Indie Publishing News Issue 13 with Linked Contents Page

Latest Edition OUT NOW..with Contents Page Links

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Hi Everyone.  I hope you like this new version of yoru FREE Marketing Magazine which now has a linked content page.

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PRONOUN – eBook Distributors

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https://books.pronoun.com/claireplaisted/

Thanks to 20Booksto50K Facebook Group and its many member with some amazing posts –  I have found another book distributer.  Similar to Draft to Digital in its simplicity to use.  They show you formats you can use.  I few things not to do and simple explanations.  I enjoyed putting my book out there today.

They also distribute to Google Books which for me is a huge plus.  I do have an account there, though I tend to forget. This will help enormously and give me more time to write.

Dont’ forget to check out my books and PRONOUN…You’ll love it

New Release from Lady Roxy

NEW RELEASE
Jackal, book one of the new hot and thrilling series Blazing Devils MC

A novel that mixes thriller and romance into a nail biting conclusion.
https://www.amazon.com/Roxanne-Greening/e/B01LE1KTWM

 Jackle

A novel that mixes thriller and romance into a nail biting conclusion.
https://www.amazon.com/Roxanne-Greening/e/B01LE1KTWM

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MC urban romance

Sons of the Apocalypse MC series

AXEL – $0.99 and FREE on KU
JACE – $0.99 and FREE on KU
BRANDON – $2.99
JESSE – $2.99 FREE on KU

The Sons of the Apocalypse MC always seem to fall for women who have far too much baggage.

But these guys are tough and will take on anything or anyone who tries to stand in their way.

Take a look on Amazon

Each book goes through the biker’s life and the woman he falls for, hunts, and then wins as his lady.

But nothing in life is that easy.

Roxanne Greening takes the reader into the world of OUTLAW MOTORCYCLE CLUBS and the romances that drive them.

Suitable for readers of 18+ due to violence and sexual situations.

Listen to a reading of Jesse
https://youtu.be/LxdBNGFPuX4?list=PLjOMQORvQpEyZoGnUccO7URzlJ0AlKA_5

Listen to a reading from Brandon

https://youtu.be/7RGZoraYfSw?list=PLjOMQORvQpEzwQJKnq9Bhvbs0wevRN_Oo

Bio

Roxanne Greening is a mother of two young children and lives in the beautiful rural area in West Virginia, USA.  It was because of her love for reading romances, that Roxanne decided to write her own.  However, it is the MC romances that she enjoys writing the most. “Being able to become a rebel, an outlaw (in fiction) is a powerful thing.” And so Axel, the first book of the SONS OF THE APOCALYPSE, was published in August 2016.

Roxanne also enjoys to quilt, and secretly want to be a ninja.

Where to find Lady Roxy

https://m.facebook.com/AuthorRoxanneGreening

Twitter.com/@RoxanneGreening

http://Authorroxannegreening.wordpress.com

https://www.amazon.com/Roxanne-Greening/e/B01LE1KTWM

https://plus.google.com/collection/stDpmB

 

Do you know how to conduct an interview?

Character Interview fun…

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Writers need to understand their characters. twitter-click to tweet

And what better way to understand a character than asking questions?

A while back I was inspired by Dan Alatorre to play around with character interviews. It was a lot of fun.

One of my readers loved the idea so much he took it a step further and did not one, but four interviews of the characters in his upcoming book. What a fun read!

Here is the link to the first interview. The other three are just as entertaining. I loved them all! Great job Budgie. You can definitely use these as marketing tools.

Blood Drive Interview 1: Christian MAY 16, 2017

I think it’s great when an author like Dan, shares an idea and the idea takes on a life of its own.

If you missed Dan’s post here is the link: 

Character Interview: Samantha (Sam) From Poggibonsi April 30, 2017

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Game Changing Writing Advice: Sentence Starters

I thought this might interest those who have just started out writing and those who need a reminder…like me.

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A while ago I wrote a post asking you lovely bloggers for advice on how to stop using He, She, Character Name as sentence starters. I am so overwhelmed by the level of guidance and support I received from that post. To check out all the incredibly helpful comments click here

As promised, I’ve collated the information and have put together a brief list of the advice I received. These tips are game changers.

Use Deep POV – Anna Kaling Author

One sure way to avoid using too many pronouns is to write from a deep point of view. Rather than acting as a distant narrator, write as if you are feeling and seeing through the eyes and body of your character. Here is the brilliant example of this used by Anna Kaling in my comments section –

Shallow POV:

Jane listened to Andrew drone on about his day…

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What’s a muse?

My muses are like a small pixie sitting on my shoulder. What is your muse?

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museIn Greek Mythology there were nine goddesses who were considered to be the source of inspiration for arts, science, and stuff like that.

Nowadays the term kind of describes a person who inspires an artist. Kind of.

We artists find inspiration in the most unlikely of places (or situations.) It’s not just other works of art that inspire us to create art, but also places, events, people.

But I’ve always considered a muse to be more than all that.

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Character Interview – Wisp

I love Character Interviews…so thought I would share this one 🙂

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Character Interview – Wisp.

Me-          Hello, Wisp.

Wisp-      Hello, Adele.

Me-          You are a Law Enforcer in the city of Edra. Can you tell us about a typical day.

Wisp-      There is no such thing as a typical day. -laughs- On a good day I do my rounds then stop off for a pie at the market. Report back to the Senior then go home.

Me-          And on a bad day?

Wisp-      A drug death. Fish a body out of the river. Missing children and heartache.

Me-          It surprises me that they are drug problems in Edra.

Wisp-      There are many problems in Edra that would surprise a lot of people. I see the underbelly, the parts of Edra where no one wants to go willingly…

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Book Giveaway Sellers

Something i’d not thought about with Giveaways…

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Did you know that many Giveaways (print book) competitions authors run are an easy way for re-seller to get their hands on a FREE print book and then sell it? Generally with no royalty to you since you bought an Author copy in the first place.  With eBooks some have the technical ability to change into a PRINT as well though they will only have an ASIN Number.

Is there a way to stop this?

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Possible.  Not sure what the laws say in other countries for PRINT books. What I have been told that it is illegal to on sell PROOF BOOKs.  So maybe it’s time to use these books as giveaways instead of losing our royalties.  After all we are technically writing them off as necessary part of being an author.  True there is no royalty with them, though there is also no resale.

What are the laws…

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Technology and those who DON’T use it!

Do you need Technology?

Plaisted Publishing

I love technology. I had always wanted to be a computer tech, however my parents thought computers were a FAD so I wasn’t allowed to take computing at school in the 1980s.  This was also prior to public internet. I loved every class and I was good.  Never mind I eventually got my way over 25 yrs later when my husband went to college.  Computer access was important.

Since that time I have developed some excellent skills and though I still have people help me out on odd occasions, I find I am now helping others and get called a tech expert – which I’m not. I just happen to know my way around various things and can teach others a few tricks I have learnt along the way.

Then you get those who aren’t interested in computers, those who can’t or won’t learn and those who would love to…

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Images in Children’s eBooks

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The first image shows what was wrong.  The second shows how it should be

Well that took a while and what a rigmarole to get sorted.  A total of three weeks emailing KINDLE to work out what and how to sort out making images look great in my children’s eBooks.  

So it took a while.  I never had issues with my books until a few weeks ago. I’m not sure what KINDLE changed or updated, however the images in my books were all over the place and looked nasty.  Nothing like the PRINT edition.  I wasn’t impressed, though finding out and finally getting it sorted was AWESOME.

What was the answer?   Saving WORD as a Web Page Filter, putting the two files this makes into a ZIP File and uploading it.  Then checking in the PREVIEWER.   YAY  it worked, well after a few attempts.  Not to…

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