All up in that romance

I decided to write some romance, some hot, steamy, contemporary romance. Mmm. I finished the first book–all 80k words of it–and it’s now at the proofer! I wrote the second book’s outline during the ‘let it sit’ phase of the first book, and it’s a beast: 9,500 words… Today, I’m beginning the sequel. I told my pals in the local chapter of the Romance Writers of America that I’m going to write 9,500 additional words this week, and I’ve got 5 full days to make it happen. I’d like to have this book written by the end of September, edited…

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Is Pronoun.com for you? They just made a big announcement.

Pronoun.com, a free publishing service provider, just announced that it has added a feature; providing a custom publisher name with the ISBN. This is actually very good news. ISBN’s if bought individually are absurdly expensive at $125 a piece. Buying in bulk offers significant discounts: 10 for $295, or 100 for $575. Before Pronoun’s recent change, you could use your own, purchased separately ISBN, and you could have your publishing company’s name on the copyright page. Before, if you used one of Pronoun’s free ISBN’s, then Pronoun was listed as the publisher. It was a hard choice for independent publishers who…

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The Internet Marketing RPG

I’ve spent about 5 or 6 weeks of 12 hour days creating my author platform (my internet marketing platform); and the thing is, I DIDN’T START FROM SCRATCH. I already had a start with a couple websites, a blog, and an email list. In hindsight, it would have helped if someone created a nerdy walk-through of this process… In an effort to add smirks to the faces of the faceless internet, I’ll describe this process, in terms of leveling up — as in game levels and experience points! Welcome Player One to the game: The Internet Marketing RPG! …Hey, you don’t like it? Too bad,…

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No Sweat Amazon

Amazon’s incentivized reviews have been the subject of media attention recently. Have no fear other indy authors; a blog post from amazon on the subject reveals that reviews for advanced reader copies (books) are being specifically allowed.

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