Fiscal Cliff Dive Into A New Year Giveaway

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Dec 31, we’re giving away the adult romcom murder mystery book, Lily Does Sweden, in our Fiscal Cliff Dive Into A New Year Giveaway.

Also, post a review of your giveaway book and we’ll send you The Extra Man (Bk 3) as a thank you gift. Yep, we’re that nice at the holidays!

If you’re interested in free ePubs, jump over to the giveaway page for all the juicy details.

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The Christmas Day Reason To Live Giveaway

Tomorrow Onlygoosekindle Dec 25, we’re giving away the Christmas murder mystery book, A Goose Is Cooked (Bk 2), in our Christmas Day Reason To Live Giveaway. The book is part of a series, but it can be read as stand alone also!

Also, post a review of your giveaway book and we’ll send you The Extra Man (Bk 3) as a thank you gift. Yep, we’re that nice at the holidays!

If you’re interested in free ePubs, jump over to the giveaway page for all the juicy details.

Stick around till Dec 31, and join in the fun of the Fiscal Cliff Dive In A New Year Giveaway! The book will be Lily Does Sweden. 

The Apocalyptic Solstice Giveaway

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This year were giving away 4 different ePUBs as a way of saying thanks to all.

Friday, we’re kicking off with the Apocalpytic Solstice Giveaway on Dec 21st. The book will be A Seat At The Feast (Bk 1).

On Dec 25, we’ll be giving away a Christmas book, A Goose Is Cooked (Bk 2), in our Christmas Reason To Live Giveaway.

On Dec 31, the Fiscal Cliff Dive In A New Year Giveaway book will be Lily Does Sweden.

Plus, we’ll send you as a thank you The Extra Man (Bk 3), if you post a review of one of the giveaway books by Jan 15.

If you’re interested in any or all of these free ePubs, jump over to the giveaway page for the juicy details.

Stuck in Barnes & Noble’s PubIt! Processing Hell? This way out!

 

As you may recall, we ran into some issues with Barnes & Noble selling the Nook version of our new book Lily Does Sweden. Notably the B&N stated “24-72 hour” processing time to put the book on sale extended to . . . one week, two weeks, three weeks . . .  and counting.

 

At first we thought it might be the content. However, after a bit of a research, turns out a lot of people were having their books stuck in processing limbo for weeks on end.  Not something B&N really wants the world to know, so not something they posted prominently.

The recommendation from B&N on the Support Boards was simply to go in and redo the setup and upload of the title as if it were a brand new book.  According to a few people, who have had success with redoing the title, the redo seem to make the B&N system kick the first version out for sale.

We know. So weird!

Lily Does Sweden was “redone” today. (No, we never stop working!) So, with any luck, it will be up for sale as a Nook this coming week. We’ll keep you all posted as to whether this method really works or not.

 

In the meanwhile, if you’re on Goodreads, sign up for the Lily Does Sweden book giveaway. We’re giving away two autographed and personally inscribed trade paperback copies this month. There you can also download and read the first two chapters of the book.

Or, drop over to Indra’s WP site A Seat At The Feast and check out the TOC and the first chapter, which is on the Lily Does Sweden Page. If you like what you read, $1.99 on Nook, Kindle, or other epub retailers. Trade paperback ($14.99) is already available on B&N and Amazon as well as other retailers.

 

Is this cover really so bad it should be banned from display?

This is the cover of the new book, out today . . . at least in eBook format.

We believe a cover and title should tell the reader what to expect from a book, and this cover and title do just that. If you read Lily Does Sweden, you will definitely agree we were 100% what you see is what you get.

Of course, what you see depends on you, just as what culture you come from slants how you see another culture you may visit.* That’s why, on the cover of the hard copy, we add “A cross-cultural (mis-)adventure.”

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As for the book content, we’re honest about that too. It’s a departure for FAB in that it does have mature themes, a couple erotic escapades, and some frank language. But that being said, the 314-page book (in 6 x 9 format) is primarily a travel adventure mystery/romantic comedy set in Sweden about the perils of thinking you understand something you really don’t — such as another person’s culture.

For those of you who have never been to Sweden, it’s very different from other first-world Western countries. This book draws on American vs Swedish cross-cultural disconnects to produce a story that’s both a good read and humorously informative.

Yes, it’s got erotic escapades. But if you find non-violent, non-sadomasochistic intimacy between two unattached, unmarried, non-religious people of the same race so bad or so controversial you want to ban this book or its cover, you may want to move to a repressive country in the Middle East.

Lily Does Sweden is already up for sale digitally ($1.99) through Amazon (click here for Kindle), although they don’t have a spot for the physical book yet.

Although we sent Lily Does Sweden to Barnes and Noble for a Nook edition, Sept 24th, they are still processing it. We’re not sure why. However, Barnes and Noble has a place holder for the physical book as a pre-order, so . . . apparently they’re willing to sell it.

Lily Does Sweden is also available through third-party ePUB retailers that sell Adobe Digital Editions ePUBs.

The print version ($14.99 retail, but about $10.70 through B&N) went to LSI on the 18th of Sept and is also taking an unusually long time to set up. Again, we’re not sure why; however, we have sent an email asking for information. They recently upgraded their computer system and perhaps lost some files or got behind as a result. We’ll keep you posted.

If you’d like to voice your opinion about the cover . . . .

*{When you look at the cover, what do you see? Two naked people? Or two people in bathing suits (which you can’t discern)? Two friends just horsing around? Or two lovers having sex?}