Blog Tour: “Love: Lost and Found” by Pamela Beckford

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Continuing the trend of supporting fellow authors, I present a book of poetry, “Love: Lost and Found” by Pamela BeckfordThe poetess describes her tome as being filled with poems reflecting the phases of love. Continue reading

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Blog Tour: “Othella”, Arcadian Heights #1 by Therin Knite

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For my followers who are unfamiliar with the publishing industry, a book blog tour is a virtual tour to help an author promote their book without traveling. It’s the same concept as going to a store or event signings but instead of physical places, the author is going from blog to blog during the time frame of the tour. Continue reading

Are There Benefits from being highly ranked in Amazon’s Kindle Store?

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When I was younger, I thought I knew everything. But now that I have a few years under my belt, I’m realizing I hardly know anything. It’s all very annoying!

Take, for example, how Amazon works. The biggest damn purveyor of just about everything under the sun is a complete mystery to me. I need some help here.

Let me set the scene: Continue reading

Traditional Publishing vs. Self Publishing

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In the year 2000, when I was peddling my first novel to agents, I was told that there were 24 million manuscripts submitted that year and only 1% to 1.5% of those would be picked up by a literary agent. Of those picked up, only 65% would score a publisher. I was a one of the lucky ones who got an agent… more on that below. Continue reading