Showing posts with label print books. Show all posts
Showing posts with label print books. Show all posts

Aug 2, 2022

How About a FREE Print Book?

Readers love book deals, right?


Here’s the situation: I have books I didn’t sell, largely due to COVID. I’m not interested in doing live book events anymore. (Too much travel, too many lonely hours in a bookstore.)

Therefore, I’m offering a deal, ONLY to loyal readers of my newsletters and blog.

Below is a list of what I have in my home inventory. Some are later books in a series, but they don't depend on an earlier book to understand either the characters or the mystery.

For the month of August, you can simply ask for a signed paperback copy of any book listed, and I’ll mail it to you FREE, for as long as the supply holds out.

To take advantage of the deal:

1. Look over the list and choose a book. (Numbers are very limited, so don’t wait).
2. Send the title you’d like (Sorry, only one to a customer) and your mailing address to news@pegherring.com.


Each series is featured on its own page here on the blog, so you can check to see whether you’ve read a book/series yet and whether it’s something that would interest you. I’ll keep the list below updated, so you can check to see what’s still available.

While I don’t have print copies of all my books, they are always available on Amazon, B&N, and most other distributors. Any bookstore can order them, but this is probably the only chance you’ll ever get to receive a book by mail for free. It’s a great deal for you, or a nice Christmas gift for the person on your list who prefers “real” books.

As always, I appreciate reviews in any spot you like to post them, and I don’t mind if you pass the book along when you’ve finished it. Reviews and word of mouth are an author’s best friends.

Series                                     Titles left  ( ) indicates series sequence

The Dead Detective Mysteries        Dead for the Money (#2)

                                                        Dead for the Show (#3)

                                                        Dead to Get Ready-and Go (#4)

Simon & Elizabeth (Tudor) Mysteries The Lady Flirts with Death (#3)

 

 

Kidnap Capers (Humorous Suspense)  Pharma Con (#2

                                                             Trouble with Dad (#3)

Stand-alones

’60s Paranormal Mystery                    Not Dead Yet…

 
 





Nov 11, 2020

The Terrors of Publication

Today I sent a newsletter to over two thousand readers, telling them about the book that will release on December 4, DECEIVING ELVERA. I also bought an ad on Facebook, letting readers there know how to pre-order the book.

Terror. I'm gripped with terror, I tell you!

Why? Because it's a little like navigating a minefield, this publishing thing. 

*The print cover looks great on Amazon, but it's wonky on Draft 2 Digital (see spine above), and I haven't yet figured out why.

*I have a FINAL final review copy on the way, so I might find a few leftover errors that will now have to be fixed on several sites before December 4th arrives (actually it's earlier than that, because they need time to get the files changed. More like November 30, then.)

*Over the past week, I've slated ads with a half-dozen sites like Great Books, Great Deals and Kindle Daily Nation, so their readers will see the cover and read a bit about the book. Each one is different, and I dread that I might have made some mistake that will screw things up.

*And, of course, there's the everyday author angst: Will they like it?

Into this madness my husband wades, asking the right questions. 

So what if some people don't like the book? It's not the end of the world, or even the end of my career.

Most mistakes can be corrected, so we'll take them one at a time (He means I will, but I get it.)

I have two full weeks to examine the final-final review copy. That's plenty of time, and fixing any leftover errors isn't a big deal, just time consuming.

And the cover thing probably just needs me to step away for a while and think about it. I get a little stressed with uploading stuff like that if it needs adjustment. Breathe, Peg, breathe!

So I will get through this, and I LOVE the new book. It's been a two-year project, and I've read it at least a zillion times, but it's been worth it.

So take a look at Deceiving Elvera--not a mystery, so don't expect a murder on page two. Think Kristin Hannah, not Janet Evanovitch.



Nov 25, 2015

30 Days of Christmas DAY ONE

We'll start with a giveaway--How's that for getting in the Christmas spirit?


I have 2 copies of HER MAJESTY'S MISCHIEF in large print to give away. If you have someone on your Christmas list who needs/prefers large print, here's a chance to get them Book #4 of the Simon & Elizabeth series.


What do you do?

If you're signed up for my newsletter, just say so in the comments below and I'll put your name in the drawing for one of the books.

If you're not signed up for my newsletter, you can sign up below.

  (You might want to know that I only send a newsletter when I have a new book coming out, and I'll   never give your name/email to anyone else.)

If your name is drawn I'll contact you and you can decide if you want the book mailed to you or directly to the person on your gift list (personalized, of course!.

Once you're signed up, you'll also be eligible for freebies I plan to send out after Christmas, so you can get a print book or try out that new e-reader you're going to get from Santa!

Sep 7, 2015

"What Are You Working On?"

Every once in a while, I update readers here, because so often I get questions about "What's next?"

Here's a rundown:

The Loser series is finished, at least for now. The first two are out as audio books. The third is in the pipeline, but the narrator is at university and just had a baby, so she's asking for patience.

The Simon & Elizabeth series will have one more installment (#5), but it's going to be a while. I'm slow and so is the publisher of this series. (To their credit, they like to get it right.)


The Dead Detective series will have its final story sometime in early 2016. The manuscript is not complete, but the story's down.


The Sleuth Sisters series book #4 will probably be next. It's in my head but not written down anywhere yet.


My new/old standalone mystery about the death of a friendship in northern Michigan is out. (It used to be just an e-book but I rescued it, got a new cover made, and arranged for print copies.)
(FYI: There are copies of the two books above locally at Tom's Market, per reader requests).

And yes, (sadly) I have a new idea circling my brain. I hope it will be as fun to write as it seems, but there's the problem: EVERYone has a book in his/her head. It's the writing-it-down thing that stops so many.

Apr 10, 2015

Freebie Day 1: April 11, 2015




The Dead Detective Agency

Want 2 free copies of this book? Respond here or on Peg’s News on Facebook to be entered in the daily drawing.





Book #1 of the Dead Detective series
Setting: Grand Rapids, MI
Tori can hardly believe it when she wakes up dead. The Afterlife is nice, but she really wants to know why someone would murder the secretary at an investments firm. The solution to her problem? Get a dead detective and launch an investigation.

NOTE: This is one of the two that will be re-released this summer with a different cover. Same book, new edition, so watch the titles.


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