Jillian Dodd, writing it forward

Not too long ago, author friend and acquaintance, Jillian Dodd reached out to a large group of fellow scribes to help promote their books and give their rankings a nice boost.

It’s hard out here in Indie land, writing, editing, publishing, marketing our own books. It’s a LOT of work, more than many would be willing to put up with, and frequently, the return is less than stellar. It’s difficult to know what promotions are going to work or come up with the money to pay for the big ad buy that will put a book on the best seller lists.

One thing I’ve discovered about most Indie authors is their willingness to help others succeed. They give of their time, their talent, their twitter feed and FB followers to help other writers pursue their dreams.

author-pic-3x4Jillian Dodd is one such author. She’s giving of her time and experience, willing to share what works and what doesn’t with other writers regardless of their level of success or whether she expects anything in return. On Dec. 21st, 99 authors were part of a promotion to sell 99 Ebooks for 99 cents. Jillian came up with the marketing plan, organized all those authors (a lot like herding cats), issued the necessary instructions and managed to pull it off. Amazon came onboard by advertising the group as the Kindle Daily Deal. The majority of those authors involved had their rankings soar. Jillian stayed up for two days to make sure the whole thing went as planned and it certainly did.

I opted to participate by posting to my blog about the sale, and today I’m doing the same thing to say thank you to one of the nicest Indie authors in the business. Jillian Dodd.393157_10151382742141303_1993283053_n

The following stories are categorized for young adults, but are being enjoyed by readers of all ages. They all get rave reviews and you should check them out for the memorable characters and a rip roaring rock and roll read.

Here are the Keatyn Chronicles, Book one, Stalk Me, and Book two, Kiss Me –

Links: Stalk Me http://www.amazon.com/Stalk-me-Keatyn-Chronicles-ebook/dp/B0090SXRXK/ref=pd_sim_kstore_1

Links: Kiss Me http://www.amazon.com/Kiss-The-Keatyn-Chronicles-ebook/dp/B00AEEFKZ2/ref=pd_sim_kstore_1

Links: Jillian Dodd website http://jilliandodd.net/

Links: Jillian Dodd facebook http://www.facebook.com/jillian.dodd.3

Links: Jilliand Dodd goodreads http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/4833990.Jillian_Dodd?auto_login_attempted=true

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4 responses to “Jillian Dodd, writing it forward

  1. That’s great the way that you’re supporting each other.

  2. Jillian Dodd - YA Author

    This is just so nice of you all. Thank you!!

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