Thank you for accepting my personal invitation to join a select group of readers who have agreed to help me launch my next Marty Singer mystery, The Bitter Fields.
(If you landed here by accident or this was forwarded to you by a friend, please reach out to me via the Contact page…you will not receive a free book unless I know about you!)
As a reminder, here’s what that entails:
Around October 1, I’ll email you a digital file of the book. In return, I ask that you:
- Read the advance copy
- Write an honest review ahead of time and hold on to it
Then, on launch day (about the third week of October):
- Buy the book for $.99 (why buy the book? Check the FAQ, below) and…
- Post your pre-written review to Amazon that same day
If, at any time, you’d rather not participate, shoot me an email at matt.iden AT matthew-iden.com and let me know. I’ll take your name off the list. If you’ve already received the book, please enjoy it with my compliments.
That’s it! Keep an eye out for the email (it will come from “BookFunnel”) that will share instructions for downloading the book. (IMPORTANT: If you don’t receive an email for the book, please visit
https://bookfunnel.com/help/ for help.) I’ll then contact you again to let you know the exact launch date–around the third week of October–and we’ll be off to the races!*
*this joke will make more sense after you read The Bitter Fields!
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQ)
WHAT IS THIS AGAIN?
This is an invitation to read and review the new Marty Singer novel 3-4 weeks in advance of the public launch of the book.
HOW DO I GET THE BOOK?
I use a service called BookFunnel that will send you a personalized link only you can open. They’ll walk you through the steps to download the book to any Kindle-compatible* device. If you run into any technical trouble, they have great customer service and can solve most technical issues.
HOW DO I GET THE BOOK?
I use a service called BookFunnel that will send you a personalized link only you can open. They’ll walk you through the steps to download the book to any Kindle-compatible* device. If you run into any technical trouble, they have great customer service at
https://bookfunnel.com/help/ and can solve most technical issues.
*Remember, you don’t need actually need a Kindle to read Kindle books. You can download the free Kindle Reader app (https://www.amazon.com/b?ie=UTF8&node=16571048011) to just about any tablet, computer, or phone. Only proprietary devices (Nook and Kobo, mostly) can’t read Kindle book files.
WHAT DO I HAVE TO DO?
A) read the book, B) write a review ahead of time, then C) be ready to buy the book ($.99) and D) post your review once the book launches publicly. Please note that the price will increase the first day or two after launch!
WHY DO I HAVE TO BUY THE BOOK…DIDN’T YOU JUST GIVE IT TO ME?
When you buy the new book (as opposed to the copy I’ll email you), Amazon marks it as a Verified Purchase, which makes your review less likely to be marked by Amazon as fraudulent and removed. The purchase also helps the book achieve a higher rank and, of course, a great review encourages other readers to buy it.
WHY IS THIS SO IMPORTANT?
New novels are easily lost among the many books that are released on Amazon every day. By having great readers like you buy and review the book on launch day, it gives my novel a chance to rise up through the charts and get noticed by more readers.