The Fifth Prophet giveaway

Thank you to all those who participated in the giveaway of e-book copies of my metaphysical sci-fi novel, The Fifth Prophet.  If you were not one of the winners, please consider reading a copy anyway.  If you did win, I would be very happy to hear your comments and thoughts.  An honest review would also help a struggling indie author a great deal.

A confession and admission of marketing confusion might amuse you.  I first tried the Amazon giveaway and posted a link on my website,  The giveaway was to the first five participants, BUT that meant that Amazon would not publicize it.  So … after a year of no takers (obviously nobody was wandering over to my website), and constantly renewing the giveaway I pushed another radio button.   This time I chose “random” and for some silly reason chose the odds at 1 out of 200!  It actually worked!  Except that I was trying to giveaway the books and it timed out after 455 participants and only 2 books given out.  So, finally I renewed with odds of 1 in 50 and 3 books zoomed out into the world in two days.

I’ve learned my lessons.  The next giveaway, and there will be one, will be more efficient.  🙂  BTW, are any of you “following” me?  I’d love to hear from you.