IHL is organizing a Valentine’s Sapphic book sale.
The Sale Details:
This sale will run February 11th through February 15th.
All promotion for the IHL Valentine’s sale will be handled via social media, aside from a small team we’ve assembled to get the word out via their newsletters.
The sale will involve numerous authors, and we don’t want everyone to email subscribers about the book discount extravaganza, flooding inboxes and annoying readers. We’re asking authors to post at least one message about the sale on their personal Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr, blog, or whatever social media you prefer. The I Heart Lesfic team will handle the rest.
There will only be one price point: 99 cents.
This is a sapphic book sale, meaning all sub genres are welcome as long as the book is classified as lesbian fiction, even if it doesn’t have a romantic subplot.
One of the questions below asks what categories the book fits for the 2022 IHL Reading Challenge. Click here for the PDF for all the categories. Please list at least one, but the more the better.
Also, your blurb can’t be longer than 70 words. We’re wanting elevator pitches, not a full blurb.
An author can only submit one book at the 99-cent price point per pen name. To clarify, if you publish under Jane Doe and Jane Smith, you can submit 1 title for Jane Doe and 1 title for Jane Smith. We know some authors have collaborated with fellow lesfic authors. We will count these separately. Again, if Jane Doe and Jane Smith cowrote novels, Jane Doe can submit 1 title, Jane Smith can submit 1 title, and writing duo Doe and Smith can submit 1 title.
If you’re with a publisher and aren’t in control of your pricing or if you can’t lower the price of one of your books right now, you can still get involved if you have a book or story that’s listed at the 99-cent price point and the item is available on Amazon. This means deals on your website, BookFunnel, etc. will not be included.
Are you interested in joining the promotion?
Please include all of the information specified below in the body of an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line, “Valentine’s Lesfic Sale.”
This is the info IHL needs:
- Author’s name
- The price point for the sale is 99 cents
- Original price
- Subgenre (Romance, Erotica, Paranormal Romance, Romantic Suspense, etc.)
- Short blurb: 70 words or less.
- Twitter handle (No worries if you aren’t on Twitter.)
- Is the book in Kindle Unlimited? (It doesn’t have to be in KU to be included in the sale.)
- IHL Reading Challenge Categories:
In order to be included in the sale, the 99-cent deal (or the equivalent price point in the other marketplaces) must be available in all the marketplaces on Amazon, not solely the US and UK. From experience, readers outside the US and UK will feel left out when a deal doesn’t apply to them, which could potentially result in negative comments, especially on social media. Negativity spreads quickly, and it may impact all the authors involved in the sale.
The deadline for supplying the details is Tuesday, January 25th. The sooner you can get us the details, the better.
Again, please send your info to email@example.com with the subject line, “Valentine’s Lesfic Sale.”
Please feel free to spread the word to other sapphic authors.
We look forward to hearing from you.
TB & Miranda