Giveaway time! My short story hit 500 downloads!

I’m psyched to announce my silly little short story, The Coin Collector, has officially hit 500 downloads on Smashwords! Woo!

To commemorate this glorious occasion, I’m going to hold a little giveaway. It’s super easy, and the prizes are super cute. Remember how a few months ago I mentioned I’d printed out my short story in booklets to give away at street festivals?

Pretty booklets all in a row

Pretty booklets all in a row

The prizes for this giveaway are the left-over short story booklets! That’s right, folks — for the low, low price of leaving a comment on this post (in which you can say literally anything you want), you will be entered into the running to win a super exclusive print copy of The Coin Collector, signed by yours truly! I’m going to give away at least three booklets, and possibly more if I get a lot of comments (come on, guys, you can do it!), so get commenting!

So, to summarize:

How do I enter this super-awesome giveaway? Leave a comment on this post — anything at all will do! (extra points if it’s a haiku)

What can I win? An exclusive print copy of The Coin Collector, a hilarious short story signed by the author herself!

That’s all for today, folks. Good luck!


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44 thoughts on “Giveaway time! My short story hit 500 downloads!

  1. thenoveilst

    Congratulations from an author 🙂

  2. Congrats! Also, I always knew that’s what waiters did when you made that request.

  3. Yahoo!!!!! No, seriously, congrats to you. I wish I knew how to break into success at Smashwords. The one book I’ve published there sold absolutely nothing before I pulled it off and went exclusive at KDP.

  4. Woohoo! Congratulations!!! 😀

  5. That’s awesome! 😀

    • RIGHT??? It figures that my free short story is more successful than the novel I spent years and years laboring over, lol. Then again, it also helps that the short story is free.

      • You sold less than 500 of Imminent Danger? For some reason I imagined it’d sell like hot cakes. I am currently one third through and am enjoying it.

        • Well, that’s good to know! Yes, it hasn’t been selling like hot cakes, although I’m hoping that’s a result of assorted marketing blunders rather than the book being bad. For example, the ebook price was fluctuating wildly for the first few months, which was really weird and might have turned off readers. The cover is dramatic but doesn’t at all accurately reflect the book’s contents. It’s currently listed on Amazon under Romance>Fantasy and Children’s Books, because iUniverse can’t get its s**t together. Etc. 😀

  6. If someone were to comment saying they didn’t want to enter, would that count as an entry?

    And now I shall place the comment on my head, smile, and walk backwards from the room.

    • Luckily the situation you pose is purely hypothetical, as you didn’t explicitly indicate you are the one who doesn’t want to enter. Thus, you are entered! As for your hypothetical … I think it would count as an entry, but then they’d be taken out of the running immediately afterward, thus making the whole thing moot.

  7. Jimena

    Wow!! That’s awesome. I’m so happy for you. In fact I feel so inspire, I’ll attempt to write a haiku. I just hope my feeble attempt does not end up being a sacrilege for all other haikus, ever invented 🙂

    Haiku what is that?
    Can’t remember all the rules
    Hope I didn’t mess


  8. Congratulations! I’m very impressed by your success and initiative! (I might not be eligible for the giveaway as I am out here in Australia, but I will look for your work on Smashwords!)

  9. Congratulations. Keep up the good work, and don’t forget us little people when you become famous 🙂

  10. I love it! Here’s hoping you’ll soon blog about reaching a well-deserved 5,000 downloads. 🙂 Heck, why not dream big? 5,000,000 downloads. Yes, I loved that short story that much. 😀

  11. Congrats on so many downloads – that’s brilliant! 🙂

  12. Well done! Seeing as we’re sharing food industry job stories, I once worked in a bakery and confused the rack full of empty bread trays that were ready for setting out raw dough to go in the oven for the rack full of empty trays that had just come out of the oven. The hot ones make a really loud noise when you drop them on the floor. It’s hard kneading dough with one burnt hand…
    Then there was the time I went to work in shorts after a day at the beach with no sunscreen on my legs. Couldn’t turn my back to the oven. It was like I was paranoid about it attacking me all morning, which it sort of was.

    • When I was younger, I didn’t realize you could put casserole dishes in the oven (I thought something had to be metal to survive the heat). So when I saw a casserole dish full of piping hot food sitting on the oven, I happily went over and grabbed the handles. As you can imagine, it didn’t end well.

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