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How many people out there are participating in NaNoWriMo? Raise your hands. Wow, that's a lot! Good for you! Those of you who are NOT participating probably have a variety of reasons for skipping it this year: You're already in the middle of another project and don't want to break your momentum to start something … Continue reading Cleaning House Before NaNoWriMo
I'm sure you've heard the old adage, "It takes money to make money." This is true even in publishing - maybe especially in publishing. This post isn't going to harp on the recent scandal involving the YA author who bulk-purchased her book in order to inflate sales numbers. Nope. This is about the cost of … Continue reading When Your Dream is Bigger than your Budget
A few weeks ago, I stumbled across a book on Kindle that promised authors they could make a million dollars selling books on Amazon. A quick search yielded dozens of titles promising writers they can easily become best-selling authors, or promising to teach them how to write a best-selling book in 30 days. There are … Continue reading Become a Millionaire Selling Books on Amazon (Or Not)
Today, I did something I've been planning to do for a long time. I uploaded Better than Perfect to Smashwords. For the past several months, that novel was my only book (out of 8) to be exclusive on Amazon. In fact, since it's publication in 2014, it has never been listed in e-book format on … Continue reading The Amazon Decision