I'm very excited to tell you that my romance novel, Sara's Promise, has won another honor by becoming a semi-finalist in the Romance category in The Kindle Book Review’s 2013 Best Indie Book Awards. Last year, Memories won this honor and I am so pleased that Sara's Promise did also. Now, during the next phase of the contest, judges will be reading all the semi-finalist novels and selecting the top five novels in each category on September 1st. Then, the category winners will be announced on October 1st. I will be anxious to see who wins the top five slots in Romance in September. Maybe it will be me!
Congrats to all the semi-finalists in all the categories. I wish you all good luck!
Recent Sara's Promise Promotion
Sara's Promise had more excitement this past week during a .99 cent promotion. Thanks to book buyers and all my supporters on Twitter, Goodreads, & Facebook, Sara's Promise ranked as high as #450 in the Amazon paid store. There were several hundred downloads, which was gratifying. Not only did Sara's Promise receive a good standing at Amazon, but readers were able to get a good deal on the novel. I was up against some pretty hefty competition those days, including deals on books by Anne Rivers Siddons and Beachs author Iris Rainer Dart, but Sara's Promise held it's own and even climbed higher on the rank ladder than these bestselling authors. So exciting! Thank you to everyone who helped to promote my novel and who purchased it. I couldn't do this without all of you.
I have to make one final note, too. I do believe a well-crafted book cover can help a novel grasp the attention of buyers. Tugboat Design creates all my covers, and I do honestly believe that their exceptional cover design has helped me sell many a book!
I am fast at work on finishing the edits on Maggie's Turn and will hopefully have it ready for the pre-reviewers by mid-July. The official date for publication is August 1st. I may try to get it on earlier than that if all goes well.
Have a great week,