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Jack Daniels & Associates Kindle Worlds
I was invited into the Kindle Worlds program when it got started. Kindle Worlds allows others to write in the world an author has created. For example, if you love the John Rain books by Barry Eisler , or the Wayward Pines series by Blake Crouch , or Hugh H...
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Welcome to 2015
It has been a standby of this blog to post New Years Resolutions for writers, and also to make publishing predictions for the upcoming year. As I enter into my tenth year of blogging, I reserve the right to forgo standbys. But to carry on a tradition, albei...
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When is Last Call coming out?
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Erotic Romance
I've written in many genres, including mystery, thriller, horror, science fiction, humor, YA, chick lit (is it still called chick lit?), and erotica. But I've never written a romance. Until now. Co-written with my frequent collaborator, Ann Voss Peterson, W...
I've written in many genres, including mystery, thriller, horror, science fiction, humor, YA, chick lit (is it still called chick lit?), and erotica. But I've never written a romance. Until now. Co-written with my frequent ...
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Whatever Dude, good luck!
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A Novel Approach To Box Sets
8 Ways to Thrill - Unique Ebook Bundle Available Through 11/27/2014 Available at http://storybundle.com/thriller My thriller The List is available in a discount eight novel thriller bundle until Thanksgiving. Box sets are one of the hottest promotional tool...
8 Ways to Thrill - Unique Ebook Bundle Available Through 11/27/2014 Available at http://storybundle.com/thriller My thriller The List is available in a discount eight novel thriller bundle until Thanksgiving. Box sets are o...
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Preston Amok, The Bookseller Sucks, Antitrust Redux*
*To revel in the full majesty of this blog's title, please mispronounce redux as re-ducks . Now go grab a pot of coffee and a bowl of popcorn. This is gonna be a long one. Back in 1978, when I was but a wee lad of 8 (the smarter among you can probably guess...
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The Authors Guild: Do More Than Hope
From Authors Guild Prez Roxana Robinson : “In the meantime, it’s our hope that Hachette—in light of the loyalty its authors have shown throughout this debacle—takes this opportunity to revisit its standard e-book royalty rate of 25% of the publisher’s net p...
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My Thoughts on the Amazon Debate
My last blog was about the debate I was about to engage in for Intelligence Squared, on the topic of Amazon is the Reader's Friend. If you haven't watched it, here's the video: Yes, I'm wearing a Three Wolf One Moon tee shirt . If you're adverse to watching...
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Well, that took balls to go up there. But please, promise us you'll never get in front of a camera again. Your talent is in your fingers... your mind. Not your mouth. 
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Translating John Sargent
Often times it seems as if those who work in the legacy publishing world are so out of touch with authors that a translator is needed to explain the true meaning of what has been said. Such is the case with John Sargent, CEO of Macmillan, in his recent publ...
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Can you help me to find a good publisher gor me
By the way i'm from indonesia and still newbie
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Thoughts on the DBW Writer Survey with Author Lisa Grace
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Grace: I asked Joe to please respond to the DBW 2014
survey questions because I just love how he rips through all the *flakes. Many
people spout utter nonsense that is meant to slam self-publishing back into a
little box marked "they can't really be do...
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Don't Pay to Self-Publish
My name is Joe Konrath, and I write fiction. I've sold over a million books by self-publishing. You probably were searching for "how to self-publish" or something similar and my blog came up. This post for all newbie writers considering self-publishing. Whi...
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This is starting authors' #1 need: education, and it's good to have people like you, Joanna, Hugh, David G. and others provide. Heck, it's vital! So thanks!
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Guest Post by Jennifer Selzer & Daniel Huber
Writing
books is notoriously a solitary craft, whether that brings to mind an image of
the infamous recluse JD Salinger, or the more modern, anonymous soul sitting
alone at the neighborhood Starbucks, head buried in his laptop. My experience
with writing ha...
Writing books is notoriously a solitary craft, whether that brings to mind an image of the infamous recluse JD Salinger, or the more modern, anonymous soul sitting alone at the neighborhood Starbucks, head buried in his lapto...
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Amazon/Hachette Negotiations Finally End
Via Hachette: Dear Authors and Agents, I’m very happy to bring you the good news that Hachette Book Group has reached a new agreement with Amazon for ebook and print sales. While the new ebook terms will take effect early in 2015, Hachette titles will be re...
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