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magnificent1rascal
Posted: Tuesday, January 14, 2014 5:17:54 PM
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There is no way I can even pretend to play it cool about this news. I've been on Cloud Nine all afternoon...I'm a little light-headed and short of breath up here, but it's totally worth it! LOL

My short story "Writer's Block" is now free on Amazon — and currently sitting pretty at No. 21 among free contemporary short stories!

Grab a copy today and see what all the fuss is about. laughing6

http://www.amazon.com/Writers-Block-M-P-Witwer-ebook/dp/B00FXEAJCM/

(Yeah, I know it's only a 'best seller' among free books — quite the oxymoron there — but I'm ignoring that pesky little fact for the time being.)


Update: It's down to No. 25, but I'm not complaining. icon_smile




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DianaShallard
Posted: Thursday, January 16, 2014 11:38:35 AM
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Congrats, Maggie! That's awesome. Sorry I never wrote back to you to say I read this story and it's a good one. Well done! :-)

And yes, the fact that it's "selling" on free books is still good. It'll pay off (pun intended) in the future, I'm sure. :-)

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rolandlytle
Posted: Thursday, January 16, 2014 4:55:37 PM
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I read your book some time ago. I'm glad everyone else is figuring out just how good you are. Congratulations, please keep us updated on how it is going. (I can hardly wait till it's listed as #1)

Frak!! Free!! But I paid for mine. Well it was worth it.

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magnificent1rascal
Posted: Thursday, January 16, 2014 10:55:21 PM
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DianaShallard wrote:
Congrats, Maggie! That's awesome. Sorry I never wrote back to you to say I read this story and it's a good one. Well done! :-)

And yes, the fact that it's "selling" on free books is still good. It'll pay off (pun intended) in the future, I'm sure. :-)


Thanks, Diana. My goal in publishing this story was to get my name and work out to a wider audience, so it seems to have done as intended. I'm hoping it pays off in the future.


rolandloops wrote:
I read your book some time ago. I'm glad everyone else is figuring out just how good you are. Congratulations, please keep us updated on how it is going. (I can hardly wait till it's listed as #1)

Frak!! Free!! But I paid for mine. Well it was worth it.


Thank you as well, Roland, both for your kind words and for being a paying customer! By my estimation, you're one of a half-dozen who aren't related to me, lol. After seeing my statements from Amazon and Smashwords, I realized that the exposure a free book would get was likely to be more valuable in the long run than the pocket change in royalties.

I'd like to send you a free copy of my next ebook to show my appreciation for your support. flower

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DirtyMartini
Posted: Saturday, January 18, 2014 9:16:57 AM
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magnificent1rascal wrote:
After seeing my statements from Amazon and Smashwords, I realized that the exposure a free book would get was likely to be more valuable in the long run than the pocket change in royalties.



Yeah, there's something to be said for getting your name out there in the long run...I seem to do that mostly through my poems...and don't underestimate the ability of poems to get your name out there btw...

And nice to see we have a Bestselling Author here on the Stories Space staff now...maybe you can talk Yas and Gav into creating a new badge for that...happy8


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rolandlytle
Posted: Saturday, January 18, 2014 9:57:06 AM
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DirtyMartini wrote:
And nice to see we have a Bestselling Author here on the Stories Space staff now...maybe you can talk Yas and Gav into creating a new badge for that...happy8



What badge would that be Alan, the 'I won't be here much longer because I'll be busy making bunches of money' badge? Lfunny

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