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Join us for our Diversity Month giveaway!

Published December 5, 2013 by G.L.

 Finally got the widget up and ready. It may change in the course of a few days, just in case other authors who haven’t, decide to donate a book, but even so, look at all the great prizes to be won! It is on our Twinja Book Reviews book review blog!

1. Tiffany Trent’s “The Unnaturalists” and “The Tinker King” paperback bundle
2. Ellen Oh’s “Prophecy” paperback and “Warrior” hardcover bundle
3. Kelan O’ Connell’s “Delta Legend” paperback
4. Lisa T. Cresswell’s “Hush Puppy” ebook
5. Heather Heffner’s “Year of the Wolf” ebook
6. Tricia Drammeh’s “The Seance” ebook
7. Jacinda Buchmann’s “Indigo Incite” ebook
8. Camille Picott’s “The Warrior and the Flower” audiobook
9. Two copies of Alicia McCalla’s “Breaking Free” ebook
10. Two copies of Alicia McCalla’s “Iniko” ebook
11. A paperback and ebook of Red Harvey’s “Cursed”
12. Janiera Eldridge’s “Zombie Curse” ebook
13. Aya Ling’s “Girl with Flying Weapons” paperback
14. An amazon 5 dollar e-gift card to the US site

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Do Amazon and Createspace rip off Indie publishers with failure to correctly report sales?

Published October 6, 2013 by G.L.

This was an interesting post. Honestly, I’m considering Createspace, and still am. But I do need to research the differences in options. Perhaps when I conduct my own research I will list the pros and cons. But I reblogged this after seeing it on Tricia Drammeh’s blog. It’s definitely an issue I’d like to see if people who have worked through Createspace can give their incite on.


Guest post by John. R. Clark, Managing Editor at AgeView Press

When AgeView Press Indie pubbed the book FLYING SOLO in May of 2012, the author, Jeanette Vaughan  immediately began tracking sales.   She heard from excited friends and family who immediately emailed when ordering their copies.  The first sales were off of Createspace’s e-store with the title ID number given to the author.   Then, through Amazon, a week later, when the book went live on the site.  Finally on Kindle, when the ebook format was completed.

Initially, things appeared kosher.    People exclaiming that they had ordered the book, were showing up within a day or two on the electronic royalty reports with a reasaonable accuracy.    But by June and July, sales descrepencies were noted by the author from customers claiming that they had purchased the book directly through Amazon, not an Amazon affiliate.    Many of these sales were simply not listed.The author contacted…

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Novel ready formatting software. Is it for you?

Published April 21, 2013 by G.L.

For those of us whom are illiterate when it comes to Microsoft Word, it seems writing software has become quite popular. While I’m sure it isn’t the standard norm, I’ve seen the tips it’s given me as helpful, and is slowly leading me into the right direction of formatting a novel.

But the question is, “Is novel writing software for you?”

The short answer? Probably not. Most “Generation Y” born children have been fortunate to grown up in the age of technology. The generations before those of us who didn’t have PCs, Electronic book devices and pretty much anything produced by Apple have probably been trained on personal PC’s from pretty much the womb. If you got a decent education, you also probably know grammar well enough to know what fits, and what needs correction. Microsoft Word is typically the go to word pad of choice on a Windows based computer. But what if you’ve never learned how to properly use Microsoft Word? I have to be honest, my high school years were a blur. ;p  The skills I learned to write properly slowly took a turn the moment I began working at the age of 18. I didn’t return to college until I turned 22, and by then, I’d forgotten basic skills in English Composition. Now that I can no longer attend college full time(although I find time to attend each semester, even if I can only take one course)skills that were once fluent in me, have since then made a new home. Not in my consciousness! I’ve bought grammar books and taken online classes, but I know I’ll never catch mistakes like an editor can.

But I’ve researched many software programs that assist in giving you a novel ready formatted project. I’ve been using WriteWay(Think a less expensive Final Draft for novels) and while I know my work will not be perfect, it has been giving me great tips on how to format and write chapters.


It’s shown me how to check my word counts, and even lets me put in word count goals to meet each day. It’s actually kind of neat. I know anything i format will ultimately be at the mercy of a copy editor we WILL have to hire to clean it up.

But I’m just delighted that I can see my first chapter typed!

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