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Wattpad…A New Marketing Opportunity for Indies?

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At the end of June, Smashwords made an announcement that it was partnering with Wattpad.  From their blog post about it: If you’re not familiar with Wattpad, they operate one of the largest social networks for writers and readers. Writers at Wattpad upload free stories, serialized stories and works-in-progress, and readers comment. It’s a great […]

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Smattering

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It’s Tuesday but feels like Monday.  I can’t decide if that’s a good thing or not.  I suppose it’s good since that means I have one less day to Friday, not that that was particularly comforting at 6:00 this morning. Today I’m working on the blueprint for Edge of Shadow.  The blueprint is this crazy […]

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Sunday Summary

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I would love to do a state of sales report for the week but I’m so flipping confused now that Amazon has switched from monthly to weekly totals (which inconveniently include numbers from May and July) that I wouldn’t know what to tell you.  But sales have continued at a steady pace, though my ranking […]

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State of Sales Report

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Let’s review where we were this time last month, shall we?  At the end of my 31 day May blog tour, I had sold 100 total copies since March 25.  I had a high ranking in the 3k range after hanging out just under 10k most of the month, a 48% conversion rate, and I […]

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Sunday Summary

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I received my first truly awful review.  It’s over at Barnes and Noble.  One star.  Critical of story, voice, believability, the whole shebang.  It seemed pretty obvious that whoever this person was (who naturally hid behind Anonymous) not at all familiar with the paranormal genre and didn’t actually want to read a story geared that […]

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Paring Down?

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When I started this blog back in 2007 I was freshly graduated with my Master’s degree, working two part-time jobs, writing like a demon, and just starting a relationship with my current crit partner.  In July of that year I traded one of the part-time jobs for my current full-time job, so that I was […]

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Sunday Summary

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The best part about a girl’s weekend: You can have cookie dough for dinner and breakfast and no one can criticize you for it.  Mmmmm. It’s been a slow but steady week, saleswise.  As of this moment, I have sold 262 copies this month, which is almost a 350% increase over last month.  It’s looking […]

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Thinking About Google AdWords

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I woke up this morning thinking it was Friday.  Talk about disappointment.  I was SO LOOKING FORWARD to sleeping in tomorrow.  C’est la vie. As I’m prowling my Bloglines this morning, looking for something interesting to talk about, I came across this article at Galleycat about Boyd Morrison’s Kindle to published success.  Inspiring. What I’m […]

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Happy Tuesday To Me

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I’m sure my husband was alarmed at the pre-caffeine squee this morning, but I woke up to find out that I had sold eight copies of Forsaken By Shadow overnight, pushing me past last month’s total of 59 to 61 (62 since I started eating breakfast) in one week. Then I saw this: I just […]

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What Does Editing Mean?

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Since I have gotten interested in becoming a part of the indie movement, and particularly since I’ve gotten into e-books, I have really tried to start reading more indie books because I want to support people.  Some I’ve read have been great–everything by Zoe Winters or Kerry Allen–others have been absolute stinkers (and I’ll be […]