One of the nicest things about being an independently published author is that I’ve had a chance to meet other authors who share the same struggles I do. Many of them are supportive, generous people who give their time helping other authors in a variety of ways.
One of these writers is Edward Patterson, author of thirteen books, and one of the most energetic promoters I’ve ever met. But Ed is doing much more than that. One day, while on one of amazon’s discussion groups, he started corresponding with a soldier stationed in Iraq and discovered that some of the soldiers have Kindle readers. One thing led to another and before Ed knew it he’d launched Operation Ebook Drop, a program created to donate ebooks to soldiers overseas. The program is only 12 weeks old and 290 authors have already joined. Needless to say, the Operation Ebook Drop is growing dramatically, and those on the front lines are quickly gaining access to a wide variety of ebooks, thanks to Ed.
To learn more about Operation Ebook Drop you can visit www.kindleboards.com/blog and you can also listen to Ed talk about this on blogtalkadio.com on Monday, December the 7th, 2009 @ 7PM CST: http://bit.ly/7LfIgQ
Which brings me to my second writer who’s making a difference. Author and radio host Bobby Ozuna has been a big promoter of writers for some time and his new half-hour program, The Indie Author Shows on blogtalkradio.com offers all kinds of interesting discussions, usually featuring a guest author each week. To learn more about Bobby, visit www.ozunapub.com
And don’t forget to catch the show Monday night!
To read excerpts of Fatal Encryption and Taxed to Death, visit http://www.debrapurdykong.com/.
Fatal Encryption is available on Kindle at http://tinyurl.com/lchxrd and Taxed to Death’s Kindle version can be found at http://tinyurl.com/ld4pcf.