Taking Kindle World by Storm – Starting With Sink or Swim Sale

Well, I am working very hard in 2012 to take the Kindle world by storm. I’ve lined up Pixel of Ink and E-Reader News Today ads for a couple of my books, and I’ll be experimenting with Amazon’s Kindle Select program, which means the e-book versions for a few of my titles will be exclusively available through Amazon Kindle for at least 90 days.

The current focus of my attention is my mystery novel with a touch of romance, Sink or Swim, which is on sale for 99 cents. It is scheduled to appear on Pixel of Ink this Sunday. In the meantime, it is featured on a great site called Kindle Books for a Buck (or Less), a must-read blog if you’re seeking bargain Kindle books and are eager to discover new authors.

As for Sink or Swim, I would very much appreciate tweets, Facebook likes, Google buzzing, and any other word of mouth to help get the word out. At this moment, the book is #20,188 Paid in Kindle Store. My goal is to make The Top 100 Paid List. Here is the product description from Amazon: (and at this time, the book is also available for Nook and other e-readers, as well as in trade paperback)

Sink or Swim was an easy read and extremely well written… I would love to see it come out as a movie one day! Stephenie LaGrossa, former contestant Survivor: Palau, Guatemala, Heroes vs. Villains

I was so excited to read this book because I loved her previous book, Twenty-Five Years Ago Today, and she did not disappoint! There was action, mystery and romance all tied into one very well-written story. Book-Club-Queen

A wonderful, clever and entertaining distraction. Coffee Time Romance and More

I thought it was a great read and kept me in suspense. Michelle Costa, former contestant Big Brother 10

Personal trainer Cassidy Novak has gained fame for starring on a hit reality show, but not only does she lose, she discovers she is being stalked. She’s also being shadowed by Zach Gallagher, a hunky photographer assigned to capture her personal moments for the local newspaper. As her former competitors get killed off one by one, Cassidy refuses to play by the stalker’s bizarre rules. When the stalker forces a showdown, Cassidy must play to win.

Bonus material (equivalent to 15 printed pages) – Includes excerpts of the author’s mystery novels Twenty-Five Years Ago Today and Dark Before Dawn, an extra scene, an excerpt of the novel The Cutting Edge by Darcia Helle, and the complete short story Only Time Can Divide Us by Maria Savva.

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  1. Good luck on your goals to rule the Kindle world! I’m sure you can do it!!

  2. Thanks so much, Nikki, I’m sure going to try! Being an author nowadays seems to involve a lot of gambling – I’m taking some chances, but am feeling optimistic that they will work out. The trick is trying not to obsess over all these marketing and promo strategies as I’m writing the next book!

  3. I know authors who are moving thousands of books through the KDP Select program and ones who aren’t moving hardly any. Another said that after his two days of free advertising, his entire ranking history was wiped out and his book dropped into the millions. You’ll have to let us know if it was worthwhile. I still prefer not to limit my audience to just Kindle owners.

  4. I was waiting to see some of the responses also — I’ve heard enough success stories to give it a try, but I’m sticking with my brand new books Dark Before Dawn and Face-Off as they are so new, they haven’t accumulated much track reacord elsewhere yet, and my picture books as they mostly sell just on Kindle anyway. I don’t feel like I’m taking much risk with those books, though I do feel badly for owners of other e-readers who might be looking for those books from other retailers.

    Twenty-Five Years Ago Today and Sink or Swim are a different story though as I have a track record with those and don’t want to pull them from other retailers at this time. I’ve put quite a bit of money into advertising campaigns for both of those. It should be an interesting few months to see how all of these strategies play out. I’ll post an update sometime.

Stacy Juba