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Post by RJDiogenes » Sun Jun 02, 2019 8:51 pm

It was the best of threads, it was the worst of threads. It was a dark and stormy thread. The thread was the color of a television turned to a dead channel. Call my thread Ishmael!

Okay, now that I've gotten us off to a good start, let's get posting! :book:
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Post by blablover5 » Sun Jun 02, 2019 11:08 pm

I sent off my first round of edits. I suspect my editor and I shall do battle often as she loves adding had and I freaking hate that word.
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Post by RJDiogenes » Sun Jun 02, 2019 11:19 pm

I've had enough of it myself.
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Post by blablover5 » Fri Jun 07, 2019 7:05 pm

My one book is off to line-edits, I should really start working on the sequel, and my short story was accepted into an anthology.
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Post by RJDiogenes » Fri Jun 07, 2019 11:17 pm

You're on fire. What's the anthology?
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Post by blablover5 » Sat Jun 08, 2019 1:54 am

Shifter Between the Sheets. It's what I wrote Reefcake for.
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Post by RJDiogenes » Sat Jun 08, 2019 7:22 pm

Apparently not up for pre-sale yet on Amazon.
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Post by blablover5 » Sat Jun 08, 2019 9:12 pm

Oh no. It's not coming until November.
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Post by blablover5 » Sun Jun 09, 2019 5:51 pm

I figure it's finally time to get the ball rolling on setting up a Street Team. https://www.facebook.com/groups/ellenmintstreet/ On Friday I'll send out a mass email to see who's willing to join up.
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Post by RJDiogenes » Sun Jun 09, 2019 9:07 pm

I'm certainly willing to join if it will help you. I can't promise to read everything. I'll more likely be able to check out the short stories.
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Post by blablover5 » Sun Jun 16, 2019 1:55 am

I published Gettin' Lucky on amazon, but I need some help getting the price down to free.

Go to the page for it -- https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07T2R84HN then scroll down to the "Tell us about a lower price" and put in 0 and the link to it on smashwords. https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/944207

Thanks for the help!
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Post by RJDiogenes » Sun Jun 16, 2019 8:27 pm

Okay, all set. But how can you make any money if it's free. I bought it before I submitted the link, so you'll at least get a few cents. :twocents: :lol:
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Post by blablover5 » Sun Jun 16, 2019 8:48 pm

It's my magnet book, and it was already in an anthology so this way it'll hopefully lead to people clicking to check out my profile and more books.
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Post by RJDiogenes » Sun Jun 16, 2019 9:09 pm

Sweet. I hope it works. :yes:
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Post by australis » Mon Jun 17, 2019 4:12 pm

So, 'Catching Light' is up on Amazon, but I wonder where else I can put it, now I've converted it to mobi and epub. The Amazon T&Cs say the agreement is "non-exclusive", so I assume that means I can place it with other eBook publishers., I also want to place it with a print-on-demand publisher, as Amazon Aust don't do hard copies Down Under, and one would have to come from the UK at about $30/copy. Any thoughts about ebook publishers? I'm on a learning curve here, and I ALWAYS struggle with those.

Also have it in for review at a couple of Aust SF magazines.
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Post by RJDiogenes » Mon Jun 17, 2019 10:47 pm

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Post by blablover5 » Mon Jun 17, 2019 11:03 pm

I finally kicked off my Street Team. Got 8 takers so that's something. It's gonna be a slow burn I imagine.
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Re: Author's Thread #12

Post by Lupine » Tue Jun 18, 2019 2:53 pm

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Mon Jun 17, 2019 4:12 pm
So, 'Catching Light' is up on Amazon, but I wonder where else I can put it, now I've converted it to mobi and epub. The Amazon T&Cs say the agreement is "non-exclusive", so I assume that means I can place it with other eBook publishers., I also want to place it with a print-on-demand publisher, as Amazon Aust don't do hard copies Down Under, and one would have to come from the UK at about $30/copy. Any thoughts about ebook publishers? I'm on a learning curve here, and I ALWAYS struggle with those.
I published my stuff on Amazon and Smashwords. Surprised that the Australian Amazon doesn't do hardcopies.

Meanwhile I'm almost done proofing Murder the World and I'm slowly slogging along with Severance Pay. Working at the Faire site has really cut into my time.

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Post by blablover5 » Wed Jun 19, 2019 1:31 am

I'm on my last edit, so got to make this all good before it's off to the publisher for the last time.
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Post by Lupine » Wed Jun 19, 2019 4:26 pm

And after am 8 month wait, Fallen Masks was rejected by Baen.

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Post by blablover5 » Wed Jun 19, 2019 10:35 pm

Boo! I swear publishers don't want anyone new. Just the same ol' same ol' they already know.
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Re: Author's Thread #12

Post by RJDiogenes » Wed Jun 19, 2019 11:19 pm

Lupine wrote:
Wed Jun 19, 2019 4:26 pm
And after am 8 month wait, Fallen Masks was rejected by Baen.
Ugh, that sucks. Did they make any comments?
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Mon Jun 17, 2019 11:03 pm
I finally kicked off my Street Team. Got 8 takers so that's something. It's gonna be a slow burn I imagine.
What's this? Is it something I can do?
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Post by Lupine » Thu Jun 20, 2019 3:04 pm

RJDiogenes wrote:
Wed Jun 19, 2019 11:19 pm
Lupine wrote:
Wed Jun 19, 2019 4:26 pm
And after am 8 month wait, Fallen Masks was rejected by Baen.
Ugh, that sucks. Did they make any comments?
No, just a generic reject. :no:

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Re: Author's Thread #12

Post by Lupine » Thu Jun 20, 2019 4:12 pm

Meanwhile I popped off Murder the World to RJ for his input if he still wants to read it.

And I got an add from Amazon for Time Immemorial. The book seems familiar.... :conf:

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Re: Author's Thread #12

Post by blablover5 » Thu Jun 20, 2019 9:00 pm

Sent off hopefully the last of my edits. Whew.
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