Although my short story entry in the Lulu Short Story contest didn't make the finals, someone at Lulu determined it to be good enough to be entered in the contest for a Nook and $100 gift certificate. The contest catch? The person with the most "customers" (actually supporters) who purchase a download of his/her eBook on December 26 wins.
The rules: Only downloads on December 26 count (so anyone who purchases a copy between now and Tuesday doesn't count, and anyone who downloads after Tuesday doesn't count). The person whose eBook short story accumulates the most downloads, only on that one day, wins.
I wanted to give downloads of One More Mystery away, but I would still have to pay the distribution cost for each download. Of course, doing that I would probably be better off financially if I bought the Nook. I also discovered that it takes 30 days to change the price; therefore, I can't do anything but hope people like the idea of my short story eBook enough (or maybe like me enough) to purchase it.
Oh, you want to know how and where to purchase a download on DECEMBER 26? Please go to Vivian Zabel's page on Lulu.com: http://www.lulu.com/
Rather a different type of after Christmas sale, for one day only, December 26, and then it's more of a popularity contest than a sale. However, if you read the preview of One More Mystery, you might decide it sounds worth having.
By the way, did I say that only downloads on December 26 count? *grin*
Seriously, I would appreciate anyone who did go by and purchase a download of my short story. If you do, you'll get a teaser for the thriller I'm writing. The story line will be incorporated into the novel.
Also, I must give credit to Aidana WillowRaven for designing the cover.
In the meantime, I hope you have a very Merry Christmas.