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Once We Were Kings hits #1 bestseller on Amazon today and…It’s FREE (for a limited time.)

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Once We Were Kings hits #1 in SF/Fantasy on Amazon.com again!  And for a very limited time, you can get a copy for your Kindle FREE.


Adults love YA Fiction too! (More than they might be willing to admit)

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According to this report from AARP more and more adults are coming out and admitting to enjoying YA Fiction.  According to a Becky Anderson, owner of Anderson’s Book Shops in Illinois:

This is the best genre for escapism

 

I couldn’t agree more.  And yet, I’d like to think my Sojourner Saga books like Once We Were Kings and From the Ashes, are more than just escapism, but meaningful and inspiring allegory as well.  Though they weren’t written to be didactic in nature, I’ve had several teachers reading this book with their classes and students and have been told that they’ve really enjoyed Once We Were Kings (teachers and students alike.)

 


From the Ashes hits #1 on Amazon

FROM THE ASHES hits #1

As part of the Amazon.com exclusive Kindle promotion, my recent short novella FROM THE ASHES hit #1 bestselling Religious Scifi Fantasy, meaning it’s the most downloaded ebook in this category (Free Kindle ebooks).  It’s usually $1.99 and the 2-day free promotion ends by the end of today.  So be sure to download your free copy while the offer is still good.

Thank you to all who downloaded a copy.  Please tell your friends about the free offer on Amazon.com here:  http://amzn.to/wL70Dh 

FROM THE ASHES hits #1


Free Ebook, Two Days Only!

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If you’re one of the millions of people who own an Amazon Kindle, you’ll have noticed that there have recently been more free downloadable ebooks than every, especially for members of Amazon Prime, who have access to thousands of ebooks in the lending library.

Kindle authors are also running promotions where you can download their ebooks FREE, for a limited time, whether or not you are an Amazon Prime member.

Today and tomorrow only, I am offering my newest title FROM THE ASHES, free.

Grab a copy even if you don’t own a Kindle Device.  You can read it with a Kindle App for your smartphone, computer, or even in your browser with the Amazon Kindle Cloud Reader.  (You’ll need to use Google Chrome, Safari or Firefox)

Download here:


Once We Were Kings Hits #1 on Two Bestseller Lists!

While Once We Were Kings has hit bestseller lists in the past (several Amazon and Barnes & Noble lists during its opening week last year) yesterday and today it hit #1 in two Amazon Bestseller lists, as well as #2 in a third Amazon bestseller list.

Thank you, kind readers for making this possible.  Along with the awards Once We Were Kings recently won, this is such an honor.  If you haven’t reader it yet, please give it a try.  It’s only $2.99 for Kindle, and the hardcover edition is also available if you “must have” the physical book with the beautiful cover art painted by Anna Steinbauer of Austria.

ONCE WE WERE KINGS $2.99
For Kindle: http://amzn.to/se4JY7
For Kindle UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B005Z5FFRS
For nook: http://bit.ly/jeio82
For iBooks: http://bit.ly/k7F5ML
For every reader: Smashwords: http://bit.ly/lUlOM8

Hardcover edition: http://amzn.to/OWWK-hc

 


Free Short Story (ebook)

Happy Friday!

I’m immensely pleased to share the relaunch of my short fable “LEGEND OF THE TIGER’S THRONE,” which is free on every possible ebook reader.  It’s currently in the TOP 100 bestseller list on Amazon in the World Literature > Mythology category.

It’s also got a nice size free excerpt from my bestselling novel ONCE WE WERE KINGS, which recently won awards in the Forward National Literature Awards and the USA Book News “Best Books” 2011 Awards.

LEGEND OF THE TIGER’S THRONE is free for Kindle at Amazon.com here:

It’s also available for Nook, SONY Reader, and all other platforms from Smashwords.com here.

You can get a copy directly from Barnes & Noble here.

A very short tale of the loyalty, honor and sacrifice of a young tiger, the heir to the mystical throne in a fantastical animal kingdom.

Includes excerpts from Ian Alexander’s bestselling epic fantasy novel ONCE WE WERE KINGS



ONCE WE WERE KINGS Wins Award in the 2011 Forward National Literature Awards

Forward National Literature Awards 2011

Today has been a big day for both my evil twin Joshua Graham and me.  We were both named winners in the 2011 Forward National Literature Awards!  His book Darkroom, won in the Mystery Category, and my book ONCE WE WERE KINGS, won a 2nd Place Award in the Teen/Young Adult Category in the same contest.

As an added bonus, ONCE WE WERE KINGS hit two bestseller lists on Amazon last night in the Epic Fantasy Categories.

It’s a great honor for this, my debut fantasy book and I wish to thank all those who have so enthusiastically supported me and the release of this title.

I’m currently working on the sequel to ONCE WE WERE KINGS and just as soon as I’m able and allowed to leak some teaser information (because I know how much you all loved to be teased), I will post it here and on my facebook page(s).

Have a wonderful weekend, Mates!

 

 

 

PS:  Please click the “like” and/or any of the sharing buttons to help spread the word!  Thanks!

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Once We Were Kings – Finalist in USA Book News’ BEST BOOK AWARDS

For Immediate Release

Ian Alexander’s Epic Fantasy ONCE WE WERE KINGS, finalist in USA Book News BEST BOOKS awards.
By DT Media
Dated: Nov 02, 2011

ONCE WE WERE KINGS by Ian Alexander places in two categories, Fiction: Fantasy/Sci-Fi and Fiction: Young Adult in the USA Book News Best Book Awards

Announced on November 1, 2011 by USA Book News, Ian Alexander’s epic fantasy novel ONCE WE WERE KINGS landed not one, but two finalist awards in the Best Books of 2011. When asked to comment, Mr. Alexander simply said, “It’s divine providence, and a great honor.”

Mr. Alexander (the epic fantasy pseudonym by International Book Award winning author Joshua Graham) wrote ONCE WE WERE KINGS at the request of his then six year old son, who read the entire seven book “Chronicles of Narnia” series of C.S. Lewis. Unable to turn down such a heartfelt request, Graham began the first in his own epic fantasy series known as “The Sojourner Saga.”

ONCE WE WERE KINGS debuted as an ebook in May 2011 and in its first week hit multiple bestseller lists on Barnes & Noble and Amazon.com. The hardcover edition is soon to be released.

A hit among adult and young readers, ONCE WE WERE KINGS has been enjoyed in middle school classrooms and will soon find its way into the libraries of schools and even juvenile correctional facilities, where Mr. Alexander hopes to bring not only entertainment, but a love for reading, and hope for the future of young people.
ONCE WE WERE KINGS is available at:

Amazon.com in both ebook and Hardcover editions

Barnes & Noble for Nook

 

For more information on Ian Alexander, connect with him on
Facebook: www.facebook.com/IanAlex70
The Ian Alexander Official Website: www.IanAlex.com
and Twitter: @IanAlex77
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ONCE WE WERE KINGS hits three bestseller lists on opening day!

What an amazing launch we had yesterday for ONCE WE WERE KINGS!  On facebook, we had an all day chat session with readers, fans and the author (me), and generally celebrated the birth of not only a book, but an entire literary world!  I say that with humility, of course.

There was so much excitement about this book that on its opening day it hit #22 in bestselling SF/Fantasy ebooks on Barnes & Noble!

And it also hit two bestseller lists on Amazon.com in the Epic Fantasy category!

The great news is that it’s still climbing!  Today on Amazon, it’s #50 in the top 100 bestselling Epic Fantasy ebooks, topping MISTBORN: The Final Empire, by Brandon Sanderson!

 

And on Barnes & Noble it’s currently the #18 bestselling ebook in SF/Fantasy, topping titles by Charlene Harris and George R.R. Martin!

And it was so nice to see ONCE WE WERE KINGS on the front page of BN’s bestselling SF/Fantasy ebook page!

 

Thanks to all who made this a wonderful opening day for Once We Were Kings!

It’s $3.99

For nook: http://bit.ly/jeio82
For Kindle: http://amzn.to/iAWsMm
For all other eReaders, mobile phones, or online reading from computer: http://bit.ly/lUlOM8