Friday, February 6, 2015

Sharon Ledwith is Celebrating Her Birthday with Giveaways!

Celebrate with Sharon for a chance to win!!!


As an author I had to ask myself this question: do we sell a product (book) or an experience (memory)? I recently read a marketing post where there was a study conducted in which people were asked if they would prefer to purchase a product (car, couch, etc.) or an experience (holiday, concert, etc.), and guess what most said? Yup. You guessed it. An experience.
 So this got me to thinking that authors have it pretty good. Yes, we sell a product whether it’s a book or an ebook or an audio-book or all three. We still have to market and promote these ‘products’ in order for our consumers (readers) to find them. But once our books are in the hands of readers, magic happens and they’re whisked away into another place, and another time. We authors create an experience for each of our readers. And that’s the payoff. Experiences tend to have a lasting effect on people. Sure, buy a car and you’ve got that new car smell for about a year. But I bet you remember going to your first concert, don’t you? Or maybe your first trip to Disneyland? I certainly do.
 If you purchase a book, true you may lose it, but I guarantee you that story will stay with you for years to come if the tale hits an emotional cord. And isn’t that why we authors are in this vocation to begin with?
 And since February is my birthday month, I’m hoping to generate lasting memories for readers by offering two Goodreads Giveways. One for The Last Timekeepers and the Arch of Atlantis, and one for the prequel to my time travel series, Legend of the Timekeepers. BTW—both giveaways are international so no one is left out in the cold! Happy Birthday to me!

Goodreads Book Giveaway
 


The Last Timekeepers and the Arch of Atlantis by Sharon Ledwith
 
Giveaway ends February 25, 2015.
  See the giveaway details
at Goodreads.
 
 Goodreads Book Giveaway
 


Legend of the Timekeepers by Sharon Ledwith
 
Giveaway ends February 25, 2015.
 See the giveaway details
at Goodreads.
 

 

 
Sharon Ledwith is the author of the middle-grade/YA time travel series, THE LAST TIMEKEEPERS, available through Musa Publishing, and is represented by Walden House (Books & Stuff) for her teen psychic series, MYSTERIOUS TALES FROM FAIRY FALLS. When not writing, researching, or revising, she enjoys reading, yoga, anything arcane, and an occasional dram of scotch. Sharon lives a serene, yet busy life in a tourist region of Ontario, Canada, with her hubby, one spoiled yellow Labrador and a moody calico cat.
 
Learn more about Sharon Ledwith on her website and blog.  Stay connected on Facebook and Twitter.

3 comments:

Sloane Taylor said...

Happy Birthday, Sharon! Love your books.:)

Sharon Ledwith said...

Big hugs for hosting my birthday celebration, Lizzie! Really appreciate it! And thanks for your support, Sloane! Both you Wenches rock!

Helen and Lorri said...

Happy birthday, Sharon! And many more!