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The Altercation of Vira – Rebranding

The Altercation of Vira_cover

In a post last month, I mentioned that I was revamping some of my older book covers; three of them to be precise. The Summer of Brian got its makeover at the start of October and, after a long process of head scratching, uhming and arhing, I settled on an idea for the new cover of The Altercation of Vira. I was surprised at how many options I had to mull over with this one – blue umbrella and stones, ghost town, red stalks, green sun with red sky…you’ll understand the links if you’ve read the book. Turns out I had far too many objects to play with than I’d considered when I worked on the original cover. But I decided to shun all that and go down another route. Once it got the nod from my team of cover eyeballers (thanks guys!), I put it up on Amazon et al and went on to post about it on Book Goodies and Indie Author Land on Friday.

Between Friday afternoon and this morning, downloads had shot up 500%! I know it could all be a huge coincidence brought on by the weekend weather or something, but I hope it’s not. The good news is, since Friday, Vira has been sitting on Amazon.com’s Top 100 free Teen/YA Sword and Sorcery list and Amazon.co.uk’s Top 100 free Children’s ebooks Love and Romance list. Brilliant, no? That last category is odd because the characters are older than 18 but, hey, I won’t knock it. Being on any list means it is visible to readers who would otherwise not have heard of it. Moral of the story? I need to start work on the cover of The Other Slipper. Looks like I’ll be busy from now until Christmas.

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Author Interview and Giveaway of The Altercation of Vira on Book Snatch

I do love June!!!! Another lovely interview (this time by Valette Morris) and a giveaway of The Altercation of Vira.

http://booksnatch.blogspot.co.uk/2012/06/interview-giveaway-kenechi-udogu.html

The Altercation of Vira by Kenechi Udogu (+ free copy promotion)

After many months of teasing about the release of this book, I finally did it (quietly) last Friday. The Altercation of Vira is officially available for purchase on Amazon! There were a few initial hiccups with the display of the cover image, which is why I am only publicizing it now but that all seems to be sorted out, phew. I also had to take down the sample chapters I put up on this blog for legal reasons (signing up to KDP Select means that I have to give Amazon exclusivity rights for 90 days) but the sample chapters are all available to read off the Amazon product page. All you need to do it click on the book image on Amazon.com or Amazon.co.uk  (yes, these links will take you there) and it will open up the first three chapters – about 10% of the book.

One good thing about signing up to Select is that I can put up my book for free promotion offers on Amazon.com  and Amazon.co.uk (sorry to my Europe readers, it doesn’t stretch as far as here *I’ve just found out that it’s Amazon worldwide so get clicking!*). The first of these promotions will run from 12am Pacific time on Tuesday 7th February till 11.59pm on Wednesday 8th February 2012. There is no catch. You can buy the book for nothing, zilch, nada, zero dollars. Please feel free to spread the word about the book promotion. As an indie writer, at the moment, I’m more interested in Continue reading

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