For the entire month of July, the ebook store Smashwords will have thousands of discounted and free ebooks.
I hope all of you in the Northern Hemisphere are enjoying the weather and getting a lot of reading done, and not – like me – up to your ears in thistles while trying to weed the garden. Summer does have its disadvantages.
But it’s all worth it when you get to sit outside in the evening sun with a good book and a cold drink! My library is well-stocked for once, but that won’t stop me from checking out every book sale I come across. You never know when you might need those 57 new books…
Of course I’m an author as well as a reader, so as always, my own books are to be found among the discounted titles on Smashwords. I’m not telling you to go download them, but…
You should go download them.
All kidding aside, I’m truly hoping to find some great deals this year. As you probably know, I’m fond of Fantasy and Horror, but I might give some other genres a try if I see something interesting.
Readers, feel free to post your favorite Summer/Winter Sale finds in the comments!
As promised, here you have the cover for my upcoming book Broken Melody.
As it’s the fifth in the Angel’s Voice series, it obviously matches the covers of the other books. We’re just going orange this time.
It was pointed out to me at a convention that I had the colors of all the Hogwarts houses, except for Hufflepuff, and several Hufflepuffers (Hufflers? Puffers…? I’m not sure what they call themselves) found this completely unacceptable. However, I did not actually have a yellow version of the artwork, so I’m hoping orange will do.
(I checked my own set of Harry Potter books – there’s no yellow book either, but there ARE blue, green, red and orange…)
I’m quite sure I have my arguments in order if I get cornered at the next convention. I can hear you laughing, but geeks – even the nice ones – are surprisingly fierce when they feel wronged. One memorable game of World of Warcraft Trivial Pursuit once led to me getting beaten up by prop weapons made from thermoplastic and I have been tackled by cosplayers more times than I’d like to think about.
I bet you thought this post was about a book cover, huh? But nope, it’s really about why I wear footwear suitable for running when I sell books at conventions…
I’m struggling with insomnia lately and my brain is using the extra time coming up with design ideas I didn’t ask for. I hadn’t planned on making a new cover for the ebook collection of the three first books in the Angel’s Voice Series, Song of Angels, but my insomnia-fueled design craze turned out results too good to hide away on a hard drive, so… here we are, I guess.
Behold the result of my brain being idle:
I have in fact already finished the covers for my next three books and the next ebook collection, but my hyperactive brain is not willing to stop working on designs just because I have run out of books, so I’m currently mentally making maps of everything and I might soon go insane from trying to remember where I placed the city gates in Var’nori at 2 am in the morning.
Today marks the start of ‘Read an Ebook Week’ on Smashwords where you can get thousands of discounted and free ebooks.
I can’t believe it’s already this time again… When I previewed this, the related posts showed me the update I did about this sale in 2014 and now I feel old. It’s hard to talk about the wonders of digital books when all I want is to sit in my rocking chair and complain about young people these days.
Do me a favor and go download some books. Download all of the books. And then read all of the books. And then tell me if you come across anything good you think I should read.
I hope all of you already got a lot of new books from under the tree, but if not then Smashwords is having a sale where you can get thousands of discounted – or even free – ebooks to stock up for your 2020 reading. You should check it out while you’re hiding in the bathroom to get a break from your family.
And yes, of course my books are also part of the sale.
I fully support anyone hiding from their family, after all.
Also, sorry: It's not the tasty kind of cookies. We're all out of those. Alrighty!