Indie Book Blowout Begins

GreenPorch Winter of eReadingThis is it people, the day we’ve all prepared for. Some of you thought I was crazy for insisting we run blog drills every Monday and Thursday for the last three years… (slap, slap)

Ahem. The next 12 days represent a splendid opportunity for any of you who may be looking for striking $0.99 eBook deals to either read personally or to bequeath to a loved one. A gathering of over 200 Indie novels and nonfiction eBooks are constituting the Indie Book Blowout’s 12 Days of Christmas sales event spectacular (otherwise known as IBB12DCSES).

I’ll probably be attached to a car battery for telling you this, but hey, it’s just the kind of guy I am. Not every book in the sale is a home run. Heck, my book is in the sale, and it’s a ground rule double at best. (Lousy drunk fan with a novelty hand…) But there are books in every genre, and the Kindle store allows you sneak a peek using the free sample (if you like ┬áme and too cheap to gamble $0.99 without tasting the goods first). A good number of the books in this sale are awesome (not even I will risk naming names. I think my wife and I are done having children, but still…)

But there is more!

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Happy Birthday to Me

The Austin Job on Amazon

That’s right. December 10th is my birthday, and I remember the day like it was 37 years ago… “Good Lord! Are babies supposed to be furry?”

The Austin Job on AmazonAnywho, I’m celebrating by releasing a new novel, The Austin Job. To commemorate my glorious entrance into this world, I’m offering you the gift of escape from the drudgery of reality into a sensational world of adventure that will surely ruin you for everyday life. It’s the least I can do. So set aside some time to curl up with your smartphone or eReader and cinch your girth, because The Austin Job is a cheek-puckering exploration of a Texas you never knew (see below for more on the book).

But as we all know, I’m a demanding and delicate artist type always insatiably hungry for the approval of others.

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Gifting an eBook for Christmas

GreenPorch Winter of eReadingWhere would lazy schmucks like me be without the gift card? I could write a sonnet to the gift card… if I weren’t so danged lazy.

But in some circles the GC (as it’s known in the biz) has become highly maligned as a gift indicating disrespect for the giftee and the whole gift giving process. (Personally I say it’s still a win/win, but what do I know? I think I’ve given someone a stick of butter for their birthday. Hey, it’s not like they were vegan.)

With the GC stolen from the holiday gift repertoire, where is the giving-impaired to turn? Well, if the person you are targeting has a smartphone or a tablet (iPad, Galaxy) or an eReader (Kindle, Nook, Kobo, etc.) then here is your answer. Gift card. Oh wait. I meant to say, eBook.

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