Sunday, July 17, 2011

Apology to my Readers (re Freebie Friday Error, Jul 15 post)

I have to apologize to any of my readers who visited the blog this weekend looking for free reads and went through some of the Freebie Friday books featured on the July 15th post, but found they were no longer priced as free or that the "SSWSF" code was reportedly invalid or expired. Specifically, it appears that Dan Holloway's books are no longer a part of the Smashwords site-wide promo and are not being offered for free anymore.

I've contacted Dan and asked him to explain whether this was in error (by Smashwords or himself) or intentional. I'll update this post once I hear back (as in, if Dan reinstitutes the promo code, I'll let you know so you can try again to download the books for free, or if not, I tell you what's going on).

As with any coupon codes or promos, you are always able to pay full-price for any book featured in any of my Freebie Friday blogs if you prefer to provide the author with a show of monetary support. Patronage of the arts (hoo-yah).

I apologize for any inconvenience this error in reporting has caused any of my readers. I was completely unaware of the misrepresentation until today, Sunday, July 17th, when I actually tried to download one of Dan's books, myself, to my iPad and couldn't. Accidents happen. Good thing I "accidentally" discovered this one!


Agnieszkas Shoes said...

Many apologies - I was tinkering around and it appears the code for the Smashwords promotion was disabled. The coupon still works for Black Heart High, and (life:) razorblades included is now free. I have generated a new coupon code AE65P for Songs from the Other Side of the Wall. If you went hoping to download it for free and weren't able to, you now can and if you contact me at before the end of the month I will happily send you a copy of my thriller The Company of Fellows for free as well.

Webbiegrrl Writer said...

Thanks for explaining, Dan, and for the offer of recompense. Had someone stop into the store today who'd also actually noticed the books were no longer free. He'd gotten them to read the first week though ;-)

It's always amazing how we think things aren't noticed b/c no one says anything but the internet is more public and transparent than we often tell ourselves is true.