I love Amazon Ink for the world-building most of all.
This is great promo and I hope people do this for me one day. Buy extra copies of your favorite books and give them away, instead of lending them out. Doesn’t feel right to ask for a book back. That’s like taking an ice cream cone from a little kid! So, the new reader falls in love with the book and runs out and buys up the author’s backlist. She’s hooked. That’s how it works. Pretty cool, huh? I found two of my favorite books at the second hand store today. I’ve lost count how many copies of these books I’ve already given away.
This is the first Lisa Shearin book I ever read and her debut novel. http://www.lisashearin.com/raine-benares-novels/#book1