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Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Being Part of a Whole

Call Sign: Wrecking Crew (Storm Warning)

When we first started out writing our book, Call Sign: Wrecking Crew (Storm Warning) we were basically alone.  We had no idea of the actual steps that needed to be taken. No platform set up or even an inkling of an idea what was really needed in the marketing world. 

As I began taking our book to the virtual streets, I met a myriad of kind and generous fellow authors. Many of whom I call friends, because we share with and care about one another. We support each other using whatever means we have at our disposal.  It may be technical knowledge, writing experience or just simply getting the word out about the latest book, blog or whatever is needed to help out. 

Operation E-Book Drop
Recently, my friend, Charity Parkerson, and I did a little brainstorming. The result was her sponsoring the July Free Book Event.  Usually this means free through Amazon KDP Select program. I saw one major problem for us, we're part of Operation E-Book Drop via Smashwords.  Meaning we don't wish to put our book into the Amazon KDP Select program. Charity had the solution. She is allowing us the opportunity to use our Smashwords discount code to offer our book for free.  The catch is that you have to visit Charity's page any time between July 12th through 16th 2012 to find the code to download our book. While you are their you'll discover other great books of different genres available via Amazon.  
Smashwords home

The advantage to those who visit our Smashwords site is they won't have to only download to a Kindle app. They can also pick from Barnes & Noble, Kobo, Diesel, Apple iTunes, or Sony devices...all in one place. 

If you don't have an account, might I suggest getting one. As I recall, it was pretty simple to set up a Smashwords account. Smashwords is home to many Independent authors plus they have some really great sales throughout the year.  Right now it's the Summer/Winter Sale where some books are discounted, anywhere from 25 to 100% off the normal price. 

Thought for the day: As anyone who has read our book knows, the 'Wrecking Crew' is more than a team, they are family. Members of a team and/or family know, life is so much better when you work together as part of the whole. Otherwise you are like a solitary person in a small boat out in the big ocean...you go nowhere very fast while getting very tired in the process.

Have a great one!

Lynn Hallbrooks
co-author to David McKoy
members of RABMAD


  1. I'll be there downloading those books, Lynn :) Thanks for the heads up. And yes, it's a strange road we travel but it's made easier by the great people we meet treading the same path. To many more conversations and fun exchanges. Cheers!

    1. Thank you so much for your support. You're most welcome.

      The song "Long and Winding Road" popped into my head. I truly think that our journey is long and winding. I do agree with you, it is made easier by the great people we meet along the way.

      As always, I enjoy our conversations and fun exchanges. ;)

  2. Wow that is awesome! And what a great idea! thanks for posting!

    1. Thank you very much. You're most welcome.

      It is my sincerest hope that we will see positive results overall.