Archive for June, 2013

Morrissey says, ‘A Few Days Left to Win Some Books’

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , on June 28, 2013 by nikkorpon

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First, I’d like to thank everyone who has taken part in this little Amazon-reviews-for-free-books contest of mine, thereby making me feel less like I’m shlepping mason jars full of snake oil around in my trunk. I really do appreciate it. 

Second, I’d like to remind anyone else who has read any of my books that there are still a couple days left in the contest. What contest, you ask. Well, if you’d be so kind as to leave a review of any of my books on Amazon (because Amazon review really do matter, I’ve been told by people like Caleb Ross who understand marketing and math way better than I do) I will put your name in a hat, then draw four names at the end of the month and send those four lucky people (or unlucky, depending on your position) a free book. Reviews can be good, bad, bored or whatever. All I ask is that they’re honest.

Third, I’d like to say Morrissey has a cat on his head. That doesn’t mean much, other than I’d appreciate it if I could give away some more books because tons of people left reviews.

Godspeed
Nik

A Million (or three) in Prizes and some other stuff

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , on June 14, 2013 by nikkorpon

ImageThe free book contest is running for another two weeks! Big thanks to Adam Autin, Benoit Lelievre, Richard Thomas and Gordon Highland for leaving reviews so far.

To rehash the contest, in an effort to be sort of proactive in promoting, I’m giving away some books in order to garner some Amazon reviews. They can be good, bad, lukewarm or whatever. All I ask is that they’re honest. At the end of the month I’ll draw names from a hat and give away some stuff.

In sort-of related news, there’s still a day or two left to grab some awesome Hoods, Hotrods and Hellcats swag through the Indiegogo campaign. Prizes include switchblade combs, signed prints and pin-up girls (well, pictures of them.) Head over to the site and check out all the great stuff.

Hopefully more news coming soon. Until then…

Godspeed
Nik

 

Want a Free Book?

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , on June 3, 2013 by nikkorpon

womanchaser1Over the past year I’ve seen a lot of press about how important Amazon reviews are to authors. Essentially, more reviews triggers something in the Amazon algorithm and the books show up on more screens, recommended reads and all that stuff.  I don’t pretend to really understand; I only passed high school math because I’d taken it three times and my teacher felt bad for me.

Anyway, my books have sold decently but don’t really have any reviews, and I found a few remaining hard copies of By the Nails of the Warpriest and Stay God when cleaning up my office the other day (read: My toddler went F-5 on the place and I was clearing the debris so I could work.) I thought I’d take a page from Joe Clifford‘s playbook and do some creative marketing by throwing a little giveaway contest in the time-honored indie-lit tradition of trading free books for reviews (as coined by Gordon Highland.)

Here’s the rub:

1) You post a review of Bar Scars, By the Nails of the Warpriest or Old Ghosts on Amazon.
2) I write down your name.
3) At the end of the month, I randomly draw four names and send those people books.
4) Take car, go round Mum’s, kill Phil
4) I love you long time.

Easy, yeah? The review can be good, bad, lukewarm, bored, whatever. As long as it’s honest, I’m happy. The only thing I’d ask is that you have some interest in crime fiction, otherwise you’ll be sorely let down. Don’t worry, you can commiserate with my wife on that account.

At the moment I have one hardcover of Stay God and one paperback of Old Ghosts (the other copy will be for Goodreads giveaway in July.) I’ll also throw in a digital copy of Bar Scars and Warpriest, because I don’t have any physical copies of them.

As ever, any kind of retweeting, sharing, social-media whatever is massively appreciated.

Godspeed
Nik