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More and more authors are going the way of epublishing. Why? Many reasons, not least of them being that traditional publishers are pushing us that way. Take a look at this: http://blog.smashwords.com/2010/10/seven-secrets-to-ebook-publishing.html and this: Introduction to Smashwords – Ebook Publishing and Distribution Made Easy View more presentations from Smashwords, Inc.. Right now, it’s not for everyone. In a few years…it might be the ONLY way to get started, get noticed and get published by a big 5. What are your thoughts?


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This business of writing and publishing can sometimes – often – be frustrating. From plotting the story to getting it into readers’ hands, the path is lined with every possible obstacle you can think of…and many you never did imagine. Sometimes it seems like everyone and everything is working against you. The voices in your head – your characters – go off and do something that screws up all your plans. A great plot twist dwindles into a sorry excuse for tension because it just won’t work. And once you’ve got the story as awesome as it can be, the … Continue reading


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So Monday I wrote about what it takes to put a book together – as in a physical book, with cover, pages with words, etc. One person commented. I know it’s not exciting stuff and it can be overwhelming. I also know most of you don’t find it relevant at all, but, honestly, you should. If you’re a writer, you might be thinking that your publisher will do all this for you. If you have a good understanding of what it takes to produce a book, though, you can see why the publisher wants a fair share of your pie. … Continue reading


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Sorry for my lame-o posting last week. I was completely ecstatic about being able to share the cover for PROMISE and receiving all the great feedback. What I didn’t share was that I received a proof copy of the book last week, too. I. Went. Crazy. If there were hidden cameras in my house, the video would be a huge hit on YouTube. I haven’t acted like that since…um, I don’t even know. I’d say when my kids were born, because it was nearly the same feeling, but I didn’t jump and dance around the room with them clutched to … Continue reading


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Don’t forget to enter the 50 to 100 Contest! I just returned from a short jaunt to Orlando. My day-job business requires me to go up there for a night every two months, but this time I spent two nights and mixed in a little pleasure. The Man came with me and we saw 30 Seconds to Mars at the House of Blues (I know, you’re jealous bwahahaha). I luuuuurve 30 Seconds to Mars – their music. I never really paid attention to the actual band and its members. I was very impressed. One of the best shows I’ve ever … Continue reading


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