We learned in April that Crossbooks, the company we chose for publication of Super Center Savior would be closing its doors. The news was sudden and disconcerting. They were somewhat helpful in connecting their authors with another self-publishing agency, Westbow Press, but the transition process has not been smooth.
This means that at present, the book is not available for purchase in any of the online retail outlets. Westbow has yet to notify us of the timeline for getting Super Center Savior back into production.
If you’d like a copy, I have a number of copies available for direct sale for $8 each. Please feel free to contact me. I apologize for the inconvenience.
It’s Cyber Monday, and we’ve got a deal for you! For $8, Jeff will send you a signed copy of the book, postage included! Just email him at jeff[at]supercentersavior.com.
In an effort to be able to track social media comments and reviews of the book better, we registered the hashtag #WalChurch on Twubs.com today. You can follow it here.
We’d greatly appreciate it if you would take a few seconds and dash off a new tweet or Facebook post using the hashtag and link it to the Amazon book page.
I hope you’ll help me spread the word about the next book signing. It’s in Roanoke at Lifeway Christian Store. (click for map) I’ll be there from 1:00-3:00 p.m.
The book will be celebrating its first birthday on December 18, and it makes a great Christmas gift.
It’s honestly a little surreal to know a New York Times best-selling author, much less be friends with one. Kiera Cass is the author of The Selection, The Elite and not-yet-released The One. She and her husband Callaway are leaders in our church, and recently Kiera produced a video for Staff Appreciation month that helped promote my book Super Center Savior. Our church’s Staff Support team (on which Kiera serves) identified that as a way to demonstrate their encouragement to me. It was a huge encouragement.
Their idea was to sponsor a book drop in which they left copies of Super Center Savior all over town in unusual places with a little note in the book that explained it was a gift and that it was hoped that whoever picked it up would enjoy it.
Thanks to our Staff Support Team and Kiera for starring in, producing, filming and editing Book Drop.
From midnight Thursday, September 26 to midnight Monday, September 30, enter to win one of 10 copies of Super Center Savior. Reviews and feedback are encouraged.
We’re pleased to announce that you can now get the book signed by Jeff through a new website called signedbytheauthor.com. Click here to purchase it directly from them, and then receive the book in the mail, signed by Jeff! Make sure to memo any special notes if you’d like it given as a gift to someone.
I get teased occasionally by how my Facebook page and Twitter account regularly are used for “pimping” the book. I always feel funny about it, honestly.
My intent is not to “preach to the choir.” I know (or hope) that most of my friends, family and church members have bought a book. What self-published authors (or any creative who has produced without the help of an agent) needs is HELP. When I post on Facebook or tweet, the strategy is not just to reach a random person from my own account. The hope is that YOU will repost, share or retweet (RT) from your account. That’s how the word spreads.
Take for example Facebook’s new administrative reporting. They recently changed their coding so that you could see how a post is viewed: either as “Organic” or “Viral.” Here are their definitions for each:
- Organic reach: The number of unique people who saw this post in News Feed, ticker or on your Page.
- Viral reach: The number of unique people who saw this post from a story published by a friend. These stories can include liking, commenting or sharing your post, answering a question or responding to an event. (Source)
In one post above on the left (dated April 24), I explicitly asked people to share the link. Several people copied the link and made their own post. Two other people shared the link by clicking the “Share.” (See the “2”?) The post on the right (dated March 28) was simply a request to review the book on online websites, so it wasn’t shared or reposted by anyone. Notice the Viral reach of the one post compared to the other.
What does that mean?
It means that when YOU repost, share, retweet, it HELPS. It gets my content beyond my small circle of friends on Facebook or followers on Twitter into your small circle. All those circles of influence add up.
It’s a simple and powerful way to help promote for an author, musician or other creative. So the next time you read a post or tweet, take a few extra seconds, and lend your digital influence.
For more reading about Facebook’s Viral vs Organic methodology, check out this entry from Savvy Blogging.
We’re excited to announce that the first book signing in Virginia will take place Saturday, March 23, 2:00-5:00 p.m. at Barnes & Noble in Christiansburg, VA. Click the link for more information.
We have books available locally if you’re interested and want a copy! You can contact me through jeff [at] supercentersavior [dot] com. You can pick them up at Lancaster House at 403 Washington St SW.