Middle Grade Monday – Free Love (Friday, May 4)

NOTE: THE GLITCH AT AMAZON has been fixed. The Ruins of Noe will be available for FREE on Friday, May 4. I have no post for MGM this week about another author’s work. Launching a book turns my regimented (har-har) schedule on its head. But below I have Shannon Messenger’s list of MGM topics for this week, so please explore! This week I’m dealing with my own MG book, The Ruins of Noe, which is Book Two in the White Forest Faerie Tales series. It officially launches tomorrow (May 1)  and I’m feeling ready for a nap. As some of you know, my publisher is offering the ebook version of TRoN for FREE on Amazon the day of the launch. I spoke about the Economy of Free in my last post and it will be interesting to see what happens. I’m sure...

The Economy of Free (i.e. Come and Get It!)

Several years ago I was fortunate to hear Chris Anderson speak at a new media forum. His talk was on The Economy of Free and why this works, especially in our modern world, and why this is a good thing. If you give something of quality away for free, you will gain trust, loyal customers, word of mouth, etc, etc. There’s more to it, but that’s the basic idea. You’ll have more success if you reach the “tipping point” of society – which is where the early adopters’ enthusiasm pushes a product into the mainstream (the early majority). That tipping point is vital. My publisher has been studying this phenomenon when it comes to e-books. Many e-books start off as free, or go free as a special campaign, to gain a reading audience....

Ruins of Noe Blog Tour Starts April 23!

And, we’re off! I’ve got a few weeks of blog touring happening and if anyone wants to offer a stop on the tour, let me know. info (at) danikadinsmore (dot) com. I’m happy to do interviews, guest posts, giveaways – and, of course, reviews are always welcome. All the below are reviews unless otherwise stated. I’m not sure if there any are giveaways, but I’ll let you know if there are. (This Blog Tour was set up by Stormi at Lightning Book Promotions) April 23rd Gina @ Behind a Million and one Pages 24th Jade @ Ink Scratchers 25th Phaedra @ Identity Discovery 26th Nikki McCarver @ Close encounters of the Night Kind (adult content on this site) 27th Elemillia @ Personal Literary Book Frenzy 28th Vidya @ Books Are Magic (guest post)...