So it’s here again everyone! Bestseller For a Day is back and today’s book is Fierce Dawn by author Amber Scott. What is BFAD you ask? It’s an Indie Book Collective event where readers like you show your love for one book and try to drive it as far up the Amazon lists as is possible in one day. Pretty cool, huh?
Today you can pick up a copy of Fierce Dawn (ParaRealm) for just $0.99 at Amazon! Then you head on over to Bestseller for A Day and fill out the entry form for your chance to win a brand new Kindle! Just enter your email address and the first five numbers from your Amazon purchase confirmation code and you’ll get 5 entries to win that Kindle!
Also, if you purchase Fierce Dawn (ParaRealm) today, May 18th, get rebates on these 3 bonus buy books for just by purchasing Fierce Dawn today! Here are the three books:
Additionally, any reader who purchases Fierce Dawn through May 18th can request a signed ebook copy of it after submitting proof of purchase in the form of a five word phrase from the middle of the book sent by email to firstname.lastname@example.org!
Now I have a bit of a treat for you. Amber Scott has written up a super cool guest post for your reading pleasure! Good luck and happy reading!
The Time Capsule
By Amber Scott
About a year before the Kindle released as an e-reader, before the Sony e-reader was very known or popular, I was traditionally published with three e-publishers. Back then, this was a popular way for authors to earn their way into the big NY publishers. Authors like Cheyenne McCray carved this path and I was following suit.
I used to tell my hubby how, if someone made an e-reader that could be personalized like a book and was tactile like a book, the industry would boom with them. He nodded and smiled and today wishes he’d bought stock.
Now, I clearly wasn’t the only person who saw this possible. Amazon and Barnes and Noble and Apple were way ahead of me. But ever since then, when I get my little ideas and predictions, we call it putting it in the time capsule. Let’s see if we’re right.
Here’s a few ideas that are in there now:
- Ebook cafe bookstores. I envision bookstores evolving to have espresso print on demand machines and ebook kiosks, e-readers and fab covers for them, open mic nights and a more lounge like atmosphere. In my mind, one is called “The Nut House.” It’s by a college campus.
- E-readers that have a sign function. I can sign ebooks now, but only with my iPad and then it takes conversion. It only takes me about five minutes total now, but it will be way cool to sign in person for that instant gratification readers crave and deserve.
- Animated covers, meaning the book cover itself will be like the framed photos in Harry Potter. Much like music, I think ebooks will become the dominant format. Having covers that move on your e-reader would be so awesome. Imagine the hero, at first looking down then slowly his eyes drawing up and looking straight at you. *gasp*
- Paperbacks and hardbacks will become like CD’s, still preferred by a portion of the population but filled with specific extras because more than likely that audience includes the hard core fans.
Now, I have no idea if I’ll be right. It is an exciting future to daydream about, though. I can’t help myself. Seeing how much digital is changing the landscape is exciting. Readers are reading more often. Authors have more opportunities to earn an audience. Even book reviewer bloggers are beginning to get the recognition they deserve. The playing field is leveling and being in the midst of it is SO exciting.
Speaking of reading, I hope you’ll grab your 99 cent copy of Fierce Dawn today as part of the Bestseller For a Day promotion-one day, one low price, and one goal: to get into the top 100 in Amazon Kindle rankings. We’re making history together and while I don’t have much of a guess for the time capsule on what the long term effects will be, it sure is exciting to daydream about.
About Amber Scott
In between naptimes and dishes, Amber Scott escapes into her characters’ addictive lives. She often burns dinner, is a sucker for chocolate and still believes in happily ever after. She makes her home in hot Arizona with her two children, husband, and one day, two cats.You can stalk find Amber on Twitter, Facebook or at her website. You can also email her at the email listed above.