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The Edward Gordon Interview – 10 Questions

 Do you write daily with a fixed routine or only when the mood hits?Thanks for having me today, Edward!Daily, I write what my mood dictates. I have several projects in the works right now. They include the Priya novels, beginning with Ava, the short stories collection, a standalone novel, and blogging, of course.My Priya series, which debuted last week with Ava, is fully mapped out. There will be twenty-six novels in the series, all of which are fully outlined. That…

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My ‘50 Shades’ Aren’t Grey…They’re Red

I don’t consider bondage to be romance. Erotic? Of course. Sexy? For some. Appealing? Up to the individual.As I set out to market my first novel, one that contains not a shred of erotica or BDSM in it, I wonder what impact ‘50 Shades of Grey’ is going to have on reader perceptions of what they’ll find in a romance novel.I know many people who have devoured E.L. James’ novels, one after the other. Here is what one of my…

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Industry Interview: BookBuzzr and fReado CEO Vikram Narayan

The interview series with members of my Twitter community continues with Vikram Narayan, the founder and CEO of BookBuzzr and fReado. Enjoy!Vikram Narayan, Founder and CEO of BookBuzzr and fReadoBio: Vikram Narayan is the founder of BookBuzzr Book Marketing Technologies. (Twitter – @bookbuzzrCEO ) Vikram is a graduate from Carnegie Mellon University. Prior to starting BookBuzzr, Vikram founded another software company that has been successfully serving clients from all over the world since 2001. When he is not dreaming up…

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Interview With SK7 Book Club

The interview series with members of my Twitter community continues with Tessa Doughty, the founder of SK7 Book Club. Enjoy!SK7 Book Club Founder Tessa DoughtyHow did your book club come about?I love reading and always thought about the idea of joining a book club but never quite managed it. Eventually I set about looking for one but they are quite popular things round my way, you either had to join a waiting list or they are just too full! One…

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The Carl Purdon Interview – 10 Questions

A new interview on Carl Purdon's blog! Carl Purdon: Let's switch gears. In addition to being an author, you are a prolific blogger with a strong Twitter presence. You've achieved success in a very short time. How much was the past year planned and how much of it caught you off guard?Ashley Barron: While I have plenty of business experience, I didn’t know anything about social media a year ago. Last spring, I heavily researched the internet to try and discern…

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Cross-Marketing With Musicians

There is more than one type of indie out here (working hard on) living the dream.As creators of novels, and as marketers, managers, and bloggers-in-chief for those novels, we self-published authors understand the steep realities an artist faces when pursuing an audience. We know many doors are open to us, and many more are being built in our wing of the “House of Artists.”It’s time to walk down a different hallway, and look for new and interesting ways to connect…

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The Author As Zombie

The day before 'Ava' was released, I finally left my writing cave (a bright, sunny room, actually) and carefully sneaked back into the world. I needed tea, desperately needed tea, but didn’t want anyone to knock me out of my mental “place.” I gambled on Starbuck’s, hoping the coast would be clear of anyone who knew me by name. I don’t remember ordering or paying. I do remember focusing on that last piece, that one small but critical gap in…

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A Self-Publisher’s Dilemma

I suppose it is a little unusual to be posting parts of an email I received from Amazon KDP. But I know I’m not alone in the challenges I’m facing with launching a self-publishing career and feel it is important to document all these bumps along the way, as there may be fellow self-published authors who are now facing these same issues.In fairness, I suppose it is important to point out that a whole host of challenges like the two…

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A Self-Publisher’s Dilemma

I suppose it is a little unusual to be posting parts of an email I received from Amazon KDP. But I know I’m not alone in the challenges I’m facing with launching a self-publishing career and feel it is important to document all these bumps along the way, as there may be fellow self-published authors who are now facing these same issues.In fairness, I suppose it is important to point out that a whole host of challenges like the two…

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