Author, Books, iBooks, Kindle, Romance Novels

Betas needed

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Changed is now available on Amazon in eBook and Paperback, and in eBook on iBooks, Kobo, Nook, and many other retailers.

Amazon: https://amzn.to/2KKaKip

Other retailers: www.books2read.com/changed

How is your August going? Is it hot where you are? We are averaging 100+ degree days here in North Louisiana. Every. Damn. Day. I know everyone is about to go bonkers for pumpkin-spice everything, boots, scarves, and go Full Fall Festival Mode. (Note: Never Go Full Fall Festival Mode. Ever). Around these parts that kind of stuff happens, but it’s not as fun. We can have those same 100 degree days in October sometimes. Wear shorts at Thanksgiving. Sometimes even Christmas.

If you haven’t heard yet, I released a book on August 1st. I have been feeling a little overwhelmed, so took a step back from the website and newsletter. Probably not the best time for me to have a meltdown, but with everything else going on then something had to give. I’m thinking about adding a story to my newsletter though, so be sure you sign up. It might be a little naughty. Or it might be a clean, wholesome, family friendly story you can read aloud in front of small children.

And if you believe that, you might want to get your own mental health check, because I’ve already told my family that Changed was the only “nice” book that I’ll write. It’s definitely not my normal writing style. I tempered my style so much that sometimes it felt like I lost my voice as a writer, but I still feel like it was a story that needed to be told.

I am currently seeking beta readers. I have a critique partner for a Regency Romance I am writing, and I so appreciate what editors do for me now. It is so hard to do! I got great feedback from both of mine, and hopefully I am giving valuable feedback in return. I’ve had a beta before, but never had the whole symbiosis thing going. I need some beta readers for a New Adult series I began last year. I plan on submitting the first part of Book 1 to a contest. I can’t decide which story to work on first, but am trying so hard to focus on the Regency story. But who knows! Maybe those Thornton brothers will win me over.

Also, I need authors and readers in my Facebook Group. I would like to build the group up so that we can do giveaways, and that authors and readers can interact.

Don’t forget to sign up for the newsletter if you want something nice! Or something naughty 😉

 

 

 

 

Author, Publishing

Draft2Digital

 I haven’t hit publish yet with Draft2Digital, but I’ve heard nothing but good things. I first learned about them on one of Suzan Tisdale’s FB live videos, so I jotted the name down to check them out. I was stressing about trying to figure out how to publish with multiple vendors. Dreading creating multiple accounts for each one. I hate emails. I have worked in an office for the last eleven years, and can’t even imagine how many emails I’ve read and sent during that time.

I can’t state enough how much I hate emails.

So getting them in my personal email box has always been a pet peeve. I get crabby when I open an account somewhere and get bombarded with spammy emails for the next year until I finally get fed up and unsubscribe. I’m dreading doing author newsletters and dealing with email sequencing. I mean, do people really enjoy getting emails from their favorite authors that much?

Maybe I’m just weird.

That’s probably it.

Anyway, back to Draft2Digital.

I created my account with them. Went to watch a few YouTube videos via Self-Publishing with Dale, then watched Kevin Tumlinson’s tutorial.

Everything so far has been super easy. I’m paying someone to do formatting for me, but it really doesn’t look that hard on D2D’s platform. I’ll probably do it myself next time. I was worried about using them for Amazon, because if I ever ended the relationship with D2D, I would have to migrate to Amazon and I’d lose my sales/rankings. I sent them an email about it, and they quickly replied, reassuring me that I could have the accounts separate as long as I wasn’t joining KU or Kindle Select.

I’m learning as I go, but so far I am impressed with their services, and I’m incredibly thankful that someone came up with this idea. I know there are other digital distributors, but I think I’ve found my home here and I quickly become brand loyal to something/someone I like.

It doesn’t hurt that they are based in Oklahoma. As a fellow Okie, how can I possibly go with anyone else?

I’ll happily fork over the 10% (15% of net royalties) to them so I don’t have to deal with so many different accounts and… EMAILS.

The only downside is they do not have Google Play, but I understand they are working on that. Guess I’ll be heading over there next to figure out what I gotta do to get them in the queue of the many things I need to take care of before August 1st.

You can check them out here:

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