We all hate Mondays a little bit, right? It’s always like spring back Daylight Savings Time. Week after week after week.
Once a month, on the first Monday of the month, I’ll post some of my comments on your indie published book. Well, someone’s book. Maybe yours. But only if I like it. Which means I have to know about it.
Here’s the rules:
You must have a web site. I don’t care if it’s for you as an author or the book (or the series of books).
There must be an excerpt of your book on your web site. ~2 pages (500 words) is a good start.
There must be a link that offers a downloadable sample (e.g., through iBooks). I’m sample girl. The book must be available somewhere in EPUB format. I don’t read on a Kindle or with the Kindle app, and I don’t read paper books any more.
If it’s part of a series, I’m only interested in the first book.
Your book must have been published for the first time within a year (to the nearest month), but must be available on the posting date. So for the Jan 6, 2014 edition, anything published between Jan 1, 2013 and Jan 6, 2014 is fine.
It must be in a genre I read. (See below.)
How to be considered:
a. Email me: firstname.lastname@example.org (spell carefully). Deadline is two weeks before the post date, so Dec 23.
b. Make sure you list your web site, book, and its publication date.
c. Note that I will actually look at your excerpt and, if I like that, your sample. And, if I like that, I’ll have a go at the rest of the book.
d. Your book doesn’t get picked unless I like it.
e. If you leave any of the necessary bits out, I will probably not approve your comment. (At this time, all comments are moderated unless you have a previously-approved comment.)
Even if I don’t pick your book, if I find you have an interesting-sounding excerpt that isn’t quite my thing, I may give you a shout-out in the Indie Monday post.
Women writers, writers of color, LGBT* writers are all encouraged to participate.
If I don’t feel that I’ve found an indie published book via your submissions of your own work that I’d love to give a shout-out to that month, I’ll still post about an indie book, just not one that was submitted. This is a last resort, though.
Anything I didn’t cover? Feel free to ask questions below.
What I Like to Read
Science fiction, fantasy (except of the good vs. evil sort), paranormal romance, romance (any heat level), mystery, travel essay.
I like funny books and upbeat endings and complicated plots, but none of those elements are required.
What I Won’t Read
Horror of most kinds, lifestyle BDSM, Christian-themed books, tragedies, strenuously dramatic works, overly derivative works, and erotica that’s too out there for publishers like Samhain.