Saturday, December 28, 2013

Kindle eBook Sale!!

All Kindle eBooks by M. R. Pritchard are on SALE this weekend 12/28-12/30 
(Saturday to Monday)

Young Adult Paranormal Romance. 
4.3 out of 5 stars

Demi has it all figured out. She is going to be a ballerina just like her mother wants. Since the dance studio is the only place she feels like she fits in, it’s the perfect plan. All she wants is a normal life, one where she and her parents aren’t moving to a new place after another one of her accidents. But Demi knows she is far from normal because she can feel it every time she walks near a park, or a tree, or a flower. Demi has a gift-or a curse; green things call to her. They tug at her soul and she has no idea how to control it. That is, until she meets a young man with a similar gift who shows Demi the path to discovering who she is and what she and her gift are meant for.

THE PHOENIX PROJECT is on sale for $0.99
Contemporary Science-Fiction
4 out of 5 stars

The United States is crumbling under the weight of the worst recession in decades, and The Reformation has been causing a stir. It started with promises of overthrowing the election under the premise of change. But change starts where we least expect it in Phoenix, a small lakefront town, hidden in the backwoods of upstate NY.
Andie's life is about to change forever. She thought making it home was the hard part, but much worse is to come. She needs to find her family, she needs to find out what's happening to her town, and she needs to find someone she can trust.

Contemporary Science-Fiction, Dystopian
4.8 out of 5 stars

Andromeda Somers is recovering from her attempted escape out of the Phoenix District. While in exile she witnesses the dawn of a new age as hundreds of missiles descend up on the United States. This is the Reformation, the fracturing of society and the beginning of changes to come. Now the secret is out, more Districts exist and the Funding Entities have decided to unite these Districts through Andie. With all hopes of escape demolished, Andie fights to protect her daughter from whatever the Funding Entities have in store for the future. This is one trip that she will never forget.

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Merry Christmas

As we are getting our White Christmas here in upstate NY,

I will miss spending this holiday with my family since

I'm off to spend the Holiday's with some teeny, tiny babies who need a lot of support in the NICU.

Happy Holidays!

Friday, December 20, 2013

Sparrow Man - Update

I've updated the SPARROW MAN page, check it out for a preview of Chapter 2 and get excited with me for the SUMMER 2014 release!!

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Goodreads Giveaway Results are in

Congratulations to Abby and Malea who won the Goodreads Giveaway!!

I will be mailing out your books this week!!

I can't wait to hear what you think! So far the reviews are great!

Goodreads Book Giveaway

Saratoga by M.R. Pritchard


by M.R. Pritchard

Giveaway ends December 14, 2013.

See the giveaway details at Goodreads.

Enter to win

Monday, December 9, 2013

Book Signing, the day after.

So yesterday was the big book-signing. I was a bundle of nerves for an entire week and the night before I couldn't even sleep a wink. Here's what happened, before, during and after:

The biggest part of your book signing will be getting the word out. So I spent hours promoting. I did this by posting event links on all of the local news channels' event calendars. And then to take it a bit further, I posted on all of their Facebook pages. I was afraid this kind of pestering was going to get me blocked, but guess what... It got me TV time! Sunday morning one of the local news channels did a thirty-second blurb on the book signing!

The second biggest aspect of your book signing will be being prepared.
My husband has a contact in the printing industry and had this banner made:

What else did I bring? Business cards with my webpage, Facebook and contact info on it, bookmarks for each book and Sell Sheets (one page with my info, book cover images, blurbs and ISBN information for each book, since I have 3 books, they all fit nicely on one 8.5 x 11" page), a basket to do a drawing, a handful of pens, a piece of scrap paper to write the names down on in case people wanted their book personalized, and 2 brand new Sharpie pens.

What am I missing?... Oh, books! How many books should you bring? I scoured the internet to find this answer. Some people said 5, some people said 20. Some people said they only sold 2 books at their book signing. Reading that made me want to barf, because you know how many books I had ordered? Over 100! So part of me was afraid I was going to be left with boxes of unsold books and part of me was anxious I was going to sell them all and have to express ship more in for Christmas presents.

Let's move on.

When my alarm went off for the third time, I figured it was best to stop feigning sleep and get in the shower. Thankfully, I have the world's best husband who loaded the truck and got breakfast before I made it downstairs. We got to the event at 10am and started setting up. I got the spot next to the Christmas tree, which was perfect because I love the holidays! Doors opened at 11 am and the tables were ready!

And... It was snowing in upstate NY. Bummer!!! I figured due to the snow and waiting for patrons to get out of Church, that we wouldn't see many people before noon. And I was right. But not long after noon people started trickling in.

At the end of the day, the book signing was a success! I talked for almost 5 hours straight to people who stopped by the table. And I had the best book seller ever, no one can say "no" to a sweet little 7yr old who blatantly asks, "Do you want to buy some books?"
My daughter helped me bag and hand out bookmarks, coupons, business cards and reminded people to enter the drawing to win free books. My husband handled the money and the receipts.

My favorite part of the book signing (besides seeing so many friends and family come out to support me!) was when a fan sent her father down with a note on which book to buy because she couldn't make it.

So, down to the numbers. How many books did I sell?
Over 60! I have just enough stock left for Christmas presents and to fulfill orders for people who couldn't make it but definitely wanted the books. So it worked out perfectly.

Will I do this again? Definitely. I sold more paperback books face-to-face than I have with all of my online promoting.

So, fellow Indie Authors, find a Vendor/Crafter Fair and get a table. Word of mouth is the best way to spread the news of how awesome your book (or books) are, so get out there.

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

First Book Signing Jitters...

So this Sunday, December 8th, 2013 

Will be my first book signing!

Enter nerves, sweating, and lots of rum and cokes.

I bought my table cloth, a new pen, stickers, bookmarks, business cards, and a boxes of books!!

Stay tuned for updates!

And if you live in Upstate, NY, Swing on by!