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Hi, I've just launched three blogs: http://www.lovethyauthor.com, http://lovethyteenauthor.blogspot.com and http://lovethychristianauthor.blogspot.com, and I'm looking for self-published/small press authors with books priced free or 99c to feature. All the big publishers are offering free or 99c books on Kindle as a way to attract readers, and I think it's a good way for indie authors to go as well. If readers like your first book, they'll definitely be willing to pay more for the second. What do others think?

The requirements to feature are:

1. First and foremost we are looking for well-written books with a great story. Your book also needs:
2. An attractive front cover.
3. Professional editing for grammar and spelling errors.
4. An enticing description on the Amazon Kindle site (with no spelling mistakes).
5. Your book must also be either free or priced 99c. If you have more than one book on Kindle, it is suggested that you offer the first book for free. This allows readers to become familiar with your work and if they like it, they will be more than happy to pay for the next one.
6. No hard-core violence/gore or erotica.

Anyway, if you are interested, go to the relevant blog and submit your book via the 'For Authors' tab (it's free, by the way).
Thanks so much guys! You're the future of publishing! :)

Lianne Blanch
http://www.lovethyauthor.com
http://www.lovethyteenauthor.blogspot.com
http://www.lovethychristianauthor.blogspot.com
 

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Your book must also be either free or priced 99c or less. If you have more than one book on Kindle, it is suggested that you offer the first book for free.

Lianne Blanch
http://www.lovethyauthor.com
http://www.lovethyteenauthor.blogspot.com
http://www.lovethychristianauthor.blogspot.com
Lianne, I like your concept... but you do know that Amazon does not allow writers to price their works lower than $0.99, don't you? While we can offer coupon codes for free books through sites like Smashwords, Amazon KDP does not allow us to price below $0.99 ourselves.

Sometimes Amazon will run a free-book special if a book becomes popular enough. Some authors "game the system" using Smashwords to force Amazon to price-match a book to "free," (though it's somewhat frowned upon by Amazon), but the lowest an author can price their own book, legitimately, through Amazon's system is $0.99.

So... while I love many aspects of your site and concept, I just wanted to make you aware that the "free" or "below $0.99" aspects are something we can't control, really.
 

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I wasn't quite sure what you meant by "no hard-core violence". A novel about war tends to have some violence in it although I hope what is in mine is not gratuitous. My reviewers have thought it wasn't. So I submitted and will let you decide.

Thanks for the opportunity.

J. R.
 

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It so happens that I have a book for each one - a freebie, a 99-center for teens / YA, and a Christian 99-center.  :D I have submitted them all, each one to the relevant blog. Thank you for this opportunity!
 
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