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How do you choose a title?

Often, authors have the perfect title for a book before they’ve written a single word of the story.  Others never name a novel till the very end.  I’m guilty of the first.  I’m also guilty of changing a title a hundred times while writing the actual novel.  I’ve gone through about eight titles for my [...]

ABNA is back for 2009

If you read the beginning of the POD Diary, you know that my book STEALING WISHES was entered in a contest at Amazon.com last year, The Amazon.com Breakthrough Novel Award.  I made it through the first round of cuts, but was out of the contest after the semi-finalists were narrowed down to 800 back in [...]

POD Diary Update: My First Amazon Kindle Royalty Payment

Many of us are still boycotting Amazon due to the huge Booksurge/POD war that has been taking place this year.  Many of us have moved forward and tried to find other venues for selling our books outside of Amazon.  I hope it’s paying off for those of you out there pounding the pavement.
While I have [...]

In-News: Why Snail Mail Costs More Than Escargot

While our fellow reviewer LK Gardner-Griffie was preparing for her WITW is MMC promo, she fell victim to Lulu’s price hike in production expenses, and she also pointed out to me that Lulu has increased its shipping expenses as well…
…my surprise over the increase in the shipping costs from a couple weeks ago to this [...]