The WEbook Newsletter - April 2015

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Webook's April 2015 Newsletter

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Dear WEbook,

We're in the last few days of April and getting closer to being able to reveal some very exciting news about WEbook... But while you (and we!) wait, we want to get as much feedback on your user experience of the WEbook site as possible.

What would you like to see improved? What additional functions do you think we should add? What drives you crazy? (both the good and the bad!)

Let us know via email, Twitter, and Facebook.
We're looking forwards to hearing your suggestions!

And, because we're in a generous mood, each member who participates will receive a free ebook of their choice from the WEbook store!

In this month's newsletter, we've also got the final instalment of Kimberley Reeves' advice on How to Self-Publish With Success. Because the route to success is never a trip down easy street, we've decided to collate all of Kim's brilliant advice into a WEbook blog post so that you can refer back and put her advice into practice! We'd also love to hear about any successes you've had on your own self-publishing journeys, or if you've got any additional advice for your fellow WEbookers. Fill us in on your self-publishing successes...

Happy reading, and as ever, happy writing!

The WEbook Team

 
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'When I'm broken and nothing seems to make any sense, I go back to the ranch to my beautiful Jessie... Jess fixes me, makes me whole again'.

Those were the words written in Adam's journal shortly before he died. His twin brother, Mitch, has never met Jessie, and it is up to Mitch to tell her that Adam is gone. He doesn't want to tell her, doesn't want to be the one to break her heart, but what choice does he have?

WEbook of the Month

To celebrate the end of Kimberley Reeves' series of articles on self-publishing, our WEbook of the Month for April has to be Broken!

We published Broken, back in 2015 and since then it's popularity both amongst WEbook members and the wider reading world has soared. Kim has put her own advice to good use with Broken, utilising Amazon's KDP facilities and running targeted promotions of her book whenever she can. During one promotion, Kim achieved an incredible 36,000 downloads of Broken, taking her to the top of the charts within her selected genres, and to number 3 in Amazon's free download chart.


"Kimberley is a great writer"
Kdskandles on Amazon.com

"I loved this book. Kimberley Reeves is one of my favourite authors"
V. York on Amazon.com

"This was an extremely emotional book to read, but all in good ways. I cried, I laughed, and I fell in love with Mitch and Jessie along the way"
Crystal Sin "Speed Reader" on Amazon.com


Try a Sample
 

The 500-word Challenge

Get back into the flow of writing with WEbook's 500 word challenge...

Add your own chapter to this project and top it up by 500-words every day!

This is an open ended, community-wide challenge, but you should aim to be adding to your chapter in 500-word chunks for 30 days.

This will get you to 15,000 words in around a month (if you stay dedicated to the cause, that is) - which is basically a book!


Enter Now!


Writing Help on WEbook

Get involved with these projects to develop your writing skills...

~ Pitch a Plot ~
Get feedback on plot ideas from other WEbook members

~ A Problem Shared ~
Share your writing problems with the community

 
 
How To Self-Publish With Success - Part 3

In the final part of our focus on How to Self-Publish With Success in collaboration with the WEbook author, Kimberley Reeves, we delve into the murky world of promotions. With so many free promotion tools available to authors, how do you rise above the pack and ensure that your promotion is a success?

How Can I Promote My Novel?

There are lots of ways you can get the word out about your new novel.

Social media such as Goodreads, Twitter, Facebook and writer's blogs have the potential to be very powerful if used in the right way.

Remember though, it's really important to be generally active through these medias and not use them just to promote your novel.

Don't underestimate the value of word-of-mouth. Networking on the internet will help you to develop a camaraderie with fellow writers and fans. This can turn out to be very beneficial to sales in the long run.

Deciding When to Promote

Before deciding whether to give your book away for free or not, you need to consider how long you're going to wait between your novel's launch and discounted or free promotion.

A lot of this is personal preference. Some authors like to wait and see how initial sales are performing, whereas others like to give their novel an extra boost right from the beginning.

"I like to run a promotion within a week of release date. This usually gives my novel the kick it needs to get off the ground."

To the Blog!

Promoting your Promotion...

Running a promotion is all well and good. But if nobody knows about it, then chances are you'll see a pretty lacklustre performance.

Paid Promotions
Be sure to research the sites thoroughly before handing over any cash. Reputable sites like BookBub offer several options for genre selection and post success rates.

Free Promotions
There are many sites that will post your promotion and send notifications to subscribers. Research the guidelines for each site, especially when it comes to advance notification as some sites ask for books to be submitted up to a week in advance.

 
 
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WEbook Ebook Giveaway!

This month we're going to be giving away copies of Sarah Szabo's In Case of Emergency Please Notify: Jet Hunter. In order to be in with a chance of winning this month's prize, all you need to do is answer this question:


Where does Adam go when he's broken?

Clue: read the blurb for Broken

Enter Now!

 
 
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