This is me on a writing break…writing. It’s a sickness.😐 Actually, I’m outlining a story that’s been in the back on my head for a couple of years now. Mel is a minor character from #UnchainedHearts that hit me, especially during that last scene. Then as I read and recuperate from burnout (yep, Sandro burned me out and he’s still not done yet 🙅 ) Mel’s story is hitting me. So I’m outlining, sleeping on it, waking up with it, researching it with hopes of sharing Mel’s story in late 2017 *fingers crossed* as I have some Baxter-related news on the way🙄
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If you read the cool comments under my posts, you may remember a dialogue I had with author M T McGuire, where I offered her a guest post spot if she’d share her experience making her book, Few Are Chosen, permafree.
She not only came through, but has written one of the most comprehensive, honest and fascinating posts I’ve ever read on the subject. I hope you find it as interesting as I did!
My Permafree Experience
Hello everyone and thank you, Nicholas, for inviting me here today. I’m going to talk about permafree books, or my permafree experience, to be precise.
So, Permafree? that’s like Born free, right?
Not exactly. In case you’re new to this and don’t know, a permafree book is free to download from all the major retailers. In my case, the book we are looking at started as a nascent kernel of…
When I launched Honest Fibs the other day, I was pleasantly surprised to find out that with just a couple of dozen sales in a few days, it had reached the phenomenal sales rank of some #40,000.
This got me thinking: how is that even possible? I don’t think any of my older works have performed so well, even when they sell bigger numbers – say during a promo.
Then I came across a great resource, courtesy of The Passive Guy: an educated guess as to how Amazon’s ranking algorithm works, by John Doppler of Self-Publishing Advice. I examine his points here and look at how you can use them to increase your own sales.
Amazon’s Sales Rank
As a closely guarded secret, Amazon’s sales rank remains a perpetual source of confusion and myth. Authors find themselves asking questions like this all the time:
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Today I misted twice. I like to think of myself as some stoic rock that won’t even mist when I see something worthy of it because…pride…but I lie. I know I do. It’s a little game I play with myself every day and see no stopping in sight. Continue reading That Thing Called Love We Think We Know→
One fateful night, by the grace of beer and peanuts, Morgan Kirkbride–the self-professed super fangirl of Silver Soul– falls for the sexy rock god, Nick D.
Lands on her ass right in front of him.
Morgan is sure the lead singer of Silver Soul thought she was a graceless flake, but instead asks her to a midnight diner and winds up back at her place. She’s captivated, but sure it’s just a crazy one-night fling…
Imagine her shock when the very next Monday at Allegheny County Courthouse, the highly respected, well-credentialed chemist Dr. Nicholas Dovadsky is called as a witness — and Morgan recognizes him as the rock god who rocked her bed. Nick doesn’t intend for anything or anyone to stop him from getting to know the spunky, curvaceous, if clumsy, woman.
Sparks fly between them, but things get complicated – fast. When an ex-boyfriend returns to haunt Morgan and her roommate, no one takes him seriously. But when the simple threats become violent, perverse and horrifying, she realizes someone is out to get her and they aren’t going to quit until they do.
Katherine Rhodes is a graduate of Montclair State University with Bachelor’s of English, Literature and will anything she can get her hands on. A lackadaisical laundry goddess, and an expert in the profundities of bad music and awful literature– thanks to her husband. She is an East Coast dweller, currently located in the Philadelphia Tristate area. The proud servants of three cats and a betta named Fishtian Grey.
I don’t know about you, but mixing football with a lot of intrigue is a WIN WIN 10 times out of 10. Check out this excerpt from SACKED & TACKLED by Palessa. Then click the link and read some more…Oh, and it’s pretty HOT too.
One of the dishes slipped from Niveah and Tobey swiftly caught it.
“Great reflexes. I’m going to have to add you to my Fantasy lineup.”
Tobey stopped short. “Add me?”
He turned to her, his hands dripping. Niveah stifled a smile as she remembered how sensitive he was about the subject. She backed up slowly, and he followed. “Um, well, look at the time.” She looked at her wrist and realized she didn’t wear a watch. “I think I had better be going.”
Just as she turned and was about to bolt, she felt wet hands grab her shirt and pull her back.
A very (belated) happy new year everyone! I typically try to do a post a month but Christmas was ridiculously busy and the food coma along with working through the ugliest rough draft I have ever written kept me away from posting. I had every intention of posting in January and then I got some news that changed EVERYTHING…
This is a GREAT and detailed article on some of the ways Amazon could really become a greater benefit to authors. I would love to see them really support indies a bit more. I would also love to see them offer the ability to exercise coupons on our books, whether they’re in KU or not. So many great ideas. Check it out!
Source: How to Improve Amazon (a View from the Publishing Side)