Historical and Contemporary Romance Author

Monthly Archives : July 2009

What Constitutes “Good Sales”

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about book sales data in the print market and what, from a publisher’s perspective, constitutes “good sales.” It seems obvious on some level that a book that sells through its initial print run and/or goes to a second print run must be selling well while one that only has a 60% sell-through and never…

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The Title Battle

While I’m waiting to hear back on the proposal my agent has out on an exclusive right now, I’m noodling on other ideas in case it doesn’t go (which realistically, it may not because it’s a pretty quirky book). In addition to my middle grade book (which I’m writing when I find the time, although that hasn’t been often lately), I’ve been…

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Sayonara, Sweethearts!

I’m off early Monday morning for a five-day visit with my aunt and uncle in Minnesota. It’s become something of an annual tradition since we went the first time back in 2007, and my kids were pretty disappointed when we told them we might not be able to fit it in this summer. As luck would have it, though, we…

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Musing on Monday: Digital Rights for the New Millenium

…Or The Reason We Need Big Name Authors to Care about Digital Royalties. By now, you probably know that the fabulous team of Jane Litte (Dear Author), Sara Wendell (Smart Bitches, Trashy Books), Angela James (executive editor at Samhain), Kassia Kroszer (Booksquare and Quartet Press), and authors Lauren Dane and Maya Banks will be giving a “Rogue Workshop” on Digital…

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Guest Author Interview–Candace Havens

Today’s guest author interview is with Candace Havens, author of numerous books including Charmed & Dangerous, Charmed & Deadly, The Demon King and I, and her latest, Dragons Prefer Blondes. She’s also the inventor of the Fast Draft writing method and just an all-around real nice gal! Please make her feel welcome. Jackie: Your upcoming release, Dragons Prefer Blondes, is the second installment in…

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Whoops! My Bad!

I forgot to post the winner of Margaret Mallory’s book. (Drumroll please…) The winner is Janette Simon. I’ve emailed her to get the information we need to mail her her copy. Thanks to everyone else who dropped by and, please, run out and buy a copy of KNIGHT OF DESIRE. I did and can’t wait to dive into it!

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