I am in the process of trying to market The Queen of the Mountain Kingdom. To be honest, and as I have previously mentioned, I am not a fan of this particular aspect of being an independent author. As I am still waiting to make it big, however, then there seems to be no real alternative. Over the next week or two I am going to be working on promotional material for the book, so no ‘real’ writing for me then.
As part of the push to get this book out there I am going to offer it for free in eBook format to anyone who undertakes to give me an honest review within 28 days of receiving it. Now, I would like to make this point very clear, we are entering into a deal. I give you a very long epic fantasy novel for free. You give me an honest review after you have finished reading it in the stipulated time frame. That is the deal as unambiguous as I can make it.
I do not particularly like having to state the matter in that way, but past experience has made me cautious. If you are not interested in helping an author to get his work recognised by a wider audience, then please do not bother responding. If, on the other hand, you would like to both read a good book and lend a helping hand then I would be glad to hear from you.
The process is simple.
- Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- I will confirm receipt and contact you with the details of when to download the book for free from Amazon.
- You have a great time reading the book.
- Within 28 days I have a great time (hopefully) reading your review.
- We become friends for life!
There is one thing that I would like you to keep in mind, this book is the result of a lot of time and effort on my part. I am giving it away for free. In return I am asking for nothing more than a star rating and a brief review of what you liked about The Queen of the Mountain Kingdom. From my point of view that does not seem like a lot to ask for, but I have often found that for readers of free books it is more than they are willing to do. Please, do not be one of those people.
Many thanks in anticipation.