We Have Winners
Monday we joined Julie Lessman for "Light-Bulb Moments: Bright Ideas to Illuminate the Path to Publication and Beyond" as she shined some light into the dark recesses of her mind to come up with the a few tips that glow in the dark. Winner of their choice of any of Julie's books including her January 2014 release Dare to Love Again or a spiral-bound signed copy of A Light in the Window is Nancy C.
Tuesday Kathleen L. Maher and Carrie Fancett Pagels shared about inspiration for their two debut Civil War novellas with "The Year of Suddenlies." Music was especially emphasized, with a gift of a $25.00 Amazon card for a winner to order her/his own inspirational music, and copies of Kathy and Carrie's novellas. The winner is Deb H.
Wednesday and Thursday, Seeker friend Vince Mooney brought us a Virtual Workshop on “How Plotting & Pantsering Affects Everything You Write.” Author Instructors Included: Virginia Carmichael, Mary Connealy, Janet Dean, Clari Dees, Debby Giusti, Audra Harders, Ruth Logan Herne, Myra Johnson, Julie Lessman, Tina Radcliffe, and co-authors, Lorie Langdon and Carey Corp. Book winners are:Wendy Newcomb and Courtney Faith.
Friday featured Editor and Publicist Amber Stokes of Seasons of Humility who will share the basics of publicity in the blogpost "Cover Reveals, Blog Tours, & Giveaways -Publicity 101" Winner of a Sandra Leesmith book of choice is Julia Reffner. Winner of a Kindle copy of Amber Stokes, Bleeding Hearts will be announced in the next WE Edition.
Next Week In Seekerville
Monday: Mary Connealy is talking about 'Research. Wiki & Google & Me: Hands on Research at the Prospect House and Civil War Museum." Mary will be giving away a signed copy of A Bride for All Seasons.
Tuesday: Valerie Comer joins us today with a post about jumping into a new genre! She'll talk about the growth of "Farm Lit" and a copy of her new release Raspberries and Vinegar will be given away to one lucky commenter!
Wednesday: Seeker author Tina Radcliffe is your hostess with her post on "The Power of Words."
Thursday: Jump in the waters of summer with Ruth Logan Herne as she talks about a small-town writer's love of the big city! She may or may not quietly mention her two New York City books Red Kettle Christmas and Try, Try Again. Why did she break the mold and set two novels in the "Big Apple", you ask? Because it's good for authors to Shake It Up a little! Break out of the mold. Ruthy will be offering Kindle copies of Try, Try Again to lucky commenters!
Friday: Seekerville welcomes Heartsong Presents debut author, Helen Gray with "Just Wishing Won’t Get Us Published." Stop by to chat and for a chance to win a Heartsong Presents giveaway.
Just Released!!! Ruth Logan Herne's first independent book Try, Try Again... When God sends a derelict ex-cop to save a rich man's life on a cold, dark Manhattan Christmas eve, he sets a plan in motion that helps save a life, a city and just maybe... a marriage. Available right now, this very MOMENT!!! on Kindle! Click Here to be Whisked Away!
Don't miss Glynna Kaye's appearance on the Love Inspired Authors Blog. Stop by to chat about her upcoming release, A Canyon Springs Courtship.
Monday, August 5, Debby Giusti will blog on the Love Inspired Authors Blog. Stop by to say hello!
Publishers Weekly Contributing Editor and Seekerville friend Barbara Vey opened registration for her 2014 Readers Appreciation Luncheon, to be held on April 26, 2014, in Milwaukee, WI. More than 100 folks have already made reservations to attend. Don't miss this fantastic opportunity to mix and mingle with some of your favorite authors, including keynote speaker and best-selling author Debbie Macomber. Our own Debby--Debby Giusti--will also be there so check out the website and make plans now to treat yourself to a very special day. Arrive on Friday for the fun Author Q&A followed by an informal get-together for everyone attending. For information and/or reservations check here.
August 2-8: One of Julie Lessman's VERY creative reader friends put together celebrity collages for each of Julie's books, choosing who she thought the characters would look like. This week's featured book is A Passion Most Pure (ebook now on sale for $3.99!), so check out which celebrities she chose for Faith O'Connor and Collin McGuire at Kissed Books Blog!
Through August 18: Join Julie Lessman and twenty other authors on Soul Inspirationz blog for a book givaway extravaganza!! Just click on the "Featured Author Interview" link below each of the author's pic to enter their particular contest. At Julie's Interview Link you can win your choice of Julie's books including her January 2014 release of Dare to Love Again or a spiral-bound printed copy of A Light in the Window, so GOOD LUCK!!
Random News & Information
Thoughts from Romance Writers of America Conference (MBT)
Here's a tool for the obsessive compulsive among us (those of you who check your reviews, rankings and sales hourly). The KDP SALES RANK CALCULATOR. Valium not included.
The Readers Sound Off! How They Read, What They Like and Where They Find Us (E-Book Formatting Fairies)
Harlequin announced a number of recent promotions in their production department. Roxanne Finkelstein has been promoted to global managing editor, while Punam Patel moves up to assistant managing editor. Beth Attwood has been promoted to managing editor coordinator, while Jena Karmali moves up to copyeditor. (Publishers Lunch)
5 Ways To Get The Most Out Of Your Editing Experience (The Creative Penn)
What Makes a Good Librarian (GalleyCat)
What Is New Adult Fiction (GalleyCat)
Young Adult, New Adult... Mid-Adult? (HuffPost)
Smashwords Add Preorder Feature (GalleyCat)
Five Reasons Social Media Will Always Sell More Books…(DBW)
From Cindi Myers Market New's Blog: HarperCollins publishing will launch a new digital only imprint for suspense and mystery this October. Witness, will feature a variety of mystery, suspense and thriller titles by new and established authors. Editor Dan Mallory is looking for police procedurals, atmospheric thrillers, mystery series, psychological suspense, historicals and “murder, mayhem, and the macabre.” Both agented and unagented authors are welcome. Authors receive 25 percent royalties on the first 10,000 copies sold, and 50 percent royalties thereafter. Royalties are paid monthly. Find our more here.
The Millennial Method Of Publishing? Do-It-Yourself! (Forbes)
Insights into 7 Facebook Marketing Techniques Used by the Celebrity Elite (Jeff Bullas.com)
Have a great weekend!