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New Release & a Personal Note from Jena Gregoire! Check out COCKTALES, a limited-release anthology to benefit authors impacted by #cockygate!

Good afternoon, readers!  I don’t normally include a personal note on new release announcements but this one actually hits home for every author out there, no matter the genre. As you may have heard, an author by the name of Faleena Hopkins made the very poor choice to trademark a common use word (cocky) and then set out on a warpath, her sights laser locked on any author with the word ‘cocky’ in their book or series title. #Cockygate was born and the author community at large—not just romance authors…..everybody—rained down FIRE. Go ahead, search that hashtag on any social media site or on Google and you will see a FLOOD of content. And none of it is in defense of the author’s trademark….

There is a great write up you can read here that lays out what initially happened, the AMAZING people who’ve gotten involved to have the trademark cancelled, and the many, many dominoes that have fallen since the news broke. Additionally, here is another write up from the same source who outlines how Hopkins has since doubled down on the stupidity factor by filing a few lawsuits, one of which is blaming the author/retired lawyer who filed the petition to cancel her trademark for loss of sales citing the questionable intelligence of readers and their ability to discern one cover from another. …. ….. ……  Yes, you read that right. (Faleena, honey, that loss was purely self-inflicted.  You’re the only one who doesn’t get it.)

I watched all of this unfold in abject horror. As a writer, the precedent her trademark sets is staggering and opens the door for lawsuits to start flying back and forth like CRAZY.  However, I feel confident thanks to Kevin Knuepper’s Petition to Cancel. If you read through that document, his argument is rock solid and I don’t see how anyone with common sense could possibly deny his request. But the unfortunate truth is that until that petition gets approved, she holds the legal trademark and using the word is risky. So, cross your crossables, kids. And when her trademark gets slapped down for the ridiculousness that it is, we’ll all celebrate with midnight margaritas.  😉

From a purely petty point of view, I genuinely don’t understand how this woman felt her brand was in any way, shape, or form “threatened” given that out of the countless authors and readers I’ve spoken with about this since it broke, NO ONE KNEW WHO THE HELL SHE WAS. No one. Not one single person I talked to said, “Oh yeah, I’ve heard of her.” Not one. Not until the day she tried to pull a fast one on a community that strongly believes in lifting one another up instead of cutting one another off at the knees. Good luck, Ms. Hopkins. You’re going to need it.

The reason I’m writing to you today is to tell you about this wonderful anthology. It’s only available for a limited time, features a TON of awesome names, and all of the proceeds are going to help those impacted by the #cockygate scandal.  I strongly encourage you all to go out to your favorite ebook retailer and just read the Forward (it’s the first thing available when you read the sample).  It takes all of two minutes to read through and really shows the kind of impact this had on just ONE of the many authors who’v been blindsided by this situation. Hers is a wonderful story of finding your tribe and what can happen when this community comes together to rally around those who are legitimately being wronged.

I’m beyond proud to be part of that community.

Jena Gregoire
Owner of Pure Textuality PR and Urban Fantasy & Paranormal Romance Author


‘Cocktales’ is a limited-release anthology (available *only* from May 26 – August 26, 2018) of original, never before published material, some of which is raw and unedited. Each story was specifically written for this anthology.

The goal of the Cocktales Anthology is to raise funds to fight against obstruction of creative expression. Specifically, what we believe are obstruction attempts through the trademarking of common (single) words for titicular use in books / or as a book series (eBooks, print, and audio).

*ALL* net profits will be donated to:
1) Authors already impacted by creative-obstruction (10%), and
2) Romance Writers of America (RWA) (90%) as a general donation intended for their Advocacy Fund.

Disclaimer: This anthology is not being conducted on behalf of RWA, nor does RWA endorse this anthology or effort. They have, however, graciously agreed to accept the funds.

 

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FEATURED IN THIS ANTHOLOGY

Nana Malone, USA Today Bestselling author – Foreword
Dylan Allen – ‘Cocked and Loaded’
Jana Aston, NYT, WSJ, USA Today Bestselling author – ‘Double Cocked’
Whitney Barbetti – ‘Cocksure Grin’
Author Sawyer Bennett, NYT, WSJ, USA Today Bestselling author – ‘A Wicked, Cocky Plan’
K.f. Breene, USA Today Bestselling author – ‘Magical Cock and Bull’
Ruth Clampett, Amazon top 20 Bestselling Author – ‘Don’t Get Cocky’
L.H. Cosway, USA Today Bestselling author – ‘Illusionist Seeks Neanderthal’
Mariah Dietz – ‘Landmines’
Amy Daws, Amazon Top 25 Bestselling author – ‘Cock and Balls’
BB Easton, Amazon Top 100 Bestselling author – ‘Cocky BB: Two Boys, One Prom.’
Jaymin Eve, USA Today Bestselling author – ‘The Cockier the Dragon, the Harder They Fall’
Emma Hart, NYT and USA Today Bestselling author – ‘Tricky Bond’
Staci Hart, Amazon Top 10 Bestselling author – ‘Cockamamie’
Jessica Hawkins, USA Today Bestselling author – ‘Cocky Couture’
Julie Johnson Amazon Top 100 Bestselling author – ‘Culinary Cock-Up’
Karpov Kinrade, USA Today Bestselling author – ‘Crimson Cocktail’
Adriana Locke, USA Today Bestselling author – ‘Swag’
Lex Martin, USA Today Bestselling author – ‘Love & Hate at the Stallion Station’
Aly Martinez, USA Today Bestselling author – ‘Going Down’
Katyi McGee – USA Today Bestselling author – ‘Cocksure Co-Star’
Corinne Michaels, NYT, WSJ, USA Today Bestselling author – ‘Cockblocked’
Liv Morris, USA Today Bestselling author – ‘Getting It Up’
Red Phoenix, USA Today Bestselling author – ‘Her Cocky Russian’
Daisy Prescott, USA Today Bestselling author – ‘Confessions of a Cockblocked Wingman’
Jessica Prince – ‘A Cocky Corruption Engagement’
Meghan Quinn, Amazon Top 20 Bestselling Author – ‘Fight or Flight’
CD Reiss, NYT and USA Today Bestselling author – ‘Cocky Capo’
Penny Reid, WSJ and USA Today Bestselling author – ‘Beard and Hen’
Julie Richman, USA Today Bestselling author – ‘The Color of Love’
Aleatha Romig, NYT, WSJ, USA Today Bestselling author – ‘Aligned’
Kennedy Ryan, Top 40 Amazon Bestselling author – ‘All’
Kylie Scott, NYT, WSJ, USA Today Bestselling author – ‘Short Story with Mal and Anne from The Stage Dive Series’
Sierra Simone, USA Today Bestselling author – ‘Until the Cock Crows’
Tara Sivec, USA Today Bestselling author – ‘Chocolate and Cockup’
Kate Stewart, Amazon Top 30 Bestselling author – ‘The Golden Sombrero’
Leia Stone, USA Today Bestselling author – ‘Cocky Alpha’
Karla Sorensen – ‘Tristan & Anna: A Bachelors of the Ridge short story’
Rachel Van Dyken, NYT, WSJ, USA Today Bestselling author – ‘Cocky Mafia’
April White, Amazon Top 100 Bestselling author – ‘Code of Conduct’

GET YOUR COPY BEFORE IT’S GONE!

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Authors! Last chance to register! When Darkness Falls Boxed Set & Paperback Series

PUBLISHING PROMO WITH
*AUG 2019*
DEADLINE FOR YOUR STORY

REGISTRATION CLOSES TONIGHT

Pure Textuality PR is launching a boxed set on Halloween 2019 called When Darkness Falls.  The same day the boxed set goes live, all of the individual books in the boxed set will also go live as paperbacks.

REGISTRATION
Author Registration is $200 and that includes the cost of the boxed set cover, your individual paperback full wrap cover, ebook formatting, and paperback formatting.  It also includes the organization and execution of the release day marketing.

Registration has two payment options. You can pay the whole thing now or pay a $50 deposit on a payment plan. Three follow up invoices will be sent  to complete your payment – June 15th, September 15th, and December 15th. Each invoice will be allowed 10 days for payment. Registration is non-refundable. Incomplete registrations will be forfeit.

REQUIREMENTS
Books included in the boxed set must be original stories (never before published) and may be tied into an existing series for cross promotion.

The genre of the boxed set is urban fantasy & paranormal fantasy (paranormal romance story lines also welcome).

The minimum word count requirement is 40,000 words (novel length).

BOXED SET SHELF LIFE
The boxed set will be published by Pure Textuality PR and will remain on sale for one year. At that time, it will be removed from publication and the participating authors are welcome to publish them individually. From day one, the paperbacks will be published by their individual authors with formatting and cover file supplied by Pure Textuality PR.

ROYALTIES
Royalties from the boxed set will be split evenly between the participating authors per story. Co-written stories will count as one share of the royalties.

Royalties from the paperbacks are paid directly to the author by Amazon as they will be published by their respective authors directly. Pure Textuality PR is *NOT* publishing the paperbacks for the sake of simplicity, but the paperback formatting and cover file *WILL* be supplied by Pure Textuality PR.

PRICING PLAN

$0.99 – Preorder (Aug 31, 2019) through two days after release day (Nov 2, 2019).

$1.99 – Price increased on Nov 3, 2019.

DEADLINES

  • Aug 2, 2019 – Story must be submitted to Pure Textuality PR for formatting by August 2, 2019.
  • Aug 31, 2019 – Ebook Boxed Set Goes Up For Preorder
  • Oct 4, 2019 – Paperback files submitted to CreateSpace for review.
  • Oct 11, 2019 – Paperback Proof ordered.
  • Oct 25, 2019 – Paperback proof approved on CreateSpace.
  • Oct 31, 2019 – Release Day for Boxed Set & Paperbacks.
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ATTN Contemporary Romance Authors – SEDUCTIVE – Registration Now Open!

PUBLISHING PROMO WITH
*FEB 2019*
DEADLINE FOR YOUR STORY

Pure Textuality PR is launching a contemporary romance anthology series on February 12, 2019 called SEDUCTIVE.  The same day the boxed set goes live, the anthologies will also go live in paperback or all of the individual stories in the anthology will also go live as paperbacks (depending on the final page count).

REGISTRATION
Author Registration is $90 and that includes the cost of the anthology, your individual paperback full wrap cover (if we go that route), ebook formatting, and paperback formatting.  It also includes the organization and execution of the release day marketing.

REGISTRATION LINK
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER!

REQUIREMENTS
Books included in the boxed set must be original stories (never before published) and may be tied into an existing series for cross promotion.

The genre is contemporary romance, all sub-genres, and dark contemporary romance, all sub-genres.

The minimum word count requirement is 20,000 words (novella length).

Erotic romance is okay but not required.  The anthology series will include a disclaimer both in the blurb and on the page right before the start of the first story.  However, we will not be choosing erotic categories during publishing.

ANTHOLOGY SHELF LIFE
The anthology will published by Pure Textuality PR and will remain published to Kindle Direct Publishing and enrolled in the KDP Select program indefinitely.  However, the anthology may be unpublished in three foreseeable instances:

  1. By Executive Decision – Pure Textuality PR reserves the right to remove the anthology from publication at any time.  An example of something that might cause us to make this decision would be lack of sales. Should the anthology reach a point where it’s earning so little that it’s not worth keeping it up for sale, Pure Textuality PR reserves the right to remove the anthology from publication.
  2. By Force – Per the Kindle Direct Publishing Agreement, Amazon reserves the right to remove any content from their website for any reason without notice.  
  3. By Group Majority Request Placed Forth By The Participating Authors – If there is ever a point where six or more of the participating authors all agree they no longer want their story in the anthology, the anthology will be unpublished from Amazon.

Should the anthology be removed from publication, the rights to all stories involved would instantly revert back to their respective authors the moment it is no longer listed for sale on Amazon. 

In the event of any unforeseen complications which could impact the anthology negatively, Pure Textuality PR will approach the group of participating authors, disclose the situation in question, and put the publication status to a vote.  Group majority wins, no exceptions, and no arguments.

ROYALTIES

Pure Textuality PR keeps no portion of the proceeds. Our compensation for our work organizing, publication, and marketing the anthology is covered in the registration fee.

Royalties paid out are set forth by Amazon’s Kindle Direct Publishing Agreement. See the KDP Select terms regarding compensation for pages read.  For the time period that our book is $0.99 (see the Marketing Plan), we will earn 35% of the list price for each sale.  For the remaining time, when we are priced at $2.99, we will earn 70% of the list price for each sale. All terms and conditions spelled out in the Amazon Kindle Direct Publishing Agreement are the terms we will follow for the anthology.  

Royalties will be paid via PayPal fund transfers within 10 days of receipt in the Pure Textuality PR account from Amazon.  On the first of each month, a screenshot of the previous month’s earnings will be sent to the participating authors for their records.  Each author will receive an even split of the royalties paid on the anthology, regardless of story length. Co-written stories count as one participating author.

DEADLINES

  • February 1, 2019 – Final Stories Submitted to Pure Textuality PR for Formatting
  • February 7, 2019 – Final File Up on Amazon for Preorder
  • February 12, 2019 – VOLUME 1 RELEASE DAY
  • February 19, 2019 – VOLUME 2 RELEASE DAY
  • February 26, 2019 – VOLUME 3 RELEASE DAY
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Thinking about using our services but want to try a few out without a large investment? We’ve created a sample bundle pack for just for you!

– 1 1-Week Review Tour
– 1 Newsletter Feature
– 1 Month of Social Media PR
– 1 Pirate Sweep
– 1 2″ x 6″ Bookmark Design*

*Client receives final bookmark files in .PNG, .JPG, and .PDF formats, and the client is free to use the files to print copies as they wish. Native .PSD files are *not* included as Jena Gregoire holds the artistic rights. To purchase the artistic rights, email puretextualitypr@gmail.com for pricing details.

Get the sampler today for $110! That’s $100 in FREE services just for trying us out!

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WHAT’S INCLUDED

1-WEEK REVIEW TOUR ($100 Value)

Got a new title coming soon?  Maybe you have a back list title that needs some more buzz.  Schedule a review tour!  With your review tour, we will schedule at least one blogger review per day, and to help promote it, we will also schedule a one day promotional blitz for the book during the tour window in which the review tour will be spotlighted by other bloggers.

Each review tour features a tour-wide giveaway for a $20 Amazon gift card sponsored by Pure Textuality PR.  Authors have the option to add additional prizes to the giveaway as well.  The mandatory entry point for the giveaway will be to sign up for your newsletter.  Additional entry points will be unlocked once the reader signs up.  At the end of the tour, you will be provided with a csv document to add to your newsletter data base.

When we send out our tour and promo blitz booking, the booking announcements go out to our entire blogger list (along with a social media share request) and it gets posted to Facebook (three profiles, three groups we own, and sixteen book blogger groups), Twitter (added to our regular rotation, which is also pushed to our Facebook fanpage), Google+, and also gets posted to the Pure Textuality PR blog.

On the day of your promo blitz, in addition to the blogger sharing, a spotlight post for your book or series is shared across 130-170 Facebook promo groups (depending on genre), 20+ Google+ Communities for book promo, 12 shares on Twitter with hashtags to bring in retweets, and it’s posted to the Pure Textuality blog, the Pure Textuality PR Blog, and the From Helios to Hollywood blog.  All tweets incorporate the hashtags #iartg, #ian1, #asmsg, and #bookboost (plus #eartg for erotic romance titles) for maximum exposure.  These hashtags routinely get retweeted by authors or book promo related Twitter accounts.

REQUIREMENTS

We require at least two weeks booking time for each tour.  More ensures better results, but we require at least two weeks. For each review tour, we require authors supply us with the following information for promotional purposes:

  • Two 500+ Word Count Excerpts
  • Three 1-2 Line Quotes (For Teasers)

Additional Tour Asset Options – To Be Determined by Author:

  • Guests Posts
  • Author Interviews
  • Character Interviews
  • Anything Else You’d Like Us To Include

1 NEWSLETTER FEATURE ($5 Value)

Want your book featured in front of our newsletter audience?  We’re now offering newsletter features!  Each newsletter spotlights a single title, and authors are allowed to include a giveaway or additional book as a freebie download (i.e. Instafreebie, BookFunnell, newsletter subscribe magnet, etc.).  If your book is part of a series, the email spotlights the title in question, but the entire series is included in the newsletter.

Buy feature spotlights in bulk and schedule them all now or bank them for future use.  If you plan to schedule all of them now, you may schedule them all on the same date or on separate dates.

Example Newsletter Features

1 MONTH OF SOCIAL MEDIA PR ($20 Value)

Pure Textuality PR offers a Social Media PR Package for authors looking to get a little extra boost for their books with a small budget.

When you sign up for our Social Media PR Package, we go through your bookshelf, and for every series or standalone novel, we create 3-5 unique tweets to add to our regular Twitter rotation.  Each Tweet includes a high quality promo graphic, and networking hashtags resulting in lots of reweets from other authors. Our Twitter account tweets once every 45-55 minutes, and our family of bookish followers grows every day.  From there, our Twitter account feeds to our Facebook fanpage automatically, so both audiences are exposed to your books equally.

Additionally, as part of the service, we also include your books in the regular rotation of content for Pure Textuality PR Post, our daily reader newsletter consisting solely of content from PTPR clients (we do not sell space to non-client authors).

Your books are also added to our regular rotation of content to share across approximately 130-170 Facebook book promotions groups (number of groups varies depending upon the genre and pricing of your book), Google+ Communities, and when you have a new release, we send an announcement to our blogger list with a share request, pre-typed/premade posts, and various promotional graphics.

All graphics created for your Social Media PR Package are sent to you (without Pure Textuality PR branding) for use as you wish.  

Check out our current Twitter feed for examples.

Start/end dates of service to be determined by client after purchase. Months must be consecutive.

1 PIRATE SWEEP ($60 Value)

With our Pirate Sweep service, Pure Textuality PR will search your book out on eBook piracy websites and issue Cease and Desist notices on your behalf.

Each Pirate Sweep package is good for up to ten titles. One Time Pirate Sweeps are completed within a week of your purchase. Ongoing Sweeps are completed the first week of each month or quarter (first quarter starts on the date of purchase).

When one of your titles is located on an eBook piracy website, we issue to a Cease and Desist notice to the site administrator or report it to the server host depending on availability.  All Pirate Sweeps are tracked and shared with you for 100% transparency and real-time updates. When we issue a Cease and Desist notice, you are blind copied on the email for your own records.

1 2″ X 6″ BOOKMARK DESIGN ($25 Value)

Need some new book mark designs?  With this purchase, the author will receive the design for a 2″ x 6″ bookmarks with optional back matter file at no additional cost.  See samples of our designs here.  Client receives final bookmark files in .PNG, .JPG, and .PDF formats, and the client is free to use the files to print copies as they wish. Native .PSD files are *not* included as Jena Gregoire holds the artistic rights. To purchase the artistic rights, email puretextualitypr@gmail.com for pricing details.

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You have unlimited use of our PR services during the time period specified.

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Have a heavy release schedule coming up? Or maybe you’re just ready to go on a promotion binge in an attempt to boost sales of your back list. Pure Textuality PR is now offering an Unlimited PR package for just such circumstances.  For the duration of your package, you have unlimited use of our PR services.

CURRENT & FORMER UNLIMITED PR PACKAGE CLIENTS

  • Avon Romance, Imprint of HarperCollins Publishing
  • USA Today Bestselling Author Amber Lynn Natusch
  • Amazon Bestselling Author Tmonique Stephens
  • NYT & USA Today Bestselling Author T.J. Michaels
  • Amazon Bestselling Author Sarah Fine
  • Incandescent Phoenix Books (Fantasy MicroPress)
  • Amazon Bestselling Author D.N. Leo
  • Amazon Bestselling Author John Patrick Kennedy

WHAT DOES IT INCLUDE?

  • Promotional Blitzes and/or Cover Reveals
  • Pure Textuality PR Review Solicitation Service
  • Facebook Ads Accompanying Each Blitz
  • Release Day Announcements
  • Five-Day Blitzes
  • Thunderclap Campaigns
  • Facebook Release Parties
  • Promotional Graphics
  • Plus any other PR needs you may have!

The way we market in this industry is constantly changing. New ideas for marketing a book are tested every day. As the market changes, so do we. We are constantly trying out new ways to put your book in front of readers and we are always willing to listen to ideas you want to try.

 


 

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Love Conquers All

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We have a big flash sale for you guys on all sorts of our regular products plus a bunch that we dont normally offer! Everything from social media blitzes to book swag and promotional graphic design. Everything shown below is on sale!  See the entire sale here or click on a product image below for details.

    

    

    

    

    

    

    


 

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Service Spotlight: Pirate Sweeps – We’ll search your book out on ebook piracy websites and issue Cease & Desist notices on your behalf.

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With our Pirate Sweep service, Pure Textuality PR will search your book out on eBook piracy websites and issue Cease and Desist notices on your behalf.

Each Pirate Sweep package is good for up to ten titles. One Time Pirate Sweeps are completed within a week of your purchase. Ongoing Sweeps are completed the first week of each month or quarter (first quarter starts on the date of purchase).

When one of your titles is located on an eBook piracy website, we issue to a Cease and Desist notice to the site administrator or report it to the server host depending on availability.  All Pirate Sweeps are tracked and shared with you for 100% transparency and real-time updates. When we issue a Cease and Desist notice, you are blind copied on the email for your own records.

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Pure Textuality PR has rebooted its Freebie Reads newsletter (now daily instead of weekly).  Listing is now FREE, but if your book is permafree, we will list on the earliest available date.  Titles not reflected as free on their scheduled date will be replaced in the newsletter.

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The One-Title Promo Package – We’ll be with you from cover reveal to post-release marketing!

Have a new release coming in the next few months?
Pure Textuality PR is now offering a One-Title Promo Package!
We will be there with you from the cover reveal all the way through the post-release marketing.

PRICING
$300

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WHAT DOES IT INCLUDE?
– Cover Reveal
– Cover Reveal HeadTalker Campaign
– Pure Textuality PR Review Solicitation Services
– Release Day Promo Blitz
– Release Day HeadTalker Campaign
– Release Day Announcement
– Five-Day Promo Blitz
– Facebook Release Party
– Various Promotional Graphics
– 1 Month of Social Media PR Following the Release

EACH BLITZ/COVER REVEAL INCLUDES – 130-170 Facebook Shares, 20+ Google+ Community Shares, 12 Tweets,
a Full-Scale Blogger Booking, and a Fully Supported HeadTalker Campaign Included

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PRICING
$50 Each, 2 for $88, or 3 for $110

130-170 Facebook Shares, 20+ Google+ Community Shares, 12 Tweets,
a Full-Scale Blogger Booking, and a Fully Supported HeadTalker Campaign Included

A promotional blitz is a good way to announce a new release, spread the news of a pricing sale, or just drum up buzz for an older title.

When we send out our promotional blitz/cover reveal booking, the booking announcement goes out to our entire blogger list and gets posted to Facebook (three profiles, three groups we own, and sixteen book blogger groups), Twitter, Google+, and also gets posted to Pure Textuality (book blog with more than 4,000 followers), and the Pure Textuality PR blog.

On the day of your blitz or cover reveal, in addition to the blogger sharing, a spotlight post for your book or series is shared across 130-170 Facebook promo groups (depending on genre), and it’s posted to the Pure Textuality blog, the Pure Textuality PR Blog, and the From Helios to Hollywood blog.

In conjunction with the promo blitz or cover reveal we run a HeadTalker campaign to go out on your promo date. HeadTalker is a crowd-sourcing platform for social media support. If you’re not familiar with how HeadTalker works, we create a campaign (spotlighting your cover reveal or promo blitz) and set the end date for the date we want your message to go out (release day, cover reveal day, etc.). Users then go on to HeadTalker and give a one-time authorization for HeadTalker to post your campaign message to their social media account on the campaign end date. The number of followers on the users social media profile is then added to your campaign’s social reach (the potential number of people your campaign message will be seen by). It’s a quick, painless, and free way for readers to help support their favorite authors. The end social reach on all the campaigns I’ve done on HeadTalker have ended with a social reach of at least 900,000 to 1,000,000.

Check our PR calendar to see if the date you want is available!

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SALE IS STILL GOING!  DONT MISS IT!

$50 Each, 2 for $88, or 3 for $110
$25 Each, 2 for $44, or 3 for $55

A promotional blitz is a good way to announce a new release, spread the news of a pricing sale, or just drum up buzz for an older title.
BOOKING
Materials and a share request are sent out to our entire blogger list, and a blogger booking announcement is posted to Facebook (three profiles, three groups we own, 16 book blogger Facebook groups , Twitter, and Google+).
THE DAY OF YOUR BLITZ
In addition to any blogger sharing, Pure Textuality PR staff shares the blitz on three blogs (Pure Textuality, Pure Textuality PR, and From Helios to Hollywood).  We then share a promo post and various promotional graphics throughout the day on Twitter, Google+, and on Facebook (3 profiles, 3 groups we own, 2 fanpages, and depending on your book’s genre, 130-170 book promo groups).  In addition to the blogger and PTPR staff sharing, we also organize and run a HeadTalker campaign to go out on your promo date.  HeadTalker is a crowd-sourcing platform for social media support. If you’re not familiar with how HeadTalker works, we create a campaign (spotlighting your cover reveal or promo blitz) and set the end date for the date we want your message to go out (release day, cover reveal day, etc.). Users then go on to HeadTalker and give a one-time authorization for HeadTalker to post your campaign message to their social media account on the campaign end date. The number of followers on the users social media profile is then added to your campaign’s social reach (the potential number of people your campaign message will be seen by). It’s a quick, painless, and free way for readers to help support their favorite authors. The end social reach on all the campaigns I’ve done on HeadTalker have ended with a social reach of at least 900,000 to 1,000,000.
CUSTOMER SERVICE EXTRAS
Throughout the day, we track the progress of your books ranking on Amazon, and before we close up shop for the night, we will send you a summary, including links to the promo share locations (blogs and Facebook groups/pages/profiles) and your HeadTalker campaign statistics.
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Author Toolbox Update, BOGO Sale, and a Newsletter Audience Builder Promo!

Good afternoon!  We hope this email finds you well.  🙂  Pure Textuality PR has a couple of pieces of news for you today.

 

THE AUTHOR TOOLBOX HAS BEEN UPDATED

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We are still in need of photogs & models to populate that page, but if you go out to Editors, Formatters, or Swag Vendors, there are now service providers listed on those pages.  Remember to bookmark the Author Toolbox for quick access next time you’re looking for a service provider!  It’s a free resource section for authors and it’s always being updated.

 

 

BUY ONE, GET ONE FREE SALE ON
PROMO BLITZES & COVER REVEALS

PRICING
$50 Each, 2 for $88, or 3 for $110  2 for $50, 4 for $88, or 6 for $110
HeadTalker Campaign Included

A promotional blitz is a good way to announce a new release, spread the news of a pricing sale, or just drum up buzz for an older title.

When we send out our promotional blitz/cover reveal booking, the booking announcement goes out to our entire blogger list and gets posted to Facebook (one profile, three groups we own, and sixteen book blogger groups), Twitter, Google+, Pinterest, and also gets posted to Pure Textuality (book blog with more than 4,000 followers). Our Master List of 50+ book bloggers automatically receive your blitz materials for posting (posting depends upon availability), and then we book on top of that.

In conjunction with the promo blitz or cover reveal we run a HeadTalker campaign to go out on your promo date. HeadTalker is a crowd-sourcing platform for social media support. If you’re not familiar with how HeadTalker works, we create a campaign (spotlighting your cover reveal or promo blitz) and set the end date for the date we want your message to go out (release day, cover reveal day, etc.). Users then go on to HeadTalker and give a one-time authorization for HeadTalker to post your campaign message to their social media account on the campaign end date. The number of followers on the users social media profile is then added to your campaign’s social reach (the potential number of people your campaign message will be seen by). It’s a quick, painless, and free way for readers to help support their favorite authors. The end social reach on all the campaigns I’ve done on HeadTalker have ended with a social reach of at least 900,000 to 1,000,000.

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LOOKING TO INCREASE YOUR NEWSLETTER AUDIENCE?

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Good evening, everyone!  The 2017 Audience Builder Promotion Registration is now open.  In late 2016, we started test driving a new promotion design combining elements of other promotions we’ve seen run a million times.  Our clients were happy with the results, so we’ve decided to offer one every month for the 2017.  If you’re looking for an affordable way to build your newsletter audience and be showcased to a whole new audience, this might be the promotion you’re looking for.

First and foremost, we want to clarify that these promotions are not *blog* tours.  In the simplest terms, these promotions will be two separate components running side-by-side: a Rafflecopter giveaway and distribution of the genre-themed sampler. Additional marketing measures (i.e. HeadTalker campaigns, Facebook ads, Facebook sharing, blogger support, Facebook ads, etc.) are used to boost the promotion.  The giveaway has one mandatory entry point:  to sign up for a newsletter master list.  From there, additional entry points are unlocked.  Sampler & Sponsor authors are provided with a copy of the newsletter master list at the end of their promotion.

The promotions require very little interaction from the participating authors. See the Participation Requirements section of the Terms & Details document for details on what is required.

The goal of this promotion type is cross-promotion of audiences and to grow your newsletter mailing lists, and Sampler and Sponsor Authors are guaranteed newsletter signups.

PREVIOUS RESULTS

Oct 2016 – Paranormal Romance Theme
16,000+ Overall Entries | 800+ Newsletter Signups

Nov 2016 – Urban Fantasy Theme
9,000+ Overall Entries | 500+ Newsletter Signups

THE GIVEAWAY

The Rafflecopter giveaway starts on the 1st of each month at 12:00am EST, and they end on the last day of the month at 11:59pm EST. The Giveaway winners are chosen at random via Rafflecopter. The giveaways are open to US and Canada shipping addresses only. The mandatory entry point for the giveaway is to sign up for a newsletter master list which will be distributed to all Sampler and Sponsor Authors.

FEES

There are three opportunities for authors to buy into this promo type: sampler authors ($200), sponsor authors ($100), and featured authors ($10). Sampler Author and Sponsor Author registrations both include a free 2-day listing for a free or discount book (<$2.99) in Paranormal And Urban Fantasy Bargains and/or Pure Textuality PR Post, and a free Pure Textuality PR social media blitz for any one title or series.

PLEASE READ THE DETAILS & TERMS DOCUMENT FOR FULL DETAILS –>https://goo.gl/tT6n9W

2017 Audience Builder Promo Schedule

  • January 2017 ~ Genre: Dystopian
  • February 2017 ~ Genre: Contemporary Romance
  • March 2017 ~ Genre: Mystery & Thriller
  • April 2017 ~ Genre: Erotic Romance
  • May 2017 ~ Genre: Young Adult Fantasy
  • June 2017 ~ Genre: Adult Paranormal Fantasy
  • July 2017 ~ Genre: Urban Fantasy
  • August 2017 ~ Genre: Contemporary Romance
  • September 2017 ~ Genre: Paranormal Romance
  • October 2017 ~ Genre: Horror
  • November 2017 ~ Genre: Epic Fantasy
  • December 2017 ~ Genre: Holiday Romance

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Only 2 Days Left For Our Holiday Sale on Author Services!

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THIS HOLIDAY SEASON, GIVE THE GIFT OF PROMO!

For each purchase of a Holiday Special service for the entire month of December, you have the option to gift a free, matching service to an author friend of yours. Once you’ve paid the invoice for your service, your friend will receive a Pure Textuality PR gift certificate for the matching service. You may gift your service anonymously, or include a personalized message. If you do not want to gift out a free service to an author friend, it is not required.

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Services Included in the Holiday Special:
– Promo Blitz/Cover Reveal
– One-Title Promo Package
– Social Media PR Package
– Social Media Blitz
– Review Solicitation

The service purchase and service gifted may both be used immediately or banked for future use.

PLEASE NOTE: Authors cannot gift the free service to themselves (that includes alternate pen names). The point of this is to spread some good juju around during the holiday season.

DETAILS

Full Menu of Services  |  Contact Us

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DON’T FORGET!

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PREORDER PRICING IS LIVE UNTIL DECEMBER 31ST!
ONLY A FEW PACKAGES LEFT!

As the 2016 year end approaches, we all begin to plan out our marketing budget for 2017.  As we did last year, Pure Textuality PR is offering the 12-Month Unlimited PRPackage at a discount if you purchase your package between now and December 31st.  There are a limited number of spots available, so preorder yours before they’re sold out!

Do you have a heavy release schedule?  Do you have a back list of titles you’re looking to breathe new life into?  Maybe you just want to throw a whole bunch of promotions throughout the year to work on building your audience.  No matter what your marketing goals are for the year, the Pure Textuality PR Unlimited PR Package is just what you need.

With the 12-Month Unlimited PR Package, you get unlimited use of our PR services from January 1st to December 31st.

LIMITED TIME PREORDER PRICING

Order your 12-Month Unlimited PR Package anytime between now and December 31st to receive the pricing shown below.

Authors (Multiple Pen Names Permitted) – 12 Months for $2000  
2017 PREORDER PRICING: 12 MONTHS FOR $1600

Publishing House Imprints – 12 Months for $2500  
2017 PREORDER PRICING: 12 MONTHS FOR $2000

DETAILS

Full Menu of Services  |  Contact Us

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LOOKING TO INCREASE YOUR NEWSLETTER AUDIENCE?

ptpr-audience-builder-promo-titles

Good evening, everyone!  The 2017 Audience Builder Promotion Registration is now open.  In late 2016, we started test driving a new promotion design combining elements of other promotions we’ve seen run a million times.  Our clients were happy with the results, so we’ve decided to offer one every month for the 2017.  If you’re looking for an affordable way to build your newsletter audience and be showcased to a whole new audience, this might be the promotion you’re looking for.

First and foremost, we want to clarify that these promotions are not *blog* tours.  In the simplest terms, these promotions will be two separate components running side-by-side: a Rafflecopter giveaway and distribution of the genre-themed sampler. Additional marketing measures (i.e. HeadTalker campaigns, Facebook ads, Facebook sharing, blogger support, Facebook ads, etc.) are used to boost the promotion.  The giveaway has one mandatory entry point:  to sign up for a newsletter master list.  From there, additional entry points are unlocked.  Sampler & Sponsor authors are provided with a copy of the newsletter master list at the end of their promotion.

The promotions require very little interaction from the participating authors. See the Participation Requirements section of the Terms & Details document for details on what is required.

The goal of this promotion type is cross-promotion of audiences and to grow your newsletter mailing lists, and Sampler and Sponsor Authors are guaranteed newsletter signups.

PREVIOUS RESULTS

Oct 2016 – Paranormal Romance Theme
16,000+ Overall Entries | 800+ Newsletter Signups

Nov 2016 – Urban Fantasy Theme
9,000+ Overall Entries | 500+ Newsletter Signups

THE GIVEAWAY

The Rafflecopter giveaway starts on the 1st of each month at 12:00am EST, and they end on the last day of the month at 11:59pm EST. The Giveaway winners are chosen at random via Rafflecopter. The giveaways are open to US and Canada shipping addresses only. The mandatory entry point for the giveaway is to sign up for a newsletter master list which will be distributed to all Sampler and Sponsor Authors.

FEES

There are three opportunities for authors to buy into this promo type: sampler authors ($200), sponsor authors ($100), and featured authors ($10). Sampler Author and Sponsor Author registrations both include a free 2-day listing for a free or discount book (<$2.99) in Paranormal And Urban Fantasy Bargains and/or Pure Textuality PR Post, and a free Pure Textuality PR social media blitz for any one title or series.

PLEASE READ THE DETAILS & TERMS DOCUMENT FOR FULL DETAILS –>https://goo.gl/tT6n9W

 

2017 Audience Builder Promo Schedule

  • January 2017 ~ Genre: Dystopian
  • February 2017 ~ Genre: Contemporary Romance
  • March 2017 ~ Genre: Mystery & Thriller
  • April 2017 ~ Genre: Erotic Romance
  • May 2017 ~ Genre: Young Adult Fantasy
  • June 2017 ~ Genre: Adult Paranormal Fantasy
  • July 2017 ~ Genre: Urban Fantasy
  • August 2017 ~ Genre: Contemporary Romance
  • September 2017 ~ Genre: Paranormal Romance
  • October 2017 ~ Genre: Horror
  • November 2017 ~ Genre: Epic Fantasy
  • December 2017 ~ Genre: Holiday Romance

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This Holiday Season, Gift the Gift of Promo! Buy One, Your Friend Gets One FREE!

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THIS HOLIDAY SEASON,
GIVE THE GIFT OF PROMO!

For each purchase of a Holiday Special service for the entire month of December, you have the option to gift a free, matching service to an author friend of yours. Once you’ve paid the invoice for your service, your friend will receive a Pure Textuality PR gift certificate for the matching service. You may gift your service anonymously, or include a personalized message. If you do not want to gift out a free service to an author friend, it is not required.

Services Included in the Holiday Special:
– Promo Blitz/Cover Reveal
– One-Title Promo Package
– Social Media PR Package
– Social Media Blitz
– Review Solicitation

The service purchase and service gifted may both be used immediately or banked for future use.

PLEASE NOTE: Authors cannot gift the free service to themselves (that includes alternate pen names). The point of this is to spread some good juju around during the holiday season.

DETAILS

Full Menu of Services  |  Contact Us

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DON’T FORGET!

UNLIMITED PR PACKAGE SPECIAL PREORDER PRICING IS LIVE UNTIL DECEMBER 31ST!
ONLY A FEW PACKAGES LEFT!!!

As the 2016 year end approaches, we all begin to plan out our marketing budget for 2017.  As we did last year, Pure Textuality PR is offering the 12-Month Unlimited PRPackage at a discount if you purchase your package between now and December 31st.  There are a limited number of spots available, so preorder yours before they’re sold out!

Do you have a heavy release schedule?  Do you have a back list of titles you’re looking to breathe new life into?  Maybe you just want to throw a whole bunch of promotions throughout the year to work on building your audience.  No matter what your marketing goals are for the year, the Pure Textuality PR Unlimited PR Package is just what you need.

With the 12-Month Unlimited PR Package, you get unlimited use of our PR services from January 1st to December 31st.

WHAT DOES IT INCLUDE?

  • Promotional Blitzes and/or Cover Reveals
  • Pure Textuality PR Review Solicitation Service
  • Facebook Ads Accompanying Each Blitz
  • Release Day Announcements
  • Five-Day Blitzes
  • HeadTalker Campaigns
  • Facebook Release Parties
  • Various Promotional Graphics
  • Plus any other PR needs you may have!

The way we market in this industry is constantly changing. New ideas for marketing a book are tested every day. As the market changes, so do we. We are constantly trying out new ways to put your book in front of readers and we are always willing to listen to ideas you want to try.

CURRENT UNLIMITED PR PACKAGE CLIENTS

LIMITED TIME PREORDER PRICING

Order your 12-Month Unlimited PR Package anytime between now and December 31st to receive the pricing shown below.

Authors (Multiple Pen Names Permitted) – 12 Months for $2000  
2017 PREORDER PRICING: 12 MONTHS FOR $1600

Publishing House Imprints – 12 Months for $2500  
2017 PREORDER PRICING: 12 MONTHS FOR $2000

DETAILS

Full Menu of Services  |  Contact Us

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This Holiday Season, Gift the Gift of Promo! Buy One, Your Friend Gets One FREE!

1svqjsi

THIS HOLIDAY SEASON,
GIVE THE GIFT OF PROMO!

For each purchase of a Holiday Special service for the entire month of December, you have the option to gift a free, matching service to an author friend of yours. Once you’ve paid the invoice for your service, your friend will receive a Pure Textuality PR gift certificate for the matching service. You may gift your service anonymously, or include a personalized message. If you do not want to gift out a free service to an author friend, it is not required.

Services Included in the Holiday Special: Promo Blitz/Cover Reveal, One-Title Promo Package, Social Media PR Package, Social Media Blitz, and Review Solicitation.

The service purchase and service gifted may both be used immediately or banked for future use.

PLEASE NOTE: Authors cannot gift the free service to themselves (that includes alternate pen names). The point of this is to spread some good juju around during the holiday season.

Full Menu of Services  |  Contact Us

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RANDOMS by Jena: James Patterson is a marketing mastermind – pre-releases self-destructing book!

Seriously, as if this man wasn’t awesome enough, he goes and pulls this little stunt. His upcoming release Private Vegas (hitting bookshelves and ereaders on January 26th) is being pre-released.

But there’s a catch.

The frikkin book self-destructs.

Yeah, you read that right.

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1000 lucky iPad-owning fans (the ONE TIME I wish I owned an iPad!) will receive a code to download a free copy of Private Vegas over the next five days. They have 24 hours to read it. After that, it disappears from their device. There is an interactive online map which also shows readers real-time progress on the book.

Now, if you don’t own an iPad, fret not. For a mere $294,038, you can get a PHYSICAL copy of the book……which ALSO self-destructs….

Keep reading. Trust me, you want to keep reading this. I am sitting here shaking my head in astonishment as I type…

Jena

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GUEST POST PART II by Author Jack Welles: Language and the Genre Novel

This is an excerpt from my booklet how I go about “Writing a Genre Novel” the full version of which is available for free on my website.
I would like to start by putting the excerpt into context by giving a summary of the overview of my approach. I think of genre writing as having four components: concepts (theme, idea, plot, story etc), process (six stages: discovery, planning and research, organising, revision, editing & polishing), language (grammar, prose-writing, figures of speech) and story-telling (the 6 elements of fiction, use of details, characters & symbolism). In addition I have a short “Random Thoughts” category for ideas that don’t easily fit into the four components just mentioned.
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GUEST POST PART I by Author Jack Welles: Research And Planning for a Genre Novel

This is an excerpt from my booklet how I go about “Writing a Genre Novel” the full version of which is available for free on my website.
I would like to start by putting the excerpt into context by giving a summary of the overview of my approach. I think of genre writing as having four components: concepts (theme, idea, plot, story etc), process (six stages: discovery, planning and research, organising, revision, editing & polishing), language (grammar, prose-writing, figures of speech) and story-telling (the 6 elements of fiction, use of details, characters & symbolism). In addition I have a short “Random Thoughts” category for ideas that don’t easily fit into the four components just mentioned.
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RANDOMS by Kendra: A Dress and a Muse (@kendrybird , @DmitrySholokhov)

It was a last minute trip, planned only a week in advance. I would journey from New Hampshire to New York City by some means of transportation and buy a dress from Dmitry Sholokhov’s collection while he made an in-store appearance. Two amazing girlfriends of mine made this whole thing happen, one, Steph, by offering to let me crash with her and the other, Kate, by checking out the situation with Lord & Taylor beforehand.

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RANDOMS: Show Your Support and Take a Stand Against eBook Piracy!

Hey readers!  Jena here.  As most of you are aware, Pure Textuality is a site that is a lover of all books – traditional and indie published alike.  A rising problem in the publishing industry as a whole is the piracy of eBooks.

As an indie author, I can tell you that there is a LOT of work that goes into publishing one single title.  Not only work but also money out of our own pocket.  The reality of being an indie publisher is that there is very little return on our investment unless we happen to be one of the lucky ones that hits it big.  Whether the author is extremely successful or just getting started, eBook piracy is the same thing as walking into their house and stealing their money.

More and more sites are being found out and shut down for taking copies of legally purchased books, stripping away the protections and duplicating the file.  They are then either putting them on the internet for free or (worse in my eyes) putting them up for sale at a discounted price, of which they collect 100% (self-published authors only take a small percentage of their book’s list price).

Another rising problem is bloggers.  Oh, I hate even bringing this up, and I assure you that Pure Textuality is not one of them.  There is a problem happening with bloggers who receive free books turning around and giving them away.  Essentially, this is the same thing as piracy.

As these sites are being found out, authors are fighting back.  Both traditionally published and self-published are taking a stand.  And I am reaching out to you now, not just as a reader and book blogger but also as an author to show your support.  Below are two images – one for readers and one for authors to support the fight against eBook piracy.  I encourage you to share it.  Post it on your blog.  Put it up on Twitter.  Put it up on Facebook.  Email it to your friends.  Spread the word.  eBook piracy is a crime.  Every bit as much as stealing a car is a crime.  The amount of money being stolen shouldn’t matter.  Stealing is stealing.

Thank you for your support on behalf of authors everywhere!

– Jena

 

P.S. – These images were not created by me.  I tried tracking down who the creator was to grant proper credit but I was unsuccessful.  I do know that it was posted on Facebook by and author I am unfamiliar with and now I can’t for the life of me find the post to grant HER credit for sharing it.  If anyone saw the post I am referring to, please by all means, leave the author’s name in the comments.

 

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RANDOMS by Jena: The Perils of Using Stock Images and Cover Clones

There have been a few times over the past year where I have thought about doing this post and I put it off thinking that you all would read it and think I was just picking on authors.  That is not the case and I want to get that out right away.  I think that this could be an important lesson to authors (and marketing teams) out there and someone will find it helpful.  So here I go.

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RANDOMS by Jena: Jena’s Adventure in Writing a Novel: Part IV

So, before I started writing this post I went back and read Part III of this little series.  MAN, has a lot happened since my last update.  Well, first I guess there’s that little detail of me being a PUBLISHED AUTHOR.

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RANDOMS: Happy 165th Birthday Bram Stoker!

Today marks what would have been Bram Stoker’s 165th birthday!  So Happy Birthday to you Mr. Stoker!  Without your most famous piece of work, Dracula, we wouldn’t have the likes of Anne Rice’s Vampire Chronicles, Charlaine Harris’s Southern Vampire Mysteries and even the sparkly non-badass vamps of Twilight that serve as so many readers’ very own guilty pleasure.  Thank you for all you contributed to our literary world! 

Look!  Even Google is celebrating!

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RANDOMS: My Chat With Kerrelyn Sparks (@avonbooks, @kerrelynsparks)

As I’ve mentioned before, I was lucky enough to get picked for this term of Avon Addicts with Avon Books.  Tonight, we had an Shindig video chat with Kerrelyn herself.  We talked about everything from publishing to her Love At Stake series and her newest release The Forbidden Lady.

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RANDOMSby Jena: Jena’s Adventure in Writing a Novel: Part III

I am happy to report that I am in the full swing of rewriting my novel.  All the ideas that have been bubbling up here and there since my musically induced breakthrough I had during my last check-in finally started to drop together in a coherent story line. 

 

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RANDOMS by Jena: Jena’s Adventure in Writing a Novel: Part II

Back on January 19th, I confessed to all of you that I am an aspiring writer.  At that point, I gave you a little bit of back story on how I got started.  If you haven’t had the chance to read it yet, click here to do so.  I will wait……

*queue elevator music*

You’re back!  Ok, on with Part II of Jena’s Adventures in Writing a Novel!

  

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GUEST POST: Top 10 Heroine Stereotypes by Amber Lynn Natusch (@AmberLNatusch)

So I saw an amazing post from another Indie author regarding what makes a male lead sexy.  It was tongue in cheek and fabulous…and it inspired me to want to do my own take on this idea with female lead cliches.  Thanks, Dannika Dark, for the inspiration!
 
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RANDOMS: Jena's Adventure In Writing a Novel: Part I

Back in 2005, I was struck with inspiration.  It started because I was a majorly, and I mean MAJORLY, huge Buffy the Vampire Slayer fan.  I used to read the Buffy novels for quick pastime reading (averaging 1 or 2 of them in a day).  They’re basically paperback fan fiction and they had a lot of great storylines I would have loved to have seen played out on the show.  One of these novels was called Chosen by Nancy Holder. 

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