My Gift to You

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The New Year is upon us, resolutions and all.

Considering “The Red Speck” is about personal growth and transcendence, I felt now would be a good time to give it away as a holiday gift to all of you who follow me and have supported the book with your kindness and shockingly heartfelt positive reviews.

Follow the link below, at checkout, enter the coupon code : YH35D

My free copy of “The Red Speck”

If you’ve already downloaded the book, share this with anyone you think might benefit from the lifting of Maya and total internal reflection.

The coupon for 100% off is good through the 9th of January. Thank you so much, truly. Let’s see what good we can do in 2015.

oxo,

S

“The Red Speck” blends lush, sensuous imagery with raw emotion on an individual’s otherworldly journey to psychological wholeness. Sophie’s heartbreak leads her to awaken in an unknown but strangely familiar world in which she meets and learns from gorgeous archetypal characters tinged with the colors of Miami and the old South.”

“While an engaging story on its own, the reader will find genuine insight into into their own fixations that hold them back from happiness, including hints on how to move forward. The author has a gift for taking airy spiritual and psychological experiences and thoroughly grounding them in the body. She accomplishes this by painting vivid, emotionally engaging scenes with words, evoking a visceral and sympathetic response in the reader in a manner similar to the techniques found in the poetry of Rumi. In this way the protagonist’s alchemical transmutation of leaden emotions to joyous golden freedom becomes our own. Highly recommended.”

Art x Marketing = Sales / Views + Reviews

My recent foray into self publishing has been quite an eye opener.  I don’t know enough yet to share any real words of wisdom, but I will tell you this. writing the book was only half the struggle.  (Granted, self publishing “The Red Speck” hasn’t brought me to tears the way writing it did, still, I haven’t received my first bad review, so tears may still be on the table.)

Honestly though, bad reviews would be better than having no one read it at all.  …to have your work ignored, I think, would be worse.  Christos Polydorou illustrates this point beautifully in, “My Kingdom For An Audience”.

Self publishing, maybe all publishing, I don’t know, can be summed up by this equation: Art x Marketing = Sales / Views + Reviews.   (Math people, did I get it right?)  The problem is this, I don’t want to be a marketer, I want to be a writer.

C’est la guerre, I guess.  What can I do but try to improve my marketing skills?  This is the world we’re living in, and to quote my grandfather, “…you just have to pull up your bootstraps and soldier on.”  Which is exactly what I’m doing.  Soldiering on, and trying to avoid landmines on the way.

So, as part of the Amazon recommended marketing plan, beginning today and running through Sunday, “The Red Speck” is downloadable for free on Amazon.  I am actually quite excited to see what happens, and will be spending my day off here by the computer watching, Tweeting, posting on Facebook, and wherever else the geniuses of internet marketing recommend.

If you do decide to spend some of your valuable leisure time in a world that I’ve written, please know that I am beyond thankful and I genuinely hope you enjoy the trip, because it is definitely, a trip.

S