Win a one-week writer’s vacation and finish that book in 2014


A month ago I gave away a one week luxury writer’s vacation, and I’d like to do it again before the end of the year. (If you’re new here – I bought 20 weeks worth of time shares that aren’t convenient for me to use, so I’ll be giving away a couple every year).

How to win: I’ve put out a little guide to book marketing and it will be free to download from the 20th to the 24th of this month. To enter you just have to grab the book, and leave a review. On January 1st, the review voted “most helpful” on Amazon wins. You don’t have to leave a positive review, just your honest feedback.  Here’s the link to the book’s Amazon page.

I’m also launching DIY covers this week (a package of DIY book cover templates in MS Word); if you haven’t checked that out already, you can download some free samples and a guide from The covers on top of this email are some of my favorites – there will be over 300 templates, so it’s pretty exciting.

Thanks and Happy Holidays,
Derek Murphy


About Derek Murphy

Hey there! I'm a philosophy dropout and book cover designer with a PhD in Literature. After spending a decade as a starving artist, I vowed to create the life of freedom my restless spirit demands. I covet a cabin full of cats, where I can write young adult fantasy novels and do a few editorial critiques to pay for my cake addiction. Sometimes I live in castles. FREE GUIDE: Book Marketing is Dead.