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“It’s one of the best children’s books I now have for my collection.”

Occassionally you get a review you like and want to share.  Today was a long day work.

Long. Day.

LONG.

So it was nice to see this review on Goodreads.

“It’s one of the best children’s books I now have for my collection.”

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Thank you so much once again for choosing me as a winner to read your book. My boys loved it. When reading it to them they were on the edge of their seats wanting to know who would win the game. It was nice to have a new book to read them. The pictures were a great addition too. Its one of the best children’s books I now have for my collection. Cannot wait till my youngest grows up so we can share the book with him as well.

If you’re a teacher and want to write I hope you do and get to feel this.

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The purpose of giveaways and Dolbin School for the Extraordinary giveaway on Goodreads

First the Promotion

I’m giving away 10 signed copies of Dolbin School for the Extraordinary on Goodreads.

Goodreads Book Giveaway

Dolbin School for the Extraordinary by Martin Tiller

Dolbin School for the Extraordinary

by Martin Tiller

Giveaway ends December 01, 2013.

See the giveaway details
at Goodreads.

Enter to win

And if you wanted to just pay for a signed copy just email me martinctiller@gmail.com and I’ll send one out. I’ve been too lazy to get a link up on the autograph page.  Eventually I’ll get one out.

Why Do This?

For those of you that follow this blog in hopes of learning about indie publishing, I have found Goodreads giveaways a decent way of getting good reviews, meeting new bloggers, and gaining fans.  As I wrote before that we need to be dandelions, you just never which thing you do will take root and spread.  Try everything and be willing to fail.

This is a wonderful review that I got on Kevin and the Three-Headed Alien.

I do recommend that when you do a giveaway that you send a personal note, both in an email and in a letter with the book asking for a review.  I started doing that with the second Kevin book and got more reviews on Goodreads because of that technique.  Kevin and the Three-Headed Alien has more text reviews than Kevin and the Seven Lions does on Goodreads, and I think that is because I started asking for reviews when I did the giveaway.

If you have done a giveaway, I would love to hear your experience.  Leave a comment sharing your experience.

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Another selfish reason to publish

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There are so many reasons to publish a book.  Being told that an eight-year-old loves your book and is hoping for more, is one of the best reasons to keep writing.  Here is a recent review from a Goodreads giveaway:

I won this book in a giveaway.
I gave it to my 8 year old nephew to read and he loved it. He said he’s already read it three times and asked me if there were going to be more coming soon. My nephew is a very picky reader so the fact that he loved it and has already read it so many times must mean that it is amazing.

This is a great example of a dandelion, as Neil Gaiman described it.  I gave away several copies last month Kevin and the Three-Headed Alien on Goodreads, and apparently I earned a fan.  And apparently I need to get back to writing Kevin books.

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I write this because I know several readers are working on their own children’s books.  This is what could happen when you publish.  Trust me.  It’s worth it.

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P.P.S

Kevin and the Three-Headed Alien is 99 cents this week.  Check it out.

Click here to get Kevin and the Three-Headed Alien.

Click here to get Kevin and the Three-Headed Alien.

Kevin and the Three Headed Alien giveaway at Goodreads

I have a new giveaway running on Goodreads for Kevin and the Three-Headed Alien.  I have five copies to giveaway, and the giveaway is for those in the US, Canada, and the UK.  Click here to go to the giveaway.

Of course you can just pick-up the paperback on Amazon.  It is less than $7.

Click on the picture to get the book at Amazon.

Click on the picture to get the book at Amazon.

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