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Occasional Soulmates — hot off the presses!

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Occasional Soulmates is live, baby!

Get your ebook here ($3.99).

Get your paperback here (currently $8.99, regularly $9.99).

And don’t forget, for a little while longer, Yesterday Road is available for 99 cents. That means you can buy both Yesterday Road and Occasional Soulmates for under $5!

Here’s the UK listing, and here’s Amazon Canada. The rest of the world will have to do their own legwork.

Oh, and for you Nook and Kobo users, as I announced earlier, if you don’t want to buy the paperback, just purchase the ebook on Amazon and send your receipt to me at kevinbrennan520(at)gmail(dot)com. I will forward you a lovely EPUB edition you can read on your device.

Indie authors, as you well know, depend on the kindness of strangers (and even the not-so-strange) to help peddle their wares, so anything you can do to get some word-of-mouth going will be hugely appreciated. Reblog this post. Tweet your butt off. Review the book if you’ve already read it. Buy it if you haven’t and then review it. Drop in at Goodreads and do what they do there.

Tell your friends about Occasional Soulmates. Give a copy to birthday boys n’ girls. Ask your local bookstore to carry it. Print the cover and stick it up in your cubicle. Consider an Occasional Soulmates tattoo — tastefully placed, of course. (It can go right next to your Yesterday Road tattoo.)

These are just a few ideas off the top of my head…

Vigorous thank yous to the wonderfully generous and enthusiastic advance readers who took the time over the summer to squeeze the book into their schedules (in no particular order): Theresa Largusa, Susan Toy, John Howell, Mark Paxson, Pamela Beckford, Susan Nicholls, and Marie Bailey. Thanks, as well, to Cinthia Ritchie, for letting me quote her on the back cover of the paperback. Extra thanks to the four individuals who have already posted their reviews (go see who they are here), and for being so liberal with their star ratings.

I’m also grateful to Max Scratchmann for designing another striking cover and for formatting the paperback. Edinburgh Max is a joy to work with — professional in every regard but also easygoing, levelheaded, and utterly reasonable. His rates are affordable and his skills are abundant.

Thanks too to Doug Heatherly of Lighthouse24, who did the ebook formatting. Doug proved to be a stellar professional as well. As recently as yesterday he was talking me through a technical problem at Amazon and easing my mind.

It’s always an anxious moment, launching a new book. You want your babies to do well. But this is a doggy-dog business, and my expectations are much more rational this year than last. Others have said, and I definitely agree, that the best way to tackle indie publishing is to take it a step at a time, a book at a time, and to have a long view. A five-year plan is perfect for me, and I’m already in year 2, so:

Buona fortuna, Occasional Soulmates! Calm seas and a prosperous voyage.

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31 comments on “Occasional Soulmates — hot off the presses!

  1. John W. Howell
    September 23, 2014

    All the best. Hurry up and finish year three.

  2. Dylan Hearn
    September 23, 2014

    Reblogged this on Suffolk Scribblings and commented:
    Hot on the heels of my last Recommended Reads, Kevin Brennan has just published his latest novel, Occaisional Soulmates. Go buy it!

    • Kevin Brennan
      September 23, 2014

      Thanks, Dylan! You really got some buzz going this week!

      • Dylan Hearn
        September 23, 2014

        It’s my pleasure, Kevin, and no more than you deserve 🙂

  3. ericjbaker
    September 23, 2014

    I shall obtain my hard copy this evening. Looking forward to reading it.

    • Kevin Brennan
      September 23, 2014

      Aw, shucks, you big lug.

      • ericjbaker
        September 23, 2014

        You know what? You’re right. I am a big lug!

        **finally discovers identity**

        Good luck with the novel, mate. I hope it’s a blockbuster!

  4. Charles Yallowitz
    September 23, 2014

    Good luck with the release!

    • Kevin Brennan
      September 23, 2014

      Thank you, Charles. Gonna try not to obsess over numbers today… Yeah, right!

      • Charles Yallowitz
        September 23, 2014

        You might need to be locked up like the Wolfman to accomplish that feat. Did a tweet and Pinterest for your book. I’m going to wait until tomorrow to reblog since I’ve already received 2-3 emails about this post. Don’t want to get caught in the flood.

  5. sknicholls
    September 23, 2014

    Reblogged this on S.K. Nicholls and commented:
    Occasional Soulmates by Kevin Brennan is now on sale! Pick up your copy today. This is one sure to please!

    • Kevin Brennan
      September 23, 2014

      Thanks so much, Susan! I really appreciate your support on this book!

  6. barbtaub
    September 23, 2014

    I just finished reading Occasional Soulmates and it’s funny/sad, and well worth the read.

    • Kevin Brennan
      September 23, 2014

      Why, thank you, Barb! (And I hope you received the info I sent…)

  7. 1WriteWay
    September 23, 2014

    Good luck, my friend! I’m reblogging like crazy because I’m too lazy to do separate tweets and the like. I’ll settle down later and behave more professionally (not a promise) 😇

  8. 1WriteWay
    September 23, 2014

    Reblogged this on 1WriteWay and commented:
    If you’ve been following my blog, you already have plenty of reason to buy Occasional Soulmates. While you’re at it, pick up Yesterday Road too. Both books are discounted for a short time only. You can’t lose!

  9. Pamela Beckford
    September 23, 2014

    Reblogged this on Poetry by Pamela and commented:
    My review of Occasional Soulmates will be posted later today on my Year Round Thanksgiving blog. But I can tell you now that it was very good – read it!

    • Kevin Brennan
      September 23, 2014

      Thanks a million, Pamela! Looking forward to the review on your blog (and thanks for Amazoning it already!)

  10. tpolen
    September 23, 2014

    Reblogged this on Books & Such and commented:
    It’s here!

    • Kevin Brennan
      September 23, 2014

      Thanks for this! What a wonderful surprise! (I appreciate your taste in wine and music too… 😉 )

  11. Phillip McCollum
    September 23, 2014

    Reblogged this on Phillip McCollum and commented:
    If you can count on Kevin for anything, it’s his ability to spin a good yarn. Not to say you couldn’t count on him for other things as well…I’m sure he’s a very reliable guy! But I’m looking forward to carving out some time for this one. And that cover! Beautiful!

    • Kevin Brennan
      September 23, 2014

      Muchas gracias, Phillip! And I’m looking forward to hawking Wolf’s Tail one of these days… 😉

  12. Hollis Hildebrand-Mills
    September 24, 2014

    A good sell. It really sounds good too!

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