Have I Got a Deal For You!

Have I Got a Deal For You!

For the past five years, I’ve published most of my books with Book View Cafe, an author-run publishing cooperative. BVC is a fantastic community; the 50+ members are all experienced authors with astonishing insights into writing, producing email and print books, marketing those books to the reading public, and generally going about the hard work of being a published author. BVC has its own bookstore, where readers can buy .mobi (Kindle...

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Merry Christmas Bundle!

Merry Christmas Bundle!

A funny thing happened on the way to our winter holidays… First, I had a writing retreat that consumed a week of my time. Then, I had a long-anticipated vacation to New York City — full of hustle and bustle and seeing friends and eating way too much — resulting in another week gone. Then, I got a cold, resulting in — you guessed it — another week gone. The result? It’s hard to realize that Christmas is just...

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Fourteen FREE Funny Paranormal Books

Fourteen FREE Funny Paranormal Books

Okay…  I was going to write “fourteen free funny faranormal fooks.”  But Autocorrect got cranky with me.  And I figured you guys might think I’d lost my mind… Here’s the deal, though. From now until August 27, I’m participating in a group giveaway with thirteen other authors.  You can download — absolutely free — one novel from each of us.  They’re all light paranormals — like my...

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A Baseball Love Story

A Baseball Love Story

Once upon a time, I knew nothing about baseball or its distaff cousin, softball. (Insert sad story about being chosen last for every ball game in elementary, middle, and high school.) Then I met my husband. Mark is a living encyclopedia of baseball. He studies Bill James’s Abstracts as bits of light reading. He was asked not to field any more questions at a Cooperstown Hall of Fame trivia contest because he knew all the answers. He lives,...

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Bundle, Bundle, Who’s Got the Bundle?

Bundle, Bundle, Who’s Got the Bundle?

A few years ago, someone came up with a creative new marketing idea for media: the bundle.  There are lots of variations on the idea, but here’s the basic concept: A number of items (books, apps, whatever) are pulled together by a vendor and grouped into “tiers”, which are available as electronic downloads. Buyers can buy the first tier for a price they choose, above a set minimum. (Sometimes, buyers can buy another tier if...

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