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Cover Reveal: The Girls of Fall

I won't belabor this post with a long intro, seeing as I've belabored this announcement already on YouTube and all over social media, LOL. Without any additional fanfare...dun dun dun...here it is: If this was love, love was some bullshit. In the era of blue eyeshadow, body glitter, and Axe, seventeen-year-old Sophia Salvatore starts her… Continue reading Cover Reveal: The Girls of Fall

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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Books · Publishing · Writing

Goal Setting (Or, Stuff Jessica Fails Miserably At)

I’m not ready for today to be the last day of 2014; honestly, I don’t know how the year disappeared so fast. But, since tomorrow will begin a new year, I figured a little introspection was in order. I don’t normally like to make a big hubbub about New Year’s resolutions, mainly because I don’t… Continue reading Goal Setting (Or, Stuff Jessica Fails Miserably At)