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Re: It's all L.J. Sellers fault!
« Reply #50 on: March 02, 2011, 12:21:36 pm »
Less than a month... begin the countdown!

Lol- ditto here.

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    Re: It's all L.J. Sellers fault!
    « Reply #51 on: March 02, 2011, 12:35:30 pm »
    Reading LS Sellers blog, and other authors like her, shook me out of my apathy after 20 years of traditional publishing and made me realize there truly was another way to do business.  I'd mostly been putting backlist out there and still focusing on my next WIP going traditional, but have finally decided the hell with that.  There are so many things traditional publishers CAN'T do, such as get a book out in a timely manner.  I've had over 45 books published traditionally and I finally asked myself-- what are they going to do for me differently this time than all the other times?

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    Re: It's all L.J. Sellers fault!
    « Reply #52 on: March 02, 2011, 06:04:37 pm »
    Bob, isn't it empowering to take charge of your own publishing schedule? It's the only way to capitalize on events than can boost your releases and get books out in a timely manner. Best wishes!
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    Re: It's all L.J. Sellers fault!
    « Reply #53 on: March 02, 2011, 10:03:30 pm »
    Very empowering.  It's not any easier, but to not have to rely on so many other people to decide my fate and have more control, makes me want to work even harder.
    Frankly, my wife and I talked about giving my agent my latest and she said:  "What's going to be any different?  Why do the same thing you've done for 20 years and expect something different to happen, especially when times are worse than ever?"

    I never get to handle the remote control.  She always has it and she's always right with that.  So I trust her on this.

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    Re: It's all L.J. Sellers fault!
    « Reply #54 on: March 03, 2011, 07:22:04 am »
    In alcohol/drug counseling circles, they say the definition of insanity is "doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results." I think it applies well to the expectations of traditional publishing.
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    Re: It's all L.J. Sellers fault!
    « Reply #55 on: March 03, 2011, 08:01:37 am »
    They really are awesome books, LJ.   The characters are very believable (Schak is one of my favorites) and the storylines make it seem as though we know that area of the country as well as being up-to-date nationally.  Brava!

    Gads, I had no idea what I'd been missing. Going to get a few of these today.  I will "report back" after reading :-)

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    Re: It's all L.J. Sellers fault!
    « Reply #56 on: March 03, 2011, 11:53:59 am »
    Thanks, Margaret!
    As news to readers: Last month I signed with Books in Motion to produce the series as audio books and now a Spanish-language publisher is interested. The series may go international. :)
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    « Reply #57 on: March 03, 2011, 11:59:31 am »
    I just saw the first chapter of book 5 on your blog... quaking in my boots here... Very much looking forward to it. :) 

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    Re: It's all L.J. Sellers fault!
    « Reply #58 on: March 03, 2011, 06:08:09 pm »
    Thanks, Emily. The early feedback on book #5 is terrific. My editor kept saying "brilliant."  :)

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    Re: It's all L.J. Sellers fault!
    « Reply #59 on: March 03, 2011, 06:29:26 pm »
    L.J. my 19 yo son is DYING for book #5. He read book 1 on Valentine's Day, came home that weekend, made me get 2-4 and read them all in 1 day one right after the next.
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    « Reply #60 on: March 03, 2011, 06:46:55 pm »
    Thanks, Emily. The early feedback on book #5 is terrific. My editor kept saying "brilliant."  :)


    Wow, you are SO helping with the month-long wait.  Thanks a lot!!   ;D

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    Re: It's all L.J. Sellers fault!
    « Reply #61 on: March 03, 2011, 08:24:11 pm »
    BTackitt: Wow! I love it that your son is engrossed in the series. It's good to know the stories engage readers of all ages.

    Dying for Justice, aka, Jackson 5, is a little different from the others. Detective Evans has a strong POV, and my husband really likes her character. I'm hoping most my male readers will too.

    For the background on how this story developed, here's a blog I wrote (about almost giving up the series) and how it turned around.
    http://ljsellers.com/wordpress/the-new-jackson-novel

    Emily, I'm really not trying to torture you!. When it's available, you'll be one of the first to know.
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    « Reply #62 on: March 05, 2011, 08:49:41 pm »
    I just finished The Sex Club and I was blown away!  What an excellent read!!  Thank you L. J.!!!!  Of course, I came right here... to buy the others in the series.  And, thanks to my fellow KindleBoarders who encouraged me to buy this first book in the first place.  I honestly hadn't paid a lot of attention to it, thinking that it possibly was not something I'd buy (based on the title).  But after reading people's comments and reviews... I knew I had to give it a try since I love detective/mystery books - especially series.  But, more than just certain genres, I love reading excellent writing.... and The Sex Club definitely has that.  Can't wait to read the rest!!

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    Re: It's all L.J. Sellers fault!
    « Reply #63 on: March 05, 2011, 09:46:09 pm »
    Just finished book 4!!!!!  HOLY CRAP was not expecting that... is Book 5 ready yet???????????????  Just kidding I know I don't have long to wait...so I'll try to wait no so patiently for my next fix. Great Job!!!! thanks for sharing with us.
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    Re: It's all L.J. Sellers fault!
    « Reply #64 on: March 06, 2011, 10:41:04 am »
    PG13 and MistyD: Thanks for posting such great things about my series! It makes my day. Book #5, Dying for Justice, is in the final stage of production and will be ready early. Possibly by next week. I'll post about it soon. If you want an e-mail for my new releases, contact me at: ljsellers.novelist @ gmail.com

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    « Reply #65 on: March 07, 2011, 09:13:33 am »
    PG13 and MistyD: Thanks for posting such great things about my series! It makes my day. Book #5, Dying for Justice, is in the final stage of production and will be ready early. Possibly by next week. I'll post about it soon. If you want an e-mail for my new releases, contact me at: ljsellers.novelist @ gmail.com

    L.J.


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    Re: It's all L.J. Sellers fault!
    « Reply #66 on: March 07, 2011, 11:24:57 am »
    I love Detective Evans-- this is good news!!

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    Re: It's all L.J. Sellers fault!
    « Reply #67 on: March 07, 2011, 03:56:25 pm »
    Casey: Thanks for your enthusiasm about Detective Evans. I had a lot of fun writing from her POV. She's quite different from Jackson, less controlled. I got to cut loose, a little.

    I uploaded the book this morning. It should be live in a few days.
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    Re: It's all L.J. Sellers fault!
    « Reply #68 on: March 07, 2011, 05:14:20 pm »
    WooooHoooo!!!   ;D
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    « Reply #69 on: March 07, 2011, 05:35:41 pm »

    I uploaded the book this morning. It should be live in a few days.


    Please, please, pretty-please, will you post back when it's live?  Otherwise, I will be stalking Amazon and frankly, I don't want that on my log at work...  ;D

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    Re: It's all L.J. Sellers fault!
    « Reply #70 on: March 07, 2011, 08:15:22 pm »
    I found out that book 1 was terrific.... started right in on book 2 because I had to find out what was happening with the characters..... got no housework done and read book 2 in basically one day and it was even better than book 1..... so I moved right on into book 3 and I'm devouring it..... Whew!  It's a good thing that book 5 will be out soon because this series just keeps getting better and better.  And I really like Detective Evans so I can't wait!!  Now... back to book 3.......

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    Re: It's all L.J. Sellers fault!
    « Reply #71 on: March 08, 2011, 06:59:26 am »
    Thanks again for your enthusiasm and support. I discovered this morning that Dying for Justice is already selling in the UK store! So it could be live today in the US too. I'd better get going on my newsletter!
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    « Reply #72 on: March 08, 2011, 07:29:17 am »
    My "One Click" finger is twitching!  This is the best series I've read in a VERY long time!!

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    Re: It's all L.J. Sellers fault!
    « Reply #74 on: March 08, 2011, 08:15:28 am »
    I have an itchy trigger finger!!  I should wrap up the 4th book pretty soon after I get home from work so I'm excited  :)

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