Alyssa Hubbard

Biography

Alyssa Hubbard is author to Humans and Their Creations, An Austrian March, and the Apocalyptia series. Her poetry has been featured in Crack the Spine and scissors & spackle. She was born in a small town in Alabama, where she spent more time writing and reading than playing outside. Her sister is a two-time cancer survivor, and she is her greatest inspiration. She attends the University of Alabama for a BA in English with a minor in Creative Writing. Alyssa spends most of her time reading, writing, re-writing, and re-writing, and re-writing, and re-writing… She loves blogging and singing in public. Follow her if you dare.

Smashwords Interview

Why do you give your books away?
I went to a public school once where I was presenting as a guest speaker, and after the pictures and the powerpoints, a child came up to me and said they couldn't afford my book, but they would like to read it. The child offered me what money she had for the copy I had brought with me. Something about that moment struck me so deeply, I went home and start researching to figure out what platforms allowed authors the freedom to give their books away. That's how I found Smashwords. I haven't regretted it since. One day, I may go back to selling them, but I'll never charge more than what that child offered me.
What book marketing techniques have been most effective for you?
The best marketing technique I've found is to not market at all. I let my readers decide if they want to read me or not, and the best way to do that is to not shove it down their throats. I write blog posts that draw in a certain readership, then if they like me, they can easily find my books on my website. I suppose that is a type of marketing, but it's not marketing heavy.
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Where to find Alyssa Hubbard online


Where to buy in print


Books

The Mind, the Body
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 13,380. Language: English. Published: October 1, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General, Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
Perhaps what people fear isn't hiding in the shadows, but standing in the light. The Mind, the Body reveals that fear is more than monsters and ghost stories. What we fear most is often times what lurks within us.
An Austrian March
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 28,060. Language: English. Published: June 20, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Romance, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Gay & Lesbian
Klemens Reinstadler is a passionate musician. However, pressured with the unknown prospects of a duet, a concert, and the mysterious Dominik Engel, he must learn more than just how to play a new score. At the end of it all, music isn’t just about the notes.
Apocalyptia
Series: Apocalyptia, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 42,180. Language: English. Published: November 9, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy, Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic
(5.00)
A star. It hadn't been a war, a government takeover, or even an earthly disaster. It was a star that had ended the world, with Crystal right at the heart of it, and all that stood between her and instant death was a desk.
Humans and Their Creations
Price: Free! Words: 14,830. Language: English. Published: November 8, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
(5.00)
Through the eyes of a character in a novel, a metal soldier, a painting, a group of mannequins, the forest, a wolf boy, a creation lost in an ended world, and a living instrument, humans and their never-ending trials with friendship, acceptance, love, and survival come into the forefront. What will you think when at the heart of every creature, the love and hate for humanity grows?

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