Happy (Book) Birthday, Save the Cake! (Plus a GIVEAWAY!)

One year ago – almost to this very day – I pressed the big “publish” button and released Save the Cake to the reading public. Ever since then, the book has opened a lot of doors for me as a writer; I’ve been included in book bundles, attended conferences, and even became a best-seller on Kobo. I’ve also met a lot of publishers, editors, and distributors along the way, which gave me more opportunities to share my writing to a larger audience. 

One of the new discoveries that I’ve made this year is Buqo, which lets readers download and read locally-published books and magazines from their iOS or Android mobile device. Many mainstream and independent publishers have signed up with Buqo to distribute their works to the Filipino reader, from novels to comic books. This year, the folks at Buqo have made it easier for Smart’s pre- and post-paid subscribers to purchase their books on the Buqo app, which makes it easier for Filipino readers to access their favorite reads. (Check out their tutorial here on how to use your Smart mobile number for Buqo purchases.)

As an independent publisher on Buqo, I have been able to reach readers who are discovering locally-published e-books for the first time. That’s why I’m proud to announce that Save the Cake is Buqo’s Pick of the Week, as a great big “thank you” to all the readers who have made my year. Look for Save the Cake features on Buqo.ph, including a story on the Buqo blog.

But wait, there’s more! Buqo and The Great Big Jump are giving away three (3) e-book copies of Save the Cake to three (3) lucky winners! To enter, just join the Rafflecopter giveaway below and leave a comment (any comment!) to win this special prize. The giveaway ends on September 18, so go out and spread the word!

(And the promo is also on my Facebook page, too! Just click on the Giveaway tab!) 

DISCLAIMER: This post and giveaway is sponsored by Buqo. 

Love, Stella

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Stella Torres

is the author of the adult contemporary romances Save the Cake, Crushingly Close, and Nine Years Away, as well as the short story “Be Creative” in the anthology Kids These Days: Stories from Luna East Vol. 1.

In her previous life, she has worked in public relations, taught English as a second language, and even attended graduate school (twice!). She has lived in Indonesia, Honolulu, and Quezon City before moving back to her hometown of Los Banos, a few hours’ drive (with traffic) from the heart of Manila.

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