Sunday, May 22, 2011
As most of you know I created the Indie Book Collective to help authors figure out social media and how to sell their book.
It was been an amazing journey and I have met so many wonderful people. We have created so many outstanding promotions, but this one... Blog Tour de Troops is truly close to my heart.
You see this blog tour isn't about the authors really or the books, or even about you the reader. It is about our men and women in the armed forces. It is about getting as many books to as many troops that want them as possible.
Why is this so important to me? Well, I grew up hearing war stories my whole life. My great-uncle not only lied about his age but traveled to Canada to enlist to fight in World War II before the US even entered the war. He was there on D-Day (after transferring back to the US forces once he was old enough).
I know the sacrifices he made and the scars he carried. Then my youngest great-uncle had been drafted into the Army for Vietnam. Long before it became PC to honor those veterans, my family was advocating for better treatment of wounded soldiers and mental health counseling for them as soon as they came home.
I remember wearing the POW bracelets and being made fun of at school for it, but I wore them anyway.
We live our lives in freedom because of the amazing and sometimes painful sacrifices that our men and women in uniform make.
And I can't tell you have proud I am that as an author, in this small way, that I can give back to our troops!
How can you help???
Super simple. Just comment below and YOU will get a free eBook of either my Patterson-style thriller with a dash of Hannibal, Plain Jane, or my paranormal romance thriller HeartsBlood.
In addition to YOUR free eBook your comment also gets a free eBook for a troop. You can either designate the troop of your choice or we are associated with a non-profit organization that will get the free eBook into the hands of a troop who has requested one!
How awesome is that? Well... it gets even more awesome :-) #duh
Your comment also automatically enters you into a drawing for a new Kindle! Plus we have multiple drawings for new Kindles for one or more soldiers (as more and more authors sign on and we get donations the more Kindles we can give away). #awesome\
While my Blog Tour de Troops day isn't until May 27th, I am accepting comments today through May 31st so feel free to comment today and to send all your family and friends to comment too! The more comments I get, the more eBooks that go to our Troops!
I would also like to thank Toonopolis author, Jeremy Rodden for linking to me through the Blog Tour de Troops. If you haven't visited their site, do so RIGHT NOW and get in on another free eBook (and help another solider get another great read).
Next on the Blog Tour de Troops daisy-chain of awesomeness is the amazing Nicole Galland. Head over there RIGHT NOW to qualify for another eBook and of course win one for a troops as well!
Basically if you work the daisy-chain #ofawesomeness right, you could end up with DOZENS of high quality FREE eBooks for both you and the troops.
If that isn't showing your gratitude, I don't know what else could! #sosimple #sohelpful
Thank you so much for visiting my blog and I can't wait to see your comments. Just simply leave a little comment on what you are grateful for, which book you are interested in, and your email address (please be sure to put it in this form so that evil bots don't find you.... Example: craftycmc at aol dot com).
Also list whether or not you would like a specific soldier to receive their free eBook (and which title). If you do not give me the email (again in the super secret format) address for a specific soldier, I will assume that you would like the eBook donated anonymously to a needy soldier though the non-profit organization we are working with.
Again, thanks so much and if you have any questions on how this works, just leave a comment below and an easy way to reach you (twitter handle, email, FB page) and I will get back to you!