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Be Careful What You Wish For …

And what did I wish for? Reviews. Tonnes of reviews. Reviews until my Amazon Kindle page could hardly hold them. Lol! Be careful what you wish for! I got my first rather bad review today (3 stars) and apparently ‘Getting … Continue reading

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Procrastination is Good!

I was busily working on a new short story to make the submission deadline.  I’d chopped and changed to my heart’s content and the story still didn’t feel quite ‘right’. Eventually, my initial inspired burst of scribbling fizzled with dread at the fact that my … Continue reading

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What Kirkus Said

Woke up this evening after a long nap, powered up my laptop and prepared to launch into an evening with ‘Itch’. Decided to cruise by my inbox – not usually a good idea before writing, as I often never get … Continue reading

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The Literary/Popular Divide

Has a romance novelist ever won a Pulitzer/Nobel Prize for literature? Any YA writers in possession of a MacArthur Genius Grant? A Guggenheim? These prizes are supposed to indicate great achievement in creating literary works of distinction, so why aren’t too many … Continue reading

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Another great review!

Celebrating another 5-star review on Amazon today. Just in the nick of time as the past few days have been rather ho-hum in terms of the book. It just felt like readers’ interest in ‘Getting Some’ was stagnating a bit. … Continue reading

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Free Promotions – Pros and Cons

So… I tried the free promotion feature available on Amazon Kindle. I prepared for it by making approximately 100 email requests for reviews in the weeks leading up to the promotion. As luck would have it, I only got one … Continue reading

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The Numbers

So…. most of the way through the first day of my free promotion on Amazon Kindle, ‘Getting Some’ has been downloaded over 600 times and is #1 in the top 100 Free African American Women’s Fiction category! http://www.amazon.com/Best-Sellers-Kindle-Store-African-American-Womens-Fiction/zgbs/digital-text/6190460011/ref=zg_bs_fvp_p_f_6190460011?_encoding=UTF8&tf=1   Of course, … Continue reading

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More from Konrath

I’ve already mentioned how much I like JA Konrath’s blog advice. His blog is a treasure trove of self-publishing info. from him and selected guest bloggers. Here’s more that I found this morning and wanted to share: A Newbie\’s Guide to … Continue reading

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What It Takes…..

…. to make it. I was wondering this morning if it’s possible to write the most outstanding book you can, do everything right in terms of marketing and networking (great cover, fetching title, outstanding blurb, appropriate price and excellent use … Continue reading

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How to Choose A Title

You’ve done it. The book you slaved over for the past few months (or years) of your life is finally finished and about to go into final editing stage. Suddenly, somehow, the working title you thought was so cool 70,000 … Continue reading

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