Thursday, 27 March 2014
New Zealand with a Hobbit Botherer - Free for Limited Time
by John Gisby & Annette Gisby
What should you do if your spouse becomes addicted to the Lord of the Rings movies and swoons at the very mention of Orlando Bloom's name? (Thud. Quick, fetch the smelling salts.)
How about taking the advice of a strange apparition that reveals itself in a dream? An apparition that looks remarkably like the director of the movies, Peter Jackson, but not quite remarkably enough to prompt legal action.
An apparition that recommends touring New Zealand in an effort to prove that its sheep pastures aren't really filled by frolicking Hobbits. Just sheep and the occasional zorbing local.
This is the hilarious tale of such a tour, featuring snow capped mountains and turquoise lakes, flightless birds and flying cattle, bungy jumping grannies and the carrot mafia, strange yellow eyes peering up from a road map and hotel receptionists always desperate to know "win you are living."
Grab your free copy from Story Cartel, email required for them to send you the e-book :)
So why would authors offer their books for free?
One of the main reasons that authors offer free books is the hope that they will get reviews out of it, but you aren't obligated to leave one. It would be nice, of course, but just read the book and enjoy :) Reviews are one of the only marketing tools that a lot of independent authors have and it's very hard to compete in a marketplace where books have hundreds of reviews and yours has two, LOL!