Friday, November 7, 2014

Black Friday Free eBook Giveaway

I am truly blessed. I say this because when I take the time to let everything around me sink in, I realize that I have accomplished most of what I set out to do. Most importantly, however, I published a book. I am by no means alone in this wish. My early marketing efforts have already shown me that I am drowning in a sea of masterworks written by my peers.

Should I give away my work for free?

Please do not mistake my words for marks of envy. On the contrary, I respect and admire anyone who goes after their dreams, no matter the field. Perseverance is not an easy thing to cling to, so I absolutely give kudos to anyone who has completed the journey of writing a novel from start to finish. It is an amazing, frustrating, and testing experience at best. So what is the answer to the question? Do I just give it away or hoard it like a dragon over her hard-won trove of gold?

Many self-pubbers struggle with this question daily as they venture into the gladiator's arena for the attention of what feels like a finite pool of readers. I have found value in both sides of the argument and still do. My conclusion is that there is no right answer. At the end of the day each must live with his own decision.

The Great Black Friday Giveaway...

Of course I wish to be compensated for my labor, but it is difficult to hold the finished product in my hands and deny the most simple fact: I wrote to be read, pure and simple. I do find joy in royalty checks, but there is something about a reader reaching out to me to share their excitement over Chapter X or how they "can so totally relate to Character Z." It warms my heart to no end. Dollars make sense, especially with the cost of living in the U.S., but you are so much more to me.

So with my birthday swiftly on the approach I have TWO giveaways going on.

  • Goodreads - 1 autographed paperback edition will be awarded by way of random drawing. Open to U.S. residents only at this time. Please visit the Goodreads site for details.

  • Kindle Free Days on Amazon - YES! The eBook version of The Lost Remnant will be available FREE FOR DOWNLOAD worldwide on the following dates: 11/27/14 through 12/1/14. (Thanksgiving through Cyber Monday!)

If you are the lucky recipient of a free book in any of its forms, and you enjoy the experience, you can repay me in several ways if you are so inclined. The first way is by leaving a review on Amazon or Goodreads, or anywhere really. You can send me an e-mail with questions or comments. You can definitely tell a friend, and last but not least you can make a donation to my tip jar or snag some awesome swag in the shop. Any of these actions say, "I salute you." and encourage me in my writing habit. Read on, readers, and best of luck in the upcoming giveaways!

Goodreads Book Giveaway

The Lost Remnant by J.N. Race

The Lost Remnant

by J.N. Race

Giveaway ends December 04, 2014.
See the giveaway details at Goodreads.
Enter to win

Saturday, November 1, 2014

NaNoWriMo YA Fantasy Book Giveaway!

National Novel Writing Month is finally here! Most often affectionately referred to as #NaNoWriMo to those who know it best. Me and my love of Story go way back, so I am pleased to contribute to the festivities by hosting a giveaway of my 1st YA Fantasy novel: The Lost Remnant.

I like to think of it as a way of celebrating my published status and encouraging all those who are putting their noses to the grindstone for #NaNoWriMo. What are you working on at the moment? I'd love for you to post in the comments and share!

Having just released The Lost Remnant this July, I am not quite ready to start on the draft for book two. I am, however, cranking out the outline like crazy. To those who are working on their first novel, keep at it! You can probably already envision the finished product in your hands. I can promise you, it is TOTALLY worth the effort.

Here is what's up for grabs...

The Lost Remnant NaNoWriMo Giveaway

Entering is super simple. The giveaway is being hosted by the Book of the Month club on Facebook. 1 Like = 1 entry. 1 Share = 5 entries. The winner will receive an autographed copy of The Lost Remnant in addition to a personal message from myself. Best of luck and keep on writing!!!

YA Fantasy Novel The Lost Remnant