Just a short post today. A group of top-selling indie writers have come up with a rather clever idea that I wanted to highlight (which also happens to help a worthy cause).
The Summer Book Club contains titles from top indie authors J Carson Black, Saffina Desforges, Mark Edwards & Louise Voss, Sibel Hodge, Victorine Lieske, HP Mallory, Scott Nicholson, and Cheryl Shireman.
You can read Mark Edwards’ blog post about the background the idea here. They have set up a Facebook Page to promote the book club, and tonight they will be holding a chat with Mark Edwards himself.
This is a golden opportunity to pick the brains of someone who has spent the last month at the top of the UK charts (a particularly impressive achievement considering he only published his first book in February). The chat takes place at 7pm GMT (11am Pacific).
They came up with an innovative way to promote the initiative, releasing a sampler called The Summer Book Club, which contains a chapter from each of the partipating books. On top of that, it contains exclusive content from each of the authorssuch as short stories and articles.
The book costs 99c and all the authors’ royalties from the sale of that book will be donated to help victims of the recent Missouri tornado.
Unfortunately, I will be out this evening and I will miss the Facebook chat, but please feel free to get Mark Edwards to spill all his marketing secrets and then report back.
Enjoy the weekend!
EDIT: While the chat is over, you can read the archived conversation (with plenty of marketing tips from Mark Edwards) at the above link.