As Christians, we hold the light of the world inside us. 
And the world watches us to see what that light might be.
The pressure is on. Whatever you do will be examined.
And not fairly. 

As a Christian, you will be held to a higher standard. 

So whatever you do, do it as unto the Lord.
With integrity. Doing your best.
Don't succumb to the hissing temptation of the world
that would enjoy pulling your down into the mire,
destroying your witness.

As an author, I feel the weight of the gift the Lord has given.
Make the words right. Tell the story to His Glory.

And I see the temptation. Especially as an Indie Published author
I see the lure of throwing things on Amazon and Smashwords.
The more you have out there the more money you can make.

The lure is cast. The prize the illusion of making more money.

But is that why we write?
For money?

Sure, I hope to earn a decent wage. 
But first and foremost, I write for Him.
The Lord is my Provider.

Watch your light. Keep your Integrity that
His light that shines inside you
Remains untarnished by the temptations of the world.

Integrity means unity and wholeness.
Only  in Him can you maintain your Integrity.


QR Code? A little wonder for promotions

Have you seen these?  Know what they are? How to use them?

  • First thing you need to do is go to your phone and download the App for Shop Savvy
  • Next make  your QR code. HERE >   Make one for your website, your book, you!
  • Now, hold your phone up and let it scan the picture above and it will take you to Liberty Belle on Amazon with the buy now click right there on the phone Just click by now (just kidding : ) Although if  you want a good read, you'd enjoy the click).
  • Great to put on your business cards, flyers, bumper sticker on your car, post cards of your books. 
Experiment and have fun with this nifty tool!  And sell your books the easy way.  No more meeting someone, telling them to check it out, knowing they will probably forget. Keep a picture of the code on your phone and let them scan it from your phone. 

Now they have your book buying site on their phone.  How cool is that. They won't forget.


How FUN!!

Well, my first free book promotion is over, and I had more fun than I think one is supposed to. : )

Will take some time to see if the free days pay off in any sales. But I know this, I have had a blast. And my book has been read by many who would never have seen it if it hadn't been on Kindles free days.

Thank you Amazon for providing me with a way to get my books out there.

After all, we write stories for others to read, and I hope all those who downloaded Liberty Belle enjoy the story.

I really like people, have to keep Jesus big in my heart to like some, but what an amazing experience. Most people are encouraging, helpful, and friendly.

Without friends, none of us will get far.

So just want to say a big thank you to all who downloaded Liberty Belle, to those who cheered me on, and to all those who endured my constant pestering on FB and Twitter on Wednesday.  : )

I had a blast.
Stay tuned because of COURSE I AM UP TO SOMETHING ELSE  : )



Liberty Belle is free on Kindle
August 1 thru 5, 2012

I have had so much fun blogging, posting on FB
and Twitter, emailing friends all for help.

As I write this Liberty Belle sits at #14 on the Kindle Top 100 Free list - amazing to me.

BUT I know that she would be somewhere in the
dusty shelf of obscurity if not for all my friends on the Social Media. Those I know and those I don't.

Writing a book can be a lonely business. Marketing a book is a team effort. One I confess that I have been lacking in. You know the saying - pay it forward. Or one I like better  - Treat others as you would want to be treated. As authors, I believe this can be what makes or breaks our careers.

How can we help each other?
1. When we read a book - write a review for Amazon, Goodreads, Nook. Or even on your blog
2. Twitter that you enjoyed the book and give the link to Amazon (or wherever the book may be)
3. Click like on the button near the Title on Amazon
4. Link up with others that are in your genre and help one another market.
5. Never talk bad about another's book. (you know the reaping and sowing thing)

These are just some of the things I have discovered today. I am sure I will find more as the week goes on.

Liberty Belle is free on Kindle -08-01 thru 08-05 2012  don't miss out.