Hagar’s Mother free this holiday weekend

In case you missed it on my Twitter or Facebook feed, the Kindle edition of my latest novel Hagar’s Mother is free this holiday weekend—no strings attached. The giveaway ends after Cyber Monday, so pick it up now!

This is a great chance to get both copies of the Bridge Daughter Cycle (Bridge Daughter plus Hagar’s). You can pick up both books for a total of USD$2.99 (which is kind of a steal).

If you do pick up the free book, it would be greatly appreciated if you submitted an honest review to Amazon once you finish reading it. Amazon reviews are gold to independent authors like myself for many reasons (which I may blog about one day).

Pick up Hagar’s Mother for free here.

Happy holidays—

Jim

Hagar’s Mother entering the home stretch

It’s the final week for Hagar’s Mother on Kindle Scout!

If you’ve not nominated it yet, your last chance is Sunday, October 1st. Visit the campaign page and vote before it’s too late! At the campaign page you’ll have a chance to learn more about the book, download an excerpt, and read about its background.

And if Amazon selects the book for publication, you’ll receive a free digital copy.

New cover

If you nominated Hagar’s Mother earlier this month, you probably noticed the cover changed. The decision was mine and is purely cosmetic. Two weeks ago I decided to shake things up and offer readers a better idea of the book’s focus and subject matter.

Will I stick with the new cover in the final book? I’m not sure yet. I like the old one. It has a distant, almost whimsical feel to it, but am concerned that’s not the right message to convey.

At this moment, I’m simply eager to cross the finish line and hear back from Amazon their decision. Either way, I’m looking forward to getting the book into reader’s hands.

Hagar’s Mother now on Kindle Scout!

I’m pleased to announce that Hagar’s Mother, the sequel to Bridge Daughter, is now seeking nominations on Kindle Scout!

Amazon’s Kindle Scout program allows for readers like you to preview and evaluate unpublished books. Your nomination acts as a vote for Kindle Press editors to select the books you like.

If Hagar’s Mother receives enough nominations over the next 30 days, Amazon will publish and promote it across their site.

What’s more, if you vote for Hagar’s Mother and it’s published, you’ll receive a free digital copy! It costs nothing to vote and takes no more than a minute of your time.

Here’s how you can help:

  • Visit Hagar’s Mother at Amazon’s Kindle Scout site
  • Learn more about the book and read an excerpt
  • If you like what you see, click the blue Nominate Me button

That’s it!

The nomination period will be over before you know it, so please vote now.

Bridge Daughter now up at Kindle Scout

Bridge Daughter by Jim NelsonI’m happy to announce that my new novel Bridge Daughter is ready for the world!

I’ve submitted Bridge Daughter to Amazon’s Kindle Scout program, which allows readers to vote on books written by independent authors (like me).

If my book receives enough nominations over the next 30 days, Amazon will publish and promote it across their web site.

What’s more, if you vote for Bridge Daughter and it’s published, you’ll receive a free copy! It costs nothing to vote. It’s so simple, it’s simple.

Here’s how you can help:

  • First, go to Bridge Daughter‘s page at Amazon’s Kindle Scout site.
  • There you can learn more about the novel, read an excerpt, view the cover, and more.
  • If you like what you see, click the blue Nominate me button.

That’s it!

The nomination period will be over before you know it, so please vote now. Thanks!

Ring in the New Year: FREE ebooks on Kobo and Apple iBooks

A Concordance of One's Life by Jim NelsonFor the next month (or so), my short story collection A Concordance of One’s Life and novella Everywhere Man will be available to download for FREE on Kobo and Apple’s iBooks. That’s right, free, as in no money. Get ’em now:

A Concordance of One’s Life: Kobo / iBooks
Everywhere Man: Kobo / iBooks

Edward Teller Dreams of Barbecuing People by Jim Nelson
While you’re at it, be sure to download my latest novel Edward Teller Dreams of Barbecuing People. It’s not quite free but available for the cut-rate bargain of 99 cents on Kobo, iBooks, and Amazon.

(Why aren’t those first two books free on Amazon? Amazon won’t allow me to price my ebooks for anything less than $0.99 without entering into an exclusive arrangement with them, which I won’t do.)

Happy New Year!

UPDATE: I’ve extended the free book giveaway through February. They’re also now available for free on Smashwords (Concordance, Everywhere Man). Grab ’em up, folks.