Wednesday, 18 April 2012
Welcome to the launch of the novel Working from Home and win a Kindle!
It’s taken blood, sweat and beers to get here but Working from home: Mixing business with pleasure has finally been launched and a bohemian storm is brewing!
The first reviews on Amazon show that Working from Home is making people laugh out loud:
"This is a fun, but yet informative novel which not only contains a racy, romantic storyline but highlights the power of networking in order to set up business." "this was a well-written book with points that made me laugh out loud" - June Louise
"The story line is funny, sexy, playful and warm and I enjoyed getting to know the characters and how they developed and related to one another." "King's portrayal of the stereotypical networking characters and their conversations and dynamics were so true to life they made me laugh out loud." - Kay Hebbourn
"What can be more fun than a book that mixes business with pleasure, a dash of romance and lots of laughs?" - Olive
Buy Working from home here on Amazon for the special price of £1.98 and start reading it in seconds! If you are not from the UK, you can also buy it on Amazon.com or Amazon in Spain, Germany, Italy and France.
Win a Kindle with Working from home
To celebrate the Working from home launch we are giving away an Amazon Kindle Wi Fi 6 inch worth £89 (or £90 of Amazon vouchers) to one lucky winner who helps with the campaign.
To enter the competition you need to either retweet my launch tweet on Twitter (my account is @RussWrites or you can copy and paste the tweet from the bottom of this article) or like the Working from Home Facebook page. If you do both you will get two entries. The promotion will run for a week and ends on April 24th (midnight).See bottom of article for boring bits about how I will select a winner.
How else can you help?
Please help a nervous writer who is wearing his lucky orange pants and staring at the computer screen watching four years work creeping up the Amazon charts.
Did I mention that you should buy the book? The first reviews are agreeing that it is laugh out loud so cheer yourself up for £2.99. You don't need a Kindle to read it. Amazon have free apps so you can read it on your PC, ipad, smartphone etc. You can buy it here.
Apart from that you can share this blog article on your social networks, email it to your friends or be really old-fashioned and just tell people about it.
My goal is to get Working from home into the top 10 Kindle charts so I can then work to keep it in the top 100. I’m up against some fantastic books, many of which have a lot of marketing money behind them. I will be SO grateful for your time and effort!
So far it has been settled in the top 50 for humorous fiction and just one sale helps it to push that further up where more people will see it while browsing on Amazon.
The small print for the competition
This is a serious competition and the prize will be picked at random. I’ll put all the entries (retweets or Facebook likes) into a spreadsheet listed and sort it alphabetically to remove any duplicates (in terms of people retweeting more than once – VERY welcome but only one entry will count). I will then use this web site http://www.random.org to generate a random number from the number of entries. I aim to select the winner and get the prize to them within two weeks. If the winner is not in the UK I will send vouchers to cover the cost so they can buy the Kindle themselves.
You don’t have to buy a copy of Working from Home to enter the competition (but why wouldn't you?!)
RT: @RussWrites RT to win a Kindle with fun novel Working from Home: Mixing business with pleasure? http://is.gd/9gKWOM #workingfromhome
You can buy Working from home on Amazon here.
Thanks to Loquax.co.uk and theprizefinder.com for spreading the news about the competition.