December 11, 2015

Critter Tales Giveaway Winner, a Book Discount, and an Opportunity for You

Okay, the long drawn-out thank yous and mushy stuff will follow (along with that opportunity I mention in the post title). Let's get right to what everybody is waiting for. The winner is


For everyone who entered, I want to offer a discount code for 30% off Critter Tales at my CreateSpace eStore. That's for as many copies as you'd like. Click here, and enter the code JB4XPZG4 (expired) at checkout. More and more worldwide sales outlets are becoming available: click here for the latest links.

And of course I want to thank everyone who entered the giveaway, with hugs and kisses for everyone who helped me promote my new book. Self-published authors are sort of the renegades of the publishing world, which means there's no help in promoting our work except what we do ourselves. The beauty of self-publishing is that it means that anyone with something to say is free to say it without the acceptance and approval of the publishing industry.

If you support this freedom and read a good independently published book, pass the word on to others. One of the best ways to do this is through reviews at the online sellers' websites. Amazon, of course, is the big one, but others offer this feature as well. Another way is to do book reviews on your blog. Word of mouth is any author's best friend.

If you do a book review on your blog after you've read Critter Tales, let me know and I'll start a "What Readers are Saying" on it's webpage, with a link to your review.

Writing books is my way of helping support our homestead. My wildest dream is that I might someday be able to make enough of a living from it for Dan to not have to go out over the road anymore. The reality of homesteading is that it's nearly impossible to do full time without some other means of income. I'm sure most of you can relate, which brings me to "an Opportunity for You."

The Opportunity is to become an affiliate in a project I'm involved in. The Homestead Bloggers Network is producing a Back to Basics Living eBook box set containing eBooks by 70 homestead authors, including myself. I've created an exclusive "Back to Basics Living Mini-Bundle" from four of my The Little Series of Homestead How-Tos.

I've never participated in anything like this before, but the gist of it is that anyone, participating author or not, can earn money as an affiliate in this project by advertising the box set on their blog or website. HBN is paying a 40% commission on every bundle sold. The only caveat is that you must have your own blog or website. Click here for more details and to sign up. Please put my name in the "Who Referred You" field on the sign-up. Sales start January 18, 2016.

2016! Can you believe it's right around the corner? So much to do to give 2015 a proper send-off. I'd better get to it.

and an Opportunity for You © December 2015 


Sandy Livesay said...


Congratulations PP!!!!

Cozy Thyme Cottage said...

Congratulations to Pioneer Preppy! Have a great day Leigh! Nancy

jewlz said...

Congrats, PP! Got my copy yesterday, Heftier, in all senses of the word, than I expected!

DFW said...

Congratulations to PP!

Jans Funny Farm said...

Congratulations to the winner!

Sarah said...

Congrats and thank you for offering the discount code. The Back to Basics Living bundle sounds awesome!!!

Katiez Furry Mewz said...

Concats and a meowry Christmas!

Leigh said...

Well put! I hope you will consider using that in a review on Amazon. :)