Monthly Archives: October 2012

The Journey of an Indie Author and Free KDP Marketing

This article comes for David Biddle and A Knife and A Quill. Please visit http://aknifeandaquill.wordpress.com/2012/08/24/the-challenge-with-free-kdp-select-and-selling-books/ for the complete article. It’s well worth reading if you are thinking of offering your book as part of a “free” campaign.  I recently ran a Kindle … Continue reading

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What To Really Believe About The Ten Rules of Writing

This article comes from The Saturday Morning Post. To read the complete article and ALL the advice, please visit http://joeponepinto.com/2012/09/22/the-10-most-encouraging-and-the-10-scariest-of-the-10-rules-of-writing-from-28-writers/ The 10 Most Encouraging and the 10 Scariest of the 10 Rules of Writing from 28 Writers POSTED BY JPON ⋅ SEPTEMBER 22, 2012 ⋅ 30 … Continue reading

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Jane Austen and Healing Depression

This article comes from JoJo Moyes and The Telegraph. To read the complete article and several complementary ones, please visit http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/books/7535768/The-healing-power-of-Jane-Austen.html I can’t have been the only one taken aback to hear that the apparently cheerful and pragmatic Emma Thompson suffered … Continue reading

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Writing About the “Senses”

This article comes from The Editor’s Blog: It’s All About the Words, and it is excellent!!!! To read the complete article and to pick up some excellent pointers, please visit http://theeditorsblog.net/2012/09/09/the-eyes-dont-always-have-it/ Maybe I should say, the eyes shouldn’t always have it. No, the title isn’t … Continue reading

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Ingrams will Distribute Amazon eBooks to Amazon Competitors

This article came from paidContent. If you are interested in the complete article, please visit http://paidcontent.org/2012/08/29/exclusive-amazon-ny-to-sell-its-ebooks-through-bn-kobo-other-retailers/ Amazon’s New York-based book publishing imprint, which is headed by publishing industry vet Larry Kirshbaum, has signed a deal with Ingram to distribute its ebooks … Continue reading

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Regency Era Lexicon – Time for the Letter “H”

Haberdasher – a man who dealt with small items for sewing, such as thread, needles, buttons, ribbons, etc. Hack – a general-purpose riding horse; not used for hunting or military purposes Hackney Coach – one for hire; the taxicabs of the … Continue reading

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Kobo to Sell eBooks Through Indie Book Outlets

This article comes from CBCNews:Arts and Entertainment. To read the complete article, please visit http://www.cbc.ca/news/arts/story/2012/08/30/kobo-indie-bookstores.html Kobo has signed a new partnership with U.S. independent booksellers will give loyal indie customers the option of digital reading, while continuing to support their local … Continue reading

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Regency Era Lexicon – We’re Up to “G”

Gaiters – knee-high leggings that buttoned on the side; a master would wear these over his clothing to protect them from mud, dirt, and rain Gallery – a long narrow room in a country house where ancestral portraits were displayed … Continue reading

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Neither Target nor Wal-Mart Will Carry Amazon’s Kindle

This comes from Laura Hazard Owen at Gigaom.com. To read the complete article, please visit http://gigaom.com/2012/09/20/walmart-following-target-stops-selling-kindles/ Walmart has become the second large U.S. retail chain to announce that it will stop selling Amazon Kindles, after Target made a similar announcement in … Continue reading

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Building Characters That Sell

This article comes from Karen Lamb’s Blog. Ms. Lamb has some excellent choices such as Anatomy of a Best-Selling Novel and How Personal Should Writers Get On Social Media. To read this one on Developing Characterization, please visit http://warriorwriters.wordpress.com/2012/08/27/great-characters-the-beating-heart-of-great-fiction/ Today we … Continue reading

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