As more and more established authors go indie, either by e-pubbing their backlist or taking new material straight to ebook, many of us wonder: What will be the agent’s role in this new publishing frontier? That conversation came up repeatedly during the recent RWA conference in NYC. Among the authors I spoke with, everyone agrees [...]
This year’s Romance Writer of America conference was an amazing experience for me. I actually feel like I just came home from two separate conferences that happened to be going on at the same time in the same hotel. There was the official RWA conference with workshops, agent/editor appointments, and publisher parties. Then there was [...]
Okay, technically, it’s Wednesday since it’s after midnight. I’m writing on my iPad by the light of a single lamp since my roomies are asleep. I’m hoarse from talking all day in a bar filled hundreds of women writers and my feet ache from striding around New York in some killer high heels, but my [...]
I just landed in New York City for the annual Romance Writers of America national conference. Wow how much the world has changed from last year, when the conference was in Disney World. A year ago, I and many authors, were just getting our feet wet releasing our backlist as ebooks. Now, several of us [...]
I’m about to do a series of posts on effective ebook marketing. Before I start interviewing authors, I want to hear from readers. I can’t make this a “click on your answer survey” so here are the types of things I’m hoping to learn from your comments. How Do You Find eBooks? Mention all methods [...]
I’ve had a wild ride at Amazon ever since they dropped the price of Almost Perfect, book one of my contemporary romance trilogy, to free. I know a lot of you have been asking how the heck did I pull this off. Anyone following the e-book revolution closely knows an individual author self-publishing an ebook [...]
Romance novel fans are some of the most opinionated readers when it comes to covers. Now that so many romances from the past are coming back as ebooks, I’m dying to hear what readers like to see in ebook covers. Here’s your chance to share your opinions. You’re likes and dislikes could help shape to [...]
Now more than ever, readers need someone to guide them with recommendations. This is a perfect chance for those booksellers who had brick-and-mortar stores (or still have them) to have an online extension of that friendly enclave we lost.
How many of you think the major print publishers are princing ebooks too dang high? I was firmly in the camp that believed they were until I attended the Romance Writers of America conference in Orlando where I heard some good defense for the publishers’ pricing. I haven’t been swayed completely, but I am willing to reconsider the matter.
Finally, a conference with an upbeat tone about the future of publishing! After years of hearing gloom and doom predictions, I had, quite possibly, the most positive experience ever at a writers convention during this year’s Romance Writers of America conference in Orlando, Florida. Okay, so it was at Walt Disney World, “the happiest place [...]