…for Authors… Confessions of a Goodreads Giveaway lunatic…

…I’m Scottish… yeez might have noticed… and according to the dastardly false rumours (put about prob’ly by jealous Englishers), we Scots are tighter than a duck’s a*se… we allegedly make Midas and Scrooge look more benevolent than a Grotto-full of Santas… it may come as a shock to some, therefore, that Master Gallacher has recently been on a charity splurge that would put ol’ Carnegie to shame… first came the release of five signed copies each of two of my early Jack Calder crime thriller novels, THE VIOLIN MAN’S LEGACY and VENGEANCE WEARS BLACK, restricted to members of the terrific Bookshop Cafe Group on Facebook, which was gratifyingly supported… these ten books have now been despatched… the second phase is still in progress… double the quantity of the aforementioned signed masterpieces is up for grabs in a free giveaway on an open-to-all-and-sundry offer on Facebook… mosey on over and have a look at my page there if yeez want to enter for that draw… the third and final element was launched today… FINALLY!, Mabel, FINALLY!, having figured out how the Goodreads Giveaway Programs actually WURK, (with my WURLD-famous compoooter ineptitude at play, it has only taken me about seven years to suss it out) a cool further 20 of the signed tomes are available to any and all who care to click on the pages there  provided yeez enter the draw and get yer names selected by the Goodreads people, of course… here they are :


Cover for Violin Man




VWB cover


…now before yeez all go rushing off to telephone the men in white coats to came and cart me away for such open-handed lunacy, let me explain the method in my apparent madness… I have long since ceased to throw away my books for NUTHIN… but as a businessman, in pursuit of my ‘business of writing’, I’m not averse to ‘investing’ in exercises where I can see the potential returns clearly… example… above I showed you the stage one in all of this was ten freebies to the membership of just one Facebook group… since then, the Great God Amazon back list is attracting downloads again, so much so, that in the Amazon.com lists, THE VIOLIN MAN’S LEGACY reached #199 in its genre, and this after being first listed  there over 7 years ago… the next two phases described above are part of my campaign to get the focus back where it  belongs… on my wee literary babies… the response so far is highly positive…I shall keep yeez posted… see yeez later… LUV YEEZ!



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6 responses to “…for Authors… Confessions of a Goodreads Giveaway lunatic…

  1. I think we can be sure whatever you’re doing to increase business, Seumas, is wise as you’ve been in business and finance for some years. Hope all works out. 🙂

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  2. I have a copy!! I must confess Goodreads scares me and I keep hearing bad stories about it, so I’m looking forward to getting your feedback. Best of luck. I’m sure it will be a roaring success!

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  3. I have done a couple of giveaways in the past using promotional paperbacks. It did generate a lot of interest on Goodreads and a few ratings. My new releases are not out in paperback, but if /when I can get some print copies I would certainly do the Goodreads give away again.
    Wish you well Seumus (from one of those jealous Englishers 🙂

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