Today is launch day for House Guests and Other Stories!
This is a collection of fifteen short stories, many with a twist, some to make you smile and all of them guaranteed to entertain – and there’s an excellent ‘guest’ story by Iain Pattison.
If you pre-ordered the e-book, a copy should be whizzing its way to your Kindle at this very minute (assuming that you’re not in airplane mode). If you inadvertently forgot to pre-order, don’t panic! Amazon still have a few copies left and one can be yours if you click here – but don’t delay, House Guests is on course to become the first e-book ever to sell out on Amazon!
So, now you’ve the bought the book, we can talk about the competition to win a year’s subscription to Writers’ Forum magazine. I got very excited when I dreamed up this competition. I was going to make you all work hard by writing an honest review (good or bad) for House Guests or any of my other books and then drop you in a prize draw. HOWEVER, I then came across this blog post by Molly Greene. It talks about Amazon reviews and, amongst other things, states that Amazon, “do not permit reviews that are posted in exchange for compensation of any kind, including payment (whether in the form of money or gift certificates), bonus content, entry to a contest or sweepstakes, discounts on future purchases, extra product, or other gifts”. The competition I wanted to run would have given entry into a sweepstake in exchange for a review.
So, instead, I am giving you an easy life. Contenders for the Writers’ Forum subscription must subscribe to this blog (there’s a ‘Sign Me Up’ box towards the top right of the screen) AND must also sign up for my newsletter by clicking here. After signing up, look out for confirmation emails (check your spam) that you must click in order to activate the subscriptions.
The newsletter is a ‘work in progress’ and will be a very infrequent affair. All the e-marketing gurus advocate a mailing list, in case other forms of social media disappear as the next ‘big thing’ rolls in. If that happens I would hate to lose contact with you all.
You can earn an extra entry into the draw by sharing this post on either Twitter, Facebook or your own blog. If you do this, please let me know by adding a comment to this blog post, just in case I miss it.
The closing date for the competition is midnight on Tuesday 29th September 2015 (UK time).
Writers’ Forum is a UK monthly writing magazine. It’s full of advice on how to write, what to write and where to sell it. Every issue is packed with information and inspiration. An annual subscription is worth between £38 and £56 depending on where in the world you live. This prize subscription can be sent anywhere in the world.
Now put the kettle on, grab a biscuit and relax with House Guests and Other Stories.
#1 by susanjanejones on September 22, 2015 - 9:07 am
Love that cover, Sally and will be ordering the book. I’m tweeting your post and I’ll sign up for the newsletter as well. Look forward to reading it.
#2 by Sally Jenkins on September 22, 2015 - 9:16 am
You are a star! Thanks, Susan and I hope you enjoy ‘House Guests’.
#3 by sharon on September 22, 2015 - 9:38 am
I’ve signed up for your newsletter- I already have subscribed to your blog and I’ll do my best to RT and share on FB. sharon.
#4 by Sally Jenkins on September 22, 2015 - 9:46 am
Thank you, Sharon!
#5 by Anne K on September 22, 2015 - 9:48 am
Just signed up to your newsletter. I was already signed up to your blog, and have tweeted your link.
#6 by Sally Jenkins on September 22, 2015 - 9:52 am
Thank you, Anne!
#7 by Patsy on September 22, 2015 - 11:32 am
Good luck with the book, Sally.
I’ve signed up for the newsletter and tweeted. I was already following the blog (I’d thought I was following you on twitter too, but I wasn’t … either that or I’ve just unfollowed you. I keep trying to follow people and unfollowing because I was doing it already.)
#8 by Sally Jenkins on September 22, 2015 - 11:45 am
Thank you, Patsy and, yes, you’re following me now on Twitter.
#9 by goodsuspect on September 22, 2015 - 11:52 am
Signed up to your blog and newsletter.
#10 by Sally Jenkins on September 22, 2015 - 12:00 pm
#11 by g2-3fc65a4f01d1887a1c77c00e6ccb95b2 on September 22, 2015 - 4:38 pm
All done, Sally! Good luck with it!
#12 by Sally Jenkins on September 22, 2015 - 7:33 pm
Great, Maggie. Thanks!
#13 by Nick Daws (@nickdaws) on September 25, 2015 - 5:20 pm
Done and also tweeted, Sally. Good luck with the new book!
#14 by Sally Jenkins on September 25, 2015 - 7:29 pm
#15 by Clare Scanlan on September 25, 2015 - 6:15 pm
Shared on Twitter and signed up for your blog and news letter.
#16 by Sally Jenkins on September 25, 2015 - 7:29 pm
#17 by oeillade1 on September 25, 2015 - 6:17 pm
Shared on Twitter and signed up for the blog and newsletter. Great Blog!
#18 by Sally Jenkins on September 25, 2015 - 7:30 pm
#19 by Maria Smith (@mariaAsmith) on September 25, 2015 - 6:33 pm
All signed up, and have shared your news on Twitter too!
#20 by Sally Jenkins on September 25, 2015 - 7:31 pm
#21 by CJ on September 25, 2015 - 8:51 pm
Thanks for the brilliant giveaway, I’ve subscribed to your blog and signed up for the newsletter, I’m looking forward to it.
#22 by Sally Jenkins on September 26, 2015 - 5:09 pm
Great to have you on board, CJ!
#23 by Susie on September 29, 2015 - 9:09 am
All done- I’ve posted a link on Facebook and signed up to the Newsletter. I’m already reading your blog.
#24 by Sally Jenkins on September 29, 2015 - 10:19 am
#25 by Janice Preston on September 30, 2015 - 7:56 am
With my usual impeccable timing, I’ve missed the competition, but I’m already a subscriber to your blog in any case 🙂
I have, however, just purchased House Guests and I’m looking forward to reading what I’m sure are some more of your brilliant stories!
#26 by Sally Jenkins on September 30, 2015 - 4:46 pm
What a shame about the competition, Janice. But thank you very much for your support by buying the book. I hope you find the stories suitably brilliant!
And congratulations on your latest Mills & Boon regency success – ‘Return of Scandal’s Son’.