Wednesday, July 13, 2011

New Children's Book I Put on Kindle

I was wanting to do a story around photos of  Sammi, our cocker spaniel.  My granddaughter Sara, who is three, really likes Sammi so I tried to something that she would really enjoy.  After downloading and printing it out, my daughter-in-law read it to Sara and her older sister, Hailee.  They both loved it and so I decided to upload it to Kindle for only 99 cents.  If you're interested you can check it out here:    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005C1K1X8/ref=tag_dpp_yt_edpp_rt?ie=UTF8&redirect=true&s=digital-text%23tags

If it does well, I will probably do more Sammi adventures. :D

Google+

I received an invitation and of course joined up.  I have to say, after getting it somewhat organized and posting a few things, I really like this new social media.  I especially love the circles, with them you can target who sees your posts, which can be useful.  For example, say you're a big gamer.  You can name one circle after the game you play and put all your gaming buddies in that circle.  When you post something about the game, you send it only to that circle only if you want...you do have the option of sending it anywhere you want or just make it public, too.  By the way, for me it's much faster than Facebook. 

If you get an invite I would recommend you try it out.  If you already have a Google+ account, add me!
https://plus.google.com/welcome?hl=en#103583559391439648782/posts

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Goodreads

I think I've found a great new website.  Several other authors have talked about Goodreads and I finally decided to check it out.  I only have a few friends so far, but I'm still feeling my way around the site.  Everyone on there seems friendly and site navigation is easy.  If anyone is on Goodreads please add me - http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/4988053.Char_Robinson.  I have joined two groups so far and I'm still looking at the others.  Any tips are greatly appreciated.  Once I have it figured out better, I'll post more.

Friday, July 1, 2011

Happy 4th of July Weekend!

Have I got a deal for you!  Smashwords is having a summer promotion and authors are cutting the price of their ebooks.  For July only, Zombified is half off ($2.50).  So if you're in the least bit interested, go check it out!  http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/64621

Everyone says their book sales are falling off because of the holiday and my sales have also dropped, so maybe they have something there.  I was thinking the long holiday is a perfect time to kick back with a good book, but maybe not.

I am going to redo my paperback version, it's still too big and too costly.  My book is now at the Enid Public Library, to me that is very exciting news.  People won't be buying the book, but I wanted it there so anyone could read it - isn't that why we write books after all, so they will be read?

Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend, keep cool and be safe!