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LOST AND FOUND & READER-ICITY UNCHAINED!

by | Sep 20, 2012 | Writing Advice & More | 25 comments

An autism cure will KILL MILLIONS

unless a service dog and his trainer find a missing child . . .

in 24 hours.

Lost and Found Cover

RELEASE DAY IS HERE!

And I’m doing the SNOOPY-DANCE-‘O-JOY!

Here’s the PRINT VERSION of the book at $11.99

Here’s the NOOK VERSION of the book $4.99

Here’s the KINDLE VERSION of the book $4.99

WANT A FREE BOOK?

I’m giving away THREE autographed copies of the book on GoodReads and you can enter for the drawing here.

POST A COMMENT (or a pet behavior question) on this blog  and I’ll add you to a random drawing for another free copy of the book.

SHARE THIS BLOG and I’ll put your name in another time with each share on Facebook, twitter, Google+ etc.  🙂 Just be sure to tag/include @amyshojai or otherwise flag it so I know.

SUBSCRIBE to my PET PEEVES newsletter to get your name in the drawing yet another time and I’ll add a free cat or dog nonfiction pet book and a fun dog-centric or cat-astic item (promise your pets will love it!). YOU have to sign up, I can’t do it for you…here’s the link again.

By the way, winners of the NAME THAT DOG and NAME THAT CAT contest, as well as the owner of the gorgeous cover dog will receive autographed books as soon as I get my copies in the mail–so no need for you to enter.  🙂

WANT A SNEAK PEEK?  Read THE FIRST TWO-AND-A-HALF CHAPTERS HERE!

MAKING AUTHOR DREAMS COME TRUE

Publishing a novel has been a 20-year dream, and I couldn’t have done it without you! YOUZE GUYZ ROCK!

I’m serious. Many of y’all have been my cheerleaders and friends through this journey. You’re dog and cat lovers, pet writers and book readers, experts I’ve interviewed for articles and books, and savvy writer colleagues with your own terrific books who have shared tips and suggestions along the way. You’ve already helped me so much. And I want to ask y’all to offer yet another PAWS UP to this author’s dream–

And also help some other authors along the way. Yes, I want this blog post to be shared by readers and writers–create a PASS IT FORWARD of READER-ICITY that helps as many authors out there as possible. Because the best way To Kill A New-ish Book . . . is to ignore it.

Please don’t buy it unless you really want to and can afford the book (I know $$ is tight). But there are a few things you can do to help books (including LOST AND FOUND) become a success, even without buying the book.

READER-ICITY RULES FOR GETTING BOOKS NOTICED

  1. “Like” it (just click the “like” button on the amazon page, for instance).
  2. “Like” the author page. Here’s mine on Amazon.
  3. “Tag” it. These are descriptive words or phrases that help others find the book when they search for it. (On the book page type TT to open the tag box, highlight the tags and copy into the box, and save).
  4. Read it. Love it. Hate it. Talk about it. Share with friends. Argue about it. Get hissed-off about it. Wag about it. Say it’s GRREEEAAAT! Say it SSSSSUCKS! And then . . . .
  5. Review it (on Amazon, GoodReads, Barnes & Noble, your blog, etc.) ONLY IF YOU REALLY READ IT!

To make me PURRR with delight and look for more furry ways ways to reward my dear readers, please gift LOST AND FOUND with all the READER-ICITY you can muster. But don’t limit this to LOST AND FOUND. Find other books that you love and spread some READER-ICITY LUV!

CALLING ALL AUTHORS!

Once you have offered READER-ICITY to my thriller LOST AND FOUND you have my express permission to post one title, link and short blurb about YOUR book that needs READER-ICITY PIMPAGE (and then share it everywhere).  And I strongly urge all visitors to the blog to take a moment to share the READER-ICITY for a couple more books in addition to LOST AND FOUND and you may just find a new fav author.

Ya know, as far as I can recall a thriller that features dog viewpoint hasn’t yet made it to the Amazon top 100. Wonder why? Surely people who love dogs (and cats) have some paw-power to make it happen.  Wouldn’t it be kewl to get a “best in show” like that? A few well-placed howls and yowls would get the book enough notice to get the furry ball rolling. It’s in your paws.

Now let the comments begin!

25 Comments

  1. prudencemacleod

    Hey Amy, you’re right, it is about time a dog’s viewpoint was #1. I’ve been to your Amazon page. You’ve been *liked* and tagged.

    Reply
    • amyshojai

      Bless your furry lil’ heart! Thanks Prudence!

      Reply
  2. Natalie Hartford

    CONGRATS Amy!!! Fabulous news. I liked it on Amazon and liked your author page. Tweeted and facebooked it. Just fire me an email reminder periodically and I’m happy to give it and you some luv…SOOO happy for you!!!

    Reply
    • amyshojai

      Yay! Thank you Natalie!

      Reply
  3. animalartist

    Amy, this is so exciting! Happy release day!

    Reply
  4. catchatcaren

    FANTASTIC NEWS!! Obviously don’t enter us but we are sharing!!!!!!!!!! CONGRATULATIONS!!

    Reply
  5. Emergency Room Productions

    You’re liked, You’re REALLY REALLY liked! At least on my facebook, twitter, blog, your Amazon pages, etc. — Everett Robert

    (PS if you could fire me a message sometime, I have something to ask you, no hurry though)

    Reply
    • amyshojai

      Thanks so much Everett, it’s lovely to be liked! Will send you an email later. 🙂

      Reply
  6. amyshojai

    Natalie, Raelyn, Bernadette, Caren, thank you all so much. Can you see me grinning from there? LOL!

    Reply
  7. lynnkelleyauthor

    Congrats on your release, Amy! ‘Liked’ and added to my TBR list. The trailer is awesome. Very compelling. Cheers!

    Reply
    • amyshojai

      Awesome-sauce, Lynn, I had a ball making the trailer.

      Reply
  8. Karyl Cunningham

    OOOH THAT MEANS NEW BOOK IS ON THE WAY YAY! Been a few months since I got a new piece of fiction my way. Llast one was also via a contest – Clare Bell’s fan fiction contest for her Ratha series, though she forbade herself from reading any since she may be writing more sequels and doesn’t want to risk “accidental plagiarism” as she put it – can’t blame her. Her publisher and the cover artist judged that one. Awesome folks, all of them. 🙂 /ramble

    Reply
    • amyshojai

      *s* Karyl, as soon as I get my copies yours will be in the mail to you!

      Reply
  9. Karla Darcy

    Congrats on your release day. Such an exciting time. I’ve liked and tagged. Much success.

    Reply
  10. CC MacKenzie

    Wow! How wonderful are you?

    Loved the trailer.

    Congratulations!

    Reply
  11. Kassandra Lamb

    Hey, Amy. Will go like book and author page now. Your book looks very intriguing. I have a personal question. My grandson is autistic. If I read your book, am I gonna get upset?

    Reply
    • amyshojai

      Kassandra, thanks for the tags and likes. I hope you won’t be upset by the book (it’s fiction after all!) but I do hope you’ll be emotionally moved by the story.

      Reply
  12. Tiffany A White

    I am so excited for you, Amy!!! I can’t wait to read Lost and Found. I think I may have an Adult Beverage in your honor this weekend. 🙂

    Reply
    • amyshojai

      🙂 Adult beverages are wonderful. I’ve been living on caffeine lately, though.

      Reply
  13. Nancy Furstinger

    Always an exciting day when a new book is launched–as a fellow animal author (mostly kids’ books) I say celebrate…and start writing your next book straightaway!

    Reply
    • amyshojai

      Hi Nancy, great advice! Now…if I can find the time to do just that!

      Reply
  14. Peg

    Yes! Just bought the Nook version – and now I know what I’ll be doing this evening! Congrats, Amy – I know it will be a success.

    Reply
    • amyshojai

      Oh yay! Can’t wait to hear how you like it Peg. Thanks for the note!

      Reply

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