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May 2015 Blog Posts (11)

Publishing, my story, my journey.

Before I self published I did approach some small publishing houses, I even toyed with the idea of Vanity Publishers. Having received the usual rejections letters or no response at all, which I did half expect, albeit the rejections were not of a negative, saying they liked the story, it just wasn't for them. This set me off in search of selfpublishing options as I really I wanted to get my story out there in the big wide…


Added by Mel RJ Smith on May 24, 2015 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Sabre of Honour - A Taster

‘Here they come,’ shouted Raoul. ‘There are hundreds of the bastards.’

Peter looked behind and could see Bonaparte sat impassively astride his horse. Next to him on a handsome grey mare was Citizen Barras. But whereas Bonaparte looked confident, Barras was clearly apprehensive.

‘Hold your fire men,’ bellowed Bonaparte. ‘Let the Royalists fire the first shot. But when Citizen Barras gives the command, don’t hold back. Gun crews; stand to!’

‘Only fire blank case to begin…


Added by William George Simpson on May 23, 2015 at 4:30am — No Comments

Choose Strong, Relevant Keywords for best Results (software included)

Amazon’s search relevancy is based on the information that is provided in product feeds, specifically in the Search Terms, Title, Brand, Manufacturer, MPN, and UPC fields.



Added by Judd Miller on May 16, 2015 at 3:30pm — No Comments

The importance of Book reviews

Editorial copy, such as reviews, is infinitely more credible than space advertising. Here is an article that appeared in the late 1980’s that says it all—better than we can.

Appeared in THE WALL STREET…


Added by Judd Miller on May 16, 2015 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Raising Money to Publish Books

This Raising Money to Publish Books pdf document will show you where the money is and how to get it. There are…


Added by Judd Miller on May 16, 2015 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Call for Submissions

For Immediate Release…


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EMSA Publishing is an independent online publisher whose goal it is to facilitate new and…


Added by Marla Sherman on May 16, 2015 at 8:52am — No Comments

Gotta Find a Home

Telling The Stories of Those Too Often Ignored

Throughout the past four years I have met many people, now friends, who for various reasons are, or were, homeless.

Antonio, slept on a park bench and was beaten, had his teeth kicked out, for no other reason than his choice to sleep…


Added by Dennis Cardiff on May 5, 2015 at 11:00am — No Comments

Words and Clay and uncompleted forms.

As respite from writing I often take to the workshop, even in winter. Yesterday offered an opportunity to grasp an hour or two of sunshine and milder air. Making vessels out of the clay distracts and facilitates a space in my mind, so the next paragraph of the uncompleted novel can begin to emerge.  …


Added by jenny dunbar on May 5, 2015 at 11:00am — No Comments

Data needed: Self-pub vs Traditional

Hi Everyone,

  I writing an article listing the pros and cons of self-pub vs traditional publishing through a legitimate publishing house. I'm asking for basic information. NO exact numbers but truthful insight on whether or not the professional author trying to make a living is actually making a living with their…


Added by Tara Nina on May 5, 2015 at 10:30am — No Comments

Inspiration and Writing

Taking time out, especially when travelling, focuses the imagination upon the passing trivia, amongst other things, and the potential in that as well as the challenge of the less mundane when it presents itself. I refer to trains sometimes in my stories, because I like travelling in them I suppose. I love their sedate rhythm and pace, even high speed seems to relax one into silent…


Added by jenny dunbar on May 5, 2015 at 10:30am — No Comments

How to create a Book-Giveaway Promotion on Amazon without the KDP-Select program

Today, I am going to show you how you can host a very productive book promotion that will allow customers to download your kindle book for free, or at a discounted price, for any duration of time, and the quantity amount of individual downloads you desire, without applying for the amazon-book-lending KDP-Select program. If you can drive more sales to your Kindle edition by getting…


Added by Judd Miller on May 1, 2015 at 9:00am — No Comments

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Started by P.I. Barrington in INTRODUCTIONS & WELCOMES Jan 15. 0 Replies

Hi Everyone!Would any East Tennessee authors be interested in a local chapter of SINC (Sisters In Crime)? I am trying to gauge whether it would be viable and if I should continue talking to the national office. You don't have to be a female author…Continue

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My latest novel: THE GODS OF WINTER

Started by Gerald Gehrid Griffin in INTRODUCTIONS & WELCOMES Nov 20, 2017. 0 Replies

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Free e-book promo!

Started by Tim Murray in AUTHOR'S BOARD Sep 24, 2017. 0 Replies

I just made my E-book, Thumar, Free on Kindle and smashwords. This is a three week promotion to get it in the hands of many more readers, Check it out.Continue

New member and newly published!

Started by Tim Murray in INTRODUCTIONS & WELCOMES. Last reply by Linda Barnett-Johnson Sep 12, 2017. 1 Reply

My name is Tim Murray and I recently self-published my first Sci-fi novel, Thumar!I am excited to explore the tools that Indie writers offers. I'm presently mucking my way through self-marketing.You can discover my offering on…Continue

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How to be everywhere at once by Marcia Fine

Started by Marcia Fine in WRITING DISCUSSIONS Sep 12, 2017. 0 Replies

Donis Casey blog MARKETING MAGIC: How to Be Everywhere at Once by Marcia FineYou’ve written your book— those pesky typos are at a minimum, your friends think it’s great and the cover is catchy. So how do you get others besides your family to…Continue

A Jewish Exploration of Mexico City

Started by Marcia Fine in WRITING DISCUSSIONS Sep 12, 2017. 0 Replies

A Jewish Exploration of Mexico City By Marcia Fine Special to the Phoenix Jewish NewsMy research for historical accuracy in my novels has led me around the world, including Israel, France, Poland, Spain and the Czech Republic. After the success of…Continue


Started by Linda Barnett-Johnson in INTRODUCTIONS & WELCOMES Sep 12, 2017. 0 Replies

I'm Linda Barnett-Johnson, Virtual Assistant for Authors. I will post for my authors, their books and anything else that will help them. I look forward to getting to know you all. I live in beautiful Montana. We have a vegetable garden, adding a new…Continue

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Started by Marcia Fine in INTRODUCTIONS & WELCOMES Sep 12, 2017. 0 Replies


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Started by Jennifer Robins in INTRODUCTIONS & WELCOMES Apr 22, 2017. 0 Replies

Thanks for inviting me. I have several novels, short stories and novella's. They are all on my website. www.jenniferrobins.com.I will get more involved later.Thank you again,Jennifer RobinsContinue

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