Small Business Saturday!

 

Hey, readers! The Black Friday weekend sale is still here! And today is extra special because it’s Small Business Saturday!

Last month, I sent my newsletter subscribers one of my famed surveys, and guess what I found out? The #1 reason you listed for shopping directly with me is because you LOVE supporting small business. 

As a small business owner, I constantly hear the slogans about “shop small!” etc., especially this time of year. And as a socially-conscious Millennial, I myself love to support small businesses. But until now, I had no idea that supporting small, independent creators like me was important to you, too. I’m really touched by your dedication. THANK YOU.


#ShopSmall with today’s top picks!


With that in mind, I thought I’d pull back the curtain a little and show you how things work when you shop directly with me:

When you shop on my website, not only do I receive more revenue, I also get access to the funds way faster. Interesting fact: It takes Amazon two months to pay out, and Ingram, which distributes to libraries and retailers, takes four months. But when you shop directly on my website, the money is deposited in my bank account the very next day. This makes it quicker and easier for my business to adapt to circumstances–which has been super important in 2020!

Of course, no matter where you get my books, you are still supporting my business. I may have to share proceeds with other players sometimes, but I’m happy to make my books available to you wherever you like to get them. (In fact, need the link to Amazon? Here it is! Shop on Amazon. Just keep in mind that the Black Friday Sale is only happening here on my website!)

But it’s because of this love you show me year-round that I like to hold this annual Black Friday Sale here on my website. It’s my way of saying THANKS to you. Thank you for buying my books, for talking about them non-stop to your friends, and for keeping in touch with me via this blog, Facebook, and my newsletter.

Your support means the world to me!

~ Danielle


Thank you for supporting small business! Shop 30% off today!

I’m Restarting the Blog!

Once upon a time, a long time ago… I ran a blog. In fact, before I even had any books published, I blogged about the books I was going to publish. And if you’ve been with me for a very long time, it’s possible my original blog was how we first met!

After not blogging for several years… I’ve decided to restart my blog. But why, you may ask? And what am I going to blog about?

Read on!

Oh, but maybe some housekeeping first.

That’s great, but… who are you?

Maybe you’re new here, and you don’t even know what I’m talking about. If that’s the case, let me introduce myself.

My name is Danielle Lincoln Hanna and I’m the author of the Mailboat Suspense Series.

A forgotten teen, all Bailey wanted was a family of her own. Instead, she found a body at the end of the pier…

Set in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin, the series features the real-life Mailboat that delivers the mail house-to-house around the lake. Intrepid young mail jumpers must leap off the boat onto the piers to get the mail in the boxes. The catch? The boat never stops!

Here’s some footage I captured while doing research for the series:

Now that you know who I am and what I write, let’s talk about why I’m restarting this blog!

Why am I restarting the blog?

The fact that I get to sit down every day and write suspense is thanks 100% to YOU, my readers. You buy my new releases as soon as they drop, you talk about them non-stop to your friends, you drive from hither and yon to attend my book signings, you ask your local libraries and bookstores if they will pretty please carry Danielle’s books, etc., etc., etc.

My gratitude for all you do is never far away.

And while I can’t always sit down with you and let you know how much you’re appreciated, I can create ways for us to connect, even when you’ve already turned the last page in my latest book.

One way I do that is through my newsletter. Another way is through my Facebook page. But another way I can help us connect is through restarting this blog.

So welcome!

And if I haven’t made it clear already, THANK YOU for everything you do to support me as a writer. This is literally the only life I’ve ever wanted.

What can you expect to find here?

That’s what we’re going to find out! I’ve learned from my previous blogging experience that you start out thinking it’s going to be about this, but as time and your readers evolve what you’re doing, it turns out to be that. So take this list of ideas as just that: A list of ideas.

At Danielle’s new blog…

    • Pull back the curtain on Danielle’s life, what she writes, and how she writes it
    • Learn the story-behind-the-story of the Mailboat Suspense Series
    • Find out what Danielle has read, what she’s reading now, and what she wishes she had the time to read!
    • Be entertained by other random thoughts on Danielle’s mind

And from there, we’ll see what develops. I plan to post once a week-ish. Feel free to comment any time! I’ll probably even reply. 😉

And now… let’s blog on!

~ Danielle

Danielle Lincoln Hanna blog

 

 


Danielle Lincoln HannaDanielle Lincoln Hanna is the author of the Mailboat Suspense Series. “All she wanted was a family of her own. Instead, she found a body at the end of the pier…”

 

 


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