Going Viral

This week I’m trying to go viral. The Omnibus Edition of The Museum of Fractured Lives is reduced to only 99p/99c until Saturday 4th October. The Museum of Fractured Lives Omnibus Edition

And I need the world to know!

Have you ever loved and lost? Have you kept something to remind you of that relationship? Do you think it might be easier to move on with life if you let go of that object? That’s what The Museum of Fractured Lives is all about. It displays objects donated by people who have suffered a trauma in their lives. Each of the three stories in this book tells the emotional tale of that object and its donor. And this omnibus edition also includes a prologue telling how the museum came into being.

The individual stories (each around 9,000 words) have been well reviewed:

“I thought this was a truly excellent novella. The central character, Maxine, is vividly portrayed, and her story is touching and powerful, with some surprising twists and turns.” Mr N. Daws on Maxine’s Story

“The story drew me in very quickly as I needed to know how Karen would go about putting her plan into place … and the erotic episode between Karen and John was an added bonus!” Lesley on Karen’s Story

“Another good story in the Museum of Fractured Lives. It was good to have a story from the male perspective with a good twist at the end. Thought provoking.” Mrs J A Williams on Pete’s Story

So, how to tell the world?

I’m going to try a range of Facebook groups:

The Kindle Publishing Bible
Debbie Young’s Kindle-loving friends
Kindle Publishers
The Review
Short eBook Reviews

I’ve already contacted Indie Book Bargains who send out a daily e-newsletter. They kindly featured One Day for Me a couple of months ago but I think they select according to number of Amazon reviews and, being fairly recent, I fear the Museum Omnibus hasn’t yet generated enough.

I’m also going to investigate The EasyChair Bookshop which I heard about via Helen Laycock on the Writing Magazine Talkback Forum.

If anyone knows any other promotional places please let me know. Maybe together we can build up a list of useful sites.

(And if anyone downloads and enjoys the Museum Omnibus, I’d be over the moon if you could leave a review!)


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  1. #1 by helenlaycock on September 28, 2014 - 12:09 pm

    Have you come across Wise Grey Owl?

    I’m sure you know about Goodreads and LinkedIn – and Amazon has a Meet our Authors corner where you can promote your books, too.

    May the virus spread like wildfire!

    Good luck with it, Sally!

    • #2 by Sally Jenkins on September 28, 2014 - 3:44 pm

      No, Helen, I haven’t come across Wise Grey Owl. I shall go & investigate. Many thanks!

  2. #3 by Anne Harvey on September 28, 2014 - 3:49 pm

    I’ve been meaning to purchase this for some time (sorry!) but I will make sure I do it some time this next week. Best of luck with the venture!

  3. #5 by Wendy Clarke on September 29, 2014 - 7:06 am

    Such a useful post, Sally (as always). I have now joined some of the groups you mentioned – thanks.

  4. #7 by hilarycustancegreen on September 29, 2014 - 4:45 pm

    Best of luck, I will be keeping an eye on this and let you know of any I find too.

  5. #9 by Linda on October 1, 2014 - 5:14 pm

    Sorry, I can’t give you any advice but the omnibus certainly deserves to go viral if the other stories in it are as good as Maxine’s Story. Your post has just reminded me that Karen’s Story is still unread on my Kindle :~ I’ll write a review when I’ve read it – promise!

    • #10 by Sally Jenkins on October 2, 2014 - 4:56 pm

      Thanks for the kind words, Linda. And a review for Karen’s story would be fantastic – fingers crossed that you enjoy it!

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