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Writers' Cafe / Re: Erotic Romance- How steamy to go on a cover?
« Last post by Cryptic Fawn on Today at 09:13:11 PM »
What did the cover of 50 Shades of Grey look like?

Must have been pretty steamy.

Like this.



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Hi all, I'm new to this forum and looking through all the really great books, I realise that my genre is not really represented here.

I'm wondering if any of you would be interested in forming a group to promote books for kids - not just nature books, but fun, comical books too.

I've just created an Author Page in KBoards, but not sure what to do with it now! Any suggestions on how I promote it, where I use it?

My website is: http://learnaboutyourworld.com and
my kboards book page is: http://www.kboards.com/book/?asin=B00GLPB4IK#morebooks.

I'm interested in creating books in other genres too, so this is a great site to be connected with.

Thanks all.
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I'm running a Kindle Countdown Deal in the US right now. I just assumed, since only one type of promotion is allowed at a time, I couldn't run a Kindle Countdown Deal in the UK at the same time I'm running one in the US. I suddenly realized I don't know if that's true or not. Does Amazon allow an author to run Kindle Countdown Deals at the same time in both the US and UK?
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Writers' Cafe / Re: Erotic Romance- How steamy to go on a cover?
« Last post by Okey Dokey on Today at 09:04:32 PM »
What did the cover of 50 Shades of Grey look like?

Must have been pretty steamy.
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Writers' Cafe / Re: Business Plans (general question)
« Last post by jvin248 on Today at 09:04:27 PM »

The benefit of a business plan is forcing you to think about your business. What unique niche focus do you have, external competition, how much capital you will need, and what the long term profitability will likely be. Then you step back and see if the profit makes you interested enough in pursuing the opportunity. Usually the plan hinges on the assumptions - Assume one thing and you've got fantastic profits and why-not-do-this-thing-right-now-with-that-hockey-stick-chart-of-profits-jabbing-me-in-the-eye? while assuming something slightly different will cause you to run away as fast as possible.
The business plan is useful in the doing, not the finished document.

You can 'search engine' the typical business plan forms and examples but these are the general things to consider:
-Which genre niche is selling best with lowest competition? 40% of all books sold are Romance, there are a lot of writers working it already
-Do your writing skills and interests align with that niche? Can you enjoy writing Romance (or erotica that seems hot right now) or you are only interested in writing a genre with only two documented readers?
-How much can you write (volume or speed of output)? More often the successful indie authors publish a book a month or faster, there are exceptions but probability favors those authors with better and more consistent output.
-Capital outlay. Do you plan on $2,500/book editing, $1,000 e-book cover, $500 formatting? Can you do those steps yourself, with a rapid learning curve to be 'ok' in your genre? Can you do it on your own and be 'fantastic'?

Then ask yourself if you'll be writing something anyway - for free to amuse yourself - so that selling those words to entertain others just ads extra fun to the project? Or trying to sell those words to replace/escape an existing day-job?






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Writers' Cafe / Re: Looking for Other Humor/ Comedy Authors
« Last post by Fishbowl Helmet on Today at 09:02:49 PM »
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Writers' Cafe / Re: Post-apocolytpic pre-made Covers
« Last post by David S. on Today at 09:01:57 PM »
They need to be pre-made because after the apocalypse cover designers will be few and far between and have no access to the cloud, or computers.
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The Book Bazaar / Free Kindle Book Promo
« Last post by sgospel on Today at 08:56:54 PM »
I wanted to let you know that I have a special promotion on Kindle coming up where my book (Non-Fiction) will be available for free.

Free on Thursday 8/7/14, Friday 8/8/13, and Saturday 8/9/14 " The Ultimate Guide To Kindle Publishing Using Microsoft Word"

ASIN: B00ICKQFEU

http://smarturl.it/PUBLISHING

6 reviews with an average 5 star rating

Website: http://sgospe7.wix.com/allensmithbooks
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/allensmithbooks
Twitter: www.twitter.com/revallensmith
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I will be running a THREE DAY PROMOTION for the first two Chapters of the "Terminal Reset" series (Episode 1) on Amazon from  07/29 thru 07/31.

You will be able to purchase for FREE at Terminal Reset: The Coming of The Wave - Chapters 1 and 2 (Terminal Reset Series) for the duration of the promotion.   :)

(This will run starting midnite, 07/29 and ending at 11:59pm on 07/31.)

Currently, SIX Editions have been published, with the next Episode approximately 70% complete.

If you want to read hard science fiction with a contemporary setting, that is packed with adventure and excitement, this is it!

The Coming of The Wave is the story of a mysterious force from the early Universe traveling the trackless void of interstellar space, and millions of years later coming into our Solar System.

It's arcane physics warp our own Reality, and its effects are unlike any before in ANY science fiction novel or short story you have EVER read!

The science is real, and recent news reports have validated many of the scenes that were depicted in the series months BEFORE the reporting occurred!  :o

You can also visit the website for more information about the series.

Enjoy!

A.E. Williams

PS - BOOKMARK THIS SO YOU CAN FIND IT EASILY TOMORROW!
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Today, after more of the major ads I had purchased for my Kindle Countdown Deal started running, there FINALLY was a spike in sales. I updated my original post with numbers and a graph. :)
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