Email This Post HomeDork OutBookBub the Siamese Fighting Fish Amy Vansant June 15, 2015 Dork Out, Fiction, Humor 11 Comments BookBub.com is a titan when it comes to book promotion. If you’re a reader, you probably receive their promotional emails, which help readers find top notch books for free or discounted prices. (If you’re not a member, you should definitely sign up and get your free books!) If you’re an author, getting on BookBub can make a huge difference in your sales. They also have a newsletter/blog for authors containing all sorts of handy tips. All that being considered, I should be forgiven for promising BookBub that I would name my first born “BookBub” if they’d accept my novel Pineapple Lies for a campaign. Problem is, they did accept it and…well… no kid. I felt bad. They’d probably already passed a can around the BookBub offices, collecting funds to help Lil’ BookBub afford college. They’re awesome like that. So. I was in a quandary. What could I do to make good my promise? Problem solved. BAM! Meet “BookBub” the betta. We call him “BB” for short. He doesn’t like to read as much as I hoped, but I caught him staring at his fish flake canister the other day, perusing the ingredients, so I have hope he’ll soon develop a taste for classic literature. I’m not going to let him read Moby Dick or Old Man in the Sea until he’s older, though. They’ve forgiven me for making outlandish promises and I’m happy to announce my urban fantasy Angeli will be FREE July 13-17 (and featured on BookBub under the “Paranormal Romance” category on the 14th). YEA! Thank goodness they’re the understanding sort. (The second book in that series, Cherubim, was just released.) I hope this doesn’t mean I have to get a hamster. In other news, Amazon just suggested that I buy Anger Management for Teens. Since I don’t have an angry teen, I can only imagine this means my online habits make Amazon think I AM an angry teen. This was disturbing enough, but they also suggested I get a book on how to quit smoking one day after I had a couple cigarettes with the Bother-in-Law and his wife. I don’t smoke, but I will occasionally partake if everyone else is. I love you Amazon, for how you help me sell my books, but you’re starting to freak me out. Pineapple Lies Romantic Comedy/Cozy Mystery Slightly Stalky A romantic comedy walks into a bar… Angeli & Cherubim Funny/Thrilling Urban Fantasy Moms are Nuts Humor Anthology 26 Top Humorists! Author Recent Posts Amy VansantAmy Vansant is a USA Today and Wall Street Journal Best-Selling author specializing in fun, funny fiction --- even the murder mysteries. Latest posts by Amy Vansant (see all) Too Many Book Deals, Steals, Kindle Giveaways… - May 27, 2020 Name the Hurricane Winners, Win a Kindle + Books - May 19, 2020 Name the Hurricane, Women Sleuths 99c Sale & Giveaway - May 14, 2020 11 Responses Jackie Weger June 15, 2015 Lord have mercy! Amy, you are so funny. I snorted my coffee out of my nose. Tweeted and Facebooked. 1 likes Reply Amy Vansant June 15, 2015 I supposed this would make the most sense to other authors! 0 likes Reply Jinx Schwartz June 15, 2015 Great post. And yes, BB is the alpha fish of promos! 0 likes Reply Amy Vansant June 15, 2015 He is also very discerning and will only eat betta pellets over fish flakes… 0 likes Reply DAvid Wind June 15, 2015 Amy, love the piece. Which is why I read your books, you make me smile! David 0 likes Reply Amy Vansant June 15, 2015 Thank you! 0 likes Reply Ellie Campbell June 15, 2015 So funny Amy. And you’re so right. BookBub is a titan. 🙂 Great post 0 likes Reply Amy Vansant June 15, 2015 Thanks for stopping by ladies! 0 likes Reply Traci Hall June 15, 2015 Amy!! You are too funny. Maybe you need an aquarium? So happy for you and your beta baby 🙂 0 likes Reply Amy Vansant June 15, 2015 I used to have an aquarium and when the pump died and I woke up to all but one of my salt water fish dead, I tried to rush him to a pet store and ended up hitting another car. And yet I had sushi today. I’m so complex… 🙂 0 likes Reply Mimi Barbour June 15, 2015 I wonder if you feed BB a little extra it’ll give you better luck the next time you submit to it’s… ahhh daddy??? LOL! 0 likes Reply Leave a Reply to Jackie Weger Cancel ReplyYour email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Add me to Amy Vansant's Humor Newsletter!