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FREE Book Publicity Guide for Authors

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Hello all. A few months ago on Twitter, I posted a poll asking authors what their biggest challenge was in marketing their books. The most popular answer was “how to stand out from the crowd.”

As a self-published author who helps other indie authors, I know how difficult is is to be seen in heard in the swarm of books flooding the market today. Hiring a PR firm can cost thousands of dollars. That’s why I created this quick guide to help you plan publicity campaigns that will get you noticed.

Feel free to pass it along to all your author friends. I firmly believe there is an audience for every book. You just need to put yourself out there so they can find you!

Click here to download.

Get SICK and SICKER – Free book and new release

SICK and SICKER

Celebrating the Release of SICKER

I’m giving away SICK for the next two days. Here are the latest reviews:

“Disturbing yet gripping at the same time!”

“SICK is a story that you can’t shrug off easily.”

“Dark and clever.”

Get free copy of SICK

SICK A novella by Christa Wojo on Kindle

FREE 4/13-14/2016

Everyone has a breaking point.

Part I. Is this marriage based on unconditional love or a unhealthy obsession?

Susan Branch’s life revolves around the care of her charming and inscrutable husband John, a man born into wealth and prestige who lost his family’s fortune when his mysterious chronic illnesses left him bedridden. Together they live a decrepit existence beholden to the current owners of his family’s former estate.

After years of devoting herself to John’s care, Susan is worn out and frustrated. Yet she is determined to scrape together whatever resources she can to keep John comfortable and happy. This includes stealing Demerol from the doctor’s office where she works to feed John’s ever-increasing need for pain medication.

As John’s condition continues to puzzle doctors, Susan begins to notice strange objects appearing around her house. Ever wary of creepy Old Pete, the groundskeeper, Susan decides to confront the elderly man and put an end to his snooping for good.

John suffers a critical emergency, but he is saved and is soon released from the hospital. His health begins to improve, and Susan dreams of a normal life, but her hope for a miracle transforms into a nightmare one fateful afternoon when she discovers
the true cause of John’s sickness.

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Release 4/13/2016

How did John Branch get so sick?

Part II. The gruesome psychological suspense series continues.

John Branch’s sickness has dominated the lives of all those around him, consuming all it can from well-intentioned doctors, compassionate strangers, and trusting loved ones. His chronic illness also bonds him intimately to his wife Susan, trapping them in relationship of unhealthy psychological attachment.

But John’s disease isn’t the only blight in the Branch family.

Injured and loaded with Demerol, John Branch tells his life story from his filthy sickbed. He confesses the horrific secrets of the past. Most disturbing of all, he reveals the philosophy he’s constructed around his condition and tries to indoctrinate Susan. Will she stay with him now that she finally nows the truth, or will she put and end to the madness?

Buy the book.

 

 

Book III coming soon…

 

SICK is Free Today on Kindle

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Yesterday, I turned over the final draft of SICKER to my editor, Candace Johnson. Thanks to my beta readers for doing an amazing job. I know Candace appreciates the pre-proofreading.

Writing SICKER was a weird and wild journey and I’m happy with the way it turned out. In order to celebrate, I’m giving away part one today. Download your free copy of SICK before Good Friday is over.

 

HAPPY EASTER!

Grab yourself a good, sturdy barfbag – SICK is Free Today.

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My little sister wrote me a blurb for SICK.

By Tia Wojciechowski

“DARE YOURSELF TO READ…
SICK
By Christa Wojciechowski

John Branch has been sick all his life, which eventually makes him sick of his life. He wants Susan, his devoted wife of 10 years, to assist him with committing suicide. Susan refuses to let John die, no matter how excruciating his pain and suffering gets.

Meanwhile, Susan has been slowly killing herself. She gave up on the idea of pursuing any dreams and aspirations in her own life. She gave up on her health and well-being. She even gave up on being an individual person. Her life was fully consumed by caring for her husband, and keeping him alive.

After 10 years, John and Susan can’t go on like this for much longer. Everybody has a breaking point. Is this marriage based on true unconditional love, or a sick-in-the-head obsession?

Get the phone number to your nearest available shrink. Grab yourself a good, sturdy barfbag. Then sit back, relax, and enjoy…”

SICK is free today. Download your copy.

Tia is a brilliant aspiring children’s and young adult author. Her website is coming soon! Stay tuned. In the meantime, Follow Tia on Twitter.

The Wrong David will be free tomorrow.

The Wrong David by Christa Wojo

It’s David’s birthday. Get your free copy of his story this weekend!

It’s hard to believe The Wrong David was published a year ago. I have very nostalgic feelings for this novela because it was the first thing I’ve ever published. I miss these characters and wonder if I should revisit them for a full-length novel. Maybe you can read the story and tell me.

The great reviews I’ve received for The Wrong David have motivated me to keep writing, and in honor of this humble occasion I’m giving The Wrong David 1st Anniversary Kindle edition for free over the weekend.

The story…

David is a disillusioned American wine broker who meets his partner and best friend, Brian, in France’s Côte d’Azur to tour the vineyards of Provence. Brian brings his wife, Vanessa, who David has been desperately in love with for years. David has cultivated his obsession with Vanessa, using it as a distraction from his otherwise unfulfilling life.

As the threesome drink themselves through The French Riviera, David is losing his ability to hide his feelings for his best friend’s wife.

Read more about The Wrong David and my self-publication experience.

Meet my character, David.

Add The Wrong David to your wishlist, bookmarks, or download for FREE beginning Friday morning.

Let me know if you need a reminder! I can tweet, email, or Facebook ya!

Twitter Service for #Writers FREE TRIAL

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Spread the Twitter love.

Hey fellow writers!

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A Twitter account is an integral part of any author platform and provides traffic to your website, attracts new readers, and aids in landing an agent or publisher.

Enjoy a 2 week free trial when you sign up with me during the month of February!

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To All My Dearest Readers, Followers, and Friends

Quote from A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens

2014 has been an amazing year! I always feel like I’m not getting enough done, but when I look back at the past twelve months, I’ve manage to accomplish a great deal. Wow!

I finished writing my second book and am almost done with the third part of The Sculptor series. I conquered my fears and started this little blog in March and now have almost 400 subscribers. I published The Wrong David, invented the Writers Roast, and launched my Twitter service for bloggers and authors.

I went to Ecuador, traveled throughout Panama, shared special moments with my family in the US, and met some truly incredible people through My Sweet Delirium, Facebook, and Twitter.

Let me just say, dear readers, that I appreciate each and everyone of you and that is why I value your feedback to make this blog bigger and better for 2015.

What posts were your favorite?

What posts did you dislike?

Would you like to see more travel? Art? Literature? Or philosophy?

All suggestions are welcome.

 

And no matter where you are around the world, I wish you celebrations of love, laughter, fattening food, and too much to drink.

To my huge extended internet family,

HAPPY HOLIDAYS! XOXO

 

 

New Hope for Starving Writers

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New hope for starving writers.

Do you survive off ramen noodles?

Do you wash and reuse your zip lock bags?

Do you buy wine that comes in Tetra Pak?

 

You could get a late night part time job, but instead you devote all your free time to writing. You have several books and ideas for books you hope you can self-publish before you hit menopause. The only prob is that you have no money for the editor, the cover designer, the digital marketer, and the publicist to make your dream of becoming a writer a success.

 

My series, The Sculptor of New Hope, is nearly complete. All I need are the benjamins to give to my editor so that she can polish them up for me. All I need are some $$$ to design the stunning covers I envision for each book. All I need are some dolla dolla bills ya’ll so I can hire a kickass publicist to make people aware of this crazy Christa with her crazy Polish surname who writes crazy books on a crazy mountain in Panama.

 

There’s only one setback.

 

I

 

am

 

broke.

 

I don’t mind being financially challenged. I’m not missing anything important. My life is wealthy and overflowing with all the elements my poor, starving Bohemian heart craves: poetry, beauty, strife, travel, and romance. I probably would try to make money if I thought it would make me happy, but I already know that it won’t. However, cash does come in handy at times, like now when I need to pay someone to help me finish my books.

 

Then, as if the gods heard my whining, I was contacted this week by a nice lady named Sara from a new website called Pubslush. It’s a crowd funding site just for literary projects. Yes! For writers!

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From the Pubslush website:

“A niche crowdfunding platform.

With our specialized focus on the literary world, Pubslush is able to cater our services to authors, publishing professionals and literary trendsetters.”

 

Don’t you love niches? Me too. And literary trendsetters? That’s what I’m all about!

 

Pubslush’s platform is loaded with tools to help market and analyze. Not only can writers raise funds, they can collect pre-orders and conduct “comprehensive pre-publication marketing campaigns.” The digital marketer in me loves all the technical stuff, and just to ease my bleeding heart, which will no doubt feel guilty for taking donations, part of Pubslush’s proceeds go to fighting illiteracy in poor countries.

 

So, to follow the KDP Experiment, my next mad exploration will be into the world of crowd funding for The Sculptor series. Stay tuned for the tips and tricks I learn as I create, market, and hopefully succeed in my literary crowd funding campaign.

 

Find out more:

Pubslush website

Pubslush Facebook

Pubslush Twitter

 

 

 

Have you tried crowd funding?

 

Have you tried Pubslush?

 

Got any tips for fellow writers?

 

 

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The Wrong David #Free on #Kindle: Last Chance to Spend the Day in France

The Wrong David by Christa Wojo free on Amazon Kindle

Spend your Sunday on a hot Marseille beach. Click photo to download.

 

Spend your Sunday morning or afternoon in Marseille with a bottle of wine. David finally gets Vanessa, his best friend’s wife, alone in a hotel room. Will they behave like honorable adults?

My first published novelette, The Wrong David is in the Top 10 Bestsellers in the Free Kindle Store for Literary Short Stories and Literary Romance. It also just received a 5 star review!

Today’s your last chance to get it for free.

 

 Meet My Main Character

The Story Behind the Story

 

 

 

Drunken Americans Behaving Badly in France

Hi everybody. Just to let you know, as part of my KDP Experiment I am trying one of Kindle Direct Publishing’s promotion optionsThis means my novelette, The Wrong David, is free on Amazon for the next five days!

The Wrong David by Christa Wojo cover featuring Gustav Klimt's Watersnakes.

The Wrong David

Grab your copy here.

Many of you may have already met my character, David, in the Meet My Main Character blog tour. For those of you who don’t know him, here’s a quick blurb:

David is a disillusioned American wine broker who meets his partner and best friend, Brian, in France’s Côte d’Azur to tour the vineyards of Provence. Brian brings his wife, Vanessa, who David has been desperately in love with for years. David has cultivated his obsession with Vanessa, using it as a distraction from his otherwise unfulfilling life.

As the threesome drink themselves through The French Riviera, David is losing his ability to hide his feelings.

I know. It’s not the best blurb. I’m still working on that. And I will let you know how this KDP promo turns out.

If any of you experienced indie authors have any tips on how to make the most of these promotions, please share.

Wish me luck!

 

Santé! (Cheers)