Several of the authors, myself included, are running a 99c price promo. Check it out:
Author Ann Woodley created this video. Thanks, Ann!
Participating author Andrea Domanski put together this list of the participating authors.
M. D. Presley put together a tournament bracket for the blog-off, so readers can follow along, here. Hah, that should be fun!
The SPFBO has a Facebook page, which seems like a good place to stay up on the action.
I only learned about SPFBO in the final rounds of the last contest, so I’m really not sure how all this is going to play out. We will experience it together. Fingers crossed!
The Self-Published Fantasy Blog-Off, Round 4, starts tomorrow, Wednesday, August 1. I’m sure many of us authors are nervous and excited.
To celebrate, many of the participating authors, myself included, are dropping the price of their ebooks to 99 cents from August 1 through 5, to allow fans and readers to follow along and purchase as many of the entry books as possible. Thanks to author Andrea Domanski who put this whole effort together!
You can find all the discounted books here at her website: http://www.andreadomanski.com/spfbo
Of course, you can purchase my submission, Daughter of Atlas, here, as always.
Daughter of Atlas was assigned to the Team Weatherwax review team, and Bookwol of Tome & Tankard is already reading it! Hm, hope that doesn’t mean I get eliminated early. We’ll have to see, I guess.
Good luck to all the authors, and a huge thank you to all the reviewing book bloggers for putting in this huge amount of work, for love of the genre and indie publishing. And especially to author Mark Lawrence, who created the Self-Published Fantasy Blog-Off four years ago.
I’ve been looking at the books Daughter of Atlas will be competing with in SPFBO 4. Here’s the Goodreads list.
There are some very experienced indie authors on this list, I see, as well as some noobs like myself. The competition is strong. Just glancing at the list, I see Daughter of Atlas has only a one-star rating! This is because only one person has given it a star rating, and that rating is one star. (As I understand it, some people on Goodreads like to mark their “to be read” books with a one-star rating. Yes, that’s it!)
So, it looks kind of bad to see that one star in there among all those three- and four-star ratings. I’m hoping you can help me with that. If you read and enjoyed Daughter of Atlas, and have a Goodreads account, hop on over there and give the book a rating of more than one star. Whatever you think is an accurate rating. (A review would be nice to, if you have the time.)
I’d just like the book to make a better first impression on Goodreads, for the judges, and anyone who might be following the contest.
Thanks! I really appreciate the help.
I’ve decided to do something fun with my book Daughter of Atlas. I hope you’ll follow along.
I’ve entered into the Self-Published Fantasy Blog-Off 4, a big book review tournament for, as noted, indie-published fantasy novels. It was created by indie author Mark Lawrence. Eight bloggers or teams of bloggers will review 300 books. Each team will choose one semi-finalist to be read and reviewed by all the blog teams. The final winner wins, well, the title of SPFBO 4 winner, fame and hopefully fortune.
My book was assigned to Team Weatherwax, and Tome & Tankard is the actual blog that will review my book. Wish me luck!
You can follow SPFBO 4 on Facebook if you’d like to stay apprised of the contest.
And here’s a Goodreads list of all the competing books. And a list of the books for Team Weatherwax here.
I’m very happy and excited to be a part of this, and I’d like to thank Mark Lawrence, all the bloggers, and also all the authors for taking part in this wonderful opportunity for the indie book community.
The contest will begin in August. I’ll keep you apprised.
I got back the final draft of my paper book cover from Selfpubbookcovers.com, and uploaded it to CreateSpace. So I am waiting now of the proof copy of the book to arrive from CreateSpace, which should take about a week. Once I approve the proof, the book will be for sale.
I’m probably going to lose my mind when that proof comes in. My book! Made real! Something I’ve been waiting my whole life to see.
I should have done this ages ago. It was surprisingly easy, and I feel really good about it. As my friend Rob Cerio said, the only difference these days between a published author and an unpublished author is clicking that Amazon button. So click it! You’ll be glad you did.
An update on the status of my brand new, shiny book!
I got my first Amazon, review, check it out! Thank you, James Butler!
I’m working on producing a paper version of the book at CreateSpace. I bought an ISBN and everything! The PDF manuscript was designed by my dear friend and editor, Charlie Brown, and my book cover creator, selfpubbookcovers.com, is creating a full, wraparound cover for the paper version. It should take about a week, and then about a week to get the proof from CreateSpace.
In the meantime, my dad mentioned my book to one of his pals, and she recommended it to her book club! Isn’t that amazing? You never know by who or how your book may reach someone. I’m grateful for the positive response I’ve received. Makes me want to keep writing.
So here is my first lesson as an indie author:
Check your title on Amazon first to make sure it is unique enough! There are at least five other things on Amazon with some variant of the title “Daughter (or Daughters) of Atlas.” Who knew?
Check it out, here are the search results:
At least mine is first, for now. That’s something.