eBook Deals Nov 15 – Nov 21

free ebooks earth-237955_960_720Fill that reader with free and 99 cent eBooks! We have plenty here on Thrifty Thursday.

Readers: look in the comment section below. If you see one you like, click over and buy it. How easy is that? (If you don’t see the book covers, adjust your browser’s adblock settings.) Continue reading “eBook Deals Nov 15 – Nov 21”

Which “Grand Entrance” Flash Fiction Story Gets Your Vote?

Vote5It’s that time again…time to choose your favorite flash fiction story of the week! It’s all up to you now – only one can win Flash Fiction Readers’ Choice Champion honors. It’s super easy – choose your favorite and cast your vote below.

Check out this week’s entries here. Make your decision, then use those share buttons at the bottom of the post to spread the word. Attention Authors: It is okay if you ask people to vote for you!

Voting polls close Thursday at 5 PM Pacific time. If the poll doesn’t close on time, any votes received after 5 pm will be removed.

REMINDER – entries over the 250 limit are disqualified.

Which "Grand Entrance" Flash Fiction Story Gets Your Vote?

  • Mandy White (30%, 7 Votes)
  • Rutger Galtiarii (17%, 4 Votes)
  • Mary Kay Bonfante (13%, 3 Votes)
  • Judith Garcia (9%, 2 Votes)
  • Theodore Jerome Cohen (9%, 2 Votes)
  • Rachelle Cory (9%, 2 Votes)
  • Allen Alright (4%, 1 Votes)
  • Lou Silvestri (4%, 1 Votes)
  • Ed Cooke (4%, 1 Votes)
  • Tamara McLanahan (0%, 0 Votes)
  • John Leake (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Tammy Breitweiser (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Rhonda Król (0%, 0 Votes)
  • William J. Goyette (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 23

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NOTE: Entrants whose submissions exceed the 250 word limit will be disqualified even if they win. ONE VOTE PER PERSON, please. Duplicate votes will be deleted. The results displayed above are unofficial until verified by administration.

Some Alternatives to NaNoWriMo

Every November, tons of writers and would-be-writers set out to take part in National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo). The concept is simple: in the span of one month, write a 50,000-word novel.

While many flock to this concept as a way to have an ultra-productive November, some writers resist. For example, I find the forced word count of NaNoWriMo causes me to write junk just to fulfill the word count. And that is not particularly helpful if you want to write a good novel.

If NaNo just isn’t your thing, yet you’d still like to take November and use it as a month for productivity, I thought I’d offer some alternatives to NaNoWriMo. Continue reading “Some Alternatives to NaNoWriMo”

Be Vigilant When Publishing Book Titles

Girl at computer cryingI’m in the middle of dealing with several clients (one of whom is myself!) who have made errors when entering book titles on Amazon. This is how it goes:

The Fatal Error

You enter an eBook in Kindle Direct Publishing. You put up the title, subtitle, author, etc. and all goes well. It goes so well you think now you’ll get some print copies to sell locally, give away as prizes, etcetera, so you do a softcover edition. You used to go to Createspace for this, but now you just go to Kindle Direct Publishing and it’s all done in one place. Which is probably better, because I think they now use exactly the same book information entry form, the lack of which was what caused my problem in the first place. Continue reading “Be Vigilant When Publishing Book Titles”