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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

Books · Publishing · Writing

Cover Reveal: The Littlest Dragon

After the busy blur that was my week at Tinker Mountain Writer's Workshop, I almost forgot I had scheduled this cover reveal for today! We have about 30 minutes left of the day, so without any further ado...dun dun dun...here it is: Isn't Bimnid just the most precious little dragon you've ever seen??!! 🙂 And the… Continue reading Cover Reveal: The Littlest Dragon

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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