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Marketing Loft [Public] / Re: New place to promote - new to me anyway
« Last post by Anarchist on July 12, 2019, 08:08:48 AM »
Not easier for me. None of my titles have 20+ reviews, despite my efforts.

Another argument for building and maintaining an ARC list.

It's the difference between waiting a year (or longer) to accrue 20+ reviews and having them posted at launch (technically, pre-launch).

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Quill and Feather Pub [Public] / Re: 50+ words a day...no matter what!
« Last post by Electric Dan on July 12, 2019, 07:31:13 AM »
No work done today on the fantasy epic.  Sent eMails yesterday to two people I need to list in the acknowledgments to see if it's okay and how they want their names listed.  Haven't heard anything yet.  Also haven't heard back from my prospective beta reader.  And on this one I really need beta readers because the villain(s) really do some nasty stuff to people and I want to make sure it's coming off as villainous rather than gratuitous, if that makes sense.

Wrote (er, rewrote) 1,280 words in the lame space opera.  It's at 22,208 words at the moment and the target was 30k.  Still about 7,100 words of old material to be rewritten, so that would put it at around 30k.  After that, I still need to mesh it all together better than what it is.  And I need to change the characterization of one character to make him more goofy and less "adult".
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Marketing Loft [Public] / Re: New place to promote - new to me anyway
« Last post by 123mlh on July 12, 2019, 06:36:01 AM »
Nice. They have better categories for romance than Freebooksy did last time I checked.
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Marketing Loft [Public] / Re: New place to promote - new to me anyway
« Last post by Marti Talbott on July 12, 2019, 05:29:24 AM »
Not easier for me. None of my titles have 20+ reviews, despite my efforts.

Understood, some of mine don't have 20 reviews yet. It takes time to build that up.
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Marketing Loft [Public] / Re: New place to promote - new to me anyway
« Last post by OfficialEthanJ on July 12, 2019, 05:24:23 AM »
Not easier for me. None of my titles have 20+ reviews, despite my efforts.
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Quill and Feather Pub [Public] / Re: I'm just here to whine
« Last post by notthatamanda on July 12, 2019, 05:16:18 AM »
I do think what you write counts as historical fiction, just a different subcategory of it.
I'm never really sure what qualifies as historical fiction.  Some people seem to think it has to feature a famous historical character, some think it is all about the setting and everything in the story being appropriate for the time.  I've seen it defined both ways.
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Quill and Feather Pub [Public] / Re: I'm just here to whine
« Last post by notthatamanda on July 12, 2019, 05:13:23 AM »
I'd love to write a novel set in WWII (air combat in particular) or the Napoleonic wars - especially the sea battles.

I don't have the historical background or the lifetime required to obtain it, so I did the next best thing - I wrote an SF novel with dogfighting combat, and I included wooden-ship sea battles in a fantasy trilogy. It scratched the itch, at least.
I was never interested in history at school, now I am for some reason.  Rick Atkinson's Liberation Trilogy was amazing, if you are looking for some, um, fun, reading.
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Marketing Loft [Public] / New place to promote - new to me anyway
« Last post by Marti Talbott on July 12, 2019, 04:54:31 AM »
I asked Written Word Media if they promoted to Kindle Unlimited readrs. They sent me this link. https://readingstacks.com/for-authors

If we don't have to drop the regular price to zero, it makes promoting KU books a lot easier. I'm just now checking it out.
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Quill and Feather Pub [Public] / Re: I'm just here to whine
« Last post by cecilia_writer on July 12, 2019, 03:55:09 AM »
I always find the things I need to know for writing novels are completely different from what I learned at university. My memory for details hasn't got any better over the years, either, although I can sometimes keep things in my head long enough if I visit a place for myself and try and work out what it would have looked like.
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Quill and Feather Pub [Public] / Re: I'm just here to whine
« Last post by JRTomlin on July 12, 2019, 03:31:35 AM »
I do think what you write counts as historical fiction, just a different subcategory of it.

It is fun finding out the details of what happened centuries ago such as Edward II making a thoroughly racist joke about his Welsh subjects. I do love the research, but sometimes it gets a feels a bit oppressive.

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