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Writing Wednesday - Cover Art and the New Amazon Publishing

Last Week’s WW: Don’t Let Draft Differences Get You Down

Which of these do you like best?  I’m going to submit Otherworlders to the new Kindle Publishing when it opens in a couple weeks.   604 more words


[diesel engine ignition noise]

Day 1. 2 pages, 741 words.

Well, I sent off for proof copies of my book yesterday, so should be receiving them within a few weeks. 360 more words

Round up #270: "Amazon Idol", Unlimited Finds #1

Round up #270: “Amazon Idol”, Unlimited Finds #1

The ILMK Round ups are short pieces which may or may not be expanded later.

Unlimited Finds #1… 1,329 more words


Seeking Fame & Fortune, Author? Be careful what you wish for...

Before I got my first book contract, I supported myself as a marketing consultant and personal publicist to some minor celebrities. That experience taught me a few important things about what it means to become a public person – a few things all authors should take into consideration. 263 more words

Roberta Trahan

Amazon's fan-fiction portal Kindle Worlds is a bust for fans, and for writers too

It sounded like a good idea: fans of cultural figures like Kurt Vonnegut and G.I. Joe get permission to use their favorite characters to create new stories under the umbrella of Amazon, and everyone gets a cut of the profits. 724 more words



I was speaking to two friends recently about how I completed three books, many others stated but not finished, and how the publishing world is a nightmare. 979 more words