Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Indie Author Giveaway Hop (TEN WINNERS!)

Hi guys! Welcome to my stop on the Indie Author Giveaway Hop hosted by the fantastic Kathy @ I Am A Reader, Not A Writer and my mentor (and hero), Tami @ Krazy Book Lady! I have a very smart and sweet author who is offering up a very nice giveaway to you guys here today. I would like everyone to meet Kersten, who I was lucky enough to interview back in April!

Kersten L. Kelly is a self-published author of narrative non-fiction and semi-fiction books. She grew up in Munster, Indiana, and currently works in a sales role based out of Chicago, Illinois. She started writing at an early age and graduated from Indiana University with a dual Bachelor’s Degree in Economics and Communication & Culture. She then went on to earn a Master’s in Business Administration from the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University. She has a passion for learning, teaching, and writing as well as international travel in her spare time. ec·o·nom·ics is her first piece of published work.

The Giveaway

Kersten is kind enough to be giving away TEN ecopies of her book to you lucky, lovely blog hoppers. Yes, you read that right - there is going to be TEN winners! Can you receive an ebook? Then you can win! Do you want to know a little about the book?

Professional football players, corporate tobacco advertisers,volatile gasoline prices, and the Cold War all share an undetected commonality—each is an intrinsic part of economics. Though not obvious to the naked eye, each entity shares a pattern with the others. This book helps to shed light on these mutual characteristics. It is an extensive compilation of theories interpreted using supportive examples.

A person with a professional degree graduates from high school at age eighteen. At an average of eight years to fully earn their education, the age they start a professional position is twenty-six. They must also factor in the debt of $150,000 that will have to be paid back for their education. If the person works the same number of hours per year and retires at the same age as a person with less than a high school diploma, the average lifetime earnings of a person with a professional degree is $3,115,080 after educational debt repayment. This is a 287 percent lifetime increase for an eight-year average investment in human capital. If that isn’t a worthwhile payout, I don’t know what is!

Economics is an enthralling science that encompasses our actions, thoughts, and emotional rationality every day in the unconscious. This book dissects economic theory into bite-size, entertaining snippets that anyone can understand and apply to their daily routines. It is a compelling depiction of history, business, pop culture, and social movements intertwined with relevant economic trends. Economics is part of daily life, and this book challenges readers to question how and why people make decisions by adding a simple twist on normalcy.

How to Enter
  • Go read my interview with Kersten.
  • Follow Kersten on Twitter.
  • "Like" Kersten on Facebook.
  • Tweet about the giveaway.
a Rafflecopter giveaway Aren't you just the sweetest thing ever? Since you're so nice and awesome for hanging around with this nutty ol' bibliophile, you are hereby invited to go enter my OTHER GIVEAWAYS. However, don't forget to hop along and learn about some more great indie authors. *hugs*


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