Wednesday, September 21, 2011

#ROW80 Round 3 The Ending

A Round of Words Round 3 is coming to a close, and I FEEL AWESOME!!!!

This round I:

  • Published my debut novel CANCELLED, a twist on modern romances from a male POV for $2.99.
  • I've stated marketing and today is my FIRST author interview at J. A. Bennett's blog A Book, A Girl, a Journey.
  • Made awesome new friends and networked to arrange guest posts and market my book.
  • Moved from SC to CT
  • Missed deadlines and didn't quit. 
I am SOOOO ready for ROUND 4. I'm making my goals, and as I will be marketing a book, and writing a book, it's going to be EPIC!

I am still looking for authors who want to join 2011 Trick or Treat for Ebooks. This is a 100% FREE promotion a friendly group of authors is putting together. We're sponsoring a blog hop (the neighborhood readers will TRICK or TREAT) the week of Halloween, Oct. 24-Nov.2.

To join, make a page or post that you will use to give out your treat and add the Linky Tool once it's finalized. This can be a placeholder for right now.

In time for the promotion, make your treat. It can be a free ebook. It can be a reduction in price. It can just be your regularly priced $.99 book. It can be a bookmark download. It can be a signed printed copy, or a signed ebook. You are only limited by YOUR IMAGINATION!!!

Join the Linky Tool and email me at to tell me what NAME, TITLE, and GENRE you want listed on the Participating Authors page.

All of this is found at Beginning Oct. 1, I will email everyone participating with buttons, ads, promtional tools they can use at their own discretion to promote the event until Oct. 24. Then the fun begins! Readers work through the links and get the goodies! Again, all free.

The benefits:
Your link will be pushed by authors with hundreds and thousands in their network.
Exposure to readers of books in your genre.
Exposure to readers of books outside of your genre.
Camaraderie with other authors.
First consideration for the next free promotion push by ebookpromotions.
Interaction with readers.

I have 11 authors so far, and really hope to get closer to 30 participating, but I won't limit the number that can participate. I really need a close to finalized list by Sept. 30 because that is when I will begin making graphical ads and fliers. If you sign up after, I can't guarantee I can get your book picture into ads.

Always Smiling,
Elizabeth Ann West

A robotics engineer asks his business partner to marry him, but a previous one-night stand is having his baby. CANCELLED is available on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and Smashwords WIP: PAST DUE A nurse, crippled by debt, takes a part-time job in medical investigation only to find the man she's dating is a fraud!  (status: outlining)


  1. Yay, you! What a fantastic round you've had!

    I would join your Trick or Treat, but all I have to offer is. . .well, not much. It is a great idea, though!

    Look forward to being in Round 4 with you!

  2. Okay¸I've got an idea. But only because you are a fellow Elizabeth Ann (with an e, so extra special) ;)

    You have inspired me to add on another category: Trick or Treating Start Spots! Blogs of writers and readers who don't have a book, but could use traffic. I'll make another Linky Tool and the authors can advertise that leading up to the event in exchange for the people serving as "Starting Points" to advertise the event. What do you think?

  3. I'm a new follower!!! What a great day to visit -- tons of good stuff on the blog post!!

    Cancelled sounds really good! Congratulations on your debut novel! I can't wait to check it out and see what it's all about!!!

    Okay, enough gushing! Ta-ta for now! I look forward to coming back over later on! I'm happy to make your 40th follower :)

  4. I love that pumpkin picture! I would totally join your list if I had a book, but some of us are slow and can't seem to crank out even a single novel. Ah well, life goes on :)

  5. What a great idea, fellow Elizabeth Ann! Bring on the linky--I'll gladly be a Starting Point and advertise the event!

  6. Congrats on all you have accomplished! See you in Round 4.

    This Trick or Treat thing sounds intriguing. I'll think about it today and make sure I have the time to do it, and I might sign up. It doesn't really look too time consuming, mostly just setting up a page, right?

  7. @Elizabeth Mitchell I will work on that some time today... or tomorrow. Things are getting hectic quickly! Never a bad thing!

    @lauralynnelliott you don't have to make a page if you don't want to. You can just link to your Amazon page and have a nice price for the trick or treaters. Or you can have a page if you want to make a game, or advertise other titles. Running up to the event, a few tweets about it or putting up a sticker on your blog or site will be great too, but not required. It's all about freedom to put in as much effort as you want to and have time for.

  8. Hooray for a great Round! I had a lot of fun this time, too, and it seemed like you did just fab on your goals.

    Your Trick or Treat thing sounds like a lot of fun...and yet another reason I need to get me an ereader and get into this whole epub stuff soon, oh yes...

    See you in Round 4! Can't wait!

  9. You can read on the computer, you don't have to HAVE an ereader. I bought the Nook One Touch ($139) in August as a celebration of finishing my manuscript. Goodness, it never leaves my purse! I read so much MORE now, and being a busy Mom that's hard!

  10. Moving is one of the most stressful life activities that can be done. You did a great job this round but especially so with the move.

  11. Congrats on all you achieved during ROW80 and I love the idea of the Trick or Treat for eBooks promo. I am extra excited about Halloween this year as I will actually be in America for it (I am from Australia and we don't celebrate Halloween).