Czechmate is HERE!!

Hey guys, just a special release here to give you a taste of THIS IS LIFE, now out as an eBook and on sale all week for just $0.99. Steal one up!

Click here to listen or download my reading from the book at Litquake on 10/9.

Thanks to Evan Karp for videotaping this event and to Jennifer Sutton for converting it to an MP3.

The big news here right now is that CZECHMATE - a Jack Palms Novel is now on Amazon's Kindle store for just $2.99. You can read Kindle books on any computer or smartphone with these free Apps. If you use another e-reader, I'm happy to give you the ePub file format for free. Just ask.

As always, reviews on Amazon are appreciated.

Once again, I'll be giving out a free hardcover copy of THIS IS LIFE to one lucky fan out of every twenty who buys the CZECHMATE eBook. 

And a SALE: This week, the eBook of THIS IS LIFE is just 99cents!! Grab one or tell somebody!

So jump in there, play along, and buy an eBook! More In Broad Daylight is coming your way soon…

 

In Broad Daylight - Episode 10

Click here to listen or download this episode of In Broad Daylight.

This week Jess Harding heads back out to the Old Believers restaurant to have another sit down with Alexandra. There's more information there, and our girl's definitely going to get it. The questions come fast and furious this week and you'll get a lot more of the story's critical details by its end.

I spend time talking about the release of Czechmate next week, how I'm progressing with the books for those folks who graciously backed the Kickstarter Campaign -- both paperback and hardcover -- and pump you up for a visit from Mike Bennett, who adds a promo to this week's show for his podcast Underwood & Flinch, now at a whopping 39 episodes and available at Podiobooks.com

Into the Woods! In Broad Daylight 9!

Look who's paying attention to Jess Harding this week! Are you?

Click here to download or listen to Episode 9 of In Broad Daylight.

Hope you're enjoying the story. This week, I'm mostly dormant, but next week I'll be appearing at a Literary/Crime/Noir Salon in North Berkeley hosted by the wonderful Janet Rudolph. Event is Thursday Nov. 10th at 7PM and also features great writer, racer and dog-lover Simon Wood! Come on out! Visit Janet's website to RSVP and get address details. 

This week I talk about my new recording setup, quality, and a great new podcast novel by one of my former Author Boot Camp students. We just had another session at Stanford the past two weekends and it went GREAT!!

Heather Stallings is the author of False Alarm, an exciting sports-management novel that she's now podcasting at HeatherStallings.com. Head on over and check it out! You can find episode 1 here.

In Broad Daylight - 08 - The Action's Back!!

Cards Win!Cards Win!What can I say? Here we are with more of the story. Click here to listen or download Episode 8.

Thanks for all your support this month regarding THIS IS LIFE in the Kindle Store. If you haven't dropped a review, you can do it here.

Lots of good stuff going on here. Listen to get the jist. Join the party!

What's to come? More books, more action, ordering copies for the Kickstarter tour and...

Got the love for Jess Harding! And the Cards!

 

A Brief Pause in the Action

No 1 on Podiobooks!No 1 on Podiobooks!So this week, I've got a necessary pause in the podcast action. We're eight weeks in now and this spot to stop for a second makes a lot of sense.

1) I'm moving these next couple of weeks and that's got me a little crazed! and

2) I've been going strong weekly for two full months now and, you guessed it, it's a lot of work!

Here's a quick audio update, me telling you how I am, what's going on here, and talking to you from THE NEW OFFICE!

Click here to listen or download.

You'll hear me talk about THIS IS LIFE and its eBook progress on Kindle, Podiobooks.com and in Broad Daylight and... well some few things more. Enjoy!

Yes, things are good and going forward. Let's keep it together! 

--Your Boy

Guest Post - Jeremy Robinson Visits and Gives Away a Kindle!!

What's up, everybody? Your boy here today to introduce you to a good friend of mine, author Jeremy Robinson. Not only does Jeremey have a whole sack of great books you might like, but he's also the man who first published Jack Wakes Up way back when. Yep, he was the man behind Breakneck Books. So, that said, let's give Jeremy your eyeballs...

Welcome to Jeremy Robinson’s Great Kindle Giveaway and Blog Tour.

“Hurray for free Kindles!” you say, but who the hell is Jeremy Robinson? Allow me to introduce myself. I’m the author of eleven mixed genre novels, published in ten languages, including the popular fantasy YA series, THE LAST HUNTER, and the fast-paced Jack Sigler series (also known as Chess Team—not nearly as nerdy as it sounds), PULSE, INSTINCT and THRESHOLD from Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin’s Press. I’m the co-author of an expanding series novellas deemed the Chesspocalypse, which take place in the Chess Team universe. If that doesn’t wet your whistle, I’m also known as Jeremy Bishop, the #1 Amazon.com horror author of THE SENTINEL and the controversial novel, TORMENT. For more about me, or my books, visit www.jeremyrobinsononline.com.

I have watched for years as my fellow authors held online events called blog tours. Some would visit ten blogs. Others, as many as ninety. And every day they would bring something different, waxing eloquent about a multitude of topics. When I finally decided to have a blog tour of my own, and settled on doing each and every weekday in October, my first thought was, “This will be cool,” which was immediately followed up by, “Holy crap, I can’t think of something interesting to say twenty times in one month!” I can barely think of something worthwhile for my own blog just once a month. The solution is what follows; each blog participating in the tour could ask me ANY three questions. That means, if the subject matter bores you, I’m not to blame! Huzzah!

But fear not. There are other rewards for sloughing through the questions and answers. I’ll be giving away two Kindles to two randomly selected readers who sign up for my newsletter. Details on the giveaway can be found below. On to the Q&A!

1) Tell us about your new book: what it's about, what genre you'd call it.

The new book, written under my horror pen name, Jeremy Bishop, is THE SENTINEL. When a whaling ship and an anti-whaling ship collide and sink in the Arctic waters north of Greenland, the few survivors find themselves marooned on an island that has just recently been freed from the Arctic ice. As they fight to survive the horrible conditions, and a hungry polar bear, they discover the island’s other residents—the draugar—are waking up.

The draugar are cool because they’re the basis of all modern zombie AND vampire stories. They’re the original undead and feature aspects of both modern incarnations. So it’s pretty horrible, and scary. But THE SENTINEL is also very funny. The main character, Jane Harper, is very sarcastic and has some creative uses for four letter words. It’s really a fast-paced good time.

2) If you had to pick three favorite all-time crime writers, who would you pick and why?

This is a really hard question for one very glaring reason. I don’t read a lot of crime fiction. With my schedule, I don’t get to read a ton anyway, so when I do it’s usually books in my genres (creature/thriller/horror) so I can keep up with what’s happening and be inspired. I also tend to shy away from anything that could be real. Stories tend to infect my mind while I’m reading them and books that are true to life can really freak me out. I recently read THE SHEPHERD, a serial killer crime novel for my friend Ethan Cross. It’s one of the few crime stories I’ve read and it really did make me paranoid. I had trouble sleeping while reading it. I doubled checked the locks on the doors and all frikken windows every night. So, in a way, it’s a great book, but it the effect on my mind was profound. I think I’d also say that Lisa Gardner is a favorite crime author, but that’s mostly because she’s a nice lady and a fellow New Hampsherite. And of course, there’s this Seth Harwood guy, but I think the folks here know all about him. Hey, that was three!

3) If your book was a crime novel, how would you pitch it? What crime books does it remind you of?

In Broad Daylight - Episode 7

Harding and Martinez are back again to go after their man. Click here to download or listen now!

This week, I'm all about thanking you guys who helped out with the Kickstarter campaign and talking about my new venture into the eBook world with THIS IS LIFE on Kindle. I do my best to be concise, but you know how that generally goes. In any case, drop me a line and say hello, then go over to Kindle and grab up a copy of the eBook! You DO NOT need a Kindle to do it!

I have a new promo out here that podcasters can grab up for their usage!

The final tally on the Kickstarter campaign was $7,167, which is totally awesome! We rocked it, blasted it and made some serious waves! Sheesh, we practically got to the 200% funded mark! We really did this in an impressive fashion. So thank you! Next up for us to conquer is the Kindle Bestseller charts. So pitch in when you can, keep it criminal, and LET's DO THIS!  --yer boy, SH

You don't need a Kindle to Play!! THIS IS LIFE eBook Rush!

Kindle TILKindle TILHey hey! Thanks for coming over to SethHarwood.com! Word up.

You DO NOT need a Kindle to help support the release of THIS IS LIFE! If you don’t have one, you can grab up a FREE Kindle reader App for the web, your PC, Mac, iPhone, iPad, Blackberry, Droid or whatever else you may have using this link: Free Kindle Apps of all Kinds.

The eBook is also available for Nook, iPad, and various other reading devices, but I’m happy to give you the epub file for these FREE if you purchase a copy on the Kindle format. Just return this email to me, say you want the epub file, and it’s yours! Because that’s how we do.

So go on, head over to get THIS IS LIFE here for $2.99, drop a review on it (or Facebook “Like” it) while you’re there, and you’ll have helped me climb the charts, bust some e-heads and grass-roots my way to literary stardom. Thank you very much!

Please go snap one up so I can make a climb up the Kindle bestsellers charts and gain more exposure on Amazon. As you know, Amazon exposure leads to sales and selling product is key, as Junius Ponds would say.


Thanks again!

In Broad Daylight - Episode 6

Offical TIL Cover (click to enlarge)Offical TIL Cover (click to enlarge)Right here, see the final version of the cover for THIS IS LIFE, featuring the blurb from award-winning author Tom Franklin:

"Seth Harwood is my favorite new American writer. I recommend this book, all his books, to you. You'll thank me. Just wait." You can hear Tom read an excerpt from his novel Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter, here. He was on CrimeWAV for episode 63!

So I'm pumped up about that. Then what's next? Click here to listen or download episode 6 of In Broad Daylight.

I'm feeling somewhat better this week, but still a little under the weather. Therefore, you'll hear me do a not so good job here of telling you about:

  • The end of the Kickstarter campaign: coming Saturday 10/8 at 9am Pacific/12 noon Eastern! If you're gonna get in, get on it! This will be your last chance to get JP2 paperback and hardcover in this special edition. 
  • We've totally rocked this project and so far have cleared almost $7k in funding! This is awesome and totally sets me up to fund what I need to do. More on that soon.
  • Next up in the grand project of going forward, is eBooks! THIS IS LIFE is available now on Kindle and we're ready to start rocking that. If you've got a Kindle, great! If not, you can get the Kindle App for your Mac, PC, iPhone, Smartphone or whatever here! Then go get it!

You want more?

Okay here's Shawna Yang Ryan talking about if what we did on Kickstarter is the future of Self-Publishing over at OpenCulture.com AND...

This week in promos features Mark Yoshimoto Nemcoff's new eBook Transistor Rodeo! Read here to find out how you can win $50 from Amazon when you buy!

Also our friends at FlashPulp.com tell you about all the audio goodness you can grab up there too! Enjoy it!

In Broad Daylight - Episode 5

This is your new episode of In Broad Daylight. Click here to listen or download episode 5.

it's the slightly-tired and throat hurty version of this week's content with live features slightly muted. But what can you expect? Happens to us all once in a while.

Only 8 days left in the Kickstarter campaign! Get on it / Get in it / Get you some!

Hope you guys have been checking out Author Boot Camp for my recent posts on new trends and models in publishing.

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