That’s right: it’s Fourth of July Week, and for this week only, my independent publisher, Columbus Press, has given everyone the freedom to download the Kindle edition of Hagridden for zero money. You don’t even have to pay taxes!
(See what I did there? Happy Fourth, Americans!)
So if you haven’t read my novel yet, now’s your chance. Loads of folks have already downloaded their copies, and they’ve helped launch Hagridden to #1 among war-genre novels on the free Kindle store (and, as of this post, we’re nearing the top 500 overall!). HUGE thanks to all those readers!
But I’ve been asking two favors of folks who download the freebie, just to show our thanks to Columbus Press:
- When you finish the book, leave a review of it somewhere. On Amazon, or in Goodreads, or on your blog. Wherever. Loved it or hated it, either way — readers like to know how other readers are responding to the work, so you’re helping folks out when you leave a review. And small-press publishers, who aren’t just in this for the dollars but actually care about producing art, like to know how their work is being received out there.
- And if you get the free ebook of Hagridden and love it, maybe buy a hard copy, too. It doesn’t have to be right away. It doesn’t even have to be for yourself — you can buy it as a gift and share that book you liked with a friend. You also don’t have to buy the hard copy from Amazon; in fact, I’d encourage you to buy one from your local indie bookstore or, if you shop online, from Powells.com. But however and whenever you decide to get a hard copy, it’d be a nice gesture to my publisher.
Either way, everyone, get on Twitter and, using the hashtag #Hagridden, send a quick thanks to @ColumbusPress for offering y’all this freebie this week! Or, if you’re not on Twitter, head over to the Contact page on the Hagridden website and thank them there.