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Book Giveaway for a Cozy Mystery by Author Linda Weaver Clarke

Book Giveaway Nov 1 - 8: You have a chance to win a Cozy Mystery, The Missing Heir.

Amelia Moore, the founder of the Moore Detective Agency, specializes in missing persons. Dell Murphy has passed on and left a fortune to his nephew. He wants his nephew to continue his work at the orphanage in Mexico, but there is one problem. Neal Woods is missing! If Amelia and Rick can’t find him soon, the fortune will be turned over to Dell’s brother and sister who intend to…

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Added by Linda Weaver Clarke on November 18, 2014 at 8:38am — No Comments

[SWP: Behind the Book] Cross-country Whistle Stop Book Tour with Flash Readings Part Three!

We are home. The final flash has been posted. As to the whistle stops, by the time we had boarded the train back to New York City, we were more concerned with the issue of connections—would we make ours in Chicago—than whistle stop videos. Which is too bad. I had a lot of shifts in attitude on the trip. Being…

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Added by Tory McCagg on November 17, 2014 at 11:30am — 4 Comments

Book Giveaway for a Christmas Romance

Book Giveaway Nov 17 – 26: You have a chance to win 2 Christmas Romances, Christmas Calling. Leave a comment about this interview with your e-mail. Book: U.S. or E-book: International

 

Christmas Calling, co-authored with my dear friend Birdie L. Etchison, offers two heartwarming Christmas novellas: my Christmas Challenge (historical) and Birdie’s Christmas Snow (contemporary). The love stories are as mystifying as a white-out, as sweet…

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Added by Linda Weaver Clarke on November 17, 2014 at 9:10am — No Comments

Self-Publishing Insights: My Results as an Author with Amazon's KDP Select Program

On October 31st, I unpublished my fiction novellas (romance) on Barnes & Noble (B&N) and AllRomanceEbooks.com. Why? To enroll them in Amazon's KDP Select program.

Sales had been waning since mid-summer. I had a $3,000+ month in September (this was the payout for June sales). Note: Amazon and Barnes & Noble pay…

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Added by Yuwanda Black on November 16, 2014 at 1:30pm — No Comments

[Path to Publication] A New Writer Gets a 1st Book Deal with a Big Five—When She Least Expects It

And Why You Don’t Need to Write Everyday To Be a “Real” Writer

In January of 2013, I signed a deal for my first book with G.P. Putnam's Sons, a hardcover division of Penguin Random House, one of the so-called “Big Five” publishing houses. The book is a memoir…

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Added by Tracy Slater on November 11, 2014 at 12:30am — 14 Comments

Book Giveaway and Interview with Regency Romance Author Donna Hatch

Book Giveaway Nov 10 - 17: You have a chance to win a Regency Romance, A Christmas Reunion, the Gift of a Second Chance. E-book: International.

 

Heartbroken at the news that her betrothed has wed another woman, Emily is determined to pick up the pieces of her life and enjoy Christmas with her family. Newly returned from war, Bennett holds a secret and will do anything to ensure Emily, his only true love, never discovers it…even if it means losing her. Fate…

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Added by Linda Weaver Clarke on November 10, 2014 at 10:34am — No Comments

Finding a Literary Agent: Things Nobody Told Me, Part Two

This is the second of three blog posts in which I discuss steps I took in seeking literary representation, above and beyond “write the best book you can, and polish it ‘til it shines.” In the first installment, I discussed the process by which I set up validated Author Pages for myself on both Amazon…

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Added by Rachel E. Pollock on November 7, 2014 at 1:06pm — No Comments

Loving What You Write

I was walking around my yard in a bit of a daze. The day before I had finished the novel revision I’d been working on for months. Like the crazy woman I am, instead of resting I was trying to organize my thoughts for the next novel. But I felt like I didn’t know how to steady myself in the real world after being in my previous novel’s world…

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Added by Sophfronia Scott on November 6, 2014 at 10:57am — No Comments

Author Karen J. Hicks Announces Book Signing In Las Vegas, NV

November 3, 2014 (Las Vegas, NV) – Author Karen J. Hicks announced today that she will be signing copies of her novel The Coming Woman at Books or Books in Las Vegas, NV on November 15, 2014 at 1:00PM.

 

The Coming Woman is a novel based on the life of feminist Victoria…

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Added by Kelsey McBride on November 3, 2014 at 11:55am — No Comments

Finding a Literary Agent: Things Nobody Told Me, Part One

Back in early spring, i set myself a two-part writing goal: i would finish novel revisions by the beginning of summer, and I’d give myself a year to seek a literary agent to represent me. I did finish those revisions by May, and I signed with Jonathan Lyons of Curtis Brown, Ltd., by the end of July. In terms of the revisions, well, that’s on any writer to do her…

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Added by Rachel E. Pollock on November 2, 2014 at 12:01pm — No Comments

Book Giveaway and Interview with Cozy Mystery Author Linda Weaver Clarke

Book Giveaway Nov 1 - 8: You have a chance to win a Cozy Mystery, The Missing Heir.

Amelia Moore, the founder of the Moore Detective Agency, specializes in missing persons. Dell Murphy has passed on and left a fortune to his nephew. He wants his nephew to continue his work at the orphanage in Mexico, but there is one problem. Neal Woods is missing! If Amelia and Rick can’t find him soon, the fortune will be turned over to Dell’s brother and sister who intend to…

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Added by Linda Weaver Clarke on November 2, 2014 at 7:16am — No Comments

Book Giveaway and Interview with Fantasy Author Amarissa Ainsworth

Book Giveaway Nov 1 - 14: You have a chance to win a Fantasy, The Secrets of Myth. Book: U. S. E-book: International and U. S.

 

Leila Butterfield, an exceptionally smart high school girl, finds her world turned upside down when she discovers she may not be human. After washing up on the beach at the age of six with no memories except for a disturbing reoccurring nightmare and an incapacitating fear of water, she is adopted into a family that knows nothing…

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Added by Linda Weaver Clarke on November 1, 2014 at 11:28am — No Comments

Planning a Book Launch: Launch Day!

It happened! That day that loomed up ahead for almost a full year, that long-awaited, exhilarating day took place. In the days leading up to it, people asked me if I was nervous, and I looked at them funny, wondering why they were asking such a thing. Little by little, their…

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Added by Anjali Mitter Duva on October 30, 2014 at 1:00pm — 19 Comments

Controversial Book Slammed in South America: 'Revives dark powers better left asleep'

October 29, 2014 (Los Angeles, CA) – Oliver Sparrow used his considerable knowledge of events and beliefs in the Peruvian Andes of a thousand years to shape the remarkable and exciting new novel, Dark Sun, Bright Moon. Readers in South America are slamming Dark Sun, Bright Moon because the…

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Added by Kelsey McBride on October 29, 2014 at 10:43am — No Comments

Book Excerpt: Two Empty Thrones by C.H. MacLean

With her powers growing every day, fourteen-year-old Haylwen Rightad thinks she’s safe in the magical forest. And now that she finally has the friends she always wanted, what is there to be afraid of?

But she’s not out of the woods yet. Old enemies rip through her beloved forest, threatening to haul…

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Added by Dorothy Thompson on October 28, 2014 at 9:22am — No Comments

The Future of Book Distribution

As a representative of the hybrid publishing arena, I attend a lot of conferences and sit on a lot of panels. In the Q&A portion of these events, the question of distribution always comes up. I wrote a post called "Distribution…

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Added by Brooke Warner on October 27, 2014 at 9:30pm — 13 Comments

Inspirational Christian eBook 'Equanimity' Only 99 Cents For A Limited Time

October 28, 2014 (LOS ANGELES, CA) – The price of Equanimity: The Spirit Within, an inspirational Christian eBook by Samuel D. Bartoli, has been lowered to 99 cents for a limited time on Amazon and…

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Added by Kelsey McBride on October 27, 2014 at 8:50pm — No Comments

WR.PARK Releases His Shocking and Timely Novel, The Franciscan

October 27, 2014 (KANSAS CITY, MO) – The most internationally anticipated religious suspense-thriller since Dan Brown’s Angels & Demons and The Da Vinci Code, WR.PARK’s The Franciscan is now available for sale on …

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Added by Kelsey McBride on October 27, 2014 at 11:30am — No Comments

Book Giveaway and Interview with Historical Romance Author Cynthia Hickey

Book Giveaway Oct 24 – 31: You have a chance to win a sweet romance, In A Texas Ranger’s Arms. Book: U.S. and Canada.

 

A Texas Ranger’s Arms is a sweet romance. I enjoyed this story about a Texas Ranger and a young girl who is trying to keep the land that was meant to be hers. Both characters were wonderfully developed. I totally fell in love with the Texas Ranger who is recuperating at his parents’ home.”  

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Added by Linda Weaver Clarke on October 24, 2014 at 12:31pm — No Comments

Testing different book covers

Hey All,

I was really unsure what direction to take the cover of my book, so I did some market testing. The surprising results are in the following infographic.…

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Added by Lorelei Elstrom on October 22, 2014 at 5:00pm — No Comments

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