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Faux Druids, Fallen Monks, and Feisty Heroines


The amazing Anne Stuart has two books on sale this month. Faux druids for $1.99. How can you resist?

Anne Stuart has two phenomenal (or so she tells me) books on sale at Amazon for the entire month for $1.99 each. The first is NIGHTFALL, arguably her darkest, best book, and the second is PRINCE OF MAGIC, a historical complete with faux druids, fallen monks, ghosts and a feisty heroine.

Novellas As the Future of Publishing. Huh.


Over on io9, there’s a post about Tor’s newest brainwave: Novellas as the future of publishing. You should read the whole Tor theory, but boiled down to TLDR: Readers don’t have much time and they want to be able to finish a story fast, so novellas will dominate the future of digital publishing.

I have some thoughts on this:

That Argh E-Book Pricing Poll


About a thousand years ago, I put up a poll on e-books. It’s there to your right. Then I forgot about it. I just looked at it again and it’s a flawed poll (I didn’t put all the pricing choices on there because . . . I forget why), plus given the span of time, people have probably changed their opinions, but what I’ve noticed is that the most popular choice for a fair price now–$2.99 to $3.99–has changed from the most popular choice previously: $6.99 to $7.99. That’s not good, said the published writer. read more >>

Questionable: 10 Things to Know About Publishing


Julie wrote:

How about . . . [a] Top 10 things nobody tells you about getting your book published, Top 10 things newbie authors need to know, middle-of-the-road/almost published authors should know…


Questionable: Reasons for Rejection


Julie asked:

How about your Top 10 lists of helpful tips like… Top 10 most common things that get a manuscript rejected . . . 10 Rejection Reasons and what they *really* mean (decoding those rejection letters can be hard sometimes).

Top Ten Reasons an Editor Rejects Your Book: