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Stone and Silt
by Harvey Chute

$2.99
Kindle Edition published 2013-08-14
Bestseller ranking: 713665

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Big Al's Books & Pals 2014 Readers' Choice Awards: Young Adult Nominee

A ruthless murder and a stolen shipment of gold.

At school, sixteen-year-old Nikaia Wales endures the taunts of bullies who call her a “half-breed.” At home, she worries about how her family will react if she reveals her growing feelings for the quiet boy next door.

Those are soon the least of her troubles. Nikaia discovers a hidden cache of gold, and when police find a corpse nearby, her father becomes a suspect. Worse, Elias Doyle is circling, hungry to avenge his brother’s death.

Nikaia desperately searches for clues to save her father. In her quest to find the killer, she learns about the power of family, friendship, and young love....

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Re: Instafreebie Group Giveaway - SFF Mega Promo (14-20 November)
« Reply #75 on: October 15, 2016, 05:50:34 PM »
I've got a post up on Reddit this morning in /r/scifi for the October promo, as they allow self promotion on Saturdays.

https://www.reddit.com/r/scifi/comments/57kbsw/sps_46_free_science_fiction_ebooks/

Could do with some more upvotes for extra visibility if you can spare a minute.

Thanks! Voted up :)

I gather from the sign-up instructions that samples are accepted. Did anyone do the October promo with a sample? If so, I'd love to hear from them if they've still seen a boost in subscribers or if it seems people are only interested in grabbing the full stories/books.

Yes, there were some samples in the October one. I saw one person mention they had ~200 new subscribers a few days ago (and there's still time to go). So, while you likely won't get quite as many subscribers as a full book, you'll probably still get a good few.

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Re: Instafreebie Group Giveaway - SFF Mega Promo (14-20 November)
« Reply #76 on: October 15, 2016, 06:50:16 PM »
I've got a post up on Reddit this morning in /r/scifi for the October promo, as they allow self promotion on Saturdays.
https://www.reddit.com/r/scifi/comments/57kbsw/sps_46_free_science_fiction_ebooks/
Could do with some more upvotes for extra visibility if you can spare a minute.

Upvoted.

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Re: Instafreebie Group Giveaway - SFF Mega Promo (14-20 November)
« Reply #77 on: October 17, 2016, 08:29:23 AM »
Reposted on blog today. Twitter and FB shares will go out in the afternoon :) My mailing list reacted well to the news also (as far as I can see from click statistics)

I'm a noob on kboards and this was my first multi-author promo. Am I awed or what? So far, I've gathered 1000+ subscribers and getting a few reviews as well :o. Never imagined this could happen!

Thank you, Dean. Already signed up a different book for the November promo.

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Re: Instafreebie Group Giveaway - SFF Mega Promo (14-20 November)
« Reply #78 on: October 17, 2016, 01:57:36 PM »
Upvoted you at reddit, best wishes!
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Re: Instafreebie Group Giveaway - SFF Mega Promo (14-20 November)
« Reply #79 on: October 18, 2016, 10:14:33 PM »
I am also running a "99c Addendum" to this promotion, where we offer 99c books related to the freebies we're giving away.

Apply here: https://goo.gl/forms/eT24vdkzYf2yAKUx1

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Re: Instafreebie Group Giveaway - SFF Mega Promo (14-20 November)
« Reply #80 on: October 19, 2016, 04:27:15 AM »
I am also running a "99c Addendum" to this promotion, where we offer 99c books related to the freebies we're giving away.

Apply here: https://goo.gl/forms/eT24vdkzYf2yAKUx1

What cover link do you want, Dean? Imgur or something like that?

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Re: Instafreebie Group Giveaway - SFF Mega Promo (14-20 November)
« Reply #81 on: October 19, 2016, 09:44:56 AM »
What cover link do you want, Dean? Imgur or something like that?

Any image host, or a link to your cover on your website, etc.

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Re: Instafreebie Group Giveaway - SFF Mega Promo (14-20 November)
« Reply #82 on: October 23, 2016, 12:57:24 PM »
Here's the fantasy variant of the November promo graphic:


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Re: Instafreebie Group Giveaway - SFF Mega Promo (14-20 November)
« Reply #83 on: October 28, 2016, 01:11:00 PM »
I just submitted the form with my Instafreebie link! It'll be interesting to see the results of this. Thanks for the opportunity!  :D
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Re: Instafreebie Group Giveaway - SFF Mega Promo (14-20 November)
« Reply #84 on: October 30, 2016, 12:55:49 PM »
The November promo page is up:

http://deanfwilson.com/promo/

Please support the Headtalker campaign:

https://headtalker.com/campaigns/november-sff-mega-promo/

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Re: Instafreebie Group Giveaway - SFF Mega Promo (14-20 November)
« Reply #85 on: October 30, 2016, 01:03:29 PM »
Lookin' good. I joined the headtalker campaign. Kudos on your hard work.
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Re: Instafreebie Group Giveaway - SFF Mega Promo (14-20 November)
« Reply #86 on: October 30, 2016, 01:44:30 PM »
Okay, I've signed up and I have joined the HeadTalker.

You only need one more HeadTalker supporter.
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Re: Instafreebie Group Giveaway - SFF Mega Promo (14-20 November)
« Reply #87 on: October 30, 2016, 06:39:44 PM »
There will be an accompanying 99c promo with November's Instafreebie promo. The page is now live:

http://deanfwilson.com/99c-books/

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Re: Instafreebie Group Giveaway - SFF Mega Promo (14-20 November)
« Reply #88 on: November 08, 2016, 10:36:26 AM »
Drat. I seem to have missed the boat on this one :(

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Re: Instafreebie Group Giveaway - SFF Mega Promo (14-20 November)
« Reply #90 on: November 18, 2016, 01:03:18 PM »
Just wanted to report for anyone else considering trying this with a sample--I'm really pleased with how it's gone for me so far. Even though there are tons of other books on offer, most of them full length, my sample has gotten over 200 downloads thanks specifically to this promo. Yay!

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Re: Instafreebie Group Giveaway - SFF Mega Promo (14-20 November)
« Reply #91 on: November 19, 2016, 08:16:21 AM »
Just wanted to report for anyone else considering trying this with a sample--I'm really pleased with how it's gone for me so far. Even though there are tons of other books on offer, most of them full length, my sample has gotten over 200 downloads thanks specifically to this promo. Yay!

Thanks for that information, it's good to know that :D

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Re: Instafreebie Group Giveaway - SFF Mega Promo (14-20 November)
« Reply #92 on: November 20, 2016, 02:33:01 PM »
Agreed-I only have a sample chapter in the promo, but it's gotten me something like 450+ subscribers to my mailing list, and possibly a couple of sales. The two hours or so of labor to set up the giveaway on instafreebie, schedule a blog post and an email blast and a couple of additional hours to set up "welcome wagon" emails to the new subscribers at intervals of 5-7 days, are well worth it.

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Re: Instafreebie Group Giveaway - SFF Mega Promo (14-20 November)
« Reply #93 on: November 25, 2016, 11:48:56 AM »
The December SFF Mega Promo (12-18 Dec) is open for submissions until the end of this month:

https://goo.gl/forms/p0Nl9Z3WaEaVYCSG3

The accompanying 99c promo is also open for submissions:

https://goo.gl/forms/f7QoKoE0HDjprA5w2

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Re: Instafreebie Group Giveaway - December SFF Mega Promo (12 - 18 December)
« Reply #94 on: November 25, 2016, 02:43:40 PM »
Submitted for the December promo. Thanks for setting this up, Dean.

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Re: Instafreebie Group Giveaway - December SFF Mega Promo (12 - 18 December)
« Reply #95 on: November 25, 2016, 05:19:49 PM »
Thanks Dean! I had great success the last time with your instafreebie promo!  :)

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Re: Instafreebie Group Giveaway - December SFF Mega Promo (12 - 18 December)
« Reply #96 on: November 27, 2016, 07:17:23 PM »
I signed up as well.  Thanks for putting this up Dean.

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Re: Instafreebie Group Giveaway - December SFF Mega Promo (12 - 18 December)
« Reply #97 on: November 27, 2016, 10:34:17 PM »
I've signed up. Thank you, it was just the kind of thing I was looking for.

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Re: Instafreebie Group Giveaway - December SFF Mega Promo (12 - 18 December)
« Reply #98 on: December 05, 2016, 06:08:34 PM »
The page for December is now live. I've moved it to a new site, SFF Book Bonanza, which will be hosting any future promos I do:

http://sffbookbonanza.com/freebooks/

There are over 120 books listed.

If you want to help support the authors involved, add your social media support via Headtalker:

https://headtalker.com/campaigns/december-sff-mega-promo/

Thanks!

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Re: Instafreebie Group Giveaway - December SFF Mega Promo (12 - 18 December)
« Reply #99 on: December 06, 2016, 06:45:28 AM »
Looks great Dean!  I've already tweeted to my 1400 followers and will be spreading it wide as it gets closer.  Thanks for all your work.