COUNTING DOWN THE STORM (Temporarily Unavailable) A Novella by D. Ryan Leask
For two days the storm has taken over the city, and two people's lives. A man convinces himself that his life is worthless when his lover leaves him for another man. Alone and depressed, he allows his life to sink into the bowels of civilization. When a wife and mother discovers that her husband is having an affair she abandons logic and gives in to the perilous abyss of jealousy and revenge.
Re-Launch Tentatively Scheduled for Oct 17th:
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Friday, May 13, 2011

Calling All #Pubwrite rs Free advertising for your e-book!

I am this ( || ) close to posting my novella "Counting Down the Storm" to Smashazonbles (That's Smashwords, Barnes and Nobles and Amazon).  Someone on twitter today mentioned about helping other indie authors by including each others synopsis in our books.  I think it's a great idea!  I have decided to delay the launch date for my own book in order to do this.  This is an open invitation to all of my #Pubwrite friends.

Here is some criteria before sending me your synopsis:
  • Have a look at mine (here) and see if you think a blurb about yours would fit, there's no point advertising a YA novel at the end of my adult oriented fiction or even SciFi/Fantasy etc.
  • Your e-book needs to be currently for sale at Amazon, Barnes and Nobles and Smashwords, the three stores that I am going to sell through.
  • The synopsis should be short, about 150-200 words, don't worry about editing, formatting  etc, I can do that. 
  • If you have a good quote from a review you would like me to include as well, that would be cool too, for example:
    • "The Greatest Piece of Modern Swashbuckling I have Read." - B. Beard, Pirates Port Magazine
    • Try to keep it to a sentence
  • Another option is if you think the first 200 or so words of your book would draw the reader in and force them to buy your e-book that would work as well.
  • Send it to me via E-Mail (Twitter DM me), Post it as a comment in this blog or whatever
  • If I get multiples I will pick the one that I think would best work with my book, don't feel bummed if I don't pick yours.
  • As payment?  Nothing.  Big publishing houses pimp their other authors all the time, this is just doing the same thing.  The next time you publish something do the same for someone else.
I will place your blurb at the end of my book on it's own page and have it available in the Table of Contents.

I will give people until Wednesday May 18 to submit a synopsis.  I will let you know either way if I will be using yours.  If no one submits one or I don't feel any of the submissions would work out I will go ahead and post my e-book with out it.

I hope this is the start of a really great thing for Indie Writers!

Thanks for Reading

D. Ryan Leask


  1. What an absolutely GREAT idea! Another way indies can support each other.

  2. It's just too bad that no one has shown any interest in actually submitting something. Maybe I should have actually contacted someone to do it. I will maybe send some feelers out tomorrow.

  3. My book isn't finished yet and it is upper YA ish. Great idea though.