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Author and poet Dawn Colclasure

Thursday, March 04, 2010

Getting Ready for Read an E-Book Week

It's almost that time of year again!

Last year, I ran a blog series during Read an E-Book Week. This year, I'm doing something different: I'm going to participate with fellow authors and provide an E-copy of one of my books for free during the week. Yay!

After some serious thought, I decided to offer my book, BURNING THE MIDNIGHT OIL: How We Survive as Writing Parents, as a free download during Read an E-Book Week. Yay! I don't want to play favorites with my books; 365 TIPS FOR WRITERS has gotten so much attention, and my latest poetry book is still a baby. I did consider other books.... Maybe Topiary Dreams, since availability of that title is so limited thanks to my inability to get an ISBN and bar code when it first came out, but I wanted something that could be as widely-promoted as possible. Something rated PG, and not PG-13 like that book is. I also considered Take My Hand, but thought it might not be so well received since it's heavily Christian. As to November's Child, yet another book with limited availability, I'd have to type up the whole thing then convert it to PDF because I lost the file some years back after a virus infected my computer and wiped out everything I had on it. I never retyped it from the book itself and right now I don't have enough time to do that. Maybe someday I will yet still do that. At least it will be available to purchase again!

So I think the Midnight Oil book is the better choice.

I'll be sure to give a heads-up when it's all set. I might have to buy more space for my Web site first and I want to put together a nifty page for it.

Meanwhile, I am curious if other authors I know are participating in Read an E-Book Week, as well. I'd love to hear your thoughts and news!

And if you're a subscriber to my newsletter, shoot me an e-mail and let me know! I will include your info in the special announcement. Yay!

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  • At 3:16 PM , Blogger Lillie Ammann said...


    I'm offering all my e-books for free during the week. A couple of my clients are as well.

    I don't see your name listed on the Read an E-Book Week partners page. That's a good way to get new readers to your blog or Web site.

    Lillie Ammann
    A Writer's Words, An Editor's Eye

  • At 5:36 AM , Blogger Dawn Wilson said...

    Hi, Lillie,

    I was not able to male arrangements for the book to be available as a free download during the week until yesterday. I am still in the process of setting it up and getting everything official. That includes contacting the site about this, which I'm hoping I'll be able to do before the day is out. I think it's great that you are offering all of your books as free E-books during the week. I hope it all goes well.


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