Novelist Vladimir Nabokov said, “My pencils outlast their erasers.” I have a similar problem with my delete button. It’s a good thing that key is resilent. Some days, I delete so much I go into a negative word count. In my writing process, I always revise and edit chapters as I move forward. I may… Continue reading The Mistakes List by Brinda Berry
Look for these books by our members in February and March. Texas Bossa Nova by Cynthia D’Alba Texas Montgomery Mavericks Series – Book 5 Samhain Publishing Genre: Contemporary; Western ISBN – 9781619226678 ASIN – B00RL7QZYA Format: Digital and Print On Sale: March 31, 2015 http://cynthiadalba.com/books/texas-bossa-nova He plans to take the wander right out of her wanderlust. Magda Hobbs’s… Continue reading DSRA Releases
I’ve heard all the arguments why authors don’t list their books on Google Play. “It’s too complicated… Not enough money to be worth it…” blah, blah, blah. If you’re one of those people, I’m here to tell you it’s time to change your way of thinking. I have been on the retailer for almost 10… Continue reading Google Play Playground
On a daily basis I write about fictitious couples falling in love. But what is it really?
I’ll give you my top five answers, and I’d love for you to share one of yours.
Every author knows that Amazon is a key player in the book biz. Most of us get more sales from them than any other retailer—and sometimes Amazon sales can be greater than all other retailers combined. But for many, it’s a love/hate relationship. Why is that when Amazon paved the way for self publishing and… Continue reading Is Amazon’s Control Fair?
Who knew? The first chapter of a novel can, literally, make or break its success. Oh. You knew this? Well, bear with me. I am learning as I go here. So, I made the classic rookie mistake. I began my novel the way it began in my head: with my protagonist waking up. It is how many… Continue reading The Importance of The First Chapter
When it comes to marketing, it’s difficult to know what works and what is just plain embarassing. Many authors post on social media online and take a best guess on success. A better method is to track consumer clicks and compare that to sales. Using a URL shortener can help you determine if your book… Continue reading Tracking Clicks by Brinda Berry