Author D.D. Scott is giving away a boxed set, a Kindle Fire…and has scheduled a “bubble twead’
I know that this is sort of two Kindle Fire posts in a row, but this one has a big benefit whether or not you have a Kindle Fire, and the opportunity won’t last long.
As regular readers know, I contribute a post once a month to The Writer’s Guide to E-Publishing blog. For disclosure, I am not materially compensated for that.
I wrote over there, as I have here, about the Kindle Fire’s new in-book chat. I think it’s an amazing feature, and I suggested that authors might use it to connect with their readers by scheduling times that the former will be “in the book”. That allows for a live conversation.
Well, D.D. Scott has now done that!
The author of Bootscootin’ Blahniks (and many other books) has scheduled what Scott calls a “Bubble Twead” for this Thursday, April 12th, at 7:00 PM Central time.
To participate, you need two things (besides the time…that can be tough, I know): the book Scott will be in and a Kindle Fire.
Well, here’s the benefit for all Kindle owners (and Kindle app users), whether or not you have a Kindle Fire.
If you go to this
and ask for a copy of
D.D. is giving away 50 “copies”!
No requirement to attend the “bubble twead” or have a Kindle Fire.
I should mention, I came up with the term “twead” (for “tweeting” and “reading”…I’ve been informed it’s the worst portmanteau ever) ;), and D.D. added “bubble”. That does it make it sound more fun, and not being a very visual person, I didn’t think about the icon looking like a bubble.
You can also enter to win a Kindle Fire! D.D. regularly gives an EBR (E-Book Reader) as part of the Reader’s Guide to E-Publishing. You can enter here:
You wouldn’t have it in time for Thursday, but they do have other uses. I also expect that D.D. may do more of these.
Anyway, I wanted to get this out before the fifty boxed sets were gone. Enjoy!
In other news…
I haven’t had a chance to go through it yet, but thanks to Surveyah in the
who posted a link to this Salon article:
I’ll wait until I’ve had time to read it all, but even the headline puts an interesting spin on Amazon giving money to small publishers and nonprofits…
I also wrote a review recently in my blog, The Measured Circle, of Aliens in America: A UFO Hunter’s Guide to Extraterrestrial Hotpspots Across the U.S.. I debated whether to put it in that blog or this one, but I decided to do it there and just link from here for those who are interested. One of the main reasons is that the topic fits in well there, not so well here…and I write a lot less often on that blog, so I thought there was more value for subscribers in putting it there.
This post by Bufo Calvin originally appeared in the I Love My Kindle blog.