Friday, January 24, 2014

American Express gift cards : Guest Post by Hank Quense

Want an American Express gift card?  My friend Hank Quense is giving two away, and you won't need an Amex account to use them. This guest post tells you all about it.

Hank Quense

Strange Worlds Online
My Amazon page
My blog site
Self-publishing Guides
I’ve written a series of four books to demystify the self-publishing and book marketing processes.  I’ve spent a year on these Self-publishing Guides and now it’s time to get some book reviews for all four books.  I have a plan to encourage folks to write and post positive reviews for my books.  I’m calling it a Review Blitz and it will involve giveaways.  I’ll be giving away American Express Gift Cards to be awarded via a random drawing.
Here’s the deal.
Step 1) Select one of these books to read and review:
Self-publishing a Book
Marketing Plans for Self-publishing Authors
Manage Your Self-publishing Project
Business Basics for Authors
You can find out more about these books on my Amazon page or on my Strange Worlds Online website.  You can also download a brochure.
Step 2) Send me an email at telling me which book you chose and I’ll send a 100% discount coupon to download the book from Smashwords in the format you wish. (Note: this is a different email address than my usual email address)
Step 3) post your review during the week of 3/1 thru 3/7/14
Step 4) For extra credit (and rewards), write a blog and post it during the week of 3/1 thru 3/7/14.
Step 5) Send me an email at when the review is posted.  If you wrote a blog post, send me a link to the site in addition to the review posting.

Here’s how the drawing will work.
If you write a review and post it on Amazon, you’ll get entered into a contest for a $50 gift card.
If you post the review on Amazon AND Goodreads, you’ll have two entires in the $50 gift card drawing.
If you post a review on Amazon AND write a blog post about the book, you’ll get an entry into a drawing for a $100 gift card.
If you post a review on Amazon AND Goodreads AND write a blog post, you’ll get two entires in the $100 drawing.
CAUTION: posting stuff outside the week of 3/1 thru 3/7/14 will be appreciated but will not qualify you for the drawings.

Sunday, January 05, 2014

An hono(u)rable mention

I've just won an hono(u)rable mention in On The Premises' Mini-Contest #22 for micro-fiction.
I have to admit that the winning entry is much better than mine! But it's a nice start to the year.