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Anthology is in Final Review

The anthology title is now confirmed, Written Across the Genres, and it is at Luminare Press. I’m working with the cover designer for the finishing touches and Linda, ace copy editor, is helping me scan the PDF file to check for possible corrections. Then we get a galley proof and look the whole thing over again.

I hope to have the book published by Feb. 1st to take copies to the San Francisco Writers Conference. February 13th.

Amazing how many details to address at the end.


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Ransom Stephen’s Novel The Sensory Deception

Ransom Stephens, author of  The God Patent, wrote a guest post for Jane Friedman’s blog on August 6, 2013. He talks about the publishing journeys of his first novel and his newest, The Sensory Deception. The title of his post is “How to Increase Your Odds at Getting Lucky”.

One of my writer friends, Haihong Liao, and I talk about the law of averages that eventually will be on our side in getting our work published. In his blog post, Ransom said, “Every query you send increases your odds. Every story you publish, every book, every literary event you attend, every time you bear your neck, your cross section gets bigger, and the odds of opportunity finding you increase.”

He doesn’t agree with people who claim that making a living as a novelist is like winning the lottery. Ransom says, “Every time you play the lottery, the odds are the same.  In this game, every time you play, your odds get better.”

Read his post on http://www.janefriedmandotcom.

The God Patent is one of my favorite top ten novels and I look forward to reading The Sensory Deception.


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How to organize Printing or Print on Demand

Worth a try.

Savvy Writers & e-Books online

Printing – to sell more books?

Why should you have a print book, such as a paper back and not go with the digital version only? In a former blog post we listed eleven reasons for this:

  • The majority of book buyers still chooses printed books at the moment (that will change)
  • You can give out review copies to newspaper/magazine or book blog reviewers
  • To be hosted at local media / TV interviewers who want to show a copy of your book
  • To sell your book easier to libraries
  • To participate in a Goodreads giveaway
  • To sell your book to those who really don’t want an e-Reader or just love paper books
  • If you write non-fiction it is almost a must to offer it in paper as well
  • You have an ISBN number and can get listed with Bowker at worldwide bookstores
  • Physical books are just nicer to give on Christmas –…

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CreateSpace Publishing Experience

Check out author, Julie Royce’s blog: Julie’s Write Place:


She humorously reports her CreateSpace publishing experience with her novel, PILZ

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April 12, 2013 · 5:58 pm

Book Cover Publishing Humor

Stacey Gustafson helps J.K. Royce over PILZ book cover publishing bump with humor.



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Publishing Schedule Hits a Bump

Check out J.K. Royce’s publishing journey with her novel, PILZ.



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San Francisco Writers Conference

10th Anniversary in 2013

Join us February 14th – 17th, 2013 and help us celebrate at the Intercontinental Mark Hopkins Hotel, Mason & California, San Francisco!
      • Launch your writing career…or take it to a more professional level…with direction from bestselling authors and publishing experts.
      • Choose from a schedule of workshops, panels and sessions that fit your writing needs. This year, on Thursday  afternoon you can go to an orientation that will help you get the most of the conference at no extra charge, too.
      • Ask a Pro session lets you ask questions and pitch books to New York and California editors…and it is included in your registration fee.
      • Go to Speed Dating for Agents – Pitch your book ideas one-on-one to New York and California agents ($50 option for registered attendees)
      • Receive free feedback on your work from freelance book editors.
      • Kick back in Cafe Ferlinghetti with writers from all over the country…and foreign countries, too.
      • Talk with exhibitors and find out what’s new for writers.
      • Browse our onsite bookstore (produced by BookShop West Portal) and you can get the books you purchase autographed by the presenters.
      • Jump into pitch contests, “Open Mic” readings, and socialize at Gala Welcome party. This is just a sampling of SFWC’s over-the-top networking opportunities during the event.
      • Stay awhile longer with our in-depth Post Conference classes on Monday, February 18th. to increase the value of the conference even more.

Registration fee includes three days of sessions, meals, a gala party and more! Click here for more information.

See you there. I’ll be at the registration desk every morning.

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