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CHRISTIAN

Lorana Hoopes Full audiobooks, audiobooks by chapter, behind the scenes information about my books - Sweet Romance, Early readers, and Christian fiction
Elizabeth Maddrey Free audiobooks (AI dramatizations) of contemporary Christian romance novels by Elizabeth Maddrey.

FANTASY

Demelza Carlton Listen to audiobooks for free, check out book trailers and background behind the books.
William Tracy Listen to William C. Tracy tell you stories from his science fantasy space opera, featuring music-based magic! You can also listen to his cat sing...
Tina Glasneck Explore a magical world where the paranormal is real --Norse gods, dragons, vampires, and a supernatural melange of creatures...

MYSTERY

MichelePW (Pariza Wacek) Clean & twisty crime and mystery audiobooks (that include a dash of romance & supernatural) from USA Today bestselling author Michele Pariza Wacek.

ROMANCE (G/PG RATED)

Elana Johnson Feel-Good Fiction floods the world with flinch-free fiction in ebook, paperback, and audiobook. Listen to dozens of clean romance novels today!
Donna K.Weaver I write #justkisses books. Most include a little something else--adventure, mystery, or suspense. Full audiobooks, readings, trailers
Britney Mills All About Books and Sweet Romance
LiwenHo USA Today bestselling author of sweet and inspirational romance infused with heart, humor, and a taste of home.
Jennifer Griffith Audiobooks and features from author Jennifer Griffith. Jennifer Griffith writes clean, escapist fiction she calls Cotton Candy for the Soul.

ROMANCE (STEAMY)

Nancy Fulton Listen to Historical and Paranormal Dark Romance Novels on Youtube. Whole books already online. New content all the time.
PJ Fiala USA Today Best Selling Author, PJ Fiala, has independently published multiple romantic suspense novels, she shares them here.
Ellie Masters Ellie Masters is previewing her romantic suspense thriller, Rescuing Melissa.

WOMEN'S FICTION

Cindy Gunderson Cindy is an award-winning author of women's fiction and dystopian sci-fi novels. Enjoy six full-length audiobooks available now with more to come!

 

 

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I LOVE the quality of their tri-blend tees! I ordered a size larger than I needed, they didn't really shrink much at all so they ended up perfect, and they have some shape so I don't look like a square blob all the time. 

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PRIME DAY DEALS FOR AUTHORS

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Coffee Warmers

Keep your coffee or tea warm at your desk while you're writing!

Journals 

Keep notes, dreams, ideas...

Signed by the Author Stickers

Cool little stickers to put on your books if you're at an event or mailing prizes...

Kindle Readers

Super cheap today! Make great prizes for promotions - get some to send later!

Voice Recorders

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Literary Gifts

Other things from earings to tee shirts for authors!

Author Giveaways

Pre-order your copy of this Holiday Regency Anthology: Naughty or Nice now for one $0.99 and receive a FREE PRINTABLE NOTEBOOK!
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This is a special offer for readers pre-ordering the Holiday Regency Romance Anthology: Naughty or Nice including seven never-before-published Christmas romances!

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Amazon US | Amazon CA | Amazon UK | Amazon AU | Amazon IN  | iBooks | NookKobo

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Giveaway - WOLF Publishing

Click to enter to win this set of Regency romances!

1st Prize: 

1 Paperback & e-book of BREE WOLF's new release Once Upon a Temptingly Ruinous Kiss, plus 4 more e-books by the authors Bree Wolf, Tracy Sumner, Jennifer Monroe and Charlie Lane.

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An e-copy of BREE WOLF's new release Once Upon a Temptingly Ruinous Kiss plus 4 more e-books by the authors Bree Wolf, Tracy Sumner, Jennifer Monroe and Charlie Lane.

Discover new books you'll love!

 

Cozy Mystery Cover Poll

We're trying to figure out the perfect cover design for a COZY MYSTERY! 
Help us by taking the survey below and I'll send you links to some free books!

Check out the cover styles below (if you click on one, you can then flip through bigger versions).

You may be familiar with some of these titles -- try not to think about them your favorite authors or stories:

If you'd never seen any of these covers before and HAD to buy a couple based on the cover --- which would you buy?

 

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CELEBRATE THE RELEASE OF Dream House by MIKE FARICY & WIN ONE OF 20 COPIES!

 Every Entry Gets TWO FREE MYSTERIES - INSTANT DOWNLOAD!

AND SAVE $2!  Special Pre-Order Price

RESERVE YOUR COPY OF DREAM HOUSE NOW ON AMAZON!

(If you win a copy after you already bought it, Mike will gift you another prize!  )

Mike Faricy is the winner of the 2019 and 2020 Crime Master’s of America Poison Cup Award for this Best Selling series and has been nominated for the 2018, 2019, & 2020 Silver Falchion Award!

DREAM HOUSE

P.I. Dev Haskell is minding his own business, looking out the window, when a pink Mercedes convertible pulls to the curb. His old flame, Barbie Dahl, a surgically enhanced Barbie Doll look alike, gets out of the car. Barbie Dahl, the same woman who dumped Dev on a trip to Las Vegas. Now, she’s back in town and needs Dev’s help. Apparently her extensive Barbie collection is missing, along with Arnold Wazinski, AKA Ken Carson, Barbie Doll’s significant other…

Fortunately, Dev comes up with a plan. But then Barbie gets involved and decides ‘Ken’ is going to pay, BIG TIME!

Another hilariously delightful Dev Haskell tale.

Sit back, enjoy, and realize things in life could be worse… A lot worse!

Morton, Dev’s Golden Retriever, provides a dose of sanity.

”Faricy is America’s hottest new mystery writer… and Dev Haskell is one of the looniest and most enjoyable characters inhabiting the world of fictional private investigators out there today” ~ The Dirty Lowdown 

If you like Carl Hiaasen, Tim Dorsey Janet DeLeon, Laurence Shames, and Janet Evanovich- make room for one more!

Supernatural Dating Agency Series

Andie M. Long is the author of many titles including the popular Supernatural Dating Agency series.

When not writing, or editing for other authors, she spends her time drinking coffee and eating far too many Toblerones. She adores her whippet, Bella, and is tormented frequently by her OH and her teenage son.

She adores the book community, chatting with likeminded people who don't roll their eyes when she talks books, unlike the OH and teenage son...

Sign up to Andie's weekly newsletter here: http://www.subscribepage.com/f8v2u5 and get a FREE copy of DATING SUCKS. The short story prequel to The Vampire wants a Wife - EXCLUSIVE to subscribers.

SERIES ORDER:
The Vampire wants a Wife
A Devil of a Date
Hate, Date, or Mate?
Here for the Seer
Didn't Sea it Coming
Phwoar and Peace

ALSO AVAILABLE
Spin-off series CUPID INC
Crazy, Stupid, Lazy, Cupid
Cupid and Psych

Read more: Supernatural Dating Agency Series

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AXPBooks.com Daily Deal Newsletters: Promote Sales, Freebies, New Releases, Pre-Releases, KU and More
With every promotion, AXP's Daily Deal Newsletter is ready to be sent to as many as 100k readers (more or less, depending on genre). Just submit your deal to the Daily Deal Machine and we'll do the rest!

Author/Series Spotlights
Author Spotlights are like Daily Deal Newsletter emails except you and your series are the ONLY books featured! Great for giving a whole series a boost or to help sell a new book and hook new readers. Here's a quote from one author: "The spotlight feature was great, btw--70 books sold and 50 preorders!"

AXP Book Fair
Every week AXP brings hundreds/thousands of genre-specific readers to our mailing list giveaway events. After entering the event, these readers are funneled to the AXP BOOK FAIR and presented with FREE & 99c books. Be sure yours is there!

Gain More Followers

Build Your Newsletter List
The number one thing you can do for yourself as an author (as a person, it might be a weekly massage, who knows...) is build your personal newsletter list. Imagine having thousands and thousands of fans at your fingertips, every time you launch a new book?

Gain Followers 
AXP can help you gain followers on BookBub, Amazon, Twitter, Facebook and for your own newsletter lists. Once you get 1K followers on Bookbub, you can also send powerful Bookbub Preorder Alerts, so building followers is more than just feeling popular!

Street Teams
A street team helps an author hype his or her books. They come in especially handy during giveaways and new book launches. Nothing like having your own dedicated team of fans! AXP can help you build that team.

Get Reviews & Beta Readers

Elite Readers
The Elite Reader Squad isn't just a next-level read and review where readers are held accountable. Have an unusual or urgent request? Need very specific readers? Wish you had a collection of readers who worked for you? AXP now has an Elite Reader Squad that you can tap into any time you need them!

Beta Readers
Beta readers represent your future audience and can tell you about problems they had enjoying or understanding your story before you take your book to market and have scores of people tell you about these problems by way of bad reviews. 

 

I started the site because it's hard to get return on investment from most of the marketing sites out there and there are too many people trying to rip us off. The whole idea was to help authors like myself, so I'm always trying to come up with new ideas for all of us.


I'm always available for any questions you might have - Thank you!

Amy

 

 

Vote for Your Favorite Bookstagram!

The AXP Authors are sharing with you some of their favorite "Bookstagrams" - graphic vignettes promoting their books that they use on Instagram and other social media platforms. Vote for your favorite image to help authors win prizes! We'll let you know the winners when they're chosen and thanks for voting!

Each image has a number, randomly assigned. Just put the number of your favorite in the form. (form is to the right - or at the bottom of the page if you're on a phone.)

You can click on one to blow it up and flip through them that way too. Have fun!

 

Bestselling Jasmine Steele Mysteries

Kimberly Amato is the author of the best-selling Jasmine Steele Mystery series, Steele Intent, Melting Steele, and Breaking Steele. Amato is also a freelance writer, actress, and filmmaker. Among her several film projects, the teleplay Party Girl, which she co-wrote and starred in, has accorded her the most honors, including The Golden Ace Award and the Aloha Accolade for Excellence in Filmmaking from the Honolulu Film Awards.

Amato holds a BA in Psychology from Hofstra University and an MA in Forensic Psychology from John Jay College of Criminal Justice. She is currently working on several more books and future Steele Series installments.

Kimberly hails from the great state of New York, where she currently lives with her wife.

Website | Twitter | Instagram | Facebook

Read more: Bestselling Jasmine Steele Mysteries

Facebook, Amazon and Bookbub Ad Marketing

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Enter for a Chance to Win a Kindle Reader for following authors on Social Media!

Click any author's name to get started. Once you enter with your email, you can click each author to quickly follow them on social media and gain an additional entry to win a Kindle Reader! New chance to win every month!  

AUGUST KINDLE READER WINNERS: Carolsue Ezovski | Brandon McGraw | Thomas Gibson | Linda Henderson

 

MORE OPPORTUNITIES TO ENTER BY FOLLOWING STEAMY ROMANCE AUTHORS! FOLLOW STEAMY ROMANCE AUTHORS! FOLLOW ROMANCE & WOMEN'S FICTION AUTHORS! FOLLOW SWEET ROMANCE & WOMEN'S INTERESTS AUTHORS! FOLLOW MYSTERY & THRILLER AUTHORS ON BOOKBUB! FOLLOW MYSTERY & THRILLER AUTHORS ON BOOKBUB! MORE ENTRIES FOLLOWING FANTASY & SCIENCE FICTION AUTHORS! FOLLOW FANTASY & SCIENCE FICTION AUTHORS!

Book Club Poll

I'm thinking of starting a service that brings together authors and readers for your own book clubs AND an AXP Virtual Book Club. Some ideas under consideration include:

  • Offering author interaction (live or by video chat).
  • Author-provided book club questions.
  • Author-provided books.
  • Anything else you can think of!

Please take the poll below to help us plan the service AND to get on the list of people we'll notify FIRST when it's ready!

AUTHOR RESOURCES

Links to various resources you might find useful! On the menu on the right (or below on a phone) is the database of editors, book bloggers, etc. This is a list I compiled and never checked or investigated, but it could come in handy (just don't take their inclusion here as gospel, or be shocked if there is a broken link or two.

VIDEO SERVICES

We do a few more other things you might find fun or profitable... Video ads, trailers and book animations!

For video/animation work, just email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for a personalized free quote!

Video Ads for Facebook, etc. or just short book trailers

Video ads are proven to increase interactions between your Facebook (and other) ads and potential readers. Want a video you can use as your ad on Facebook? Just let me know! Here's an example of one I made for myself.

 

 

Book Cover Animations

Want your book cover or graphic to stand out on social media like Instagram, Facebook and Twitter? Don't feel like learning new software to do it?  I'll animate your book cover and make you stand out!

 

Full Book Trailers

Pineapple Jailbird by Amy Vansant

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Thank you for offering to TYPO KILL my collection! Here are the links where you can grab the books!

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Typo Killer - Get a Book Here

When you're done, report it finished here. You'll get an entry in this month's drawing for Amazon gift cards for each book you finish!

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Tales From the Sehnsucht Series Part One - The Manderian Halden

- by Keyla Damaer - Science Fiction

War, deceit, and love intertwine in the first six Tales From The Sehnsucht Series.

Within this anthology, you'll find six tales of love and hate, loyalty and treason, failure and triumph; science fiction and fantasy, the dramatic and the lighthearted from alien soldiers, desperate teachers, strange bedfellows, and more. And in the background a war of all against all. Who will survive?

Open this collection and take your first steps into the history of the Manderian people. Meet Ameela's improbable lover. Escape from tyranny with Rotima. Find the man who tempered with Ryma's DNA.

TYPO KILLER

It seems no matter how many editors we run my books through, there are always a few typos that sneak through.  This is no reflection on our editors --- just proof of how impossible it is to get a book perfect.

I love it when readers send me emails letting me know they spotted a typo so I can fix it. If you do too, I have a great new service for you!

I asked my Beta Readers -- my elite eschelon of AXP reader members -- if they'd be interested in free books in order to search for typos, and nearly 300 across all genres responded with an enthusiastic YES!

I'm going to be incentivizing these readers with prizes and you reap the rewards! Clean up your books until they're pristine and meet my best readers in the process --- real gems.

DETAILS

  • You'll get as many eyeballs as sign up to read your book --- could be a couple, could be a LOT more. Beta requests, for example, generally get between seven and thirty readers.
  • The typo killers will talk to you directly and report typos directly to you. You can ask them to do this in anyway you see fit. New manuscript? You can send them a WORD doc. Old book? You can ask them to read a MOBI and jot down their findings. Whatever works best for the both of you.
  • GET BONUS REVIEWS! Once they read the book, why wouldn't they review? Just ask them! Note: They are not required to review and the prizes they qualify for as a Typo Killers have no bearing on reviewing. They are not being incentivized to review. Once you know them as readers though, there's no harm in asking.
  • Because these are my best people, they're wonderful readers to have relationships with. They could end up on your street teams, become regular reviewers for you, become fans!

Typo killer... Qu'est-ce que c'est...

Could you be a TYPO KILLER?

Like Editing? Is Grammar Your Game?

Fact is, no matter how many editors we authors run our books through, there are always a few typos that sneak through.  We could use your help to find them!

You'll only sign up for books you’re interested in reading - No obligation!

AND as a bonus, you’ll be entered in a monthly drawing to win Amazon gift cards! ONE ENTRY FOR EACH BOOK YOU FINISH. You’ll mark the book finished and report your findings.

Just sign up to be added to our list of Typo Killers and we'll let you know when we have books ready!

 

Harlem's Ross Agency Mysteries

I've been enchanted with books from my earliest days and writing stories since second grade. My writing took a turn from animal lore when I discovered Sherlock Holmes in seventh grade. Many fine practitioners of detective and other fiction influenced me over the years. Perhaps the biggest single influence was my long-standing love affair with newspapers. I worked for professional papers in Chicago since my late teen years. Pursuing a doctorate in African history and a career in the United States Foreign Service reinforced my interest in people, places, and writing. To date, I've published over sixty fan fiction stories since 2012. You can learn more in this interview HERE.

Readers often ask me what sparks the ideas for my mystery fiction. The origins of the Ross Agency lie in a question I asked myself: who helps the little guy? In answer, I created this mystery series. The Ross Agency provides fix-it services to people in their hard-scrabble neighborhood. The three private investigators look into puzzles, losses, disputes, and tensions that fall below the radar of the police. Each book in the series focuses on solving a murder (or two) while delving further into the tangle of relationships that bind the detectives, their friends, and neighbors. Bringing murderers to justice is the driver of each story. But the ultimate puzzle in this series is unwrapping the mystery of private eye SJ Rook himself. To learn more about the Ross Agency, check out this interview I conducted with Rook.

I enjoy hearing from readers. Visit my web site, "Neighborhood Noir,' at www.deliapitts.com. Follow me on Instagram at deliapitts50.

Right now I am working on a fourth novel called Pauper and Prince in Harlem. To give you a special preview of this new story, I've included the first chapter at the end of eBook and print versions of Black and Blue in Harlem. I hope you enjoy this sneak peek at the story I'm working on right now.

You can see the whole series here!

Read more: Harlem's Ross Agency Mysteries

AUDIO BOOK REVIEW

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Gold Medal, Contemporary Fiction, 2021 Global Book Awards (formerly New York City Book Awards)
Finalist, Multicultural Fiction, 2021 International Book Awards


After two heartbreaking losses, Luna wants adventure. Something and somewhere very different from the affluent, sheltered home in California and Hawaii where she grew up. An adventure in which she can also make some difference.

Lucien, a worldly, well-traveled young architect, finds a stranger's journal at a café. Though he has qualms and pangs of guilt about reading it, they don't stop him. His decision changes his life forever.

Months later, they meet at a bookstore. Fascinated by his stories and adventurous spirit, Luna goes on a Peace Corps stint to a rural rice-growing village in Cambodia. There, she finds a world steeped in ancient culture and the lasting ravages of a deadly history. Will she leave this world unscathed?

An epistolary tale of courage, resilience, and the bonds that bring diverse people together.


 

 

AuthorsXP Elite READ & REVIEW Special Opp

This special message is for those of you who like to review books!

PLEASE ONLY REQUEST OF YOU ARE ABLE AND WILLING TO REVIEW ON AMAZON - We have a limited number of FREE books available.

Fill out the form above to request this book for FREE!

Because you requested "Star Rider" - here are some similar books you might like to read and review for free! Offering you first chance before I send out requests to everyone!

Night Witch Reborn: Natalya

Night Witch Reborn: NatalyaAuthor: Heidi Vanlandingham 

Natalya Volkovs dream is to fly, but when she's killed in a plane crash defending Mother Russia, the Norse goddess Freyja gives her a second chance at life for a price. For immortality, she must hunt down the most powerful man in Europe or give up the man she loves.

Romani-Jew, Mikhail Abramovich has known hardship. He escaped a Nazi camp, became a Resistance soldier, and the love of his life died in his arms. Yet, when Natalya miraculously returns to life; he is plunged into a world that is no longer black and white. 

Is the hunt for Hitler and immortality worth giving up everything they have ever known and loved?

GENRES:

  • Fantasy-Urban
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Dragon's Flight

Dragon's FlightAuthor: N. A. Fulton 

"I and my 2,883 sisters, brothers, and half-siblings are heirs to some of the richest families in the world. We are also genetically engineered freaks..." — Allison Kemp, Foundation Heir

Allison faces the challenge of a lifetime when she and those she loves are targeted by RealHuman, a cult determined to protect the human race from the rise of a genetically engineered species.

In this, the first book of the Fortunate Monsters saga, the war for our planet begins. If you loved The Hunger Games and Twilight, you will love Dragon's Flight.

"You all know the story. We have been front-page news on and off for more than a decade. Every time one of us hangs ourselves, ends up in jail, or starts college at fourteen, it all gets dredged up again. But this is the year when I have finally been told all the facts and I have seen all the evidence for myself. I will tell you what I know to be true..."

GENRES:

  • Fantasy-Urban

Time Travel By Design Series

Time Travel By Design SeriesAuthor: Bella Street 

ROMANCE GOES RETRO:

Nashvillians Olivia Haugen and Kyle Daniels know exactly why they'd never get together. He's too staid and persnickety and she's too flighty and artsy. But that doesn't stop Constance Presley from trying. She owns a salvage warehouse that not only hold antiques from several eras, but a portal to other time periods as well. From Detroit to Scotland, Constance is determined to get these two together...whether they like it or not!

Mid-Century Mayhem:

Modern-day Nashville and 1950s Detroit clash worse than an IKEA futon and a plaid Barcalounger when a free-spirited interior designer and a strait-laced automotive engineer find themselves in another time. Olivia Haugen and Kyle Daniels have no idea why they've ended up in 1954 Michigan, but it's probably not because of all the swank mid-century furnishings. Discovering the reason might have something to do with a wily salvage warehouse owner and her not-so-little shop of secrets.

Gothic Revival:

Olivia Haugen and Kyle Daniels are barely on speaking terms in modern-day Nashvillenot helped by Kyles cranky aunt Constance whose apparent sole purpose in life is to see them walk down the aisle. Olivia and Kyle end up taking a trip down an aisle all right, the one to the magic portal in Constances salvage warehouse. They end up in the dark and humid backyard of a place where Gothic secrets are as thick as the Spanish moss draping the live oaks, and bumps in the night give birth to long-dormant nightmares.

Regency Requiem:

When a search for family answers goes totally awry, Olivia Haugen and Kyle Daniels are left with more questions than answers about their past...their future...and whether or not Constance was ever actually related to Elvis Presley.

GENRES:
  • Romance Paranormal

Bounty Huntress: Invasion of the Keratinians

Bounty Huntress: Invasion of the KeratiniansAuthor: Edward Anthony 

Cassandra Leif (pronounced “leaf”) makes her living as a reputable bounty huntress. Standing at 5-10 and shapely, her size, athleticism and penchant for getting her target makes her well sought-after, although some may not always agree with her methods of capturing fugitives. When she teams up with the Grey Wolves, a paramilitary led by Sylvester "Sly" Scorggins on a mission to investigate the murders taking place at the famous Ture Park, they encounter a force of the likes which they've never seen.

GENRES:
  • Science Fiction

Bird

BirdAuthor: Lindsay Woodward 

Ambitious Beth Lance starts a brand new life for herself in London. It all seems to be going really well, until she falls for Simon Bird, the boss of the company she’s working for. Nothing could prepare her for the danger ahead. Simon is tarnished with secrets, and when Beth witnesses something utterly bizarre he's left with no choice but to tell her the truth. Just as she’s trying to absorb the shocking revelation, she’s quickly swept up into a supernatural world of conflicting powers and spell-binding contracts that will change her life forever. This is a magical love story set against the backdrop of a corrupt world where everyone is struggling for power. A power that could cost Beth and Simon their lives. All it takes is one feather...

GENRES:
  • Romance Paranormal

I'll See You In My Dreams

I'll See You In My DreamsAuthor: Hunter S. Jones 

Dr. Maggie Ross has a magical career as a world-renowned American and European Folklorist, but her personal life is a mess.

She begins to keep a diary of her dreams and becomes a writer immersed in her own story-propelled into a world where magic and reality mingle as a fairy tale.

A world that mirrors her own life, haunted by the man she loves, yet pursued by a beautiful stranger a man whos loved her across time. As she struggles with friends and lovers both past and present, she wonders, is hers a Cinderella fairy tale story, nightmare, or fantasy?

As Maggie Ross searches for answers, magic and reality mingle. She is determined to understand the perfect gentleman a rock star who appears in her dreams, her story, and then suddenly, in her life. But when writing about the past, a new story begins to reveal itself. She has many questions, but she must find out...what if dreams do come true?

GENRES:

  • Romance Paranormal

 

 

 

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Freestyle Cookbook 2018: Designed to Burn Fat, Engineered to Last

LIMITED-TIME BONUS INCLUDED: RIGHT NOW, you can get full FREE access to this MEGA BUNDLE BONUS of 10 video articles about Health and Fitness, Plus an EXTRA BONUS - You can get access to this extra bonus even if you decide not to purchase this book by going through the sample of the book, this powerf...
Author: Geoff Ramsay 

Family Book Five Lessons From Geese

Our families are our most precious resource. They serve as a support system, an educational network, a source of inspiration and a grounding influence for each other; now and for generations to come. The "Five Lessons From Geese" help us express our values and encourage family connectivity and conti...
Author: Andre Phillip  

How to Slay the ACT: Proven Strategies to Conquer the College Entrance Exam

Are you looking for help to increase your ACT score? Are you not sure how to start studying for the ACT test? Then this book is for you! You can use the book on its own, but to get the biggest benefit from the book, I HIGHLY recommend that you purchase The Official ACT Prep Guide 2018 for practice, ...
Author: Tina Wiles  

Money Physics and Distributive Justice

Can physics explain the economy? Many people believe that there is a lot of money in the world and that its distribution among people is unjust. Most people also believe that the reason for economic crises is an inherent illness of the system or the result of misguided or even tricky actions that ca...
Author: Oded Kafri  

Israel - Island of Success

Israel --- What is it really all about? What is the mechanism behind the incredible success of Israel? How can one small country in the turbulent of the Middle East, be such a success story? An intriguing - best-selling book, combining first hand experiences and stories of many Israeli leading figur...
Author: Noga Kainan  

Kill the Teachers

Kill the Teachers takes readers through this agonizing period of contemporary Mexican history. It begins with the decision by the 70,000 member Section 22 of the national teachers? union to stage a sit-in in the city of Oaxaca's Zocalo and chronicles the brutal state police attack on the strikers, w...
Author: Robert Joe Stout  

You Deserve Better :Success in real-life negotiations!

What if you could always get people to do things your way? You Deserve Better will teach you specific strategies and tactics designed to improve your negotiation and persuasion skills. Contrary to popular belief, intuition and life experience are not enough. Academic studies have shown that concrete...
Author: Dr. Yossi Maaravi  

 

BadRedhead Media: How to Best Optimize Blog Posts for SEO: 25 Tested Tips Writers Need to Know Now

Are you unsure how generate more traffic to your blog? Do you feel overwhelmed by all the SEO articles out there (or not even sure what the term means)? Do you wish someone could break it down for you in simple steps? Then this is the book for you! Rachel provides you her top 25 tips laid out in eas...
Author: Rachel Thompson  

Nevertheless She Persisted: True Stories of Women Leaders in Tech

This book is a collection of stories of nineteen women leaders in several levels of technology industry, including VPs, CEOs, and directors. Whether you are a young woman thinking of a career in software, a middle-career or executive woman, a parent, or a man curious about the role gender plays in t...
Author: Pratima Rao Gluckman  

Understanding STRESS, the good, the bad, the hidden

Book description: In recent years, there has been a whole new understanding of what stress is. This book is a summary of this knowledge that outlines the medical, psychological and workplace aspects of stress. It deals with many myths and presents the latest research in an easily understandable way....
Author: jorgen folkersen  

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In short, AXP is a "dating service" between readers and authors. These are real people, not employees. I can't force them to do anything. These are not paid reviewers (that would be against Amazon TOS). 

Important things to know/RULES:

After Signing Up You Must Add Your Book to the AuthorsXP Library!

  • Login to AuthorsXP  https://authorsxp.com/login
  • Click on "Add My Books to the AXP Library" in the USER MENU that appears after logging in.  https://authorsxp.com/add-my-book/add
  • Fill out the form to add your book. It will be approved and added to the permanent book database.
  • If your book is already in there, you don't have to add it again
  • ADD A WAY FOR PEOPLE TO GET YOUR BOOK FOR FREE

There are now fields (at the bottom of your library listing form mentioned above) in your book description for you to add Bookfunnel links or upload files. These files will show up directly in the reader's dashboard so you don't have to try so hard to email them the book or the links only to have them go to their spam.  

Elite Reader Dashboard

In the USER MENU area, you also have a dashboard where you can login and see who has requested your book, who has reviewed (including any comments they might have left) and remind readers to please read your book by clicking a button. 

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YOUR 'TO DO' LIST

1. Add your book to the AXP Library so I can activate it for reviewer. https://authorsxp.com/add-my-book/add

2. In the library, add a file(s) or link(s) for readers to get your book for free.

3. When you receive notice of a request, you can respond to them any way you like. They will be sent a link to their dashboard to download your book though, so you don't have to send them the file. 

4. You can trigger a "did you get my book?" mailing from your ELITE REVIEWER DASHBOARD if you think your emails aren't getting through. https://authorsxp.com/sadmin/eliteauthor_dashboard.php 


FAQ

There is no guarantee reviews received will be good. These are honest reviews by real people. But since you can talk to the reviewers directly, you can politely request that if they don't like your book, please don't review.

Readers should understand they must note on their review that they received a free copy. (Per FTC/Amazon rules) I've told them but be sure to remind them.

While you can ask if a reader is in the Amazon KU program and if they'd be willing to read the book through that, authors may NOT require or ask reviewers to BUY their book. Sales are not the point of this program. Readers DO report such actions to me and authors will be removed from the program for this. 

Any book is eligible, though AXP reserves the right to refuse a book.

If you don't receive at least 8 reviews through the Elite Readers, we'll run your book again and get you more reviewers. If for some reason you still aren't having any luck you'll be refunded for the missing reviews. This rarely happens but some books are tougher than others!

You can delete the book from where you uploaded it for readers at any time, but DO let me know you did it so I can remove you from the list of books available to request.

Books generally get between 15-100 requests the first time they are posted. (depending on genre) But a request isn't a download - so you need to leave it available because it might be a while before people get a chance to download it and read it. If you only get like 20 requests, I might send out another notice, because it takes about 30-40 requests to end up with the minimum 8 reviews. (Real people aren't always the most reliable people! :) )




TIPS FOR INTERACTING WITH READERS

DO NOT ASK THEM TO BUY THE BOOK. Sales are NOT the point of the review program and this will anger the readers who signed up for a free book.

Make an email template for sending to readers and save yourself some time!

If people haven't posted after two weeks, feel free to poke at them.


I'M NOT GETTING REVIEWS, WHAT SHOULD I DO?

1. If you log into the site and then go to USER MENU you'll see a link for Elite Reader Dashboard where you can see your chart of requestors. You can hit a button there to remind people you haven't heard from them. This email is then sent from my system instead of your email, so there's a better chance it will get through spam filters. If that doesn't raise the dead, let me know and I'll send them a note from my personal email asking them what's up, did they get the book, are they almost done, etc.

2. These are real people and not employees and each person has his/her way of doing things. (I wish I could have paid review employees but we'd be breaking Amazon rules). So between people's schedules and spam filters, there are a lot of reasons your results could be delayed. Do stay in touch with readers but don't hound them.

3. The elite readers you see on your dashboard with "NO" for released means that person has too many books outstanding. You can send your book to them if you want, but I give ELITE readers FIVE book requests before I cut them off. To continue, they have to review the ones they have. So this person might have just fallen behind or they might be a bad bet for getting a review.... If you want, you can send them an email and let them know something like:

"I see you requested my book for review through the AuthorsXP Elite Reader's group, but the release status is set to "NO" because you have too many books outstanding for reviews. You can have more books released to you (including mine) by reviewing your outstanding books and marking them reviewed in your Elite Reader Dashboard located here: http://AXPBooks.com --- if the books you have outstanding are not books you want to read to review, you can mark them "not reviewing" and that will free your queue as well!"

WHAT ABOUT AMAZON?

Amazons Review Guidelines (10/3/16) state 

Book authors and publishers may continue to provide free or discounted copies of their books to readers, as long as the author or publisher does not require a review in exchange or attempt to influence the review. https://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html?nodeId=14279631  That means you can still give away free copies in the HOPES of getting reviews, but you can't give away free copies "in exchange for review."

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  2. You expose your books to more readers and possibly get more reviews and fans
  3. Great for getting "minimum reviews" required by promotion sites for new books

 

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SERIES EVENT

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  • LINKS: Enter the links where people can buy your book/series. Use the link to the FIRST book in your series for any of the retailers OR for the Amazon link please use the link to your SERIES PAGE if you have one.
  • SPECIAL: Write the short sentence you'd like me to use when I send my special newsletter to entrants at the end of the event. For instance, if you were John Steinbeck:  "Get a FREE copy of Grapes of Wrath!"  Special must be available AT LEAST on April 10 - which is when that email will go out.
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  • If you don't want to offer any sort of additional special for that after-event mailing, leave it blank and I'll just send the link to your series. 
  • SERIES DESCRIPTION: If you'd like to include a short punchy series description to grab people's attention, please enter it here. Try to stick to 1-2 sentences.

I'll pull graphics from Amazon and have you something to see soon! Thank you for entering and let's all promote HARD to make this a HUGE SUCCESS for all of us!

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There is also the book fair where you can offer a book special (free or 99c) available ALL week that entrants will see after entering).

Past UK

Girl Targeted

Girl Targeted

Author: Val Collins

A Psychological Thriller/Suspense set in Ireland. 

Office jobs can be stressful. Aoife’s may be lethal.

Aoife’s life is finally on track. She’s happily married, pregnant with her first child and has the world’s best mother-in-law. But when Aoife accepts a job as an office temp, her entire life begins to unravel. 

Is one of Aoife’s colleagues a murderer? Is Aoife the next target? Why is her husband unconcerned?

Can office politics lead to murder?

Girl Targeted is a perfect read for fans of Behind Closed Doors, Girl on a Train and the Silent Wife.

Requests for Amazon UK Reviews

 

Girl Targeted

Girl Targeted 

Category: Thriller - Suspense

Author:Val Collins


A Psychological Thriller/Suspense set in Ireland. 

Office jobs can be stressful. Aoife’s may be lethal.

Aoife’s life is finally on track. She’s happily married, pregnant with her first child and has the world’s best mother-in-law. But when Aoife accepts a job as an office ...

Author Websites & Newsletter Solutions

Need an author website? Need to seriously update the one you have?

Don't struggle with some awful "do it yourself" web site template. Your time is worth MORE than that! 

Amy Vansant (me, the owner of this site) is not only an author and a marketer whose been helping to sell her own books and yours, but I've also owned a web development firm for over 20 years. (http://VansantCreations.com

Pros of Having Me Do Your Website

  • I'm a fellow author, so I know what you need.
  • I've been doing this forever so I know what I'm doing --- what works and what doesn't
  • I'm not free like some do-it-yourself sites, but I also won't give you an infuriating website that doesn't do half the things you wish it did and looks terrible.
  • I'm lovely with which to work. :)
  • You can add tons of features, including your own newsletter email collection/emailing system (break away from MailChimp!), photo galleries, online ordering, domain emails (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) and more.

Sites are all content management-based, which means you can make the updates yourself going forward if you like, or you can ask me to do it - whatever works with your time and budget.

Sites for authors usually range from $1000-$1500 depending on the size and features you want.

 


Having MailChimp Woes? Need to Refine How You Send Your Newslsetters?

Tired of paying every time you mail? Tired of not being able to import reader lists you've gathered through promotions? Tired of the restrictions imposed by MailChimp and other third party mailing systems? YOU can control your own email.

In addition to building your site, I can install mailing solutions that will:

  • collect emails from visitors
  • allow you to send newsletters without restrictions
  • design custom newsletter templates

Being in control of your own emailing system gives you the flexibility to grow without restrictions.

Book Fair Terms

  1. AXP is not responsible for the links you enter and whether or not your book is actually on sale during the term of the event.
  2. You are responsible for providing the giveaway winner  a copy of your 99c ebook. If you do not hold up your end of the bargain, you will not be allowed to participate again.
  3. You are responsible for sharing news of the event. If you do not hold up your end of the bargain, you will not be allowed to participate again.
  4. There are no refunds once the event is over.
  5. AXP doesn't guaratee how many sales you'll receive.

AXP Book Fairs - Sell More Books!

Genre-Specific AXP Book Fairs - Benefitting from Mailing List Builder Giveaway Traffic

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What is it?

The AXP Book Fair is the page entrants to our Mailing List Builder Giveaways are sent to after they enter the contest. This page offers 99c, FREE and Kindle Unlimited books that match the genre of the Mailing List Event. 

In short, people are attracted to the giveaway, enter, and then are presented with the Book Fair, where they can immediately download or buy your books. This provides an ongoing audience for your books -- an audience that fits the genre that attracted the giveaway entrants.

FAQs

  • AXP Book Fairs are week-long genre-specific events featuring FREE and 99c books/boxed sets.
  • They run Tuesday - Monday and run in conjunction with the Mailing List Builder events - this way the traffic coming in for the Mailing List Event are funnelled to the Book Fair.
  • If you'd like to join but you can't keep your book free/99c for the full length of the event, you can pick days NOT to display your book. That way people using limited Kindle Countdowns can participate.
  • You can offer perma-free books.
  • Your links can go to retailers, instafreebie, wherever. That means you can send people to a link for your newsletter sign up to get a free book too!
  • In the AXP Giveaway that week? You do NOT have to use the same book in the Book Fair. Better the giveaway book is full price and a better prize anyway. You can though. You can also add as many other books as you like to the Book Fair.

What You Get:

  • Your FREE/99c book is exposed to thousands of readers.
  • Post a LINK to your newsletter sign up with your listing at the fair for the potential of also building your newsletter through direct opt-in.
  • You can feature as many books as you like. 
  • Your FREE/99c book posted on AXP's Twitter and Facebook pages and promoted on the site.

HOW IT WORKS:

  • You submit your book(s) for the upcoming book fair.
  • Authors with books in the fair and/or giveaway and AXP promotes. 
  • Entrants for that week's Mailing List Builder are sent to the fair where they can take advantage of your free/discounted book.

See of the Book Fair Sale Page

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If you don't pick anything, you'll only get notices from me for beta reading if I have a new genre or if I give everyone another chance to choose genres.

Audio Book Review

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Street Team - Get Started!

Send me: (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

  • Name of Team - Your series or YOUR name - I recommend naming them after YOU if your genres aren't wildly different. (Fewer teams, less work!)
  • The GENRE team members should like reading
  • Description of Series (written as if you're trying to let people know what to expect and get them excited about it)
  • Link to where you'd like me to send team members (Facebook or a sign up form (If you'd like me to setup a signup form, let me know!)

How to setup your FB Group: (or send me your personal FB login)

1. Log into your personal FB account.



BOOM! You have a street team group!

Copy the URL of your street team - you'll need it to send to people so they can go and join.



Going forward, send everyone that you know reads and likes your books to this FB Group so you can keep them organized and alert them of news easily!

Add a shortcut so YOU can find your group.

Go to your personal FB home and hover over "Shortcuts." When you do, "EDIT" should appear. Click that and "PIN TO TOP" your new group in the box that pops up. That way you'll have a shortcut link to your group going forward so YOU can find it!

Add a graphic to your group header. (I can make this for you.) Example:



INTERACT WITH YOUR GROUP

Next step is to keep your group happy by interacting with them a little at first...

IMPORTANT TIP!

I'll give you the most valuable advice: You don't have to do much.  When I first started my street team I KILLED myself trying to make it fun for them and it was taking time out of my writing/living. So I stopped doing anything except posting new releases and asking for reviews. They're FINE with that. That's all they really want. I have about 150 people in my street team and know with every release I'll get about 30 reviews in the first week, which is fine - after that organic readers take over.

Basically, you just keep accepting people until you finally have enough people who are a good group!

I'll occasionally send them a link to a free book by another author in my genre if I happen to see one. Just for a little perk here and there.

IMPORTANT TIP! #2

When I have a new release, I post to my Street Team group that it is available and to EMAIL ME if they want it. That way there isn't a link to my free book floating around on Facebook AND I can start an email list of my dedicated readers. Then if I need anything, I can just email that group if I don't want to tell everyone in the group about it. It's a great way to identify great fans!

If you do want to play with them a little in the beginning to warm them up to you, here are some ideas:

  1. Run a poll and let them choose their name 



  2. Offer the books for free to members to get them all on the same page
  3. Ask them what they'd like to see more/less of in your series.
  4. Tell them how you came up with ideas
  5. Cover reveals
  6. Request reviews
  7. Ask them to share promotions on social media
  8. Ask them to post where they're from
  9. Run spot giveaways for gift cards
  10. Share photos of your writing space
  11. Share pet photos or other photos you know your audience would like
  12. Share memes and jokes in the vein of your series

Street Team FAQ

Take Your Career to the Next Level - Time to build a Street Team!

What's a street team?

A street team helps an author hype his or her books. They come in especially handy during giveaways and new book launches.

  • They promote the author and his/her books on social media
  • Review advanced copies on Amazon, GoodReads and other book retailers
  • Help spread the word in groups the author can't access (authors usually aren't allowed to promote their own books in reader groups)

In short, the street team helps spread the word about the author and his/her books!

What does the Street Team get for their efforts?

Street team members get first access to new releases, entries in special "team only" giveaways and other perks. They also get access to a private Facebook page dedicated to the Street Team. In general, the author tries to make being a team member FUN.

What you get with AXP's Street Team Plan

  • Help setting up your team page on Facebook
  • Help recruiting team members using AXP's network of genre-specific readers
  • A header graphic for your street team FB page
  • Ask for input and help any time!

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Street Team Survey

Is it time to build a real "street team" for your books and YOU?

As usual, new things on AXP come from me realizing I need something.

I decided to become an overnight phenomenon *cough.* :)

And by "overnight phenomenon" I mean I'm thinking long term. Overnight phenomenons are rarely overnight - it comes from building a strong base (Like the mailing list builders that have been doing so well) and then weaponizing that base to spread the word. < --- Hopefully about my books and not about how I mix metaphors.

So, I'm building a street team for my Pineapple Port series. I asked the AXP readers if they'd be interested in joining (so far, just people from my Elite Reader group and then my own list on my website.) Looking really good so far...

Here's my AXP Steet Team Request Page so you can see what I mean...

My question for you is:

  1. Would you like assistance building a street team like this? (if yes, fill out the blue form on this page and answer these questions) 

  2. Would you want help finding members?

  3. Would you like help setting up a street team Facebook page to get things rolling, including header graphics, etc.?

  4. Would you like a service where AXP provides ideas on a regular basis for street team missions and fun events that you can share with your team to keep them enamored with you? 

Let me know so I can figure out if there is a need. Also, let me know if you have other ideas and wants in the comments (and any questions).

Thanks!

Join a Street Team!

Click to join Loni Lynne's  Street Team for a Limited Time!

Get free & new releases for helping this author grow - GET ALL SORTS OF BONUSES!

lonilynnGenre - Paranormal Romance (Ghosts and Shifters) Multiple Series!
 
Crossroads of Kings Mill - Kings Mill, Maryland (fictional town) is loaded with history, mystery and maybe a few eccentric ghosts who roam the area. But why are they there and who can help them find their true meaning of never crossing over?

From Dr. April Branford's first research into 'founding father' James Addison, Sean Lightfoot's renovation of the Old Town Tavern with one feisty tavern maid, Millie Taylor not allowing him to destroy her only home, and Tonya Mead's accidental connection to a Confederate soldier on the battlefields of Gettysburg, they are bound to encounter some odd issues. But with the help of the local 'witches' known as the Wilton Women, Kings Mill will continue to solve as many mysteries that the town holds and come to terms with realizing not all of Kings Mill's population are of this realm.

 
Guardians of Dacia - An ancient Civil War between two brothers have led to the demise of a country steeped in mystery and folklore. The portal world of Dacia is still alive and well, as it has been for eons. Now known as Romania, since the Romans conquered centuries ago, the immortal portal world was created for the clans by the very gods they pissed off.

One clan, the Delvantes, became wolf shifters as the others, Vamiers, were banished to the mortal world to live out their existence as what we know as vampires. The gods foretold of a time when a new generation would emerge to set the ancient world to rights once again...and that time is now.

From the last living Zmeu (dragon shifter) finding his mate in Immortal Heat, to a Vietnam Vet suffering PTSD and the love of an Angel in Immortal Wounds/Immortal Angel,  a woman finding out she is the foretold Alpha female to set to rights the Delvante clan after 800 years in Immortal Moonlight, and past lovers in a one-night stand affair has created a mute but gifted daughter who is destined to become the Dacian goddess of the moon's mortal connection in Immortal Silence

Dacia is about to learn that history WON'T repeat itself...as far as the new generation is concerned.



What's a street team?

A street team helps an author hype his or her book. They come in especially handy during giveaways and new book launches.

  • They promote the author and his/her books on social media

  • Review advanced copies on Amazon, GoodReads and other book retailers

  • Help spread the word in groups the author can't access (authors usually aren't allowed to promote their own books in reader groups)

In short, the street team helps spread the word about the author and his/her books!

What does the Street Team get for their efforts?

Street team members get first access to new releases, entries in special "team only" giveaways and other perks. They also get access to a private Facebook page dedicated to the Street Team. In general, the author tries to make being a team member FUN.

Street Team Demo

Apply for the Peacetaker Series Street Team!

Author Edita Petrick is looking to create a STREET TEAM for her ongoing "Peacetaker" Series.

What is Peacetaker?

  • The Peacetaker series is an action/adventure thriller with fantasy-paranormal elements, history, mythology and legends
  • Clean, suitable for teen-and-up. There is a suggestion of some violence, though not overly descriptive.

These books would appeal to any reader who loves mystery and adventure with a touch of supernatural elements. Each story is intelligently knitted, with twists and turns that keep the reader hooked since the very beginning. The two lead characters start off as total strangers. Carter, is a hard-shelled, lone ranger type; a Justice Department contractor with a painful past. Dr. Stella Hunter is a quirky, conflicted academic and published expert in mythology and ancient legends. The pairing of this unlikely duo makes for interesting and entertaining reading.

However, out of necessity their bond and slight romantic connection becomes something deeper as the series progresses.

Each book of the series is a standalone, but there is always an underlying ‘peace-taker’ issue driving some parts of the story.

You can see the whole series on Amazon.

or visit Edita's Website

Here's a quick description of book one: Ribbons of Death

A career soldier who survived a deadly riot in Cairo, and a reclusive mythology expert from Montana, race against time to find the product of legends that’s cutting a bloody path across the continent.
***
One snowy evening, a stranger with a horribly scarred face stomps on the porch of Stella Hunter’s house, holding her latest book of myths and legends. He points to the bloody fingerprints of the book’s now deceased owner, marking a passage of the Peacetaker myth. When she asks how he came by the book, he tells her he took the controversial book from the lifeless hand of a traffic fatality in Cairo. And suddenly, Stella could swear that somewhere a clock started ticking down to doomsday. After all, the fate of humanity depends on whether she was right or wrong when she wrote her infamous book.

Books:

  • Ribbons of Death – Book 1
  • The Harmony Scroll – Book 2
  • The Byzantine Connection – Book 3
  • Arachne’s Challenge – Book 4
  • Doomsday Hand – Book 5

What's a street team?

A street team helps an author hype his or her book. They come in especially handy during giveaways and new book launches.

  • They promote the author and his/her books on social media
  • Review advanced copies on Amazon, GoodReads and other book retailers
  • Help spread the word in groups the author can't access (authors usually aren't allowed to promote their own books in reader groups)

In short, the street team helps spread the word about the author and his/her books!

What does the Street Team get for their efforts?

Street team members get first access to new releases, entries in special "team only" giveaways and other perks. They also get access to a private Facebook page dedicated to the Street Team. In general, the author tries to make being a team member FUN.

Do you have to genuinely love the author/series?

It certainly helps. :)

Interested in Joining this Street Team?

Just fill out the form on the right as best you can - don't worry about right or wrong answers! Amy will get back to you soon!

You can also see the whole series on Amazon or visit Amy's website for more information about the series and her.

 

Graphics for Promoting AXP & AXP Events

Below are graphics & code for promoting AXP in your newsletters/social media/web sites.
Earn $5 AXP credit with each newsletter mailing you do promoting an event!

FAQ

  • Adding giveaways to your newseltters (as a bonus, not the feature) is a great way to KEEP subscribers. It makes them feel like your newsletter offers them opportunities.
  • You don't have to make the giveaway the main focus of your mailing, just tack a graphic/link on at the end.
  • Send me a copy of the newsletter that went out to let me know you've done it so I can credit you.
  • Your newsletter must have a following of at least 300 to qualify. One AXP mailing list event can get you that!
  • Promoting an event you're participating in doesn't count, that is a requirement for that event.
  • Maximum credit per month: $20. Good for credit only, unused credit can not be converted to cash.

MAILING LIST BUILDER BOOK GIVEAWAYS

New event every week starting on Tuesdays. Link event: https://AuthorsXP.com/giveaway 

Graphics 
(right click on graphic to download (or click and hold on Macs)) Then upload to your newsletter program and link the graphic to https://AuthorsXP.com/giveaway )

  

CUT & PASTE CODE: Paste the strip of code into your newsletter code.

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Gift card page link for your newsletter and to check: https://AuthorsXP.com/gc

Graphics
(right click on graphic to download (or click and hold on Macs)) Then upload to your newsletter program and link the graphic to https://AuthorsXP.com/gc )

  

CUT & PASTE CODE: Paste the strip of code into your newsletter code.

Square Banner:

<a href="https://AuthorsXP.com/gc" target="_blank" border="0"><img src="https://AuthorsXP.com/images/wingiftcards.jpg" alt="" /></a>

Long Banner:

<a href="https://AuthorsXP.com/gc" target="_blank" border="0"><img src="https://AuthorsXP.com/images/wingclong.jpg" alt="" /></a>


AXP BOOKS

Available any time - promote AXP Books - a daily promotion email for book deals.

Graphics 
(right click on graphic to download (or click and hold on Macs)) Then upload to your newsletter program and link the graphic to http://AXPBooks.com )

<a href="http://AXPBooks.com" target="_blank" border="0"><img src="https://AuthorsXP.com/images/ddbannertop.jpg"></a>

 

<a href="http://AXPBooks.com" target="_blank" border="0"><img src="https://AuthorsXP.com/images/ddhalfbanner.jpg" ></a>

  

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Beta Read/Special Review Requests

H E L P    A N   A U T H O R!

Your mission: to read a novel-in-progress or live novel and offer thoughts/input/mistake finding to the authors so he/she can make the book the best it can be. This is not read/review - it's read/help! (though I'm sure they'd appreciate reviews when the time comes too!) You'll work directly with the author. 

Fill out the form to request this book!

lawyerstealsaheartLawyer Steals a Heart - Romance-Comedy-Chick Lit

Addison Bradley wasn't looking for love; she was looking for a night out to avoid the bills she can't afford to pay and the grief of suddenly losing her mother.

Wesley Castillo wants to be a lawyer; he's just not sure that working at the family law firm is the best fit. His father insists he continues to do research and file paperwork, while he's desperate to argue his first case.

When Addison finds herself in legal trouble, Wesley sees the perfect opportunity to finally prove himself.

Though they initially clash, sparks fly as they grow closer.

There's just one problem:

Wesley's keeping a secret that could devastate Addison's case and destroy their relationship before even has a chance.

Testimonials

 

"I just wanted to let you know that I've received feedback from all three beta readers. I enjoyed your beta reader program and will use it again in the future." 
~ Jeanine Hawkins

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Elite Reader Squad to Your Rescue!

Click here to go directly to the sign-up form - FAQ Below!

How Can AXP's Elite Readers Help You?

  • You need reviews. AXP's readers are the best - In addition, you get a dashboard for keeping track AND AXP's help poking at slow responders. You'll get 15+ reviewers with 8 reviews guaranteed or we'll find you more readers or refund you for those who didn't come through.
  • You need AUDIO book reviews. AXP has a group specifically for audio reviews.
  • You have a unique book you don't trust with just any reader & want to find matches.
  • You're in a contest and need support.
  • You want to poll a large group of readers about a book you've written or are writing.

The Elite Reader Squad knows not to take a mission unless they can complete it, and they're over 20k strong! If you have a special or unusual need, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and we'll figure out what can be done! 

 

 


ELITE READ & REVIEW FAQ

Review Process

In short, AXP is a "dating service" between readers and authors. These are real people, not employees. I can't force them to do anything. These are not paid reviewers. 

YOUR 'TO DO' LIST

1. Add your book to the AXP Library so I can activate it for reviewer. https://authorsxp.com/add-my-book/add


2. In the library, add a file(s) or link(s) for readers to get your book for free.

3. When you receive notice of a request, you can respond to them any way you like. They will be sent a link to their dashboard to download your book though, so you don't have to send them the file. 

4. You can trigger a "did you get my book?" mailing from your ELITE REVIEWER DASHBOARD if you think your emails aren't getting through. https://authorsxp.com/sadmin/eliteauthor_dashboard.php 


FAQ

There is no guarantee reviews received will be good. These are honest reviews by real people. But since you can talk to the reviewers directly, you can politely request that if they don't like your book, please don't review.

While you can ask if a reader is in the Amazon KU program and if they'd be willing to read the book through that, authors may NOT require or ask reviewers to BUY their book. DO NOT ASK THEM TO BUY THE BOOK. Sales are NOT the point of the review program and this will anger the readers who signed up for a free book. Readers DO report such actions to me and authors will be removed from the program for this. 

Any book is eligible, though AXP reserves the right to refuse a book.

If you don't receive at least 8 reviews through the Elite Readers, we'll run your book again and get you more reviewers. If for some reason you still aren't having any luck you'll be refunded for the missing reviews. This rarely happens but some books are tougher than others!


TIPS FOR INTERACTING WITH READERS

Make an email template for sending to readers and save yourself some time!

If people haven't posted after two weeks, feel free to poke at them.


I'M NOT GETTING REVIEWS, WHAT SHOULD I DO?

1. If you log into the site and then go to USER MENU you'll see a link for Elite Reader Dashboard where you can see your chart of requestors. You can hit a button there to remind people you haven't heard from them. This email is then sent from my system instead of your email, so there's a better chance it will get through spam filters. If that doesn't raise the dead, let me know and I'll send them a note from my personal email asking them what's up, did they get the book, are they almost done, etc.

2. These are real people and not employees and each person has his/her way of doing things. (I wish I could have paid review employees but we'd be breaking Amazon rules). So between people's schedules and spam filters, there are a lot of reasons your results could be delayed. Do stay in touch with readers but don't hound them.

3. The elite readers you see on your dashboard with "NO" for released means that person has too many books outstanding. You can send your book to them if you want, but I give ELITE readers FIVE book requests before I cut them off. To continue, they have to review the ones they have. So this person might have just fallen behind or they might be a bad bet for getting a review.... If you want, you can send them an email and let them know something like:

"I see you requested my book for review through the AuthorsXP Elite Reader's group, but the release status is set to "NO" because you have too many books outstanding for reviews. You can have more books released to you (including mine) by reviewing your outstanding books and marking them reviewed in your Elite Reader Dashboard located here: http://AXPBooks.com --- if the books you have outstanding are not books you want to read to review, you can mark them "not reviewing" and that will free your queue as well!"

WHAT ABOUT AMAZON?

Amazons Review Guidelines (10/3/16) state 

Book authors and publishers may continue to provide free or discounted copies of their books to readers, as long as the author or publisher does not require a review in exchange or attempt to influence the review. https://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html?nodeId=14279631  That means you can still give away free copies in the HOPES of getting reviews, but you can't give away free copies "in exchange for review.

Thank you - Super Reader!

Available Missions for the Elite Reader Squad can be found at this link:


https://authorsxp.com/elite-reader


Take all, take none --- just be sure to complete your mission!

  1. Access your Elite Reader Dashboard by logging into AXPBooks (New home of Daily Deals! - just use your email, no passwords to remember!)
  2. Click "Elite Reader Dashboard"
  3. If you want to read them all, know not all books will be released at once.
  4. There, you can see what books you requested, if the author has been notified, AND you can mark missions reviewed/completed! There is also a link to the MISSION PAGE 
  5. Mark your books Reviewed when done...Elite Readers Can Earn Surprises!

Join the AXP Elite Readers - More Info

Pick a Mission Here!  | Your Elite Member Dashboard

Join an elite squad of readers ready for fun special offers & reviewing free eBooks!

FOUR EASY STEPS!

  1. Request a book
  2. Download and read the book
  3. Review the book on Amazon (or other spots)
  4. Mark the book reviewed on your dashboard!

Then move on to the next book!

ELITE REVIEWER FAQ

  1. To join, request any Elite Reader Read and Review book. Your information will be shared with the author and entered in the AuthorsXP system so we can both be sure you get the book! YOU CAN UNSUBSCRIBE ANYTIME.
  2. The book will then be available on the My Read and Review Books page in your dashboard for download. 
  3. When you're done reading and have left a review on Amazon and/or other places like GoodReads, BN and Bookbub, visit your Dashboard to mark it finished and get more books!
  4. Notices of FREE read & review books will be included in the Daily Deal newsletter, or you can check your dashboard any time. You may also get the occasional special mission or request (sometimes with perks and bonuses)!
  5. NO OBLIGATIONS. Hate a book? Just mark it "not reviewing" and move on!

OTHER FAQ:

I didn't get a book I requested.

Check your Dashboard.  This is also where you can find all the book you've requested for download.

I tried to download a book and I nothing happened.

It should have downloaded to wherever you have your browser set to download. Check your computer, and if you still have an issue, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

I didn't like the books I got and now I don't get anymore.

When reviewers have five books "checked out" they no longer receive new books from new authors. To correct this, mark books you've reviewed in your Dashboard.  You can also mark books in the dashboard off as "NOT REVIEWING" this will close that book and clear slots for new books. You do NOT have to read or review a requested book if you hate it! 

An author asked me to buy his/her book and now I'm turned off on the whole thing.

This is FORBIDDEN. If an author asks you to buy their book to review This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

My reviews are being pulled off Amazon.

Write Amazon and let them know you're not a spammer, just a reviewer! Sometimes their security systems mistake a real reader for someone trying to trick the system with fake reviews. I've heard sending an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and letting them know the issue works.

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  2. Be sure Twitter posts aren't too long (even with graphic if included!)!
  3. Your post will appear sometime in the next 24 hours. If that is too soon, wait to submit.