Free Ice Cream Caper Book · 30 August 2014

I decided to give away my first middle grade novel for free. At least for a few days.

I wrote and published Show and Tell & The Great Ice Cream Caper several years ago and it has been sitting on the digital shelves at just waiting to be downloaded. That is the trouble. Even if I was a good writer, I have not yet been discovered. The book has not just jumped off the shelf into people’s Kindles.

So I figured I ought to do something about that. Which is why I am going to give it away for free. Just for a few days.

Show and Tell & The Great Ice Cream Caper is my first foray into middle grade fiction and is part of a series called Autobiography of a Sixth Grader. It is the story of a boy and his friends growing up in middle America. The story is somewhat autobiographical, but the me in the story has more adventures than I ever did.

There is the story of the first day of school. With all of the nerves and anxiety that go with it. It even gets told twice. (You will need to read it to find out why.) There are days of show and tell (thus the name) and the planning that goes with it. There are the normal everyday happenings of the classroom and stories of family. And of course, there is The Great Ice Cream Caper (no spoilers here).

One of the reasons I wrote the book is to share some of my family history. Stories of my real family are woven into the book and ought to elicit some emotion from those who share my DNA. Then again, they ought to elicit emotion from just about everybody as many of these stories (or at least similar ones) have been playing out in all our lives.

At least that is my hope.

So from September 4, 2014 through September 8, 2014, I will be giving away the digital version of Show and Tell & The Great Ice Cream Caper. (Grab one today.)

I do have one favor to ask those of you who decide to download my book. Actually, two. I would like you to do more than download the book because it is free. I would like you to actually read it. Or at least give it to somebody young who will read it. It is appropriate for kids of any age. In fact, all of my writing is rated G. Or at most PG.

Besides reading, I would ask that people review the book too. Good, bad, or indifferent. Just rate it. Any review is better than no review. (For some reason, people do not read books that others have not reviewed.)

I know I already plugged my book when I put it out there a couple years ago (see My First Novel). But I never had a release party or anything like that. After all, I figured that my readers (both real and imaginary) would all go out and spend a couple bucks just because I put it out there. Little did I know that my imaginary readers were bigger spenders than my real ones. Either that or I had already given all my real readers advanced copies.

I hope people decide to take advantage of me and download my book for free. Just remember to read it. And remember that it is only free for a few days.

© 2014 Michael T. Miyoshi

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