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Thursday, October 13, 2016

Giveaway! This means FREE!

I have a book on my website, www.nikkibroadwell.com, that I'm offering free in exchange for signing up for my newsletter, but a week has gone by and so far I've had only two takers, and one was the person at Godaddy helping me sort out the submit button! (but she did say she's excited to read it) Is this because of Bookbub and other places where people are able to download free books? A friend of mine says she never pays for books--amazing.

At first I thought it was due to the lack of security on my site and made sure I purchased SSL. When I set up my website on Godaddy there was no discussion about what I needed and have found out these things in a round-about way. To move on, I purchased the SSL but found out that I had to jump through some other hoop to have it work. I wrote a complaint to Godaddy about this, saying that they really should tell people what they need to do AFTER they purchase one of the many things needed in order to have a viable site. Same thing has happened with SEO. I added that right away and only found out recently that it only applied to 2 of my 7 pages. What? Yesterday I spent some time getting 2 more pages 'optimized' but I have more to do, and from what I understand I will have to pay if I want to optimize more than 5 pages. I've been warned about Godaddy and the nickel and dimeing, but the site was an easy one for me to set up and I do like it. And I have to say that when I call, (which has been nearly every day of late)  the tech people have been easy to work with and very pleasant and helpful.

Back to why no one is availing themselves of my offer--I have posted on FB, I have tweeted, I have done an askDavid promo--(if you don't know about this site you should check it out.) So I really have no idea what's going on unless people are so tired of being spammed on a daily basis that they refuse to share their e-mail addresses!

If you have any interest in checking out my website or getting a free book, go to the web address listed above, and click on the contact page. The Bridge is a young adult/new adult fantasy about two young people destined for something great. But life intervenes, separating them and bringing all sorts of problems. I'm working on a sequel called Time Gap which should be out by the end of the year. (I hope)

I love comments so if you have any insight or just want to say something, please do!!! And thanks for reading!

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