Friday, September 19, 2014

Really, I Wrote CARRIER for Me

Not to toot my own horn here, but CARRIER is the kind of book that touches on all the types of stories I personally love.

You've got a damsel who refuses to stay in distress.
You've got a man who grows to love her but doesn't need to save her.
You've got kick ass action scenes involving intrigue, heists, and drama…
You've got an advanced science fiction world in total and complete disarray.
Truly, I wrote CARRIER to please myself.
Now, I hope to share it with you.

As you are [most likely] aware [given my heavy self-promotion this week] - CARRIER is only 99¢ on iBooks and I am having an absolute ball making these lovely promotional pictures to help spread the word.

Feel free to share, if you like.



Thank you, for your indulgence. 
xoxo,
Anne

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Monday, September 15, 2014

CARRIER iBooks Sale

YAY!

If you are an iBooks user and you haven't gotten your copy of CARRIER yet - now's your chance!

For a limited time CARRIER is only 99¢ - QUICK! Grab it! ;)

https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/the-line-book-one-carrier/id846841992?mt=11&ign-mpt=uo%3D4

Thursday, August 28, 2014

WALLED Cover Reveal!

COMING 12.1.2014


Freedom means making brutal choices.

Rebel lovers Naya and Ric have survived one year in hiding, raising Naya’s twins from infants to toddlers in the shadow of the brutal Auberge dictatorship. They’re alive, and they’re together, but the city is crumbling around them and the haunting memory of Naya’s dark days on The Line have never fully left them. Living in isolation won’t be an option forever.

When a mysterious revolutionary seeks their help to infiltrate Auberge’s electronic heart and shut it down, it’s an opportunity—it’s risky, yes, but if it works they’ll get out of the city and taste freedom for the first time. Naya needs this. They need this.

Beyond the broken walls of Auberge, Naya and Ric find the paradise they’ve always longed for. But with anarchy reigning and Naya’s children lost amidst the chaos, they’ll need to forfeit their post-apocalyptic Eden…or commit an unspeakable act.

Book two of two


71,000 words

Click HERE for Pre-Order Links

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Authors Pirating Endorsements

I am witnessing a trend on Twitter, which I must say, it rather disturbing to me.

Writers, be them traditionally or indie pubbed, are creating pictures to promote their books using photos of celebrities, TV shows, and movies.

Now, you might think, "This is marketing genius!" Post a pic of Brad Pitt (just an example!) next to a pic of your book and people's eyes will stop on Brad's picture, and then scan over to see your book cover, and WHAM! A possible book sale.

The problem with this philosophy?



You cannot use the likeness of any celebrity or model, TV show or movie, without PAYING for the right to do so.
No, you cannot scroll through Google and pull pictures of hot guys and use them to promote your book.
No, you cannot steal photographs of celebrities and do the same.

By PIRATING these pictures (that's right, you stole the image) and not paying the photographer and the celebrity for the right to use their image for promotional purposes you CAN (and should) BE SUED.

Don't believe me?
IT'S HAPPENED!

Actress Katherine Heigl went to a drug store and got photographed coming out with a shopping bag in her hands.

The drug store Tweeted the photograph, basically saying, 'HEY LOOK! Katherine Heigl shops here.'
And she sued them for using her likeness without permission, AND SHE WON 6 MILLION DOLLARS.

http://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/2014/04/10/katherine-heigl-sues-drug-store-for-6m-for-using-her-image/

UPDATE: Ms. Heigl dropped the case once the drug store made a donation to her charity of choice.

So, let me say this as clearly as possible: STOP IT

You can hashtag all day long, 'People who love #Buffythevampireslayer will love my book!' - but if you post a pic of Sarah Michelle Gellar next to a pic of your book - THAT'S ILLEGAL.

You could be sued.
And that's bad.
You don't want to be sued, right?

SO JUST STOP.

You're stealing.

And if authors are sensitive to anything, it's pirating.

Knock it off.


Wednesday, August 13, 2014

WALLED Pre-Order Giveaway

PRE-ORDER GIVEAWAY!

For the first 15 people who email me PROOF they pre-ordered WALLED, I will send a SIGNED CARRIER tee-shirt and bookmark.



Did you hear that?

THE FIRST FIFTEEN!


Email or Tweet me a picture of your e-receipt, a screen capture of your confirmation - WHATEVER - some proof you've pre-ordered WALLED and a signed CARRIER tee and bookmark is yours - FREE!

Email entries to AnneTibbetsAuthor@gmail.com or Tweet me @WriteforCoffee

First come, first serve!
The giveaway starts NOW

Monday, August 4, 2014

POSTCARD GLITCH

If you received one of my promotional postcards and attempted to use the noted link, either via the QR code or the printed link - for some reason - it WAS WORKING - but it's not working now.

What it was supposed to show you was THIS:


And show you these:







I am so very sorry for the confusion!
[insert Anne's bit.ly and blogger rage HERE]
xoxo,
--A.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

The Line Series Book Two: WALLED Purchase Links

PRE-ORDER WALLED!



Freedom means brutal choices.

Rebel lovers Naya and Ric have survived one year in hiding, raising Naya’s twins from infants to toddlers in the shadow of the brutal Auberge dictatorship.  They’re alive, and they’re together, but the city is crumbling around them and the haunting memory of Naya’s dark days on The Line have never fully left them. Living in isolation won’t be an option forever.

When a mysterious revolutionary seeks their help to infiltrate  Auberge’s electronic heart and shut it down, it’s an opportunity—it’s risky, yes, but if it works they’ll get out of the city and taste freedom for the first time. Naya needs this. They need this.

Beyond the broken walls of Auberge, Naya and Ric find the paradise they’ve always longed for. But with anarchy reigning and Naya’s children lost amidst the chaos, they’ll need to forfeit their post-apocalyptic Eden…or commit an unspeakable act.