Sandy Nathan abandons good taste and modesty to tell you about her books being on sale until January 2nd.

Creating is so much fun. This little bit appeared as I made the ad below.

I admit, my feelings were hurt. I saw an ad displayed by a very prominent author. Actually, 99 of them were in on the deal. They promised free books and prizes  worth a lot of money if you would buy their eBooks today. All 99 authors were offering their books that magic price of 99 cents. It’s magic because Amazon will allow you to price your book no lower, unless you give it away, but that’s a different program.

I was hurt by the fact that they didn’t invite me to swim amongst them, but also because they had the jazziest promo page with links and hyperlinks and double hyperlinks to all of their books, sorted by genre and author’s name, and the author’s dog’s name. Boy, did I feel outclassed.

My usual announcements and book ads reek of so much good taste that the deportment teacher where I took dancing lessons in fourth grade would give them a blue ribbon or maybe nominate me for good manners sainthood. Well, enough of that.

I created the ad which follows because I realized my approach was limited and perhaps old fashioned.  (Also snobby.) I want you to know that my books are not on sale for 99c for a lousy DAY––they’re on sale until January 2. I wouldn’t wait that long to buy though, for a couple of reasons. Amazon is kinda arbitrary about when it changes prices. You may have noticed that trying to download a free book. “Oh! It was supposed to be free. But I just downloaded it for $9.99!” Oops.

The other reason is that Amazon is rumored to have laid up an insufficient supply of pixels to deliver all the eBooks that new Kindle (and other types of readers) owners will want for their new devices. So, get your copies of my books before they run out. (Did I tell you that it’s December 21, winter solstice and the day the world is supposed to come to an end, at least according to some interpretations of the Mayan calendar. It’s a day when anything can happen. Including a dearth of pixels.)

More art from scrap, this kind electronic. Kinda cool.



So, here’s my sales spiel:

YES, IT’S TRUE. I’ve really won 24 national awards with my books and I’ve racked up 55 five-star reviews. And 13 four-star puppies. I don’t usually talk about my trophies, finding that . . . rather repulsive. And overdone. I probably get 2 or 300 emails a day, most by people ecstatically announcing––and even posting––a new 5 star review. Or award or something. It irritates me. I don’t know if it irritates you; I’ve operated on the assumption that it does.

BUT THERE’S A TIME FOR CHANGE! With joy in my heart, I’ve abandoned modesty, also good taste, as I”m sure you’ll agree when you see the accompanying image, to sock it to ya.
My Kindle eBooks are on sale until Jan. 2, 2013. Don’t be shy!




They range from wild sci-fi to adorable children’s nonfiction. You’ll find something you’ll like in the list below:

  • NUMENON,  a novel about the richest man in the world meeting a great Native American shaman
  • STEPPING OFF THE EDGE, a modern day spiritual companion
  • TECOLOTE, the adorable kids’ book about a baby horse.
  • EARTH’S END––the new, three book sci-fi/fantasy/visionary series that takes you to the end of the earth, and beyond.
    The Angel & the Brown-Eyed Boy––An angelic girl shows up on the sidewalks of New York City in 2197. Or is she a girl? Jeremy Edgarton, teenage genius and revolutionary decodes the transmissions. They say the world will blow up tomorrow morning.
    Lady Grace––The radiation has cleared. A few survivors make it back to Piermont Manor to start a new life. What they face is a battle more deadly than any they’ve fought. Evolution can work for evil as well as good.
    Sam & Emily––Can love live in an echoing cement bomb shelter three hundred feet below the earth’s surface? Find out in Sam and Emily as headman Sam Baahuhd falls in love with a beautiful assassin.



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