The following is the conclusion of “LOVE BUG LOVE: Doin’ the Deep South Hokey Pokey” — a tongue-in-cheek narrative nonfiction essay on the reproduction habits of insects. This end matter was written in the same “voice” as the article, which I have read and think is hilarious. (You can get it for 99 cents at http://amzn.to/O6PPkE)
The reason I am sharing it in a blog post here is that this ABOUT THE AUTHOR is such an excellent example of putting a nonfiction essay on Amazon’s Kindle in order to promote a full-length novel on Kindle as well as an example of an unique way to ask for a review:
Hey! Bonnie Bartel Latino thanks the reader kindly for making time to read about this fascinating, but maddening, aspect of life in the Deep South. A professional journalist, Bonnie is a former freelance columnist for Stars and Stripes newspaper in Europe.
She is also a correspondent for the Mobile (AL) Press-Register Living Arts book page and writes for several other Alabama publications. She lives somewhere near the “Redneck Riviera” with her husband, retired Air Force Colonel Tom Latino and their baby Bichon, Sweetie Pie. The name is appropriate only when the little dog is fast asleep.
If you enjoyed Bonnie’s sanitized analysis of courtship in the insect kingdom, she would greatly appreciate a brief review on Amazon. However! Should you have an opportunity for a little hokey-pokey of your own, just forget all after “Hey!”
But seriously, folks, if you like Bonnie’s way with words, please consider scampering over to Amazon.com and downloading a free sample of YOUR GIFT TO ME by Bonnie Bartel Latino and Bob Vale.
The military love story shares the same central, but subtle, theme of the healing powers of love and laughter to triumph over grief that was found in “Top Gun” and “Steel Magnolias.”
YOUR GIFT TO ME is available in paperback and eBook from Amazon. Readers enrolled in Amazon Prime with a Kindle may download the eBook free.
Wait — there’s more! While you’re over at Amazon anyway, please consider sampling two other military-themed novels written by former military spouses. Bonnie recommends THE FINAL SALUTE by Kathleen Rodgers and MRS. LIEUTENANT: A SHARON GOLD NOVEL by Phyllis Zimbler Miller.
All three books are experience-based fiction, and all provide peeks into a way of life impossible to comprehend unless you have lived it or have a family member who has served our country in uniform.
Thank you again for downloading and reading about LOVE BUG LOOOVE.
Okay, do y’all (I’m pretending I’m Southern) see why I love Bonnie B. Latino so much? And check out her wonderful novel YOUR GIFT TO ME now at http://amzn.to/NUHtAc
P.S. I hope this inspires you to consider how you might use Kindle opportunities to promote your fiction and nonfiction. And if you need help doing this, check out my short ebooks:
- TOP TIPS FOR HOW TO PUBLISH YOUR BOOK IN THE AGE OF KINDLE
- TOP TIPS FOR HOW TO MARKET YOUR BOOK ON AMAZON AND FACEBOOK
- TOP TIPS FOR HOW TO MARKET ON THE INTERNET WITH PICTURES
(All of these are short ebooks to encourage authors to immediately implement the recommended steps.)
© 2012 Miller Mosaic LLC
Phyllis Zimbler Miller is the author of fiction and nonfiction books/ebooks. A new nonfiction ebook of hers is TOP TIPS FOR HOW TO MARKET YOUR BOOK ON AMAZON AND FACEBOOK and her newest fiction ebook is the thriller CIA FALL GUY.
She also has an M.B.A. from The Wharton School and is the co-founder of the online marketing company www.MillerMosaicLLC.com