The State of the Industry by HelenKay Simon and Shauna Summers

HelenKay (https://helenkaydimon.com/) is not only an author of many books but also serves on the board for RWA National. Shauna Summers is a publisher of many romance books. They delivered the information from the publisher’s side first, then the author’s side. Then they will take questions. Read the rest of this entry »

Optimizing Your Indie Publishing by The Power Team of DeAnna Cameron, Elena Dillon, and Tracy Reed Read the rest of this entry »

I am so excited to be able to announce the next volume in the Bowman’s Inn Anthology. Spring – Summer 2017 will be available on April 30th, but you can pre-order it starting April 20th. This is the second to the last volume that we will be publishing like this, then we will go to a whole new way of writing anthologies.  Read the rest of this entry »

The 3 Stages of Book Marketing presented by Maria Connor of MyAuthorConcierge.com

As promised on Thursday, here’s some information on marketing your book. At least with an indy published book, you know you need to do the promotion and marketing, unlike traditional publishing where you learn down the road that you need to do that. And I am totally going to hire MyAuthorConcierge when I get rich and famous-ish. Read the rest of this entry »

How to Hit Bestseller Lists with E-Book Preorders presented by Jim Azevedo of Smashwords.

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Disclosure: Jim is a very silly person and I moderated this panel. I had so much fun, I cannot begin to explain it all. He’s a businessman with an eye for statistics, he’s an entertaining speaker, and he’s a rock star. True story, he drums for a band called The Rivals in the San Francisco area that was named a Top 5 local band finalist by Bay Area alternative rock station Live105. Read the rest of this entry »

Libby Waterford taught a panel titled Getting into Your Reader’s Inbox. These are my notes on the panel and in no way encompass all that Libby taught. If you ever have a chance to hear her speak, grab it! She is a lot of fun. http://libbywaterford.com/ Read the rest of this entry »

RWA– Romance Writers of America is an outstanding organization for writers of any type. Yes, they are slanted toward us romance writers, but there’s a good reason for that. I’ll share that story another time. Today I want to give you an overview of the recent conference in March put on by four local RWA chapters in Brea, California. I’ll share more details on the panels in future posts. Read the rest of this entry »

How many diets and fads have you lived through? South Beach? Fit For Life? Blood Type? Atkins? Shakes Only? DASH? Mediterranean? FUDiet? Paleo? Jenny Craig, Weight Watchers, Medifast, wow, there is big money to be made in weight loss fields. Read the rest of this entry »

Decades past, I had my first chance to go to a convention. The event took place in Los Angeles and was put on by the Fantasy, Sci-Fi, and Horror Association. My friends were going with me to see some of our Star Trek favorites. Also, Christopher Lee was going to be there. I was so excited. Read the rest of this entry »

Being hooked on webcomics over the years, I love one unique strip called Unshelved. The comic is set in a library, features library staff as the main characters plus a teen who keeps trying to sneak adult books out. The writer and artist, Gene Ambaum and Bill Barnes, continuously roll with typical library situations and hilarious coping skills. They used to hold a Pimp My Book Cart event every year. http://www.unshelved.com/031917 comic con floor Read the rest of this entry »

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