Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Bestseller for a Day: Dollars & Sense

 What’s the big deal with self-publishing?

Dollars & Sense: The Definitive Guide to Self-publishing Success

By Amber Scott, Carolyn McCray & Rachel Thompson

Dollars & Sense: The Definitive Guide to Self-publishing Success is a step-by-step actionable road map to increasing royalties for beginners and seasoned professionals alike. Divided into three sections; Producing a Sales-Friendly, Professional eBook, Establishing & Leveraging Your Social Media Platform, and Selling Smarter, Not Harder, Dollars & Sense walks authors through the process of creating then actually selling their eBook.

Available during this special Bestseller for a Day promotion of 99 cents through Amazon.

Once you buy the book, take your sales confirmation with a number to the Bestseller for a Day website and sign up for a newsletter and enter their sales confirmation number.  Signing up for the newsletter and entering their number will enter you into a drawing for a Kindle.  

You can also buy a copy of each of the three bonus buys and get the purchase price refunded.  So, that’s 4 books for 99 cents and a chance to win a kindle.

About the Authors

Amber Scott: Between naptimes and dishes, Amber Scott escapes into her characters’ addictive lives. She often burns dinner, is a sucker for chocolate and still believes in happily ever after. She makes her home in hot Arizona with her two children, husband, and one day, two cats.

Contact info: 
Twitter: @amberscottbooks

Carolyn McCray

Carolyn is the Founder of the Indie Book Collective, a group dedicated to helping authors use social media to its fullest potential to sell their books.  

The #IBC exploded within 4 months to have over 5,000 members and its work has already been covered in major, national publications.

She has been described as an eBook marketing guru (others’ words not hers), a volcano of eBook knowledge (again, not her words), and the Borg Queen (ok, maybe she coined that one herself).

Each one of her novels have reached bestselling status on and her super controversial thriller, “30 Pieces of Silver” topped  (as in #1) the Men’s Adventure category, #3 in the War sub-genre, and #183 overall (out of about1 million books) in the Kindle Top Bestsellers.

Carolyn also has contributed to Digital Book and has been covered by the Huffington Post (Books).  Carolyn appeared on a panel with Jane Freidman at SXSW regarding the future of digital publishing and will appear on several panels at the NY Indie Book Event (7/2011).


Rachel Thompson (aka RachelintheOC) is the author of the consistently 5/5 star reviewed humorous and at times, poignant, collection of essays, A Walk In The Snark (released 1/2011), which recently hit #3 on the Amazon Humor/Parenting & Families Kindle list (beating out the likes of Jenny McCarthy!), after just a few months of release and has consistently stayed on the Amazon Top Humor Lists.
Rachel is also one of the cofounders of the Indie Book Collective, an organization with over 6,000 members which is dedicated to helping authors utilize social media to the fullest to sell their books.  The Collective offers free workshops, a live advice radio show, innovative programs such as Blog Tour de Force & Bestseller for a Day, and so much more to its members. 

You can find Rachel most days on Twitter, Facebook, Goodreads, giving daily tips on the IndieBookIBC Twitter stream, contributing posts to the IBC blog or her own popular blog, giving free social media workshops for writers, promoting her current book or working on her next book, The Mancode: A Survivor’s Tale. She lives in the OC aka Orange County, CA (home of Disneyland). Somewhere in there this redhead in a sea of blondes fits in being a full-time wife and mom to her two young children and just one husband. She loves coffee, dirty martinis, and sleep.  

Rachel and the IBC were recently profiled (April 13, 2011) in the Huffington Post Books section regarding social media and ePublishing.

Bonus Buys

Fierce Dawn

“X-MEN action meets True Blood heat.”
-Ann Charles
Nearly Departed In Deadwood, 2010 Daphne Winner

“Intensely satisfying!”  
-Carolyn McCray
Kindle Bestselling author, 30 Pieces of Silver

Snarling teeth, glowing eyes. Someone--something--is after Sadie Graves.  

Elijah Stokes, the man who haunts her dreams, enters her reality claiming she’s transforming into a changeling--not quite immortal but no longer human.

Battle lines are drawn and blood spills as the two fight not only for Sadie’s life, but for all of mankind's as well.

30 Pieces of Silver
A Christian suicide bomber.
John the Baptist's bones inscribed in ancient Greek.
A secret carried from the foot of the crucifixion.
Can science solve the world's greatest mystery?
30 Pieces of Silver

For anyone who doesn't mind some serious controversy and can't get enough of James Rollins, Dan Brown, Steve Berry, and Brad Thor... "30 Pieces of Silver" is your next thrill fix!

A Walk in the Snark
“Sometimes I think I’m too jaded. But then I think no, it’s just the lighting.”

A Walk In The Snark now a bestseller! It reached Kindle Top 10 status (#3) on the Humor Parenting & Families list, Top 20 on Humor Essays (#11) in April 2011, and #1 on Smashwords Entertainment list in May!

With her trademark snarky humor and candor, Rachel whisks you into her caffeinated world where she deconstructs common phrases (I’m Fine) and makes up words (Refrigeratoritis) in order to help dudes understand chicks…and vice versa.

Rachel believes “Men are from Seinfeld, Women are from Friends,” and so do her legions of fans. She dares to ask “why do men want to change the world but can’t change a roll of toilet paper?”

Drawing on her decades (dear god has it been that long?) of marriage, friendships, and past relationships, Rachel’s specialty is observing male behavior and dissecting it with humor (Shopping is NOT a Verb). Think of her as the Scientist of Snark…without the ugly white labcoat of course. #asif

“Husband: Mumble, mumble, mumble.
11yo: What?
Me: It’s okay. I speak husband.”

But don’t let that witty veneer fool you. Sprinkled throughout these funny essays are some poignant stories of tragedy and loss (The Difficult Kind). This chick will tear at your heart. And then, you know, stitch it back together with humorous aplomb.

Don't take our word for it. The critics are going nuts for it too!

About Bestseller For a Day:

“Making authors dreams come true one promotion at a time.

Each month, for one day, readers, friends, family and peers rally together to drive an ebook up the Amazon Kindle rankings with a goal to pierce the top 100. The aim of the program is to help indie authors get a foothold in the traditionally published dominated market. Authors coordinate with book review sponsors to show readers that the 99 cent promotional price is worth every penny.

As thanks, each author creates giveaways for participants and drives traffic to participating review sites. Additionally, readers are offered Bonus Buy reads discounted to 99 cents for the event with that price offered to be rebated back by the participating authors when readers fill out the relevant form.”


  1. Thank you so much for showing your support for Dollars & Sense today for Bestseller For a Day! We are making some history together!

  2. Few books come along that are truly useful and Dollars And Sense is such a book. A genuine gem. If you are looking to, or have already stepped out on the road to self publishing, you need this book. It is straightforward, clear and bang on target.

    Author of HEAVEN SENT
    "an explosive, brilliant and breath taking novel"

  3. Wonderful to have you here, Amber. I think you're pretty amazing. Best of all!