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Tag: Self-Published Authors

Amazon’s Data Mining of Novels

Amazon’s Data Mining of Novels

  I find data-mining as interesting as the next person. On any given day, you’ll find me clicking into the results of surveys about consumer habits, in any number of categories. I do this for reasons that are as unnecessary as they are ambiguous. Being from Washington, DC, and having cut my political teeth at […]

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North Street Book Prize for Self-Published Books

North Street Book Prize for Self-Published Books

  Contest: North Street Book Prize for Self-Published Books 2017 Entry Dates: February 15, 2017 – June 30, 2017 Fee: $60 Winners Announced: February 15, 2018 CONTEST DETAILS FROM WINNINGWRITERS.COM   Submit a self-published book in one of the following categories, up to 150,000 words in length: General Fiction Young Adult Fiction Creative Nonfiction & Memoir […]

Self-Published Author Membership Rules for Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America

Self-Published Author Membership Rules for Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America

  From Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America Membership Application: “Three or more paid sales of different works of fiction (such as three separate shorter works or half-hour scripts) totaling a minimum of 10,000 words that were self-published, indie published or sold to a small press at 6c a word after January 1st, 2013. […]

Self-Published Author Membership Rules for Thriller Writers

Self-Published Author Membership Rules for Thriller Writers

  From International Thriller Writers Membership Application: “With particular regard to self-published books, where there is no publisher beyond the author, any determination of the author being a qualified publisher shall be on a case-by-case basis and such factors as the work itself, the breadth of its marketing, the extent of its distribution, the editorial […]

Author Interview: Marla A. Madison

Author Interview: Marla A. Madison

  About Marla A. Madison Year first published: 2011 Number of books and short stories currently published: 3 suspense novels. Bio: I’m a retired mediator and now work part-time as an arbitrator. I started writing after I retired and only became serious about it when I joined a critique group of local authors. I discovered […]

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Free Book: A Measure of Disorder by Alan Tucker

Free Book: A Measure of Disorder by Alan Tucker

High school will be a breeze for Jenni Kershaw — if she lives long enough to enroll, that is. Jenni’s ordinary, eighth grade life becomes a thing of the past when her science class goes on a field trip. Armed with only their notebooks, MP3 players, and wits, Jenni and her classmates are unknowingly transported […]

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Free Book: The Janus Complex by Graeme Gibson

Free Book: The Janus Complex by Graeme Gibson

  The Janus Complex, Book One of the Dark Secrets Trilogy, follows  the growing pains  of a young man (Jamie Raeburn) through all of the complications of life, love, lust, intrigue and violence. Street wise but impetuous he saves the life of an American sailor being brutally attacked in a dark Glasgow alleyway and his life changes completely. Why was […]

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Author Interview: Kate LeDonne

Author Interview: Kate LeDonne

    Welcome, Kate! Tell us about your background and how you came to be a writer. I was born and raised in the Midwest, Indiana to be exact. I was a bookworm from a very early age, reading everything I could get my hands on. The “Choose Your Own Adventure” series was about the […]

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The New Romance Aisle: Lover’s Lane at Lowe’s

The New Romance Aisle: Lover’s Lane at Lowe’s

Who says a trip to the hardware store can’t be romantic? Not me! Not any of my friends, either, as it turns out. Over the summer, couple after couple pointed out to me (in unrelated conversations) that once they had settled down, they spent far more time together going out to hardware stores than going […]

Author Interview: Adrienne Thompson

Author Interview: Adrienne Thompson

    Q: Thanks for being here today, Adrienne! Please tell readers about your path from writer to published author. I’ve technically been a writer since I was ten, when I attempted to write my first book (which was a rip-off of a Judy Blume book.) I wrote poetry for years and when I was […]

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Just a Matter of Time by LaRhonda Simmons

Just a Matter of Time by LaRhonda Simmons

About Just a Matter of Time: Jade is dating super sexy personal trainer Eli Turner. Eli is the best thing that’s happened to her in a long time and the sex between them is the best she’s ever encountered. The only problem is that Eli is very secretive about his personal life, which makes Jade […]

Posted in: New Book Releases
Author Interview: Staci Hart

Author Interview: Staci Hart

Author Staci Hart 1. Thanks for being here today, Staci! Please tell readers about your path from writer to published author. So happy to be here with you all! When I first began to write, it was purely experimental, but once I started writing it, I knew that it was something I would see through. […]

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Cailin by Rosalind Scarlett

Cailin by Rosalind Scarlett

  About Cailin: A love which transcends existence . . . It is the year 1702.  Aislinn, the daughter of a sheep farmer in western Ireland, is a tenacious redheaded lass who has NO intention of ever settling into the dutiful roles of marriage and motherhood demanded of her by her father.  The only thing she has […]

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Reflections

Reflections

  Reflections   The last few days have been, to say the least, quite eventful and exciting. As I sit here in my office, (built by the world’s most wonderful husband), I am thinking about how much my life has changed in the past eighteen months, five years, ten years, and I am just in […]

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A Special Goodbye: Charles Moss

A Special Goodbye: Charles Moss

A Special Goodbye: Charles Moss I’ll never forget the Sunday afternoon three-wheeler rides with our little gang of misfits. I was the youngest, I think, in my teens. Every Sunday we would meet up at my grandfather’s store, each other’s houses, or at some point in between. We all rode Honda three-wheelers. Our destination might […]

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New Book Release: Ava, a romantic thriller by Ashley Barron

New Book Release: Ava, a romantic thriller by Ashley Barron

Politics and murder set the backdrop for a second chance at love in this debut novel by Ashley Barron. Ava blends the emotional impact of a love story with the pulse-pounding twists of a thriller. ABOUT AVA Ava Arden has spent three years trying to move past the pain of a failed relationship. With her […]

Dear Barnes & Noble, Part Four

Dear Barnes & Noble, Part Four

You’ve finally done it this time, Barnes & Noble. What I’d really like to know is who isn’t listening at your corporate headquarters? Who are the ones so rooted in the past that they would rather collapse your future than step aside and make room for innovation and re-branding. Who should be the recipient of […]

Author Interview: Jason Scott Gleason

Author Interview: Jason Scott Gleason

The interview series with members of my Twitter community continues with author Jason Scott Gleason. Enjoy! Author Jason Scott Gleason Bio: Jason Scott Gleason is a resident of Elkridge, Maryland, where he lives with his fiancé, her son, their cat, her bird, his snake, the other’s two lizards, and a couple of fish claimed by […]

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Author Interview: T. M. Souders

Author Interview: T. M. Souders

The interview series with members of my Twitter community continues with #TeaserTrain author T. M. Souders. Enjoy! Bio: T.M. Souders was born in Johnstown, PA and grew up in the suburbs outside of Pittsburgh. She graduated in 2004, from Youngstown State University, with a degree in Psychology and minor in Women’s Studies. She is the […]

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Author Interview: John W. Mefford

Author Interview: John W. Mefford

The interview series with members of my Twitter community continues with author John W. Mefford. Enjoy!   Bio: A veteran of the corporate wars, former journalist, and true studier of human and social behavior, John W. Mefford has been writing his debut novel since he first entered the work force twenty-five years ago, although he […]

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