Nina Kimberly Campaign Announcement

Attention everyone!

Nina Kimberly the Merciless here, star of Nina Kimberly the Merciless, by Christiana Ellis. As I am sure you are all aware, the battle has run into an unforeseen interruption.

The campaign on Friday the 15th started off extremely well, and my book rose from a sales rank of 2 hundred Thousand to number 533 overall by 11:40 AM Eastern Time. Although the book had not yet been posted to the specific genre charts, that sales rank would have been Number #11 in Fantasy, #2 in “Epic” Fantasy, and #1 in “General” Fantasy.

That was before noon eastern time! There is no doubt in my mind that that was only the beginning.

But the Inertians must have been afraid, because they then resorted to a desperate tactic that we had not forseen. It is still not clear exactly what happened, but the Inertians have caused some kind of an error in the Amazon system that resulted in the book being reported as out of print. When that happened, loyal barbarians could no longer purchase the book, thus preventing us from rising any higher in the rankings.

Right now, we don’t know yet when this will be fixed. We didn’t foresee this strategy. However, we have our best spies and shield-breakers working on this as we speak and hopefully we will be through their defenses soon.

In the meantime, I know that there are a lot of you out there, just like me. Spoiling for a fight! You thought you were going to fight some evil spirits, only to have a door slammed in your face! If you’re like me, that ticks you off and you want to do something about it! Well, here’s the new plan. Right now, the Amazon issue requires a scalpel, not a broadsword, and so I have different orders for you, my loyal horde!

Although continuing to attack Amazon is satisfying, right now, it is counter-productive, so instead, I want all of you to focus on finding and converting new recruits! The Inertians specialize in disrupting momentum, preventing changes from ever happening. Now that they have interrupted our campaign, we must work all the harder to be ready to resume as soon as we breach the shields again. We must find anyone and everyone who has not yet heard the call, and prepare them to join our cause!

We have several tools available, the videos, the promos, but your best weapon is the pdf version of the book. It is easily distributed on blogs, websites, forums, and Podcast feeds. It has the complete version of the story, so people unfamiliar with the story can determine whether or not they will like it, and most importantly, it contains links to the Amazon storefront page. The people who click those links now will not be able to purchase it yet, but every click-through will be one more hit, showing the Inertians that their tactic has not eliminated demand for the book.

So go, help spread the word, spread the pdf version of the book far and wide, and when we once again break through the Inertians defenses, we will be ready. I know I can count on all of you, and thank you for your loyalty and support. Now get out there, and be merciless!

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Nina Kimberly the Merciless by Christiana Ellis – Free, Complete E-Book

Free and complete, this pdf version of Nina Kimberly the Merciless is for sharing with friends. Spread it around to all and sundry to promote the glory that is Nina Kimberly the Merciless!

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Interview: Podioracket Episode 7

In this 20-minute episode we interview Todd Newton and Christiana Ellis. We hear a special message from Nina Kimberly and Emerian Rich talks to our Podioracket.com Champion Jespa about the coming battle. Plus we share our usual mix of contests & news.

Todd Newton was born in Gridley, California in 1980. He now resides in Denver, Colorado with his wife, Micah, and their two dogs, Leonidas and Suki. Todd holds a Bachelors Degree in Computer Science but is an avid reader of Fantasy. The Ninth Avatar is his first published work.

Todd’s Websites – http://initialdraft.blogspot.com and http://tdnewton.wordpress.com

Todd’s Email – initialdraft@gmail.com

Twitter – www.twitter.com/tdnewton

Facebook – http://www.facebook.com/home.php#/profile.php?id=1200034868&ref=profile or search for T.D. Newton


Christiana Ellis first released Nina Kimberly the Merciless in 2006 and is now preparing for her May 15th print release from Dragon Moon Press.

Christiana’s web site: http://christianaellis.com/

Nina Kimberly web site: http://www.ninakimberly.com/

Christiana on Twitter: www.twitter.com/christianaellis

NEWS


Jespa, from Emerian Rich’s Night’s Knights has been named as Podioracket’s Champion!

King Calgacus ran a good race, and Arlene Radasky, author of The Fox has awarded her book to Phosephone.

Podioracket.com was so impressed by the number of votes, we took a leaf from Arlene’s book and did a drawing of our own. Congratulations to ElderDaniel, who will receive Podioracket.com merchandise!

We expected to confirm battle details between Nina Kimberly the Merciless and our Champion Jespa, however matters have changed dramatically.  Listen to the episode to find out more, and stay tuned for Friday’s mini-episode on www.podioracket.com as we amass our forces.


H.E. Roulo’s Fractured Horizon has a new cover created by Lone Wolf Sage Co. Modeled off the old and much loved cover by Devlin Donnelly Design, the new cover is ready for Podiobooks 2.0. Click on the cover image to see the previous cover.

CONTESTS:

Phillippa Ballentine is still looking for reviews. Leave one, drop her a line in an email to pip@pjballantine.com and you could win!

New contest for Rhonda R Carpenter’s site at www.themarkofadruid.com. For the month of May come and meet our very own Rhonda Carpenter’s characters. Enter your name in a drawing.

Scare us in 140 characters or less. There is a new competition on Twitter called Tweet the Meat see the website and go to www.twitter.com/tweetthemeat. I hear there are cash prizes for this competition.

Check yourself into the Brink! Join Brinkvale Psychiatric, that is, and get your patient profile or enjoy art therapy with Zachary Taylor. J.C. Hutchins dares you to.

TIP FROM AN EXPERIENCED AUTHOR

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Nina Kimberly Launch Promo 2

Another new audio promo for Nina Kimberly the Merciless!

Nina Kimberly the Merciless by Christiana Ellis is a comedic fantasy novel coming to print on May 15th, 2009, from Dragon Moon Press. Please help Nina to climb the charts by purchasing the book from Amazon.com on May 15th! See you on the battlefield!

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Nina Kimberly Launch Promo 1

A new audio promo for Nina Kimberly the Merciless!

Nina Kimberly the Merciless by Christiana Ellis is a comedic fantasy novel coming to print on May 15th, 2009, from Dragon Moon Press. Please help Nina to climb the charts by purchasing the book from Amazon.com on May 15th! See you on the battlefield!

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Nina Kimberly the Merciless Video Promo Part 2

Nina Kimberly the Merciless is a comedic fantasy novel by Christiana Ellis, coming to print on May 15th, 2009!
Nina wants to climb the top-seller charts at Amazon.com, and she’s already faced a gang of sparkly vampires, but now she happens across a werewolf! What will she do?

What YOU should do is buy the book on May 15th at Amazon.com! Help Nina to conquer Amazon! In the meantime, help to spread this promo! Spread the word, and point them here, place it in your own feeds, or you can link or embed the YouTube version!

Missed part 1? Check it out here!

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Nina Kimberly the Merciless Video Promo Part 1

Nina Kimberly the Merciless is a comedic fantasy novel by Christiana Ellis, coming to print on May 15th, 2009!
Nina wants to climb the top-seller charts at Amazon.com, but a gang of sparkly vampires is trying to stop her! What will she do?

What YOU should do is buy the book on May 15th at Amazon.com! Help Nina to conquer Amazon! In the meantime, help to spread this promo! Spread the word, and point them here, place it in your own feeds, or you can link or embed the YouTube version!

Then, check out part 2!

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