A group of authors have got together to launch their own 50% sale to mark National Coming Out Day. The actual day was October 11th, but the sale runs through to October 19th and you can see a list of the relevant books, with discount codes, here at the promo page.
The discount was organised by Matthew Grant, author of books such as Zach’s Secret. Other titles in the sale include Daisuki by Hildred Billings and Kill Me (A Blood Chord Novel) by Alex Owens. It’s a kind of ‘flash promotion’ of titles grouped together by a common interest in a particular social issue.
Given that Amazon doesn’t offer the same easy coupon system, this is the kind of thing for which Smashwords is perfectly suited. I wouldn’t be surprised to see more groups of like-minded authors getting together to do something that helps promote a good cause while also getting their books a little extra exposure.