How to Become an Amazon Best Seller
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How To Become An Amazon Best Seller

I'm pleased to present a guest post by Amazon best selling author, Simone Elise. In her post, Simone talks about how her book, Reaper's Claim, became #12 out of 4 million titles on Amazon when she was published by Inkitt.

You can read Simone's post here.

Writing Challenges

Adverb Challenge
Adverbially Challenged Volume 2 has been edited. The proof copy of the book has been ordered. We're on schedule for a release at the end of March. Submit your stories to Volume 3 here.

Nonsense Challenge
We've received over 100 stories. Author biographies are being collected. Nonsensically Challenged Volume 1 will be released in May/June 2017. Submit your stories to Volume 2 here.

Sensory Challenge
We've received 1/3 of the stories for the first Sensory Challenge anthology already. You can submit your stories to Volume 1 here.

About The Challenges
The challenges are going really well - it's great to see how popular they're becoming. At the beginning of March,we'd received 320 stories from 219 authors. That figure rises all the time.

I'd like to thank all the authors who have submitted so far - you're all awesome. And I'd like to say a huge THANK YOU to Mike, Lesley and Allen for their ideas, spreading the word and helping me run the challenges.

This week, I received an email from Sandra Orellana, one of the writers featured in Adverbially Challenged Volume 1. The email contained a picture of Sandra with a copy of the anthology. She lives in Mexico, so the delivery time was somewhat ridiculous, but it got there in the end...

Anyway. I thought it would be nice to develop a page in the Writing Challenges section of the website featuring pictures of authors with copies of the books they're featured in. I'll be setting this up soon.

If you want to take a picture of yourself with a Writing Challenge anthology and send it to me, please do. If you manage to do this in front of some famous landmark or other, all the better. If you think this is a stupid idea, feel free to tell me. I'll ignore you and do it anyway, but hey :-)

'How To' Book FREE Taster PDF

For those of you that are new to the newsletter, first, welcome :-) Second, you can now order a free sample of my book How to Write a Short Story, Get Published & Make Money.

The book uses my published short stories as case studies, so you can clearly see how all the advice and tips were used in practice to achieve publishing success.

If you want to buy the full book, here is a discount code for you to use on my website:

  1. PDF01 gives you 33% off PDF copies of the book
And here is a discount code you can use on CreateSpace to buy the printed book:
  1. L4H84MVB gives you 13% off printed copies of the book

Cheers, Chris :-)

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