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Amazon Author Pages

Theory has it that it’s a good idea to have an Amazon Author Page. So since I write under two different names, I have two different Amazon Author Pages! I went ahead and claimed “Angela Highland” as my pen name, which necessitated the following chain of communication:

Me to Amazon: Hey Amazon, I’m Angela Highland too!
Amazon to Me: Okay, we’ll have to clear this with your publisher.
Amazon to Carina: Hey, is this her?
Carina to Me: Amazon pinged us, is this your email address?
Me to Carina: Yep, that’s me!
Carina to Amazon: Yep, that’s her!
Amazon to Me: Fabulous. Here, have an Author page.

There’s my original Author Page for Angela Korra’ti, and the new one for Angela Highland. Those are both easy ways to look up my work if you want to buy any title for the Kindle, or the audio edition of Valor of the Healer. Feel free to bookmark these for your own reference, or if you know Kindle people who might like my stuff, point ’em at the links, mmkay?

Bone Walker


As of this morning Bone Walker has gone live on all the places where I’m selling it for digital readers–so now you can officially buy it on Amazon, B&N, iBooks, Smashwords, Kobo, and Google Play! And there are more links to buy, especially for international readers, on the book’s official page!

Most of my preorders were on the Kindle, and Amazon chugged through processing those last night, which did amusing things to my February numbers. Google Play’s preorder apparently still counts as a January sale. And I also had a preorder show up for iBooks that I hadn’t seen before, so yay! Many thanks to all who preordered!

If you feel inclined and want to help me out, please, please, please spread the word about the book being out now. Also consider leaving a rating or review–on the book’s Amazon page will have the most heft, but its Goodreads page is also now live, and reviews there will have some weight too.

And in honor of the release, I feel some character interviews coming on. Anybody want to wing a question at any member of the cast of the Free Court of Seattle? Leave your question and to whom you’d like it directed in the comments! There will be in-character answers!

ETA: If you’re on Twitter and are thusly inclined, here’s a tweet you can steal to use:

Bone Walker by @annathepiper now available! Come fling questions at any character in the Free Court of Seattle!

ALSO: Don’t forget, I’m running a giveaway over on Here Be Magic for a print edition of the book! The post is right over here!

Bone Walker

Today’s Bone Walker report!

Bone Walker’s official page has now been updated with all of its Amazon links, both US and International. It’s pre-orderable everywhere Amazon has it posted. So if you’re a Kindle user, you can have at it! Pre-orders would be very helpful as they’ll count towards my February sales and help bump up the book’s early Amazon ranking. There are four pre-orders already, which is awesome!

Also, if you’re someone who’s read one of the pre-release versions of the book and you are so inclined, please consider rating or reviewing it. That’ll help too!

And! Bone Walker now also has an official Goodreads link, so if you’re on Goodreads you can add it to your shelves right over here. Same commentary re: early reviews and ratings applies here, too.

I’ve gotten in some good commentary from proofreaders (thank you, Talya, Jennifer, Maria-Katriina, and Anne!), and I have Emma looking at the test MOBI for any formatting problems. I do still need volunteers to check my test EPUB as well.

Carina Press has given me final text for the official copyright notices at the front of the book, for use of my Carina books’ covers and blurb copy in the back. I still do not have an official cover or copy for Victory of the Hawk there, so Victory may or may not get an ad into the print edition. It will hopefully have one in the ebook at least!

(Also, Carina’s editorial staff sent around a helpful mail to all the Carina authors after working with me on this, with a how-to for how to use allowed Carina material for promoting our titles with them in our self-pubbed works. Which is pretty awesome. Kudos to Carina’s team for that. ^_^ )

Last but not least, I’ve started whipping up a few tweets to fling around Twitter to encourage people to go preorder the book. If you’re on Twitter and feel like signalboosting me, here, have some example tweets you can use! Or feel free to make up one and use the link!

All that keeps a dark spirit from destroying Seattle is a half-Seelie mage! Bone Walker by @annathepiper, out 2/3!

Kendis Thompson thinks she’s mastered her magic. A dark spirit and a dragon prove her wrong. Bone Walker out 2/3!

The Unseelie Court wants Kendis Thompson–and they’re willing to destroy Seattle to get her. Bone Walker out 2/3!

Still to come:

  • Dara beginning work on the print edition and the PDF
  • I need to file official copyright for the book
  • I need to launch an ad for it on Goodreads
  • Proofreading changes will get rolled into the master file

Getting close to this being a real live book. SO EXCITING!

ONE LAST THING: Dara has a question for folks pertaining to CD Baby’s release of the soundtrack! She wants to know whether you think CD Baby’s automatic appending of “(Original Soundtrack)” to the title is a good thing or a bad thing. If you have thoughts on the matter, tell her over here!

Faerie Blood

Faerie Blood is BACK ON SALE

Because hey, it’s Christmas, and ALSO because I’m about to be making the hard push to get Bone Walker ready for you all, Faerie Blood is now officially BACK ON SALE for 99 cents!

The sale price should now be active at Amazon, Kobo, B&N, Smashwords, and Google Play, and as soon as iTunes Connect makes itself available again (it’s inaccessible until the 29th), I’ll be changing the price there, too. All buy links for the book are on its official page!

This price will be in effect until the end of February 2015, since it’ll double as a promotion for Bone Walker as well. So spread the word if you’re so inclined, and if you happen to have gotten a shiny ereader as a Christmas present, no time like NOW to put Kendis and Company on it!


Useful tool for fellow authors: self-serve ads on Goodreads

Last month I decided to try Goodreads’ self-serve advertising system, and set up test ads for both Faerie Blood and Valor of the Healer. The ad wizard they set up is pretty simple–as long as you have a book in Goodreads’ database, you can build an ad around that and deploy it to be viewed by whatever set of users you’d like. You throw it whatever amount of money you want to spend, and every time your ad gets clicked on, the cost of that is deducted from your budget.

It’s pretty slick, I gotta say. And now people are seeing the ads for both books and I’m starting to see people add both of the books to their shelves on the Goodreads site. What’s even cooler is that I can use both of these campaigns when I’m ready to deploy ads for Vengeance of the Hunter and Bone Walker, too, and they’ll use the same pools of credit.

So I’d recommend checking the ad wizard out if you have an author account on Goodreads. You can use it for your self-pubbed work, and non-self-pubbed work too–hence, me setting one up for Valor. Pretty easy way to do some promo on a site whose entire point is to talk about books. Thus, one of the few ways I’m absolutely comfortable with advertising.

Advertising! Enjoy some now!

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For those of you on Facebook

I hear tell authors need things like official Facebook pages, so I made one, and you can find it right over here.

Those of you who’d like to follow me in an official Facebook capacity and focus on getting data about my writing, that’s your best bet. ‘Cause if you follow my personal account, you’re going to get a LOT more blathering about Quebecois music and Great Big Sea, and y’know, if you like those things, that’s awesome, but I DO tend to blather on. 😉

Probably what I’m going to do with that page is use it as a place to talk about interesting Here Be Magic posts (’cause that’s the Carina author blog I’m on), any general Carina news, and news about my self-pubbed works as well. Writing-specific posts from this blog will get cross-posted there. And I’ll maybe post answers to questions, or maybe tidbits of excerpts of stuff coming, or cover reveals, or y’know, author stuff!

Mostly though it’ll serve as a way for people who don’t know about me already to find me on Facebook.

So yeah. Those of you with Facebook accounts, y’all know what to do! That Like button sure looks shiny, doesn’t it?

Faerie Blood

Because it’s CANADA DAY, a Faerie Blood coupon!

Because it’s Canada Day, and I have a well-documented love of things Canadian (namely, trad music, bouzouki players, Montreal-style bagels, and maple whiskey), and because I do have a Canadian as the male lead character in Faerie Blood

Here, have a Smashwords exclusive coupon to celebrate Canada! Coupon code HE37T will get you 20 percent off of Faerie Blood‘s current price if you buy the book from Smashwords right over here!

I don’t have an easy way of generating coupons on the other channels I sell the book through–so I will also honor the 20 percent reduction for anyone who wants to buy the book directly from me in the format of their choice. (And yes, this includes the print editions. Of which I have only SEVEN left in the current print run, so if you want one, now would be a REALLY good time to jump on it!)

This price will be in effect until EOD Friday, July 5th! (I.e., pretty much up until Dara and I go to Canada this coming weekend!)

Please feel free to spread the word, and enjoy, all! Particularly if you’re Canadian.