Writing, not writing

Writing, not writing

Writing, not writing

Way back in 2008, I finished my first book, and submitted it to a small publisher. This was before Kindles, and ebooks were still something to be reckoned with, but about that time they were beginning to come to the surface. This publisher did offer them and was one of the reasons I chose to publish with them. My sales were unknown to me. I got small royalties at first, but then, nothing. I assumed it was because my sales had fallen off. I didn’t know anything about sales and marketing at that time, so it stood to reason that

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Reviewing an audiobook

Reviewing an audiobook

Well I sure hope your summer is going well. Have you been to the pool? How about the beach? A trip to the coolness of the mountains? Sigh. I long for a retreat somewhere myself. But instead, as usual, I am up to something completely different, and I wanted to share the “journey” of it with you. What am I doing this summer? Very glad you asked. I am currently reviewing my audiobook, An Unexpected Performance, pre-publication! Woo hoo! Yes. My lovely producer, Suzanne Schmidt, has submitted all the chapters and so on for my review. I started listening to

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Five Stars for Ten Tips

Five Stars for Ten Tips

Ten Tips for Getting that Book Written Ten Tips for Getting that Book Written is a small self-help book for writers. It intends to motivate and inspire you to get out of your rut and get it done. I recently updated Ten Tips, and so it is sort of in its second printing. Oh, and speaking of printing…Ten Tips will go live this weekend in a print version. I am feeling a little generous too, so there likely will be a giveaway coming up. Here is a five star review for you from Amazon: http://tinyurl.com/ovwg4xb Please check it out. I

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The Case of the Missing Body PART THREE

I am happy to announce that the highly anticipated and overly late third episode in the Tarot Mysteries is now available on Amazon for Kindle. This is the THIRD in a series, so if you haven’t gotten one or two yet, please do that. They are a continuing story, so you should read them in order. Some people hate a mini-series because they feel like they are not able to just jump in at any point and carry on. Well, this one is okay to do that, you can sort of figure out what has gone on, but I still

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3 Reasons Why Book Reviews Matter

Why do book reviews matter?   Analyzing a review First, let me say that reviews are subjective. They rely on the reader for what goes into them. If the reader loved the characterization, then the focus might be there. If the plot ruled in the reader’s mind, they will comment heavily in that direction. There really isn’t a right or wrong way to review a book, but the information given should be of benefit to another reader, and sometimes, the writer. Although I believe fewer authors even read reviews than ever before thanks to fake reviews that abound on the

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