Thursday, July 24, 2014

For Romance Readers and Writers, This is a Thing

In about 2008, someone mentioned this site called Public Bookshelf where you could submit books and get them posted on the site.  They'd give you some money for them too.  This was really before the whole self-publishing thing had caught on, so I decided to submit my book Forever Young (Children of Eternity #1) and it got put on the site and I made a few bucks.  Then I pretty much forgot about it.

Until yesterday when they sent me an email saying Forever Young was fairly popular on the site (far more so than Amazon or Goodreads) and if I wanted to submit anything else.  At first I thought "whatever" but then reading some of the comments on the site I decided to put up the whole series because people were complaining about the first one doesn't wrap things up neatly, not seeming to realize it's a series.

Anyway, those should be up eventually but for right now you can see Forever Young on the front page under Romance Suspense and read the whole thing for free.  Though of course you have to read it off the screen of your computer or tablet or whatever; it's not an ebook.  Which really the ebook is free on Smashwords.  Or you can read other romance books there.  If you have a romance book, you can even submit it there.  I guess they don't pay you anymore, which is too bad, because I like money.

Incidentally, Forever Young is a YA book not a romance.  I guess they changed their format since 2008, but whatever.  Here are some testimonials from the site:

I feel like I'm the only one who reads this books i am right


goin gud so far...

The alibity to think like that is always a joy to behold

Dis book is inspirational

Nice suspence but will come to know early in the story.
I love that book howthe people drink the water and live for ever I read it in school for literature

(I weep for the future of literacy.)


  1. Those are some great comments! And congrats.

  2. Congratulations on the success. How can people love reading and be so bad at spelling?

  3. Wow... I don't actually know what to say. I mean, I'm glad they like it, but my gosh! What Briane said.



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