Yep, it’s toast. I’m o.k. shook up, but o.k. So my son who was at work was scared I was hurt more I was saying so took the rest of the day off to help me and keep a very close eye on me. Now I know how my kids feel when I eagle eye watched them after they were hurt. So then begins my trek to find another car for less than $2,000. Miracle of miracles I found one! I found a 89 Ford ranger and I love it! clean engine, drives good and shifts great! Yes, it’s a stick.
My friend broke her ankle and has been laid up for 2 weeks so far. She had pins and plates put in so yeah, she is gonna be off for a while longer too. She is so not used to this! But I’ve been going over to help her when I can and how I can with laundry, dog, cleaning and such.
My mom had a little tiny bit of a stroke the other week, scared the jeepers out of me. It only lasted about 10 minutes and then was gone. Stayed with her for a couple of hours but she was fine.
On the business side, I am now working on setting up a new and improved website for the Iowa Book Source page. It’s now on IowaBookResources.com because I realised when you abbreviate it to IBS, to me that is Irritable Bowel Syndrome. So we changed it. Jan is helping me do it and she is doing an amazing job on the site! It looks so much better than it did before! I did screw up and add the books to the old new site by accident instead of the new new site. So I got to add all the books twice. But it’s done. I’m also going to be running another website that was started by someone else and I was told it was available if I wanted it. So I took over ebookBargainsToday.com
Working on getting it worked around and up and running. Trying to work out a few kinks like pricing and the tier as to what would go into each tier for the pricing and quantity of items to go with it. I want to attract sponsors too, but right now I can’t afford to pay to have another site sponsor ours, but I can do a trade with them, I can put a link with their banner or logo on my two pages that I am running in exchange for putting ours on theirs too. We shall see how it goes. If you have any suggestions feel free to leave them in the comments section below. I hope everyone has a wonderful evening. Blessings.