Humanity has survived environmental and atmospheric calamity and begun to move out into the stars. Sport still plays a vital role in our day-to-day affairs. The Big Red Buckle recounts an episode of a single-stage endurance race held between two shield volcanoes on a Mars that is slowly being terraformed. Participants must run and soar over 1,500 kilometers while the solar system watches.
For Marco Aguilar, just being at the starting line represents the culmination of two years of careful preparation and training. He aims to win the Grand Martian Traverse, and take home The Big Red Buckle for himself and for native Martians.
The more I read about it the more I understand that an author can expect a slump in sales some time around the middle of January. That is when the Holiday bills start showing up. When people have less money because they have new gym memberships to pay down. The list of reasons why this happens are extensive, but it happens.
But, here we are, just over a month after The Big Red Buckle released the book has flatlined on all the Amazon lists. What is an author to do? You got it, signal boost.
Here are the details
Welcome to my Twitter signal boost. I want you to tweet about The Big Red Buckle.
To be eligible for the contest your tweet must include these two things.
- the hashtag: #dancingonlift
- a link to this blog post
Your tweet can contain anything else you would like. Crazy paragliding photos or trail running images are a bonus, so be entertaining. Boost my signal as well as your own.
The contest will run all day long January 31st, 2014 (MST) – that’s midnight to midnight.
February 1st I will pick three random winners (you’ll need to follow me on twitter @feetforbrains, to get your prize).
The first winner will receive a signed, printed version of The Big Red Buckle and Joulupukki as well as two limited edition cards of the cover work.
The remaining two will receive signed copies of the first run of the book.
I’ll pay shipping unless you’re outside the US, in which case, shipping is on you.
You can tweet as many times as you’d like, but only the first one will count.
And that is how it is done. The idea is to get the book in front of new eyeballs, and break the January slump. Marco needs new sponsorship money to afford a fancy new photobioreactor suit. I’d like to see Marco climb back up the “Paid In Kindle Store” and meet a few new readers.