Reblogged · Writing

A Few NaNoWriMo Tips

I usually participate in NaNoWriMo in some form or another. I don't usually win, but it's still fun! This year I'm doing what I like to call NaNoWriMo-Lite, which means I'm going to be working on a project that's well underway. I need some oomph to finish this project, and I think the frenetic energy… Continue reading A Few NaNoWriMo Tips

Books

Multi-Author Giveaway!

Happy October, everyone! To kick off the spookiest and most magical month of the year, we -- myself and four other fantasy authors -- are bringing you an awesome giveaway! Just by entering the Rafflecopter below, you can be entered for a chance to win not one, not two, but FIVE SIGNED books. And who… Continue reading Multi-Author Giveaway!

Books · Publishing

Need a signed copy of TLD? Read this!

I've had lots of requests for signed copies of The Littlest Dragon, and for that, I'm extremely grateful! Nothing warms an author's heart more than knowing there are people out there ready and willing to support their book. I love making readers happy, so get ready to order your signed books, y'all! Here's how this… Continue reading Need a signed copy of TLD? Read this!

Guests

Guest Post: 10 Empowering Movies Every Girl Should See

Hello, everyone! Today I have a very special surprise for you: my very first guest post, by speculative fiction author and blogger, Christina "DZA" Marie. She can be found here, blogging about books, writing, and diversity and representation in the different kinds of media we consume. Without further ado, I'll let Christina take it from here! First I want… Continue reading Guest Post: 10 Empowering Movies Every Girl Should See

Publishing · Reblogged

Think You Couldn’t Possibly Lose Your Amazon Publishing Account? Think Again.

This is some scary stuff, but very important for indie authors to be aware of. While most of my sales come from Amazon, I chose not to enroll in KU, mainly because I didn’t want to put all my eggs in one basket!

The Active Voice

There’s this indie author I know a little bit from the Kboards.com forum. Her name is Pauline Creeden, and she’s an ordinary midlister, like so many of us. I remember PMing her some time ago and gushing about how particularly beautiful one of her book covers is — the one for Chronicles of Steele: Raven.collection Here, I’ll include an image. Gorgeous, eh?

Anyway, today I tuned in to Kboards and noticed that Pauline had started a thread. It contained what’s surely the worst news possible for an indie author: Amazon had closed her publishing account. All her ebooks had been taken off sale. Permanently. Here’s the email she got from Amazon:

We are reaching out to you because we have detected that borrows for your books are originating from systematically generated accounts. While we support the legitimate efforts of our publishers to promote their books, attempting to manipulate…

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