03 June 2011

[Indie Book Collective] BLOG TOUR DE TROOPS IS OVER

Got this message from a Goodreads group today:

We paid it forward to the men and women who safeguard our freedom!


That is the excitement that was shared when we announced that 10,000 ebooks were being sent to our troops! But wait there's more! We are also sending 7 Kindles to them thanks to the generous donations we received! #howcoolisthat? This was all due to the outpouring of emotion and gratitude, from all authors involved, to donate additional ebooks so that we could reach our goal.

We can not thank everyone involved enough for sharing your heartfelt stories and words of encouragement. This was truly an amazing event that brought together people from around the world.

We would like to share with you a few of the comments that touched us:

“As a disabled vet, I would like to thank you for providing books for the men and women of the armed forces. A good book comes in handy on those lonely nights.”

"My brother, Tom, and I promised each other we would hike the Appalachian Trail after our military duty. It was not to be, he was killed in action in Vietnam in 1968. In 2007 my wonderful spouse, Jane, convinced me that I should do the hike. I took his Purple Heart Medal, put it in my belly bag and set off to complete a 43 year old promise.
I got as far as Virginia and had to take 300 days off from the hike for a six-artery bypass operation. Rehabilitated, I continued on the hike and finished carrying his medal to Mt. Katahdin in Maine, 2,176 miles (3500 km). Another Memorial Day passes and the pain eases, but I will never forget the Marine that was my brother."

"I’m not American, I’m Canadian. But that doesn’t mean that I don’t support the American Troops and our neighbors next door! All the best to everyone overseas."

While we can't list all of the comments, please know that we were inspired by the overwhelming response that this tour generated.

We thought we would also share with you the Smashword rankings for some of the author's ebooks that you received:

A Walk in the Snark hit #1 in Entertainment

Play Fling hit #1 in Romance

Sand by Lili Tufel is #1 in Thriller and Suspense

Perfect Copy by Judith Gaines is #2 in Thriller and Suspense

The Writer by Augusto Pinaud is #4 in Thriller and Suspense

Toonopolis: Gemini by Jeremy Rodden is #1 in Fantasy

Sunset: Pact Arcanum by Arshad Ahsanuddin is #2 in Fantasy

Excuse me, My brains have stepped out by Pandora Poikilos is #1 in Women's Fiction

Pen, Paper, Action! by Sonia Rumzi is #2 in Women's Fiction

and the list goes on!!

If you enjoyed your ebook, don't forget to leave a review as a thank you for their generosity!

Wait a minute. We're forgetting something. #ohyeah! We still have to give away a Kindle to one of the commenters. Tune in to our IBC Blog Talk Radio Show on Tuesday at 430 pm PST, where we will announce the winner.

Do you think you can handle another blog tour? #ofcourse Our Menage a Blog is coming up July 18th - 22nd. So be sure to mark your calendars. 3 authors per day for 5 days will have to flirt to the finish! *Menage refers to the authors competing, not necessarily their books.

Thank you again for making all of this possible! We couldn't have done it without you!

What an awesome experience, I am glad to have participated in it. Thank you!

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