I was thrilled with the response to my giveaway in August, so thanks to all who requested a print book. I'm sorry if you didn't get one, but they went fast! I've been receiving emails from readers, some letting me know the book had arrived in the mail, and others letting me know the reader had finished and would be posting a review. One clever girl even put a pic of the book on Facebook, so I got some free advertising. To one and all, thank you!
The process was hectic for a while, since I wanted to get the books in
the mail ASAP. The people at my little post office were patient and
helpful. I combed local dollar stores to get enough bubble mailers of the correct size. There was time spent, and money. Why would I do that?
Writers often spend hundreds of dollars on advertising that goes out into a world of people who don't care much about their books. I chose to spend that money to send books to people who'd already noticed me, either here on the blog or by signing up for my newsletters. In requesting a free book, maybe they tried a series they hadn't read before. Maybe they filled in a book they'd missed in the progression. Or maybe they tried a stand-alone to see what it was like.
I don't see any of that as a bad thing for me. I probably won't get the chance to do it again, but I'm always giving away e-books on one promo site or another, so ... stay tuned!