Dear Author/Kobo Books Promotion

Huge thanks to Jane from Dear Author and to Kobo Books for setting up this special promotion for Butterfly Swords. In an effort to support the book, she contacted Kobo and the organization has offered to give away one free Kobo reader to a random customer who purchases Butterfly Swords any time between October 1 and October 31.

According to Jane:

“I wanted to promote Butterfly Swords, not only because it is a good book, but because it is a book that is set in a non European locale with non European characters. Not that I don’t love a good UK set romance. I do, but there is a plethora of them. And given all the struggles that authors have had trying to bring multiculturalism to fiction (think of the passing by big chains of Cindy Pon’s Phoenix Rising), I think it’s quite brave of Harlequin to buy this book, put some marketing muscle behind it (it was the only Harlequin Historical offered at NetGalley), and place an in-your-face Asian chick on the cover.” Entire blog post here

In addition to the giveaway, Dear Author is also hosting a book chat on Saturday October 9th from 7pm to 9pm EST. I’m very excited to attend. I apologize that the time doesn’t work for many overseas readers, but I believe the transcripts from the chats are usually released afterward.

The Kobo Books Butterfly Swords link will go live October 1. I am tempted to buy a copy myself….but that wouldn’t quite be fair. 🙂

I’m going to go and let this all sink in for a moment. Looking forward to meeting some readers at the book chat on October 9th!


  1. Jeannie Lin | Award-winning historical romance author
    Oct 03, 2010 @ 07:49:07

    […] back there October 26 to discuss the book. Speaking of book chats, I’m gearing up for the book chat on Dear Author next Saturday from 7pm to 9pm EST. I’ll definitely be there and will post details about […]

  2. Jeannie Lin | Award-winning historical romance author
    Oct 05, 2010 @ 06:17:33

    […] And in case you missed it, I’m joining the Dear Author online book chat this Saturday from 7pm to 9pm EST. Drop by any time. No link yet, but here are some details. […]

  3. Victoria Dixon
    Oct 05, 2010 @ 13:55:27

    I’ve been thinking I’d buy my copy at my local Barnes & Noble/Borders outlet in order to force more copies onto their shelves, but dang it, I like Kobo’s attitude!

    I may have to borrow my husband’s credit card tonight. LOL 😀

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