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NEW RELEASE! EASY by H.M. Ward (A Ferro Family Story)

EASY by H.M. Ward

THE SERIES WITH OVER 12 MILLION COPIES SOLD
Volume 1 in the new series by New York Times Bestselling Author H.M. Ward

My life is a lie. Terror courses through me at the thought of someone discovering my secret before I have a chance to figure things out, before I know for certain what happened that night. I can admit it, I ran like a coward and didn’t look back. No one expects me to be down here in the dust bowl of the forsaken, in the middle of Texas.

Three months have passed in startling silence since I left New York behind. There’s been no trace, no trail, nothing that points to this safe haven. Reporters haven’t figured out the girl they’ve been trailing in Manhattan isn’t me. Thank God.

Down here, I’ve kept my head down. No one knows what I’ve done. They can’t. But four simple words make my heart slam into my chest. The air is ripped from my lungs as I stare at the glowing computer screen.
I KNOW YOUR SECRET.

Genre: Romantic Suspense, approx 100 pgs ea
~Vol 1 of 5~

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SNEAK PEEK VIDEO TEASER FOR EASY (ignore the coming this winter part b/c it’s here now!)

EASY by H.M. Ward

Eeeep! I've been dying to share this with you guys! I just got the video teaser back and they nailed it! It's perfect. Drool warning. The song is awesome too. It's totally stuck in my head. This is a new 5 book series by H.M. Ward. It features Joscelyn Ferro and begins rapid releasing this holiday season. Amazon: http://amzn.to/1mSuO5rNook: http://goo.gl/Wa2vnViBooks: https://goo.gl/G6WXPeKobo: https://goo.gl/B4vf4N

Posted by H.M. Ward on Thursday, September 8, 2016

Happy reading! And yes! This is a FERRO STORY! 🙂

GIVEAWAY! Writer’s Retreat in South of France

WRITING RETREAT FOR 1 WRITER + 1 GUEST (non-writer)

Where: Southern France Wine Chateau
DATES: April 19-26, 2017

Details:

This workshop is by Cruising Writers in the south of France at an awesome French Chateau!

Built in 1886 on the foundations of a rest stop on the pilgrim Route de Saint-Jacques de Compostelle, Les Carrasses resonates with history. Around two main courtyards, linked by a central avenue are the buildings traditionally found on an important wine domain: the château, the winery and cellars, the blacksmith’s house, stables, forge and granary and the estate cottages, all of which have been transformed into a truly special holiday estate. Beyond these exceptional suites, apartments, houses and villas, you’ll find a great range of facilities.

What’s Included:

  • Private luxury villa for 2 for 7-nights at Château Les Carrasses
  • 1-writer package which includes all meals, excluding one on-your-own lunch
  • 1-guest package which includes breakfast only (this can be upgraded to include all meals)
  • 1-writer pass to all retreat events, including pitch sessions, one-on-one sessions, all workshops, and write ins
  • Transportation for 2 into the village as specified in the itinerary
    (See Cruising Writers website for more details)

YOU MUST PROVIDE YOUR OWN TRANSPORTATION TO THE EVENT. Airfare is NOT included. Expect it to cost an additional $1K per person or more. Check airfare to make sure you can afford to get there before you enter to win. Passport is required.

WINNER WILL BE REQUIRED TO:
1. Show proof of AUTHORSHIP (show me you’ve written and published a book)

2. Provide airline ticket proof of purchase are required.

Total value: $3600 USD

TERMS & CONDITIONS:

Must be 18 years of age or older to win. No cash value. Void where prohibited. Open to international & US residents. *The winner will receive a non-refundable $3600USD pre-paid reservation at the Land Retreat – Southern France Wine Chateau – April 19-26, 2017 for this prize.* Winner must have: 1. an email account, 2. may be requested to fill out additional paperwork for tax purposes, and 3. must have published (1) or more books, 4. a valid passport through July 2017, and 5. must provide proof of purchase for airfare to France. Additional travel expenses are required. AIRFARE IS NOT INCLUDED. We are not responsible for fees taken by for this transaction, nor are we in any way responsible for VAT and/ or taxes. We are not responsible for items damaged or lost. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook. We hereby release Facebook of any liability.  Terms of this giveaway can change at anytime without notice. By entering you agree that we are in no way to be held liable for anything pertaining to this giveaway. Winner will be contacted by email 24 hours after the giveaway ends. You must claim your prize within 12 hours or it is forfeited and another winner will be selected. If you have any additional questions – feel free to send us an email!

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NEW RELEASE: THE ARRANGEMENT 23 (Series Finale) by HM Ward

THE ARRANGEMENT (Volume 23) – THE FINAL VOLUME in the New York Times Bestselling Arrangement Series

Hatred and insanity mingle together in this disgusting specimen of a human being that stands before me. I don’t know how I’ve wronged him or why I deserve this fate. My parents were slaughtered, my friends killed, and Sean Ferro was ripped from my side by this monster. The promise of picket fences and a little voice with tiny hands keeps me eerily sane. The ghosts of a future that will never happen whisper in my ear. They latch me to the present in a way that chills me to the core.

Every attempt to save me has failed. I’m left staring my demons in the face, alone. The man glaring back at me is made of nightmares and malice. For all I’ve lost and all I’ve suffered, for every person who came into my life only get ripped away, and most of all for me–I won’t walk away. Not this time. I’ve passed the point of no return. There is no tomorrow. Come sunrise, only one of us will survive.

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(reg. price resumes tomorrow at $6.99)

   

Genre: Contemporary Romance
Pages: 306
Series: The Arrangement
World: Ferro

Last Chance to Get Involved with the Ferro Movie!

Sensual woman kissing her handsome husband

Thank you SOOO much to the 230 backers who pledged to the FERRO MOVIE Kickstarter so far! Combined with my donation matching, we’ve raised over $22,000! There are only 9 hours until the end, so if you wanted to increase your pledge for a new item or grab one of the collectible scripts, do it now! GO TO: www.FerroMovie.com 

 
Thank you to all you amazing backers!
Robert Miller
Lisa Hennessey Young
Rhonda Roldan Laws
Kim Carnes Brooks
Chelsea Connell
Dianna McNeill
Carol Ann
Nancy Banuelos
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Shauna Dillon
Rachel Pickar Richards
Sheila Yax
Amy
Veronica
Helena
Brittany Duncan
Jane clough
Liz Hauth
Anita Guerra Selesky
Angela George
Natasha
Kristina Bensley
Stacie Marie Terrazas
Cara Soria
Kari Holmes
Rachel McLean
Vanessa Lyons
Candace Kamealoha
Melissa Boardman
Victoria Sams
Chasity Marie Runge
Erin Stumph
Sarah Watts
Tara Litzinger
Cary Mattmiller
Lori Jerrier
Peggy
Donna Whyte
Vivia Martin
Yovana Gomez
Tori Lehman
Denise Barnes
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tamara keener
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Nicole
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Anna
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Judy Holzer Unterberger
Rachel Spina
Crystal Calhoun
Susie Klapperich
Jennifer Micaletti
Darleen McColman
Sandra Allison
Tina
Jennifer Liberman Mendoza
Cathy
Clare Groves
marie
Tracey Slattery
Nicole Fabre
Andrea Chapman
Rise’ Thompson
Patricia J Taylor
Cassandra Sue
Jennifer Perry
Phyllis Kegel
Calla Harb
Chris O’Grady
Toni Hutchins
Maranda Marsh
Misty Bolton-Samuels
Karen Mendoza
Jessica
Vivian Tucker
Stacey Langley
Rose Stewart
Bev Reddin
Amanda Coleman Lind
Lynn Derouin
Cheryl Santorelli
Joanne Pezzuti
Trisha Wolfe
Bec Alvaro
Kirsty Fisher
Laurene Lindsay
Jennifer Legg
Lerna
Jodi Sterrett
Stina Larsson
wendi ernst
Dana Henning
Charlotte Rolle
KrisAnn MacPhee
Christina
Magie Cruz
Toni Severin
Robert O’Connor
Steffi Caelli
Keely Gilmore
Victoria Hendrickson
Andrea Harris Blalock
Merilee
Thomas OConnor
Candace Riffle
Catherine Baker
Jeanine Burnett
Brenda Pearson
Shannon Dettling
Holly Smith
Shannon McDonald
Diane Lupole
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Debbie Clarke
Lisa Philpott
Mike
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Taylor Summerell
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Shannan
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Karen Stevens
Tacha
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Courtney Lynch
Kayla Lyberger
Sarah cadman
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Emily Thompson Dexter
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Paulette Kelly
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Lottie Miller
Tiffany Wiley
Nancy Dinsmore
Tammy Newman
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Jennifer Naumann
Christina White
Sandra Galis
Dodi Gennello
Michelle Fagan
Sydney Brittain Peacock
Heather Noren
Kristin Wilson
Melinda Vazquez
Marianne Walter
Caroline Crawford
Shannon Erdman Gansner
Tracy Thompson Bellavance
Mary Ann D’Eufemia
Maria Antónia Pereira
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Mary Beth Myers

Been wishing you could see Sean Ferro in the flesh? Here’s your chance!

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We came close to having The Arrangement come to life on multiple occasions. Then, the same thing happened: they read up to book 5 and decided there’s no way to do it. It’s too dark. There are several scenes like that in this series, scenes that were almost edited out, scenes that the fans voted on keeping in the book.

So we had two options: Keep Sean dark and keep those scenes the way they are — and never see Sean on the screen — or lighten him up and pander to executives that have never been a part of the story?

Then, a lot of people suggested a third option by asking: Why don’t we make this movie ourselves?

It’s a good question. The series was published independently, so why not make the movie independently as well? The truth is we took a run at this a few years ago. Everything was going great until my son was abruptly hospitalized for months. It wasn’t possible to continue then, but it is now. With a team of experienced film professionals by my side, I could get hit by a car during production and it wouldn’t stop things this time.

So there are just two questions:

  1. Do you want to see Sean Ferro in the flesh?
  2. Should we keep Sean Ferro as dark as he is the books?

What do you want? Because this project is all about you. You’re the reader, the fan who made this series what it is today. This series sold nearly 13 million copies worldwide because you love it, because you shared it, and because you couldn’t stop talking about it.

Offering a way for you to participate is huge, and crowdfunding allows for tons of involvement. The nature of it is communal, and it’s an easy way for you to be involved. No sane person would ever do a Kickstarter for fun, because it’s a massive amount of work–but for something like this? It’s worth it. The Arrangement books have been fan-driven from the start, so it makes sense that the film has lots of fan involvement, too. You are part of the DNA of this series.

Before you go totally nuts and squee all over the place, I want you to calm yourself down and then head over and read the crowdfunding page. Maybe you saw and read it the other day when I sent out the preview invite. Either way, I made a few last second changes based on your replies. Hopefully, I made it better.

I’d love to hear what you think. The campaign went live a few moments ago.

Your comments and feedback are more than welcome! I might be sitting here obsessively watching the screen. Maybe. Probably. Okay, I am! This is nerve wracking. Come over and talk to me. Tell me this isn’t for nothing.

I look forward to hearing from you!

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New! HOT GUY by HM Ward is only $2.99 Today!

HOT GUY - a christmas novel Over 12 million copies sold. New York Times Bestseller.

A STAND-ALONE HOLIDAY NOVEL BY NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR H.M. WARD

The holiday season is supposed to be fun and filled with magic. Norman Rockwell never met my family. There’s nothing but chaos at holiday meals, and I’m completely dreading it. Think pushy parents, a set of terrible twos in twin form, and a Grandma who wants to see bouncing great-grandbabies before she dies–no amount of turkey can make that situation into a good thing. Add in the recent breakup that no one knows about, then couple it with getting laid off from work, and I’m ready to walk to Mexico and Feliz Navidad myself.

That’s when I meet HIM–Mr. Tall and Irresistibly Beautiful. I bet he never heard the word no before in his life. After some animated banter, I decide drowning myself in Hot Guy would be way better than getting smashed alone. One thing leads to another, and I’m breathless in his arms when he walks out. Merry freaking Christmas. No early holiday package for me.

I pull myself together and jump headfirst into the holiday season when I finally get some good news—a job offer at a swank coffee shop in Manhattan. The problem? It’s not a building. I’ll be working in a food truck in ass-cold freezing temps, dressed like a slutty Swiss Miss. Oh, and Hot Guy is there. Every day. Every night. He’s the boss. I can take it if he can, assuming we don’t kill each other first.

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Readers are saying:

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“A double dose of Christmas hotness!”

“Hot Guy will put you in the Christmas spirit with its heartwarming HEA! 5 fantastic stars!!”

PAPER IS COMING SOON!

If you’d like a *SIGNED* copy of this book, head over here!

First Look at HOT GUY by H.M. Ward (A Christmas Romance)

HOT GUY (A Christmas Romance) by H.M. Ward

HOT GUY (A Christmas Romance) by H.M. Ward

TEASER! HOT GUY (A Christmas Book) Coming Nov 15th.
(this story is unedited! copy not final)

~AIDEN~
My heart slams into my chest like I’m having a fucking heart attack. I pull up Chad’s number and press CALL. He’s been my best friend since we were in boarding school together. I unload all my shit in the longest sentence ever heard. I don’t fucking come up for air until I’m done. Panic has its icy fingers around my throat and I can’t shake the bastard.

Chad’s on speaker phone as I floor the sleek black McLaren across the Verrazano Bridge and toward eastern Long Island. I’m bobbing and weaving through traffic, gripping the wheel so tight that it might come off in my hands.

I rant for a while and then slam my palm into the steering wheel. “What the fuck am I going to do? I did every last fucking thing that man ever asked of me! I’m screwed, Chad!”

“I’ll help you think of something. Don’t worry. You got this.” Chad gives me the pep talk I need as I drive away from Uncle James’s swank office in Manhattan. “Go have a few drinks, nails some hot chick, and we’ll work it out on paper tomorrow.”

I grimace and stare at the dashboard making the same expression I’d offer if Chad were here with me. “Tomorrow’s Thanksgiving asswipe. You’re supposed to be at your mother’s house.”
He laughs lightly, “She can wait.”

“She’ll kill you.” His mother is like Martha Stewart, pre-trial, on crack. Their estate home on the north shore of Long Island is pristine and the holiday will be exceptional, until Chad shows up in jeans and a T shirt instead of a tie. Formality isn’t dead, not in that house.

“Fine, then come with me. Eat turkey, talk turkey, and then poke your eye out with the wishbone, because my fucking Hallmark family is that boring. We’ll need some drama. If have to sit through another holiday meal and listen to shit about hedge funds, I’ll fucking snap.” His voice rises an octave as he speaks so fast that all the words run together.

Chad’s family has more money than God, but he doesn’t act like it. Not until he’s forced into the annual soul-sucking conversations about his future. When we were in college together, Chad nearly cracked from all the pressure put on him by his parents. Yeah, he has a set that’s still married after thirty-five years, which is a feat in of itself. At times, like holidays—like now, with all this shit raining down—it’s difficult to not be envious. He has meddling parents. I have an evil uncle. That’s it. No kin to call my own, no family watching my back come hell or high water. No cousins or brothers. Chad is my only family.

I assure him, “I’ll go with you. Calm the fuck down. Hedge funds are better than this shit.”
Chad laughs but there’s no joy in it. “I’d trade lives with you in a fucking heartbeat, Aiden.”

“Likewise buddy,” and I mean it, “but first, I need to get through this shit.”

“Tomorrow, Aiden.” He urges. “Tonight let your subconscious do all the thinking. Actually, let your dick do all the thinking. Pound some pussy and get smashed, in that order. It’ll give you something to be thankful for tomorrow.” Chad laughs and disconnects.

I sigh and rub my hand over my face. It’s not a bad plan, but I feel too wound up for that. I’m still pissed. By now I’ve driven so far out on the Island that I’m passing the county line into Suffolk. Shit. I’m it’s another hour to the summer house and an hour back to the city. When I took off, I was irate and started to drive without thinking about where I was going. All I could focus on was finding Ocean Parkway and letting the salty sea air fill my lungs as I gunned it down the road.
I groan and glance around. I left the Parkway behind a while ago, and am flying down an open stretch of Sunrise—a modest concrete wonder with six lanes that connects suburbia to the city. Buildings jut up from the landscape, nothing more than three stories. If you took Manhattan and tipped it over on it’s side, you’d have Long Island.

I drive like I have a destination in mind. I don’t want to go to the normal places tonight. I can’t face those people. They all know who I am, what I am. If they find out what happened, I won’t be able to bear it.

I drive a bit further and stop just outside of Bayshore, past the mall, in a sketchy part of town. I roll into the back parking lot of a bar and cut the engine. I strip off my jacket and tug on an old gray sweater I had laying on the passenger seat. It’s old and soft. Combined with a pair of shitckickers, I know I can handle myself.

When I walk into the establishment, I’m thinking bar fight. That’s why I stopped here. I need to beat the shit out of someone, and lose the anger building inside of me. This gutter looks like this is the perfect place to do it. But then, I spot this blonde in the corner with her nose in a book. Long tendrils of golden hair fall over her shoulders. Her face is perfect, fucking beautiful, not that I look at it too long because her tits are there in this red ribbed sweater, plump and perfect. I can imagine my hands on them as I kiss her senseless, spread her legs, and fuck her until she cries out in ecstasy.

I walk over to her and stop in front of her table. She’s reading a Chilton’s manual, which shocks the hell out of me. I pull out a well-worn wooden chair and sit without asking. “Light reading?”
She doesn’t glance up at me, just gives me the finger. “Fuck off, buddy. I’m not in the mood.” Her petite face remains downturned, her nose in that fatass book.

“Neither was I, until I saw you.” That makes her look up. She stops for a second, startled. I think she recognizes me, but then her eyes tell another story—blank. She has no clue who I am.

HOT GUY releases on NOV 15th, 2016

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I never thought I’d see Jack Gray again, so when I hear his voice behind me during a job interview, I nearly fall out of my seat. It’s been years since I’ve seen him and heard that voice. Since then, Jack’s become an artist for the wealthy, and I’ve become dirt poor.

If I don’t get this job, I’m screwed. But, if I have to work near Jack I’ll lose my mind. He’s the one who got away, and there are no second chances when it comes to love.

Genre: New Adult Romance
Type: Novel – 325 pages
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NEWS! Indie Authors in Barnes & Noble Stores

H.M. Ward at B&N Signing in New York City. April 2016.

H.M. Ward at B&N Signing in New York City. April 2016.

Since I started indie publishing my first book, authors have always wanted the opportunity to have their print books in brick and mortar stores.

For years, self-published authors have been hitting the bestsellers lists, but their books rarely surfaced in a physical location. For example, I’ve personally hit the New York Times bestseller list 21 times and unless a store manager decided to stock a title, it just wasn’t done. Bestseller or not.

Well, today B&N’s self publishing division, NOOK PRESS, made a major announcement.

  1. INDIES HAVE A CHANCE TO CREATE PAPERBACKS & HARDCOVERS AT NOOKPRESS.COM
  2. THESE TITLES WILL SHOW IN PRINT ON BN.COM WITHIN 72 HOURS.
  3. INDIES CAN GET THEIR BOOKS IN BARNES & NOBLES STORES.
  4. SELF-PUBLISHED AUTHORS CAN HAVE IN-STORE SIGNINGS AT BARNES & NOBLE.

The ability to have indie books on shelves is a topic that’s of supreme importance. For some, it’s a chance to level the playing field and get all the opportunities a traditionally published peer would have gotten. For readers, it means they suddenly have access to thousands of titles that they’ve not seen before. Many people are still reading print. This increases their choices while offering them great prices at a store they already frequent.

This open door is an incredible opportunity, and it doesn’t cost you a thing. Actually, Nook Press is offering new accounts a $25 e-gift card to try it out. You can see for yourself the print quality and hold the book in your hands.

H.M. Ward at B&N in NYC with the cover model and an amazing fan.

H.M. Ward at B&N in NYC with the cover model and an amazing fan.

I’ve had the opportunity to beta test the platform and user interface for Nook Press. The hardcovers are beautiful. I’ll post a picture in a few days after the reveal. The paperbacks are gorgeous. The user interface is easy to understand and has options for step-by-step directions. Or if you’re like me and have experience, you can enter the info, upload the files, and be done in a snap. You can get print proofs (use that coupon code and grab a few for free), and they ship quickly. Can you say easy?

Here’s the thing that everyone has been asking me about–the opportunity with B&N stores. Not only can you see your printed books on a shelf, but they’re able to offer in-store events. You can sign at your local B&N and meet your fans! For many self-published authors that’s been a pipe dream. For those at the top of their game, we had to pry the doors open and shove through. That was the only way deals happened, and it was only for the select writers who sold millions of books and had huge cahones with matching budgets. I’ve sold 12 million books since 2013. The jaws of life wouldn’t open some doors, even for me.

In April, I had a signing and Q&A at the B&N in New York City. The cover model flew out and I had an amazing time chatting with fans that evening. I got to see my books in the store and take a look at the promotional material that announced my event. It was really cool.

Now, these options are open to every writer who can meet a very reasonable set of criteria. You don’t have to sell millions of copies to be considered. Nook Press made the opportunities available starting at 500 copies of a single title sold in a year. The completed details are listed below in the official press release that came out this morning.

The fledgling author will sell about 200 copies of their book. This isn’t a door that’s open for them at this point. However, for authors who work hard and meet these very significant milestones, you now have options to spread your wings and fly. Selling 201 books is a huge accomplishment. It means you did it. You got out there and got started. 500 and 1000 copies are huge achievements. It means you defied the odds and now you’re in the top tier of professional writers. It shows you’re serious and that you have a product people want. Working hand in hand with a bookstore that has the ability to increase your visibility is a tremendous achievement. In my opinion, that’s a game changer. It’s a great time to be an Indie author!

PRESS RELEASE:

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE:BKS), the nation’s largest retail bookseller and a leading retailer of content, digital media and educational products, today announced that NOOK Press, NOOK’s innovative self-publishing platform, has launched the NOOK Press print platform to provide NOOK Press authors with an easy-to-use, self-service program that enables them to create hardcover and paperback books for customer purchase. Through the new print platform, eligible* NOOK Press authors have the opportunity to sell their print books at Barnes & Noble stores across the country on a local, regional or national level, and online at BN.com. Authors can also qualify** for the opportunity to participate at in-store events including book signings and discussions, where they will be able to sell their print books and meet fans.

To have their print books considered for in-store placement on a local, regional or national level, eligible NOOK Press authors can submit their print books for review by Barnes & Noble’s Small Press Department and one of the company’s corporate category buyers. To participate at in-store events, top-selling NOOK Press authors are eligible for an event review from a Barnes & Noble store manager. They can contact nookpressauthors@book.com for more details.

“Barnes & Noble is proud to be the first to offer coordinated, national distribution for self-published authors who will benefit from in-store placement at Barnes & Noble stores and online at BN.com,” says Fred Argir, Chief Digital Office at Barnes & Noble. “No one else can offer self-published authors a retail presence like Barnes & Noble can, and we are thrilled to lead the movement to innovate the self-publishing industry by leveraging our stores nationwide. We look forward to seeing how the new all-in-one platform will increase the success of our authors!”

Many NOOK Press authors share Barnes & Noble’s excitement for the new NOOK Press print platform, including New York Times bestselling author H.M. Ward:

“I think the NOOK Press print platform is going to be a tremendous success,” said Ward. “For authors, being able to have their books available in print and digital is huge. For readers, they suddenly have access to more bestselling titles at great prices. Barnes & Noble and authors can make self-published books available in stores and at events, which is something the competition can’t do. This is a game changer and shows that Barnes & Noble has the capability to change the self-publishing model in a way that no one else can.”

The NOOK Press print platform is for anyone who wants to make a professional-quality print book of his or her work. Any self-published print book can be made available for sale on BN.com in about 72 hours of being uploaded to the NOOK Press platform.

The NOOK Press print platform walks self-published authors step-by-step through the print book creation process. All they need to get started are print-ready PDF or Word documents of their interior text and cover. NOOK Press provides authors with all the tools and resources needed to help create print-ready files of their work. For more information, authors should visitprint.nookpress.com.

*Opportunity available for those print book authors whose eBook sales [of a single title] have reached 1,000 units in the past year.

** Opportunity available for those print book authors whose eBook sales [of a single title] have reached 500 units in the past year.

About Barnes & Noble, Inc.

Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE:BKS) is a Fortune 500 company, the nation’s largest retail bookseller, and a leading retailer of content, digital media and educational products. The Company operates 640 Barnes & Noble bookstores in 50 states, and one of the Web’s premier e-commerce sites, BN.com (www.bn.com). The NOOK Digital business offers a lineup of popular NOOK (www.nook.com) tablets and eReaders and an expansive collection of digital reading and entertainment content through the NOOK Store®. The NOOK Store features more than 4 million digital books in the US plus periodicals, comics, apps, movies and TV shows, and offers the ability to enjoy content across a wide array of popular devices through Free NOOK Reading Appsavailable for Android, iOS® and Windows®.

General information on Barnes & Noble, Inc. can be obtained by visiting the Company’s corporate website atwww.barnesandnobleinc.com.

Contacts

Barnes & Noble, Inc.
Mary Ellen Keating, 212-633-3323
Senior Vice President
Corporate Communications
mkeating@bn.com
or
Barnes & Noble, Inc.
Alan McNamara, 212-633-3379
Director
Corporate Communications
amcnamara@bn.com

 

HM Ward Signed Book & Dooney Bag Giveaway! Value $380!

Dooney Giveaway Summer 2016 by H.M. Ward New York Times and USA Today bestselling indie author

Dooney Giveaway Summer 2016 by H.M. Ward New York Times and USA Today bestselling indie author

It’s summer! The perfect time to try and score some cool prizes! Up for grabs is an amazing DOONEY & BOURKE bucket bag. It has the little zipper close coin purse, which is great! I don’t know about you, but I love Dooney! They’re really nice designer bags and this one has a retail sticker of $268! Squee! Add in SIX *signed* BOOKS by New York Times bestselling author H.M. Ward and you have a total package worth $280+! Summer fun!

Please Note: This giveaway is open to US and International fans!  International fans: please be aware that there may be a tax or VAT on this item when it arrives at customs. Don’t enter if you won’t accept the prize/ do NOT want to pay a VAT fee. I can’t pay it for you, it’s a tax that has to be paid by the winner. It’s not my rule. Just letting you know.

READY TO ENTER? DO IT NOW!

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TERMS & CONDITIONS:

Must be 18 years of age or older to win. No cash value. Void where prohibited.

Open to international & US residents.

*The winner will receive a new Dooney & Bourke purse and books pictured. All books are signed by  H.M. Ward.*

Winner must have: 1. a valid email account, 2. may be requested to fill out additional paperwork for tax purposes, and 3. must have a physical mailing address to be eligible to win this prize. We are not responsible for fees regarding this giveaway, nor are we in any way responsible for VAT and/ or taxes.

We are not responsible for items damaged or lost in the mail. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook. We hereby release Facebook of any liability.  By entering you agree that we are in no way to be held liable for anything pertaining to this giveaway. Winner(s) will be contacted by email 72 hours after the giveaway ends. You must claim your prize within 48 hours or it is forfeited and another winner will be selected. If you have any additional questions – feel free to send us an email!