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.