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Yes, pick whatever you want - present, 3rd. Hell, even 2nd! (Just kidding, don't use 2nd).

I use deep third for all of my books. It's fine. Zero complaints. I read tons of first present and I enjoy it. I'm in this mood lately of - whatever, it's all good. As long I'm on for the ride with zero bumps I'm happy.

I really, really, really recommend that when you pick a niche, sub genre within romance to write, that you read the hell outta it prior to writing or at least mid way through. It's important to always know what other books your readers are reading and what they will expect. You could think you're being brilliant - except all your readers know that ten other authors did that and did it better and actually you sound derivative. You need to know what types of tropes make them happy. I would worry that never reading in my subgenre (and I'm constantly writing something, so there's no- oh, I'll read after I write this book) would lead to me being out of touch. Not knowing what's hot. What is trending, what else my readers are reading. I'd worry that it would make me flounder, not being sharp in meeting reader expectations. They are my customers! I want to provide them with content they will enjoy and continue to purchase.

I think personally the best way for me to sound fresh to my readers is to read voraciously within romance. I read my niche and other subgenres. This helps me to be able to write in the up to date romance format they expect, but then I pull in stuff from elsewhere that's hot and put it in my cat- mash ups that are new or trending. This still fulfills my "artist" side and yet gives me direction. The sweet spot is to try and give your readers what they want, and what they don't even know they want. You need to read extensively within your genre, subgenre, niche and become an expert in it, in order to do that.

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https://allaboutromance.com/aars-top-100-romances/

Here's a recent poll of the top 100 romances of all time. When I was first learning romance I used this list from AAR. They do a survey and come out with a new one about every 5 years. These are your exemplars. Enjoy!

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Writers' Cafe / Re: KDP Issues "Bonus Content" Guidelines
« on: June 01, 2018, 06:35:35 PM »
I'm happy that there's an actual rule now instead of the typical Amazon vagueness, along with a timeline for enforcement. Enforcement is the key here, or we're back where we started.

They even sent an email about this to Marie Force to announce. I'm super curious to see how this will effect all star bonuses in the coming months. Will it change payouts? We'll see!

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Writers' Cafe / Re: Amazon Files Suit Against Book Stuffers
« on: April 05, 2018, 04:39:20 PM »
I just want to point out that there many, many books for sale right this second with bonus content. I read so many books with bonus content at the end it's nothing to me now. I finish book one, and then there's another book offered (or two!) this is COMMON. Legit authors. Big time authors. Constantly.

I appreciate DG and others fighting the good fight to stop click bait farms and botting weirdness. That time DG called out that guy who bought reviews from god knows where and shot up to #1- I appreciate all of that.

But, I strongly believe this part, where authors are adding 1-3 books of bonus content to the back of their new releases to see if readers want to continue reading, this is firmly gray area and not EEEEVIL. It's not something to be conflated with the clickbait farms and scamming your way to number one. I refuse to believe that this very large group of authors, professional people, my peers, are unethical you-know-whats just because they've added an extra book, when they've been told "Yeah, Amazon sent me an email saying bonus content is fine." We've already gone over in previous threads how the TOS about bonus content can be read as - yes bonus content is okay. And then they saw all the other authors who are doing this and nothing is happening to them.

Jeff needs a tattoo that says "Amazon- Clear as Mud"

Yes, we just got a stone tablet from Mt. Sinai saying no bonus content, but because Amazon is clear as mud, I even suspect this. Sad but true. I've seen no evidence of Amazon policing this bonus content, couple of books at the end of a new release, going on so I'm at the level of I'd have to see it to believe it.

I think the baseline difference here is that a lot of us view this as Amazon's fault, and then the other half view this purely as other authors' fault. Like other authors need to be ethical and police themselves. I get that. I personally don't include bonus content in my books because I decided it's not my thing. But, I don't hate my peers for choosing this, or put them down. I see why they do it. I'm just not (to be truthful because I'm prob being snooty and want my books to look more "trad"). But yeah, I'm leaving money on the table for extra page reads, so it's hard...

 I think this is Amazon's fault. If they would just have perfectly clear rules and then do something shocking- police those rules- this thread wouldn't even be happening. They wouldn't need to do some weak lawsuit that will only stop one person.

It's Amazon's fault for having a rule this whole time that can be interpreted different ways - sending out a variety of different responses via email about it to authors and in person to authors at cons, and then, worst of all, not even policing the rules. What the heck? How does that make any sense? Maybe it's because I'm a teacher IRL, it irritates so much, the thought of Amazon starting with vague rules and then not enforcing those rules. I'd never run a classroom that way- that's inviting chaos! And then what- at the end I'd bust one student and say "See, I mean business." Meanwhile, all the other students are still out of their chairs.

Also, I guess this boils down to another fundamental difference. When some of you say Amazon has clear rules - all forms of bonus content is wrong beyond excerpts at the back of a book, I'm like, no it isn't clear. NO IT ISN"T. This is exactly why there are hundreds of books on the kindle store, in the top 100 of categories with one, two or three extra books put into the back after the new release RIGHT THIS SECOND. Because to those authors, it isn't clear. Again, this isn't happening because these authors are unethical and evil, its because they are interpreting the TOS to say this is okay and in addition to the fact that Amazon is letting them do it and in fact rewarding them with all star bonuses. If Amazon sent all authors, tomorrow, a super clear email that said something like you can only have brand new content in each new release (or however they want to word it) and gave a seven day or thirty day deadline to take extra content out of your books. And then after that deadline came down hard on books. Well, that would change everything.

And I'm sorry, but Jeff Bezos is the richest man on the planet right now. I think he can spend some money to hire a department of people whose only job is policing our books to make it all legit. How about he does that instead of pitching us against each other, making us police ourselves, or feel we have to?

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Writers' Cafe / Re: Romance too scandalous for AMS?
« on: March 12, 2018, 12:01:00 PM »
Yeah, I have an SFR series with 4 books out now with "clinches" and all four have been rejected by AMS. I'm at this place where I consider it the default now. But, they do usually let me advertise for the first in series, so there's that. I just keep resubmitting and tweaking and eventually they say yes to it.:)  I have a new release coming out in April, sort of a spin off of that series- I'm already preplanning to make sure the cover passes the AMS test because I really need to be able to send ads directly to that one.

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Oh, dear Lord, I feel for you. I lost my daughter three years ago to liver disease. I'd nursed her at home for two years prior. I kept writing through the whole ordeal. Oddly enough, my writing was the only thing that kept me sane because I could disappear into my character's lives instead of facing my own. My counselor told me that was the best thing I could have done. But that's how I coped.

Decide how you're going to cope best. Maybe you should take a step back and work out the problems. Maybe you need to rest and recuperate.

Or, and don't hate me for saying this, maybe you should tell yourself you're bigger and better than this, that you can pull yourself out of whatever [crap] life throws at you, and dammit all, if you need to make money in a hurry, then dig deep, do whatever you have to, and churn out books you love as fast as you can because to hell with being down and out. This is your time to be strong.

And if you need us to cheer you along, to motivate you and keep you up, let's do it.


Right when my debut was going to release my publisher announced closure. Then a month later my husband was in the hospital for 10 days and I literally could have lost him. I was in there at his side every single day, and each day I brought my bag with my laptop with me, because weirdly it helped me get through. When he was in surgery I'd wait for him, tapping on the laptop. Then my husband lost his business and our finances tanked and we had to declare bankruptcy. And again, weirdly, I didn't stop writing. Maybe I wrote more? It was my life line.

I think being able to continue writing during a trauma (death, divorce, illness, etc) is very situational. Maybe it's so consuming you can't [expletive]ing think. Or maybe it's the thing that keeps you sane. For me, the writing is paying back really well now financially and it's the thing that's fixing all the wrongs- so me staying with it during the dark days has ended up being a good investment.

Sorry I'm babbling, but this struck a chord with me, because I know what it's like to have [crap] go down and you're trying to keep things afloat.
What I really wanted to say was I wish you the best. All the hugs. :)))

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Writers' Cafe / Re: Getting newsletter signups
« on: January 23, 2018, 11:54:27 AM »
I'm boring and I don't do a free book yet to entice readers to sign up for the newsletter at the back of the book. One day? Right now I have the sign up directly after they finish the story and it says: Did you enjoy this story? I hope so! SIGN UP HERE (hyperlink) to read more Xylan warriors and other Michele Mills news.

This was all super easy for me to set up- but I use Vellum because super easy! You touch/click on the words and it sends readers directly to the MC signup page. I like it. It works.

In the last few months I pumped up my newsletter by about 2.5k subs by doing a Ryan Zee giveaway, using Shifted Sheets (twice) and doing a FB lead gen ad (garnered from a Mark Dawson how-to video) with free book giveaway, as well as the perennial organic back of the book link. I'm so happy to have the shot in the arm of more subs, it's helping in a lot of big and little ways.

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Writers' Cafe / Re: Major changes in Facebook's Newsfeed are coming
« on: January 12, 2018, 01:34:08 PM »
Is this another reason why having a reader group is a good idea because it will be even easier to get in touch with super fans that way, instead of via your fan page? Already it seems so hard to post things on the fan page and have readers see it, unless I boost. Well, I'm sure there are authors who get a lot of traffic on their fan page because LOTS of readers and they're fun (and I'm the definition of a boring, *sigh*).

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If you plan on writing SFR that's heavier on the SF and light on the R then a male pen name would work. But, if you plan on writing hot SFR, with an emphasis on the R (like mine) then yeah, definitely do the initial, gender neutral pen name. I think that would be the best of both worlds because you won't instantly turn off readers who might be anti male writers. But, I actually think right now, in this climate, you being upfront on social media about the fact that you're a man could work for you. Just tell all about how hey it's you, and you want to be HONEST with readers so here's pics of ME. Stalk Sam Cresent on FB and see how he engages his fans for ideas. Just be the coolest male writer these romance readers have ever met, so they tell their friends- such and such is a man, but I still love his books and he's totally cool!

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Nobody move! I've got FOUR books in the top 100 of Science Fiction Romance right now! There's a new release (Jan. 4th) and the other three in the series all rose up too. This happened in Sept with a different series (two books) and also last summer (three books)- which lets me know my books have awesome read through!

So far I've thrown money at FB ads, started an AMS on first in series. There was a bit of ads for 2nd in series at 99 cent. My newsletter. A few swaps. An author FB takeover. Some signal boosting on FB by friends in niche. There's lots more promo stacking to come!


Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,034 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
#20 in Books > Romance > Science Fiction
#27 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Romance > Science Fiction
#67 in Books > Romance > Paranormal

#6,664 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
#96 in Books > Romance > Science Fiction
#119 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Romance > Science Fiction
#504 in Books > Romance > Paranormal

Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,022 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
#41 in Books > Romance > Science Fiction
#52 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Romance > Science Fiction
#206 in Books > Romance > Paranormal

Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,289 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
#46 in Books > Romance > Science Fiction
#59 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Romance > Science Fiction
#231 in Books > Romance > Paranormal

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Writers' Cafe / Re: Are Paid Newsletter Swaps A Thing?
« on: December 12, 2017, 06:37:05 PM »
People do newsletter swaps a lot and completely swear by it.

I was with Patty on this, not wanting to put anything in my own newsletter that I haven't personally read and thinking the whole newsletter swap thing was out of my comfort zone.

But...I've just heard too many success stories from authors who swear by it, so I recently put my toe in the water and I'm paying to place an upcoming release in another author's newsletter. I like it this way because I don't have to reciprocate and rec a book in my own newsletter that I haven't actually read. I'm not ready for that yet.

So, along with all the other promo, I'm paying to have a promo spot in another author's newsletter. We'll see how it goes...No harm in trying it out, right?:)

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Writers' Cafe / Re: Positive KU experience?
« on: December 08, 2017, 08:56:39 AM »
I'm all in KU and it's really working for me. I have five books out and the 6th releasing soon. KU works great for me because I write hot SFR and that's mainly all KU so readers expect that. It's a great way for a newer author like me to grow readership. Right now I'm perfectly happy to keep writing SFR and keep all those books KU. One day I might want to go wide to get more readers but maybe I'll do that with a publisher? Not sure. But right now, happy with progress in KU- staying.

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Writers' Cafe / Re: The Decline of the Promo Sites
« on: November 03, 2017, 12:42:27 PM »
Mark Dawson is piloting the FB messenger ads. I'm waiting on him to continue trying it out and to continue to report back effectiveness before I dip my toe in.

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I've been self publishing for nearly a year now and I've used Vellum since day one. I have five books out and a 6th on the way. At first I used Mac in cloud, which yes was a PITA but it worked, which is what mattered. I didn't even realize that it was such a PITA until, many months later when I bought a Mac and used Vellum on that instead which was simpler.

I know there are all kinds of different ways to format, and also paying for formatting, but I decided to go ahead and invest in Vellum from day one. I figured it would pay for itself over the years, which it already has. I'm happy I'm not paying someone and doing it myself because I can go in and update the front/back matter at a moment's notice and up load quickly. I have it for print now too. *cue choir of angels*

I didn't want to bother learning any of the other more DIY ways to format because I had zero interest in the time suck and I feel my time could be better spent elsewhere.

Also, my Vellum books format beautifully every time.

So I vote for used Mac and Vellum- lots of authors who are Windows based and want to stay this way do this. I went for it and eventually invested in a new MacBook and switched over to Mac only (and love it!).

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It is literally the phrasing used on Amazon.

If you have a KU membership, then it's free.
There are plenty of books that you still have to pay for, even if you are a KU subscriber. But there are a bunch that you don't. Those are "free with KU."
Just like 2 Day shipping is free with Prime. Other types of shipping are not. But if you are a Prime member, then 2 Day shipping is free.
Is this really an issue?
I'm pretty sure most reasonable people are not confused by this.

Are there more technically correct ways to phrase it? Sure.
No one really want to bother with:
As long as you meet the aforementioned conditions, you do not have to pay for the item in question at this time.

Bought one? Then you get one FREE.
Got your card punched 8 times? Your next sandwich is FREE.
Prime subscriber? Then your shipping is FREE.
A member of KU? Then this book is FREE.
It's simple. Everyone gets it.

I'd wouldn't go around saying your book is free when it's in KU. But "free with KU" is just fine.
This. I think my teasers say Available on Kindle Unlimited just because it looks more polished. I'm pretty sure I've written in ad copy Free on Kindle Unlimited not thinking about it, maybe I've done Free with Kindle Unlimited. Usually just #KindleUnlimited It's never been any kind of issue, ever. You get free shipping with Prime. The button readers one click on for the KU purchase literally says Read For Free. Amazon uses the FREE terminology everywhere, so authors do too to make things clear and in alignment for readers. Not because anyone is trying to pull one over on readers- just simply trying to help readers.

It did used to bug me back when KU first started that authors would simply say on teasers that their book was free. I think they got blow back from simply stating it was free and not clarifying it was free through being on KU. So authors quickly started adding the Free with Kindle Unlimited and that cleared everything up, plus being the same type of language that Amazon uses.

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Writers' Cafe / Re: How do you find your audience?
« on: October 19, 2017, 12:40:24 PM »
I think you get better at this as time goes on.
I originally wrote the book of my heart -debut not having a single damn clue as to what cat it would go in. I was like, categories,what are categories?

Nowadays I spend ridiculous amounts of time drilling down into what categories to place my books into, what will my readers like, what can I write that's similar to what they're used to in this niche but still fresh? And I use AMS, also boughts and yasiv.com like crazy.

Also, I found my readers on FB groups and on Twitter. I really like hanging with the readers who aren't my specific fans but readers in general of what I like. So many good recs! Plus, I learn what they like, what they're looking for.

First, you have to learn exactly what you're writing. Then start trying to hang out in the places where those readers hang out. Hang out purely as a fan, not to sell anything. Chat. Read, read, read. This will teach you a lot about how your future readers get their books. This is how, for instance, I learned my readers like KU. So I'm all in KU... 

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Writers' Cafe / Re: Prolific authors - how do you get feedback?
« on: October 19, 2017, 12:29:03 PM »
I just wrote this for another thread and cut and pasted it here because it addresses your question:
"I don't write with a crit group anymore, or even CPs. Nothing. I do it by myself now. I just need to be able to write what I want without the second guessing. I might throw out an excerpt on FB as I write, that's it.

 But, after I've got it in a reasonable place where someone could read it, although rough- I send it to a trusted beta reader or two. Not just super fans. Not someone, like my sister who doesn't read this niche- I send it to a friend who reviews and adores exactly what I'm writing so knows all genre expectations, and she betas for other authors.

For my last release she said a plot devise at the beginning wasn't working for her and she said why. I thought, yep, she's right. So, I changed it, downgraded it from what it was. Thank god I did that because even downgraded, I got some bad reviews about it- my true fans love it the way it is. But, I wonder if she hadn't told me to change it if even my fans would've been all- um, that's a bit much. No way. So yeah, my beta is a life saver. I'm about to send her a signed copy of the book and a gift card.:))"

In addition- it was hard for me to pull out of my cozy crit group I'd been with weekly for like, three or four years. But, to be truthful they were at the putting out one book per ten years and I was upgrading to four books per year and they couldn't keep up with me. Plus, I didn't need to writing committee anymore. I started to realize they didn't know the niche I was writing in like I do, so might actually give me crit that would be damaging.

I've been writing on my own for a year now and totally used to it now. I write the whole thing- rough draft but the whole thing. Then get a beta and then my editor edits it for me.

I did what you're doing- I read a lot of what other authors do, got ideas and then finally ended up with my own plan that works for me.


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Writers' Cafe / Re: So I got a terrible review today...
« on: October 19, 2017, 12:07:27 PM »
I completely feel your pain!!!!
I don't write with a crit group anymore, or even CPs. Nothing. I do it by myself now. I just need to be able to write what I want without the second guessing. I might throw out an excerpt on FB as I write, that's it.

 But, after I've got it in a reasonable place where someone could read it, although rough- I send it to a trusted beta reader or two. Not just super fans. Not someone, like my sister who doesn't read this niche- I send it to a friend who reviews and adores exactly what I'm writing so knows all genre expectations, and she betas for other authors.

For my last release she said a plot devise at the beginning wasn't working for her and she said why. I thought, yep, she's right. So, I changed it, downgraded it from what it was. Thank god I did that because even downgraded, I got some bad reviews about it- my true fans love it the way it is. But, I wonder if she hadn't told me to change it if even my fans would've been all- um, that's a bit much. No way. So yeah, my beta is a life saver. I'm about to send her a signed copy of the book and a gift card.:))

Sorry if I'm rambling here. I have these same worries and angst that you do, it's on my mind a lot lately. I want to write what I want but still want to please fans. I'm still a new writer and growing my readership so I keep getting reviews by readers who try me out and go ALL THE NOPES because it's not their cuppa. Those are the hardest reviews because you second guess yourself, but then I try to remember that I'm gaining FB followers, newsletter subscribers, one clicks- daily. There are people who like my weird stuff exactly as is and want more of it and don't want me to change. Lol

I have an experienced author friend who was trying to guide me through my newbie author reading reviews angst- she said don't read the bad reviews in order to use them as crit. Therein lies madness. She's so right.

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Writers' Cafe / Re: Thoughts On Small Time Publishers?
« on: October 19, 2017, 11:43:26 AM »
I debuted with a publisher, which ended up being a good thing. I got top notch editing (developmental, line and proofreading) amazing cover art and they put my book on NetGalley. People bought my book off of the publisher's website just because they loved the publisher.

Um, the publisher ended up announcing closure. So there's that scary reality with small pub. But, I look back and think hey, I got all that cool stuff for my debut for FREE. Then the money I got from the sales of that book I poured into my first self pub release- it gave me a bit of start up money to go it on my own. So this turned out a win-win.

But yeah, be wary about small pub. I think about trying to sub again to a "small pub" that's actually a line from a NY pub because I want to go wide but I'm timid to go wide alone so maybe wide with this certain pub that sells books to my same readers would be a good idea. Also, I'd love one day to get the holy grail of print deal with trad because PRINT DISTRIBUTION. But right now I'm happy self pub all in KU because I think I actually sell better than majority of romance writers with ebook deals with trad or small pub.

But, a good reason to go small pub- maybe marketing is scary to you. Or, some genres/sub genre have a lot of followers through publishers and the readers like print. Or, like me, you think you don't have the start up money so a publisher can get your book out there into the wild for you without you having to put up money up front. Again, be careful though, not all small pub is equal in this. Some small pubs are so small you might as well have given your book to Aunt Edna and your five year old cousin to edit and make cover, format and upload- they would do a better job. So, beware!

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Writers' Cafe / Re: Non-humanXhuman couples in sci-fi
« on: October 19, 2017, 11:24:11 AM »
First, there are rules for Romance that don't really apply to other genres. One of which is human to human sex. Even Shifters have to be in human form otherwise it's bestiality and that's a no-no.

So that's why you see so many humanoid aliens (SFR) and humans on shifter books.

IF you're going to have more of a romantic subplot, then don't include sex (for your audience) and focus on giving your alien qualities humans find attractive. Don't focus so much on how they are different (like furry). And if you're beta testing with your fans, don't include a picture!
This. Plus, without even looking at a link, just reading your description I winced and thought "furry porn". I write SFR, my friends write SFR and believe me the whole alien/human romance thing is huge. We love it!!! It's just how you play it. If you go and check out the top 100 in SFR you'll see the type of alien/human romance that readers love and you'll quickly see the "rules" literally by reading blurbs and checking out covers.

I think others on this thread are right- if you don't normally write romance and your readers don't like romance, they won't like an all-in foray into romance, especially since it doesn't follow expected romance tropes. A romance subplot and low heat level- that sounds like a good plan, unless you want to create a new SFR pen name...

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Writers' Cafe / Re: Intimacy too soon...
« on: October 17, 2017, 06:32:36 PM »
I just wanted to give a shout out for Instalove. Or even instalust. I love it so much in books. I've written my last four books where they have sex pretty much right away. In my last release H/h were all over each other by like, pg 10 and they'd just met. :))) I'm writing one right now where I realize they can't have sex right away because of the setting/situation, darn it. I'm laughing at myself because I haven't had to write a slower build up since, like, four books ago and I'm kinda rusty at this.

I just like throwing the normal slower build up sexual tension, all the emotional feels and bonding, which leads to physical intimacy- on it's head- and instead show physical intimacy first and then having couple back track to emotional feels, continued sexual tension and bonding- Love. Readers love both- Instalove and slow burn, or anything in-between. Just write what you want, romance readers will follow.

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Everyone builds their catalogue one book at a time. At some point, even Amanda Lee had just one book published. ;D
LOL

Kay7979- Good Luck!!!!!!!

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Writers' Cafe / Re: Blurb opinion please (romance) - updated
« on: October 14, 2017, 05:58:07 AM »
"Sparing his life and offering him a deal was a mistake. Marrying him to get back at his father was an even bigger one.
Now he's getting under my skin and making me feel things I never thought I'd be able to feel.
But falling for the son of the man who brutally murdered my whole family right in front of my eyes isn't my only problem. My enemies are coming for me, and the only one who might know how to defeat them once and for all is my husband.
I just don't know if I can trust him with my life... or my heart."

Just got on here and read this version. I like. Use this. Upload and hit submit, ready to go!

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Writers' Cafe / Re: Back Matters Revisited
« on: October 12, 2017, 02:53:34 PM »
I like to keep my front/back matter clean and not too much:

1. I start the book with the blurb which I title Summary
2. copyright
3. table of contents
4. Book
5. Did you like this story? I hope so! Please sign up for my newsletter...(I don't have a reader magnet yet or automated anything)
6. At this point I always include a blurb of the next book in series or if at the end of the series,the first book in series. At the bottom it says- continue reading for an excerpt
7. Excerpt of first scene of next book. Available now! link. (I'm a big believer in helping readers to buy your next book- make it easy for them!)
8. Short author bio along with links to social media, email, website
9. Also by Michele Mills: A list of my books that readers can click.
10. Sometimes I throw in a gushy acknowledgments page. :)

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Writers' Cafe / Re: Any Ideas Why My Promo Crashed and Burned?
« on: October 05, 2017, 10:48:58 PM »
This:
My suggestion - write the next book with the reviews in mind to avoid the pitfalls of this book. Or redo this book to clear up some of the issues related to what I listed and the possible pacing issues which could have led to people calling it slow.

Also, yes, fix the part in the bio where you refer to yourself as a non writer. This book is a year old with a bad review rating. Trying to keep selling it is beating a dead horse and a waste of your time (although tightening the blurb as suggested up thread is an easy fix). Concentrate on writing the next book and making that the best it can be. Invest in a developmental edit of the next book, I think that would be really helpful for your career.
Good luck!

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