Thursday, April 26, 2012
Wonderful Opportunity for Australian Authors
I have a friend named Rose Dee who, like me, writes contemporary romantic dramas with a bit of suspense set in her familiar environment. The biggest difference is that while my environment is the Adelaide Hills of South Australia, which has four very distinct seasons, hers is tropical North Queensland with all its spectacular beaches, palm trees and colourful flora and fauna.
A few months ago, she had a wonderful idea to attempt an 'online launch' of her brand new novel, Beyond Resolution. This meant a lot of hard work. She produced some great video trailers and an interview (which I was delighted to conduct with her). As is so often the case when God is behind an inspired idea, it has turned into something larger than Rose, or anybody else, could have possibly imagined. The promotion was originally intended to be a week long event showcasing Rose's new book. It has turned into a 3 week long online event and in-store promotion featuring other Australian authors as well. To make it even more special, her supporters at Daydream Island Resort and Spa have come on board to offer a package to one lucky buyer. All Australian readers need to do to be in the running is to buy one of the seven featured novels by Australian Christian fiction authors from Koorong Book Store outlets anywhere around Australia.
I'd like to help blog readers who are not Australian understand what a miracle this opportunity is for we who are used to trying to sell our own books in an indifferent climate. Buyers tend to prefer sticking to books from foreign shores. You see, our smaller population base makes it harder for our publishers to print the vast quantities necessary to be really competitive in a book market. I hope and pray this 3-week book launch is a sign that the tide is turning and things may soon change (as our books really ARE excellent)
The direct link to the promotion is here.
If you are an Australian looking for a great purchase for a Mother's Day gift, I'd urge you to get hold of one these titles. If you are not Australian, I'd still encourage you to read these novels, as they are all available as e-books with the click of a button.
Paula Vince is an award-winning fiction author who lives in the beautiful Adelaide Hills of Australia with her husband and three children. She writes contemporary drama/romances with elements of the suspenseful and mysterious.
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