Monday, August 19, 2013

W4WS and Strength’s Re-release Sale!

Once upon a time, our friend Stephen Tremp asked me to design a blog button for his new project: Writers4Writers. Now here we are, however many months later, and I get to participate as a featured author—I even get to share this month with C. Lee McKenzie! How cool is that? :)


As most of you know, Strength (Mark of Nexus #1) re-releases on sale today. I took the rights back from my former publisher, and I’ve gone indie—meaning, I’ve lost every bit of rank and leverage I worked so hard to gain. Eek! But hopefully, that’s where you come in...
Twitter

Here are some pre-written tweets you could copy and paste. Alternatively, you could look up the #W4WS hashtag and retweet someone else’s. Every little bit helps!

Tweet #1: STRENGTH (Mark of Nexus #1), a  paranormal romance, is on  for 99¢ to celebrate its re-release!    

Tweet #2: Help a traditional-turned-indie author rebuild by purchasing STRENGTH (Mark of Nexus #1) for 99¢ this week! #W4WS  http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00EMGAS46  

Tweet #3: Supernatural secrets + brooding campus outcast + spitfire w/ a savior complex = STRENGTH on  for 99¢!  


Facebook

Here are some pre-written posts you could copy and paste. Alternatively, you could look up the #W4WS hashtag and share someone else’s. Plus, we have a variety of graphics to choose from!

Post #1: 
Interested in speculative NA? Carrie Butler is independently re-releasing STRENGTH. the first book in her Mark of Nexus series, and it's only 99¢ this week!

"When college student Rena Collins finds herself nose-to-chest with the campus outcast, she’s stunned. Wallace Blake is everything she’s ever wanted in a man—except he can’t touch her. His uncontrollable strength, a so-called gift from his bloodline, makes every interaction dangerous. And with a secret, supernatural war brewing among his kind, there’s no time to work it out. To keep Wallace in her life, Rena will have to risk a whole lot more than her heart.” #newadult #PNR


Post #2:

Help a traditional-turned-indie author rebuild! Buy STRENGTH (Mark of Nexus #1) by Carrie Butler this week for only 99¢.

“When college student Rena Collins finds herself nose-to-chest with the campus outcast, she’s stunned. Wallace Blake is everything she’s ever wanted in a man—except he can’t touch her. His uncontrollable strength, a so-called gift from his bloodline, makes every interaction dangerous. And with a secret, supernatural war brewing among his kind, there’s no time to work it out. To keep Wallace in her life, Rena will have to risk a whole lot more than her heart.” #newadult #PNR


THANK YOU!

Now please go visit C. Lee McKenzie. :)

P.S. You may recall that my background is in marketing, which means I was born without a shame gene. As such, this is the part where I ask beg you to buy my book this week—even if don’t plan on reading it for seven years. Even if you’re a dude who hates paranormal romance and has no use for it other than to impress his significant other. Even if you buy it just to support your blogging friend Carrie. A concentrated amount of sales will really help me regain the footing I worked so hard to establish while I was with my traditional publisher. In fact, if you’re reading this, I welcome you to challenge me to something silly if I reach a random download milestone this week, i.e. “If you pass 500 sales/downloads, you have to draw on your face with markers and post a photo!” I just might do one (or two) of them. ;)

P.P.S. See? I wasn’t kidding when I said I had no shame.



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67 comments:

T.F. Walsh said...

Congrats on being on W4WS today...Just tweeted and facebook you:)

Sheena-kay Graham said...

Congrats Carrie and best of luck in the indie world.

JeffO said...

Best of luck to you, Carrie!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

May the relaunch be a big success!! Off to Tweet for you.

Brinda said...

Good luck with lots of tweeting and posting today. :)

Donna K. Weaver said...

Done and good luck!

Carolyn Brown said...

I hope the re-release launch and your indie status works for you Carrie and I wish you all the best with W4W's and I hope all the tweets, helps with your success!

Melissa said...

Done! The buy, the tweets, the post - everything! :D

Now what can I come up with for the challenge? Hmm....
Oh, I know! Vlog a reading of the shirt-ripping scene. *grin*

Yolanda Renee said...

It's almost funny, my re-release today is a self-published book gone traditional, yours traditional to self-published! That's awesome!

I wish you all the best, success, and sales possible. Will do my best to help get the word out. Would love to host you on my blog too! Congratulations!

Stephen Tremp said...

Good luck Carrie with everything! Your link is up at W$WS Facebook page now too.

Oaky, I'm off to do some Tweeting!

Carrie Butler said...

Thank you, T.F.! I appreciate the help. :)

Carrie Butler said...

Thanks, Sheena-kay! I'll need it. :D

Carrie Butler said...

Thank you, Jeff! :)

Carrie Butler said...

Thanks, Alex! I really hope so. I'm looking it as an opportunity/do-over. :D

Carrie Butler said...

Thank you, Brinda! :D

Carrie Butler said...

Thanks, Donna! :)

Carrie Butler said...

Thank you, Carolyn! I really appreciate that. :D

Carrie Butler said...

Thanks, Melissa! :D

Wait. Are you trying to kill me? That would be so embarrassing! LOL

cleemckenziebooks said...

Congratulations on your news, Carrie! Really happy for you.

Gwen Gardner said...

Congrats on being featured, Carrie. I've shared and tweeted. Good Luck!

Carrie Butler said...

That's so cool, Yolanda! It must be the day for re-releases.

I wish you the very best of luck, and I'd love to visit your blog. :) Congratulations to you, too!

Carrie Butler said...

Thank you, Stephen! I appreciate the help. :D

Carrie Butler said...

Thanks, Lee! I'm so happy that I get to share this month with you. :D

Carrie Butler said...

Thanks, Gwen! I appreciate it. :)

Julie Flanders said...

Congratulations on being featured! I have tweeted and will do some more later today. Best of luck with the re-release!

Tyrean Martinson said...

Congratulations on being featured! I tweeted, and might get a chance to do more later! Best wishes!!!

Michael Di Gesu said...

Hi, Carrie,

CONGRATS.... this is SOOOO exciting. ALL THE BEST!

I've tweeted.... and tweeted and tweeted... I'm a chirpy little guy today.. LOL

Angela Brown said...

Getting some tweeting and sharing done for you. So glad you're using your writing and marketing powers for Good :-)

Cherie Reich said...

Good luck! Tweets and FB posts sent. :)

M Pax said...

Happy W4WS!

cleemckenziebooks said...

You did a fabulous job maximizing this opportunity. I wish I had your marketing savvy. I'm learning!

Beverly Stowe McClure said...

I tweeted. Will do FB this afternoon.

This looks like a fun site.

Christine Rains said...

Fantastic tweets! Good luck on your W4WS day! :)

Crystal Collier said...

My goodness, I LOVE your first penny ad. Whew! Still chuckling. I loved the book Carrie, and I'm glad you've taken back your rights. You deserve every one of those shiny pennies it earns. (Or the 30% of them Amazon let's you keep.) ;)

David List said...

I just "clicked to look inside" Strength and I must say, I'm impressed. Your book is well written and has a healthy voice.

Joylene Nowell Butler said...

Done, done, and done. Good luck, dear girl.

Scribbles From Jenn said...

I've tweeted and blogged; now I'm off to buy some books! Good luck to Carrie, C.Lee and all the other struggling writers out there!

Cathrina Constantine said...

Good Luck, Carrie! Tweeting.

Julia King said...

Congrats for taking the indie plunge. Good luck! I have tweeted for ya. Congrats and good luck, chica!

Nick Wilford said...

Congrats on being featured! I tweeted and downloaded. You'll do awesome as a self-pub. :)

Carrie Butler said...

Thank you, Julie! You rock. :D

Cecilia Robert said...

Congrats, Carrie! Tweeted and tweeted. :D Good luck!

jamieayres.com said...

Dowloaded . . . can't believe you have 76 reviews up already with your re-launch! Congrats, and off to tweet now :-)

Carrie Butler said...

Thanks, Jamie! Don't be too impressed. Amazon finally got the editions (SSP's old paperback and my new e-book) combined. ;)

Pk Hrezo said...

Congrats Carrie!! Wishing you much success! :)

Carrie Butler said...

Thank you, Tyrean! :)

Carrie Butler said...

Hey Michael,

Thank you so much! I appreciate all of the tweeting (and chirping LOL). You are such a great friend! :D

Carrie Butler said...

I have the sudden urge to don a cape now. LOL Thank you so much, Angela! <3

Carrie Butler said...

Thank you very much, Cherie! :)

Carrie Butler said...

Thanks, M Pax! :D

Carrie Butler said...

We do tend to have fun around here, Beverly. You should come back and visit! :)

Thank you for your help!

Carrie Butler said...

Thanks, Christine! I appreciate all of your help. :)

Carrie Butler said...

Thank you so much, Crystal. :) I admit... I went a little overboard with the ads, but it was fun! LOL

You rock! <3

Carrie Butler said...

Thank you, David! I appreciate the kind words. :D

Carrie Butler said...

Thanks, Joylene! I'll try to represent the "family" name well. ;)

Carrie Butler said...

Thank you, Jenn! You have no idea how much we appreciate the help. :D

Carrie Butler said...

Thank you, Cathrina! :D

Carrie Butler said...

Same to you, Julia! :D Thank you!

Carrie Butler said...

Thank you very much, Nick! I appreciate that. :)

Carrie Butler said...

Thanks, Cecilia! :D

Carrie Butler said...

Thank you very much, PK! :)

Tammy Theriault said...

if anyone hasn't read your book yet...and experienced the macho that is wallace...they are not living life. literally i will have to go cpr crazy. well, on all the boys that is. wanna join me, carrie?

Carrie Butler said...

Absolutely! It is our duty as human beings. ;)

Morgan said...

I think you're doing amazing with the marketing, Carrie. You've got a great brand and everything about your series is memorable. REALLY proud and excited for you... <3

Cathrina Constantine said...

Just purchased Strength to add with my line of books. Can't wait to read it.

Carrie Butler said...

Thank you, Morgan! Your kind words mean so much to me. <3

Carrie Butler said...

Yay! Thanks, Cathrina. :D