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Steamy Paperback Available on Amazon. Pitch to a Publisher on Facebook on 16th. Plus More Self-Publishing info for Writers. Gosh what a palaver I had this week on kdp (where you publish your eBooks to Amazon.) I’d uploaded the latest novel, Hawaiian Escape in Steamy version so you can now buy the paperback. But because you use a different site for the paperback (createspace) I requested that it be manually linked to the eBook on Amazon. That way Hawaiian Escape (Steamy) appears on one page with a choice of kindle (eBook) or paperback. Easy, right? Well – apparently not! An email arrived which frustrated the heck out of me! I said ‘we have as requested linked the Steamy Version…
I just love these bookends! Book ban brings sales boom for crazy erotica category! RNA members vote to change rules about letting in self-publishers. And killing your babies – self-edit your way to professionalism. What a weird week! Including World Book Day, which gave rise to plenty of tweets from mothers whose offspring were fancy-dressed up in their own fave characters, and featuring yet more blogs bemoaning the recent tidy up of weird and not so wonderful eBooks by some of the top sites. Not Amazon, incidentally, who already had their own method of ensuring unacceptable ‘porn’ was not offered (or was not searchable, which…
Steamy version of Hawaiian Escape, Book 1 in the Trilogy What a lovely week! Have been away in Devon then at a spa/writing break, focussing on my writing. It included sorting out new covers for my novels, so they’re consistent – if you look on Amazon now, you’ll see that Hawaiian Escape (Book 1) steamy and PG versions and Hawaiian Affair (Book 2) steamy and PG versions have consistent house styles. The paperback covers on Createspace are also in the process of being matched up too! Yay! What a job THAT was! Anyone who self-publishes may know what a rigmarole it is to get the formatting right. But once you’ve…
Steamy Chapter 20, Hawaiian Escape Well it’s been another hectic week. And here I am on the eve of going away for a week (mostly to write) and I find myself once again finishing my weekly Fiction Focus at flippin’ four am! Lol. I hope you like what I post each week – I mainly include links for more info and some fascinating facts. Deb’s Steamy Chapter is finally available to download – see below for info if you missed the newsletter going out late on 21st! Top bloggers for writers – who are some of the best? As you’ll probably guess, I get a…
Joanna Penn and Penny Courtney marketing day Brilliant Book Marketing, Valentine’s Freebies & amazing Author Earnings Survey – the facts and figures trad publishers didn’t want you to see! Joanna Penn’s Book Marketing Seminar Last Saturday, Joanna and colleague Penny Courtney held a wonderfully info-packed one day course in Waterloo called ‘how to market your book’. Packed with fellow self-publishers, it was an enlightening, inspiring and entertaining seminar, and I went away with several new ideas for my fiction as well as a head full of PR and marketing facts. For instance – the summary at the bottom of this blog is just a microcosm of what…