Today I have the honor of having Angie Martin here. Angie is the author of suspense novel “False Security” and highly rated psychological thriller “Conduit.”
Angie, you have an interesting event coming soon. Please, tell us something about it.
My publisher, Indie World Publishing & Author Services wanted to do something to give back to hard-working mothers everywhere. The event, the Mother’s Day Reading Blitz, was formed with that idea in mind.
They put out a call for submissions, hoping to get around 20 authors. The response was overwhelming. We now have over 60 authors and 73 books that will be on sale from May 9-11th. Each of these books will be listed for only $0.99 on Amazon for Kindle or Kindle app. This allows moms (or any reader) to purchase several amazing books at a great price.
In conjunction with the reading blitz, I’m hosting a live giveaway event on Facebook on Saturday May 10th starting at 1pm. Every 10 minutes, a new giveaway thread will be posted with fun things for readers to do in order to enter and win. We’re giving away books, swag, and even an Amazon gift card or two. The threads will stay open for 24 full hours so that readers from all countries can stop by and participate in the giveaway.
So basically anyone can participate. That’s amazing! There are a lot of authors participating. What if I find my next favorite author through the event, and would like to contact the author, what would be the best way to do so?
Many of the authors can be found on Facebook or Goodreads, or through their Amazon Author Central profiles. Many will be attending the live giveaway event as well. If all else fails, the reader can always contact Indie World Pub and they’d be glad to get contact information to them.
And if I was, wait, I am, lol, no seriously, what if a new author would like to participate to the event? Is the event fully booked or do you still have slots open?
We would absolutely love to take in new authors, but we simply do not have the room for this event. Indie World Pub, however, plans on coordinating future events for authors, both male and female, so there will be plenty of opportunities for authors to participate in upcoming events.
Tell us more about the authors of the event. Are they all mothers? Women?
I can’t say enough about the fantastic authors participating in this event! They are all female authors that come from all over the world. Some are mothers, some are not. We have all ages, all personalities, and all types of writing style represented. It’s just a fantastic showing from the world of Indie and small press female authors.
I’ve heard there is a huge giveaway coming. How can we get our hands to those new exciting reads?
Well the best way to get them is to buy them, of course. Not all of the books in the Reading Blitz will also be given away in the event. But if you want to try your hand at winning, the live giveaway event will be the way to go. We’re giving away more than just books. Swag and Amazon gift cards will also be in the mix. Since the winners will not be announced until Monday after the Reading Blitz has ended, I recommend that all readers buy the books they want the most and then enter the giveaways for the others.
And all the books on the event are only 99c, right?
$0.99 for Kindle and Kindle app! It’s an amazing price and all of these authors have selflessly decided to lower their prices from Friday the 9th through Sunday the 11th just so moms (and other readers) can have access to what we hope will be their new favorite authors for a very low price. They can buy 10 books for what they would normally pay to buy 3. A great book for $0.99 – who can pass that up?
Well, I for sure am not! I will be downloading as many as possible and you can be sure, when I’ve read them I will leave a review on Amazon and Goodreads as a small thank you for those wonderful authors giving their books away with only a price of a cup of coffee!
Do you have books from all genres, or have you concentrated on some specific genres?
I cannot tell you how awesome it is to have authors from all genres represented. There is literally a book to satisfy any reader’s tastes! The one combining factor among all books is they have female lead or main characters (or is female centered, as in the case of non-fiction and poetry).
A lot of people assume that female writers are primarily romance or erotica. While we do have a lot of spectacular books in those categories, we also have action/adventure, horror, suspense, thriller… we female authors can be just as exciting in these genres as our male counterparts!
We also have books that represent children’s fiction, non-fiction, poetry, inspirational, and Christian fiction. Finally, we have a Women’s Fiction genre that we have drilled down to represent books that deal specifically with women’s issues, such as abuse, rape, marital concerns, etc. Overall, the event is a really great showing of how amazing female writers are.
This all sounds so exciting! How can we all participate to the event?
For the reading blitz, all of the books are listed on our website according to genre. You can click on any book cover and be taken directly to Amazon to buy the book. It’s a one-stop shop! They are also on our Pinterest Mother’s Day Reading Blitz board designed just for the event, with the Amazon links in the descriptions of each book cover.
For the live giveaway event, anyone can join in! Just follow the link and click “Join” under the cover photo. Then be sure to invite your friends! Even if you can’t make it to the “live” posting of the threads, you’ll have 24 hours to participate in the giveaway before we close the giveaway threads.
Live Facebook Giveaway event: https://www.facebook.com/events/630540137014799/
Thank you so much for being with us. I hope all the best for you and you can count I’ll be the girl in the front row when the event begins!
Thank you so much for having me! I’m excited to see you and everyone there!