Posted on September 2, 2015
I’m delighted to announce that my debut novel, Sand Dollar: A Story of Undying Love, was recently awarded a bronze medal at the 2015 Readers’ Favorite Book Awards in the category of Contemporary Romance. Thanks, Readers’ Favorite!
Posted on January 15, 2015
I’d like to thank everyone who has read my book, written a review, and helped spread the word. Thanks to you, Sand Dollar: A Story of Undying Love has reached a milestone that is personally very gratifying: 500 reviews on Amazon (and counting).
Sebastian Cole ♥ 🙂
Posted on November 04, 2014
For a limited time, buy select Nicholas Sparks books in Portuguese from FNAC and get a free copy of Uma História de Amor Eterno, the Portuguese version of Sand Dollar. For more information, click here.
Posted on October 01, 2014
I LOVE YOU, BOOKBUB!! ❤
There… I said it. Now it’s out there for all to see.
SAND DOLLAR by Sebastian Cole
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!
AVAILABLE THROUGH OCTOBER 7TH AT
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!
Posted on October 01, 2014
Posted on 09/05/14
Sand Dollar: A Story of Undying Love is now available to borrow from libraries at Overdrive.
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.
Posted on July 19, 2014
That was the question I was recently asked. And here was my response:
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.”
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!
Posted on March 28, 2014
I’d like to invite my friends in Portugal to join me at Editorial Presença’s Facebook page on April 1st at 21 hours (9 pm Portugal time, 5 pm EST) to discuss the Portuguese version of my debut novel, Uma História de Amor Eterno. To see the Facebook invitation, click here. One winner will receive an autographed copy. I hope to see you there. Ate breve!
Posted on March 19, 2014
I was so excited to see Sand Dollar: A Story of Undying Love climbing the charts at Amazon and Barnes & Noble. Sand Dollar is currently ranked at #41 on Amazon’s Best Sellers list and #6 on Barnes & Noble’s Best Sellers list.
Posted on March 18, 2014
Sand Dollar: A Story of Undying Love will be on sale for 99 cents from Tuesday, March 18 through Thursday, March 20 for Amazon Kindle, Barnes & Noble Nook, Kobo, and iTunes. Get yours today!
Posted on March 17, 2014
I just realized which other books my publisher in Portugal, Editorial Presença, promoted in this photo. They placed my book, Sand Dollar: A Story of Undying Love (Uma História de Amor Eterno) in the same shot as The Vow (Prometo Amar-te) and Silver Linings Playbook (Guia Para um Final Feliz)! I am so honored. Thank you, Editorial Presença! I love my publisher!
Posted on March 08, 2014
Congratulations to all of the winners of my Goodreads book giveaway for Uma História de Amor Eterno. Thanks to everyone in Portugal and Brazil who participated!
João Marcos Batista Fonseca
— Sebastian Cole 🙂
Posted on March 04, 2014
Sand Dollar: A Story of Undying Love is now available for Kobo eReader devices. Also available for Amazon Kindle, Barnes & Noble Nook, and iTunes.
Posted on February 26, 2014