Posts tagged “fiction

Buy a Nicholas Sparks Book from FNAC in Portugal and Receive a Sebastian Cole Book

Posted on November 04, 2014

Nicholas Sparks promotion

For a limited time, buy select Nicholas Sparks books in Portuguese from FNAC and get a free copy of Uma História de Amor Eternothe Portuguese version of Sand Dollar. For more information, click here.

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Sebastian Cole Among 80 Local Authors Attending the Rhode Island Authors Expo

Posted on 10/07/14

Hey, everyone. Please join me and 80 other talented local authors at the 2nd annual Rhode Island Authors Expo on Saturday, November 8 from 10 – 3 at the West Warwick Civic Center, 100 Factory St, West Warwick, RI. I’ll be signing my award-winning novel, Sand Dollar: A Story of Undying Love. For more information, click here. I hope to see you there!

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Sebastian Cole Signing Books at the Scituate Art Festival

Posted on 10/07/14

Hi, everyone. I’ll be signing my debut novel, Sand Dollar: A Story of Undying Love, at the Scituate Art Festival this Saturday, October 11 from 10 – 5 in the parking lot of the North Scituate Public Library. I’ll be joined by many other talented authors from Rhode Island. I hope to see you there!

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I LOVE BOOKBUB!

Posted on October 01, 2014

I LOVE YOU, BOOKBUB!!  

There… I said it. Now it’s out there for all to see.

 

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SAND DOLLAR by Sebastian ColeSand Dollar

Calling all fans of The Notebook! In this heartrending, award-winning romance, 80-year-old Noah reminisces about the women in his life, Robin and Sarah. But which one did he choose? Over 270 five-star reviews on Amazon!

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PUBLISHER DESCRIPTION

An Amazon #1 Bestselling Romance Fantasy and winner of 7 literary awards, including the Beverly Hills Book Award winner, ForeWord Reviews Book Of The Year Award bronze winner, Feathered Quill Book Award silver winner, USA Best Book Awards finalist, International Book Awards finalist, National Indie Excellence Book Awards finalist, and ForeWord Firsts debut literary competition finalist.

Noah Hartman has it all, or so it seems. Groomed since childhood to inherit his family’s fortune and business empire, the effect of living the life set down for him by controlling parents has left Noah out of touch with his inner self. Enter Robin, who — in direct contrast to Noah — is a vivacious, free spirit with no material possessions to speak of. Robin’s love saves Noah by inspiring him to stand up to his parents and reclaim his true identity at all costs. But Robin harbors a secret that could devastate their lives forever. Is it enough for two soul mates to find each other, or are the forces that would tear them apart too great to overcome? 

Many years later, Noah lies in a hospital bed recounting his life of love and loss, only to discover a far greater truth about the past, present, and future. And the one certainty that remains unchanged in Noah’s heart — true love never dies. 

Looking for the next great love story? Look no further: read SAND DOLLAR: A Story of Undying Love!


SAND DOLLAR: A Story of Undying Love on sale for 99¢

Posted on October 01, 2014

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SAND DOLLAR Now Available at Overdrive

Posted on 09/05/14

Sand Dollar: A Story of Undying Love is now available to borrow from libraries at Overdrive.

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SAND DOLLAR eBook Now Available at Smashwords, Google, and Scribd

Posted on August 09, 2014

The award-winning novel by Sebastian Cole, Sand Dollar: A Story of Undying Love, is now available at Smashwords, Google Play, and Scribd.

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Is it Better for Authors to Sell eBooks or Paperbacks?

Posted on July 19, 2014

That was the question I was recently asked. And here was my response:

Sebastian Cole

Sebastian Cole, award-winning author of SAND DOLLAR: A Story of Undying Love

The answer may vary depending on whom you’re talking to: a traditionally-published author or a self-published author.

When approaching literary agents, the first question they might ask is how many books have you sold. A self-published author might then start backpedaling, explaining that their books are only available online, not in the general trade. For me (a self-published author), I’ve sold 14,000 SAND DOLLAR eBooks online in comparison to selling… ahem, well let’s just say, a lot less of the paperback version online. My paperback sales are somewhat embarrassing to mention, especially to a literary agent, who may be looking for sales of at least 20,000 paperbacks, if not more. On the other hand, selling 14,000 eBooks is a decent number — at least for me, anyway. Since I’ve had success selling eBooks, I suppose that is where my best chances lie for continued success, especially if I ever want to make USA Today’s Best-Selling Books list of the top 150 books sold each week.

My best chance of making a bestseller list is to run a 99-cent promotion while using companies like BookBub and others to promote my book. The last time I did this, I sold 3,000 eBooks in a week, which was pretty good, but not good enough to make USA Today’s Bestseller list. Perhaps I’d have to sell double that number in a week to make their list.

So to answer the question, I suppose I’d rather sell eBooks, and in particular, I’d like to sell them when I’m running a promotion.

For me, it’s not about the money. Book sales aren’t great enough for me to make any substantial amount of money. And I’m seemingly years away from recouping my initial investment. Perhaps one day that might all change if my career as an author ever takes flight, however. Pursuing your dreams, if you can, makes the journey so worthwhile, regardless of the outcome. Only time will tell…



On a separate note, here’s my horoscope for today (July 19, Leo): “Very soon the spotlight will swing back around to you. Take advantage of this time. You still have the privacy and peace you need in order to reinvent yourself and hone your act.”

Heheh. :)


SAND DOLLAR eBook Now Only 99 Cents

Posted on June 14, 2014

For a limited time only, Sand Dollar: A Story of Undying Love is now only 99¢ at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, iTunes, and Kobo. Have a great Father’s Day weekend, everyone!

Sebastian :)

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Sebastian Cole at Book Expo America

Posted on May 31, 2014

Thanks to everyone who stopped by to see me at Book Expo America on Thursday. What a thrill it was to spend an hour autographing 60 copies of my novel, Sand Dollar: A Story of Undying Love. I hope everyone who received a book enjoys reading it. I was also happy to run into a few of my author friends: Jon Land, Hank Phillippe Ryan, and Bette Lee Crosby. I hope to be back at again next year with a second book, so I better get busy writing!

Sebastian Cole :)

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