Friday, 12 October 2012
Free 31 Day!
Hello everyone and welcome.
Today is a special day because from 7am today (Friday) until 7am tomorrow (all times BST), I'm giving away free Kindle copies of my flash-fiction collection, 31.
If you are in the UK, the link is
If you are elsewhere in the world, just change the .co.uk to .com, .de or whatever, and you can get it there.
Please share the link to this blog, and to the free e-book, and let's see if we can't get it to top the rankings on Amazon.
If you don't have a Kindle, you can download free programs to read Kindles on your computer or phone, from http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/help/customer/display.html?nodeId=200995220
I'm giving it away to promote the fact that plans are starting to be formulated for next year's National Flash-Fiction Day (sign up for the mailing list by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org) and I wanted to give you some incentive to get involved.
I am also hoping that you will read it, enjoy it, click the 'Like' button on the top of the Amazon page, review it on Amazon, and maybe review it on your own blog or website. Reviews really do generate sales, so if you could do this, I would be really grateful.
Along with all of this, and because there are apparently some people who don't have Kindles (though I'm sure Amazon are working to rectify this oversight!) I am also giving away a free copy of the print version of 31.
Rather than simply holding a random lottery, I thought I would make it a little bit harder, by giving you a quiz. So, below are 6 questions for you to answer. Most of the answers are somewhere on my website at www.calumkerr.co.uk, so get yourselves over there, have a rummage, and you could be the proud owner of only 3 remaining copies of the original printing of the book.
Email your answers to calum AT calumkerr DOT co DOT uk (replacing the words with the symbols) and I shall pick one lucky winner out of a hat once I have all your correct answers.
So, without further ado, here are the questions:
1. When were the stories in 31 written?
2. On what date was the Kindle version of Undead at Heart published on Amazon?
3. When does my next Flash-Fiction Online course start?
4. At what age did I start writing?
5. Which book did I examine for my York Notes study guide?
6. Which publisher produced Braking Distance?
And that's it. Should be easy enough. Find your answers and email them over with '31 Competition' in the subject line, please. The competition finishes at 7 am (BST) on Saturday 13th October (the same time as the 'free' period on Amazon finishes). And I shall announce the winner here on my blog sometime over the weekend.
Good luck, and I hope you enjoy reading and reviewing 31!