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Nov.25.2013
Indie pub­lish­ing makes it much eas­ier to get pub­lished. No longer does an author have to worry about the con­fines of a genre sim­ply because it’s one pub­lish­ers know how to mar­ket. No longer does an author have to hope the pub­lisher has room on...
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Nov.21.2013
  I got noti­fi­ca­tion yes­ter­day that What’s in a Name? was approved by ACX and is now avail­able for pur­chase at audible.com, with iTunes and Ama­zon soon to follow. To reach this stage, I’d lis­tened to the man­u­script as nar­rated by...
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Nov.14.2013
I’m going to wrap up Lisa Cron’s work­shop on Story with this post. If you haven’t read the first two, you can find them here and here. I was report­ing on her 5 steps to Sto­ry­telling last time, and got through the first three. Step 4: World View This is a much more in-...
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Nov.14.2013
I’m com­bin­ing my audio book jour­ney with NINC recaps today, since there were rep­re­sen­ta­tives of ACX at the conference. Along with e-books, audio books have expe­ri­enced double-digit growth, and it’s expected to increase. Get­ting your books into...
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Nov.05.2013
Here’s the next install­ment of Lisa Cron’s work­shop on Story from the Nov­el­ists, Inc. con­fer­ence. If you missed part 1, it’s here. That post cov­ered the phys­i­o­log­i­cal and neu­ro­log­i­cal aspects of Story, and one we had...
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Oct.21.2013
Posted on October 21, 2013 Dan­ger­ous Con­nec­tions is for sale! (there’s an excerpt at the end of the post, but please read through first) If all went accord­ing to plan, today should be a big Release Day party for Dan­ger­ous Con­nec­tions. How­...
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Oct.17.2013
  First - last day to enter to win a $25 gift card from Amazon or B&N, PLUS five Booklover's Bench authors are giving away books. Enter here. Next, I'm over at The Blood-Red Pencil today, talking about fear for their October theme. No, not what I'm afraid of, but how to express strong...
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Oct.14.2013
I’ve got a spe­cial offer I want to extend it to you, my faith­ful blog read­ers. In order to cre­ate vis­i­bil­ity, espe­cially at Ama­zon, I’m look­ing for reviews the week of Novem­ber 1st. If you have time to read a dig­i­tal Advance Reader...
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Oct.10.2013
Con­tin­u­ing with my Audio Book jour­ney, I asked my nar­ra­tors to answer some ques­tions. They’ve done this more than I have, and I thought it would be inter­est­ing to see things from their points of view. Kel­ley Hazen, who will be nar­rat­ing...
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Oct.07.2013
First, thanks to everyone who commented on last Thursday’s post about query letters and book descriptions. Based on your suggestions, I’ve come up with what I hope is a better version. It’s on my website in the Coming Soon section, and I’d love it if you’d pop over and let me know what you...