Sunday, July 9, 2017

This week in ShoreIndie: July 10-16

It's Week 5 of the Editing Round already! This week's events for emerging indie authors include two workshops, an AskAuthor chat, and five giveaways. Scroll down for details and to enter today's giveaway.

Note: All events are open to all writers everywhere. Giveaway winners will be announced on Twitter the day after the giveaway ends. Contact us on Twitter @ShoreIndie with questions.

Monday, July 10 - 24-hr Giveaway
Supercharge Your Kindle Sales by Nick Stephenson*
This giveaway is open from midnight to 11:59pm ET on July 10th.

From the book description on

Our book launches into the world, only to get lost in a sea of other titles. So, what’s missing? If you want to sell ebooks on Amazon, understanding the complex inner workings of the world’s largest bookstore is an essential part of any ebook marketing plan - but it doesn't have to be as complicated as you think. [...] All the ebook marketing tips inside this book are free for you to implement – they will only cost you a few hours of your time.
*This giveaway is run by the ShoreIndie Contest. Neither Nick Stephenson nor his publisher are in any way affiliated with this contest.

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Tuesday, July 11 - Workshop at 7pm ET
“How to Provide a Richer Emotional Connection to Your Main Character”
Join editor Carly Hayward on the #ShoreIndie hashtag for a 60-minute workshop that will focus on writing tips to help you create a rich emotional connection between readers and your main character.

Wednesday, July 12 - Workshop at 8pm ET
"First Line Frenzy"
Join editor Rebecca Heyman on the #ShoreIndie hashtag for 60 minutes of workshopping the first line of your novel.

Thursday, July 13 - 24-hr Giveaway
Write! distraction-free word processing software
This giveaway is open from midnight to 11:59pm ET on July 13th.

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Friday, July 14 - 24-hr Giveaway
Self-Publisher's Legal Handbook by Helen Sedwick*
This giveaway is open midnight to 11:59pm ET on July 14th.

From the book description on

Writing and publishing a book is a significant investment. Writers should not be losing money (and sleep) by hiring the wrong self-publishing company or getting sued for copyright infringement. Self-Publisher’s Legal Handbook will help writers safely navigate the legal minefield.
*This giveaway is run by the ShoreIndie Contest. Neither Helen Sedwick nor her publisher are in any way affiliated with this contest.

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Saturday, July 15 - 24-hr Giveaway
30 minutes of marketing brainstorming with Cynthia T. Luna
This giveaway is open to the entire ShoreIndie community from midnight to 11:59pm ET on July 15th.

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Sunday, July 16 - AskAuthor Chat at 7pm ET
Join romance author Kristen Strassel and ShoreIndie editor Sione Aeschliman on Twitter's #AskAuthor hashtag for a conversation about Kristen's experience as an indie author. All are welcome to join the conversation and ask questions!

Kristen's writing career started one Fourth of July after a night full of hair metal and too many blueberry drinks. She had a dream about a girl trying to find her way in Las Vegas that was so vivid, she moved there so she could write her story. Later, Kristen realized that Showgirls was probably on in the background when she’d fallen asleep that night, but Because the Night was born.

She loves mythical creatures like shifters, vampires, and musicians. Now back in the Boston area, Kristen works as a makeup artist for film and television. When she's not working, she's watching football, trying to make her house look like a Pinterest board, or planning her next adventure.

Connect with Kristen: Website   Twitter   Facebook 

Editor's Note: I met Kristen in 2012 - before she published her first book - when she was co-running a kind of writer's collective, and it has been absolutely amazing to watch her career develop. A prolific indie author since 2014, Kristen has published over a dozen paranormal romance and contemporary romance books (No Strings Attached is one of my favorites) and has had her work included in anthologies.

Kristen has also generously agreed to let us run a giveaway of her paranormal romance THE FIRE DANCER (Cirque Macabre Book 1). This giveaway is open from midnight to 11:59pm ET on July 16th.

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Want to know what else is coming up in the weeks ahead? See the Editing Round events calendar, which will be updated as needed. 

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