Everyone Loves a Sale


Extra, extra – read all about it. The Light Never Lies is going up for sale on Amazon.com for a mere 99 cents from 8:00 a.m. (PST) on Sunday May 4th until midnight. If you’ve been following any of the blog tour posts and have felt curious about reading the second book in The Crater Lake Series, here is your chance to plunge right in at a bargain basement price.

Why do authors offer their books for sale? It’s all about exposure. Even when one compensates for all the Kindle users who simply download any sale at all, factor in the fact that maybe one-third of downloaders will actually read the book in question and only a fraction of  those would do a review – it’s putting the book and the series out in front of readers.

On other writing-related topics, I’m still working on getting Disappearing in Plain Sight ready to go up under the Huckleberry Haven Publishing imprint thus giving me the control necessary to offer it at a reduced price now and then. My book of short stories – Weaving Hope with Threads of Sorrow is going into serious editing and we are throwing around a few ideas for cover images. What do you think of this photo? It’s my first choice, so far. I’ll have to see what the designer thinks.

Swing at Winter Harbour

I’m spending time with family and friends, away from my lakeside home, so any work on Chasing Down the Night must wait, though ideas are constantly brewing away in my head.

Art of Racing in the RainI just finished reading an excellent book –The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein – a novel written from a dog’s point of view and if you think it can’t work, think again. I read this book as a bit of research on point-of-view issues related to the cougar in my upcoming novel. It didn’t help much with that. A dog is a very different kettle of fish. The read was more than worth the while, though. Temple Grandin, a woman who has written and spoken extensively on the subject of autism, based on her own experience of the condition, says of this book, “An unforgettable journey through another kind of mind, through the eyes – and nose – of a dog. Fascinating.” I agree! If you have ever felt your dog was speaking volumes to you through looks and gestures – you will love this book.

So, there you have it. Don’t forget the 99 cent sale on The Light Never Lies – Sunday and Monday!


This little guy is saying – buy Fran’s book – it’s a good deal, folks.

2 comments on “Everyone Loves a Sale

  1. Roy McCarthy says:

    A third dog POV! As you say, a different kettle of fish. Good luck with the sale Fran.

    • As I’ve always said on this blog – I’m here to share the experience of self-publishing, among other things. Well – the sale was not quite the experience I was hoping for. Never was able to see the sale price on Amazon, so I didn’t promote it at all and then didn’t sell anything either. Hmmm . . . I obviously have more to learn about how the whole process works before I try anything like that again. A dog might have had an easier time of it.

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