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If you haven’t bought it already, here’s a chance to get Weed Therapy at a discounted price.  Discounted from $4.99 to $1.99 for today only, going up to $2.99 tomorrow.  Here’s your chance.

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From the reviews:

The first thing I would have you understand is that Mr. Paxson has a wonderful writing style, a great way of putting words together to paint a picture or convey a feeling in a story. The narrative about visiting the village, learning how these simple people find their happiness, and the conversations with the old priest remind me of Hermann Hesse’s writing. There’s something mystical and spiritual about the experience, and I wanted to soak in the aura as long as possible.

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I loved the craftsmanship in the way this book was written and the author’s writing style. The word pictures created were superb. The beauty of the well written story was magical. The novel really moved me in a deep and spiritual way. Paxson’s insights and intuitions were well woven into this account of a man’s quest for understanding his own unhappiness. It reminded me that men, whom we often regard as the stronger, less emotional sex, really do have feelings, hopes, and desires.

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It took me less than a couple of chapters to fall in love with this book and clear my schedule of everything else in order to give it the appropriate attention.

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For those of us who have enjoyed his previous work and follow his blog, Mark Paxson throws a gentle curve ball with this poignant look at a marriage in crisis and a man seeking more from life than just routine. This novel is insightful and touching in its honesty. His language is expressive, his characterization of a father trying to relate to his sons in an uncommunicative marriage rings true, and his evocation of the Baja California landscape and a village of loving, open people invites the reader to make an escape from the humdrum rush of daily reality and find a quieter inner life. Great writing…looking forward to his next work.

Seriously, if you haven’t already, why not now?


The One Promotional Site That Works

The only one that produced real results for me was  As I’ve written before, when they featured One Night in Bridgeport in May, about 500 people downloaded it that day and the next and in the months since, another 500-600 (at least) have downloaded the book.  I have strongly recommended to my self-publishing friends to try the site.  Minimum requirements:  at least 10 reviews on Amazon with an average rating of 4 or above.  Nothing to pay upfront.  Instead, you pay 25% of your earnings from sales that occur the day you are featured and the following day.   The site is linked to Amazon so they get the sales figures and send you a bill.  Those 500 downloads I got back in May produced about $170 in revenue.  I was more than happy to send 25% of that to ereadernewstoday, particularly since I’ve had so many more sales in the months since.

Today, one of my blogging/writing friends from the other side of the world was featured on ereadernewstoday. Charlie and Pearl by Tammy Robinson is one of those books I believe is why self-publishing has a place in the literary world.  It’s different and charming and incredible.  As I write this, her book is #1,647 in the Kindle Store; #12 in the Inspirational subgenre; and #14 in the Romantic subgenre.  I’m pretty sure Tammy will be letting me know her sales figures for the day and also for the days ahead.  Whatever they are, they’ll be pretty incredible.

No other site I’ve tried has come close to producing the same results.

(And a note to Charles:  she submitted her novel and didn’t hear back.  She sent a follow-up email and that’s when they notified her they’d be featuring her novel.)

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