Ilbei Spadebreaker and the Harpy’s Wild Now on Sale

Harpys Wild Release1

I am happy to announce that the Ilbei Spadebreaker and the Harpy’s Wild is out. It’s currently available on Amazon for Kindle and in paperback, and it’s up at Barnes and Noble for the Nook. I will have versions available for Kobo and Google Books and possibly iTunes in the near future, but for now, that’s where it is, so grab a copy. I hope you laugh and have fun with this one. I tried to make it both funny and a cool adventure story.

I sent out an email today to announce it, so if you are on my email list and haven’t checked the email yet, still go look at it. There’s a surprise in there for people on my list that nobody else will get to see for at least another month. So even if you have already popped over to Amazon and got your copy, still open the email and check it out.

On a related note, well, if you check that email you’ll see why it’s related, I posted the image you see at the top of this post onto Facebook today to announce the launch. I had to laugh, because the first comment I got on it said, “Wow! She’s got a nice pair of wings.” I was still chuckling about that ten minutes later. I suppose that probably makes me immature or something, but I can live with that.

So that’s my big news. I’m super excited. Hopefully everyone who has been following the series will grab a copy and enjoy it. Thank you for supporting my series and my work. And if you are the reviewing sort, thank you for your reviews on Amazon or B&N. Those help a ton as well.

If you want to see the book description, you can check it out in the bookstore tab up top, or go straight to it from HERE.

Ilbei Spadebreaker and the Harpy's Wild - Spadebreaker Series #1 (Cover art by Cris Ortega) Copyright © 2014 John Daulton

Buy it on Kindle HERE

Buy it on NOOK HERE

Buy it as Paperback HERE

How to Get a CALL-TO-ACTION Button on Your Facebook Posts

Okay, a lot of new stuff has happened on Facebook in recent months, but I think one of the coolest ones is the ability for pages to now put “Call to Action” buttons on your posts. And I’m talking about your regular old posts not just ad posts. To me, that’s an amazing new development.

For anyone who might not be familiar with the term “call to action,” here’s a quick definition. “Call to Action” or CTA is a marketing and advertising term that refers to the thing, the action, that you want your prospective customer to do. You see them all the time:

  • Buy Now
  • Click Here
  • Call Today
  • Clip the Coupon and Mail It In

All of those are calls to action. The value of having one is based on a simple and extremely well researched idea that has proven that you need to tell people what you want them to do. It might seem obvious to you that if you are writing a post about your new novel or your new widget or whatever else, then, I mean, duh, obviously you want people to go buy it right? Well, maybe. But marketers don’t believe in taking chances, so everyone whose ever done any marketing seriously understands the value of having some kind of call to action. So, there you have it.

Anyway, call to actions on Facebook have sort of been this weird thing. They want to sell ads to people, but they had rules about not having calls to action in ad text. Uhhh, okay. But whatever. But now you can do that for your ads via using the buttons they’ve made. And more importantly, at least to me, you can also do it for regular posts. Here’s an example from one I just did:

Sign Up Button on Post

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