Contest Portion of Harry Hid It Cancelled
When we decided to incorporate the Harry Hid It contest with the book, we did so with all good faith and intentions. We contracted with a third party to run the contest to stay out of the actual implementation of it and to keep it above board. Nobody wanted to see the prize winnings reach its upper limit more than us.
However, the reality of it all set in as time went on. As it turns out, you can have a great book (and every formal review and reader response indicates Harry Hid It was exactly that), but if you do not have the money behind you, it is almost impossible to promote a book on the scale it needs to be a financial success. Unlike Harry in the story, we didn’t have the means to go out and take the money we needed for the full scale advertising needed in this day and age. We put Harry together on a shoestring budget and figured it would take off well enough to pay out the prize money. Since we were taking a dollar of every sale (book and e-book), we only needed to sell 5000 books to fund the prize money as well as meet all the writing, publishing, and advertising expenses.
We didn’t even get close. The contest even handicapped us with using some traditional publishers and advertisers. We completely understand your frustration and feel terrible that we had to cancel the contest. We worked so hard and invested every penny we have into this idea. Cancelling the contest was a very difficult decision for us to make. We are truly sorry to let down all our readers. Please accept our sincerest apologies.
The good news for fans of Harry Strickland is that his new adventures will be published in December 2017. The first chapter of the new book will be previewed here on June 15, 2017 and will include the solution of where Harry Strickland hid his loot from Harry Hid It.
A fictional masterpiece by JJ McKeever
Sneak Peak! Now Read the First 5 Chapters!
Harry Hid It is an adventure as you have never read before. Follow Harry Strickland and his gang of thieves as they plan and pull off high stakes jobs. Harry keeps his crew together while dealing with law enforcement, other criminals, and the women in his life. You will hold your breath anticipating who will be caught, who will end up with who, and who will die!
Here Are the First 5 Chapters of Harry Hid It