Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Buy a Book, Get a Critique!

As I've watched the price of DON'T VOTE FOR ME keep going down and down on a popular retail site, I've wondered how I can encourage people to buy it without just coming out and saying, "Hey, buy my cheap book!" Today, the answer came to me: give them a critique with their purchase!

To that end, I'll critique the first 10 pages of your manuscript if you purchase either DON'T VOTE FOR ME or THE SOUND OF LIFE AND EVERYTHING from a bookseller of your choice. (I promise it won't be hard to find the price I mentioned above. As of the time and date of this post, it's $4.10.) To submit, please send your first 10 pages and your proof of purchase (like a screenshot or an order confirmation) to kvandolzer(at)gmail(dot)com WITHIN THE NEXT WEEK (by noon EDT on Tuesday, May 3). And for those of you who've already bought the book(s), I'll still critique your first 10 pages if you post a review on your favorite retail site. Just send me a link in addition to your first 10 pages!


Andrea said...

Hi Krista,

I've been a lurker on your blog for quite awhile and really appreciate your honesty. You seem like a genuine person and you've contributed a lot to the writing community - thank you. I just ordered your book, Don't Vote for Me for my son, who wants to run for Student Council President next year. I will take you up on your offer to critique as well, as I write middle-grade and am working on the sequel to my first novel. Thanks for all that you do!

RC Hancock said...

I think it's clear we are the real winners in this scenario! What a fun idea!

Krista Van Dolzer said...

What a lovely comment, Andrea. Thank you for reading--and for ordering DON'T VOTE FOR ME. I hope your son enjoys it (and wins the election next year!). I look forward to reading your words.

Thanks, R.C. I think it's a mutually beneficial scenario:)

Dana Edwards said...

Count me in!! Only you gave me a critique a long time ago. Thank you for that!!

I'm looking forward to reading Don't Vote for Me.

Krista Van Dolzer said...

That was a REALLY long time ago, Dana, so that should hardly count:) If you need another set of eyes on the beginning of your latest project, feel free to send it my way!