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Duncan Thompson Duncan Thompson's blog:
1. You’re guaranteed to get your work published.

2. You retain greater creative control.

3. You receive a higher percentage in royalties.

4. You can write what you want to write, not what is currently popular.

5. You can build a stronger, more loyal fan base by marketing directly to readers of your c... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on August 25, 2016 10:05 • 1 view
Andrew Seiple Andrew Seiple's blog:
One book completed, and now work starts on the next. This is how it goes in the self-publishing industry, and honestly, I don't mind one bit. The more I write, the better I get. It's like any skill, practice makes perfect.

So what's on the release schedule? I'm glad you asked that, hypothetical re... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on August 25, 2016 09:24 • 5 views
Natasha Marie Natasha Marie's blog:

We are the authors of our own destruction. This much has been evident since the beginning of time. Most of what ultimately takes life we have created. We have endowed such events like kings presiding over great courts. Sometimes such things are accidental; the unavoidable product of fate. But som...

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Published on August 25, 2016 09:12 • 12 views
Justin Gray Justin Gray's blog:

The revised and remastered print edition of Sunslinger: Riders of the Silences is now live right here on Amazon. I’m still blown away by the quality of the paperback. Maybe this is just of interest to people that write, but when I submitted the book for review it took less than 24 hours to get a... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on August 25, 2016 09:11 • 5 views
David   Gustafson David Gustafson's blog:
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If you live in a small town, everyone knows whether you take cream or sugar in your coffee as well as the names of your last two or three girl friends.

And you know who are the best carpenters, electricians and plumbers to call on in an emergency.

You have decent doctors and dentists because medio... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on August 25, 2016 08:41 • 9 views
Martha Kennedy Martha Kennedy's blog:
I've been honored to have been asked to write posts for the IndieBRAG Blog.

The first, on the power of inspiration, appeared on August 8. The next one, about lessons I've learned in the whole writing, submitting and self-publishing process, will come out on September 19.

You can read about the ra... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on August 25, 2016 08:26 • 23 views
L.L. Curtis L.L. Curtis's blog:
When I started writing novels, none of the online resources existed that we enjoy today. My first three novels never made it to publication although I spent years rewriting and editing the books until I just couldn't bear to look at them any more. My debut novel (actually my fourth manuscript) on... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on August 25, 2016 07:59 • 3 views
Jonathan  Dunne Jonathan Dunne's blog:
Bumped my head again! Crazy prices...

Audiobooks (Hearts Anonymous & Hide the Elephant) and ebooks @ .99c!

AUDIOBOOKS read by me, 99c!
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Published on August 25, 2016 07:58 • 34 views
Julie Nicholls Julie Nicholls's blog:
Hey peeps,
I've written a new novel, titled Dragon Moon which is a Young Adult fantasy. I've submitted it into the Amazon Kindle Scout program and today it's gone live. If you're unsure what that's about, Kindle Scout is a program where you can submit a new book, have peeps nominate for a publishi... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on August 25, 2016 07:24 • 67 views
Luke Smitherd Luke Smitherd's blog:
It might say Episode 10, but, you know...

We need 200 listeners or this will be the end of the Smitherd and Shaw Podcast. The links are below. Please like the post so it will show up in your timeline. We need listeners.

What would you do without Transatlantic
Swearing

iTunes: http://apple.co/2bj1ylM... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on August 25, 2016 07:18 • 8 views
Barton Smock Barton Smock's blog:
[circa (xii)]

the human dream

god’s attempt at a short story

the animal
works

miracles

/ the elephant
in its ruin
takes up
for whale

yeah, it rains here
rains
glue

adult diapers
are fishhook
rare…

/ tell your sister
nothing happened
to mine




[circa (xiii)]

imagine how long god must’ve been left alone to be named aft... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on August 25, 2016 07:14 • 56 views
Peter F. Jemison Peter F. Jemison's blog:
In the last eighteen months I have spoken to reading and creative writing groups throughout Northumberland (England) and have done a little advertising on Facebook. This continues for The Unspeakables and my other two crime thrillers but now I realise I should seek a wider and bigger readership.... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on August 25, 2016 07:12 • 14 views
Richard S. Wheeler Richard S. Wheeler's blog:
Two years ago, at three in the morning, my stepchildren summoned me to the bedside of my wife, Sue Hart, who had slipped away moments before. I held her hand, thanked her, and told her how much I loved her. Lewy Body Dementia had claimed her.

Today I will visit her grave. We share the headstone a... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on August 25, 2016 07:07 • 16 views
Cassie James Cassie James's blog:
Hey everyone,

Today I am super happy to reveal the cover of The Wish Granter by C.J. Redwine!!!.
For huge fans of The Shadow Queen like me, I am sure you are super excited. After that epic first book, I so can't wait to read the sequel!!!.
Without further ado, Here it is :

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Breathtaking isn't it?? I l... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on August 25, 2016 07:03 • 25 views
Malia Zaidi Malia Zaidi's blog:
Today is the first birthday(can I call it that?) of A Poisonous Journey (as well as my dad's!!) Publishing my first book was an exciting, nerve-wracking, foreign experience for me, but thanks to the many people who offered congratulations, suggestions and kindness, I got through it:-) As another... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on August 25, 2016 06:46 • 33 views
Crow Gray Crow Gray's blog:
Hi! Just wanted to let everyone know my new release is officially live today:

On The Hunt (The Tantric Shaman, #2) by Crow Gray

And also, my entire back catalog is on sale or free all weekend! Find them all here:

https://www.amazon.com/Crow-Gray/e/B0...

Please check them out and I hope you enjoy! Read more of this blog post »
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Published on August 25, 2016 06:41 • 4 views
Julie Elizabeth Powell Julie Elizabeth Powell's blog:




ANGELS FLY

byDonna Simonetta


Publisher: The Wild Rose Press
Genre: Contemporary Fantasy Romance







Two years after her husband’s death, Kelly believes her romantic life is done. Until she reconnects with her girlhood crush on social media, and as fate would have it, he lives across the street.




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Published on August 25, 2016 06:32 • 8 views
P.J.  Taylor P.J. Taylor's blog:
Well, Brian, the Alchemist & the Silver Dragon has been out for just over a week and it’s sold pretty well. I’m really very pleased. The difficulty now is to ensure it keeps selling. I’ve uploaded both books to Smashwords and I’ve entered the new book into a Goodreads ‘giveaway’ so we’ll see... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on August 25, 2016 06:31 • 8 views
E.E. Winston IV E.E. Winston IV's blog:
Perhaps you remember my last blog post from a while back. It was about how strict and unfair Google Adsense is. Well, guess what: they've done it again.

I finally got my account reinstated after ten years of exile, and things have been going good. I run three YouTube channels: my author channel,... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on August 25, 2016 06:30 • 68 views
Ken Craft Ken Craft's blog:

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After careful consideration–wait for it!–I’ve decided that waiting is bad for me. Why am I always waiting? And why am I sometimes unaware of what exactly I’m waiting for?


As a poet, my waiting habit has been fed and nurtured. I write a first draft, second, third, and on up the abacus of practice...

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Published on August 25, 2016 06:10 • 10 views
Katie McGarry Katie McGarry's blog:
Hi everyone,

To celebrate the release of Chasing Impossible in the UK, I'm giving away to one of my readers their choice of one of my print books (Pushing the Limits, Dare You To, Crash Into You, Take Me On, Breaking the Rules, Nowhere But Here, or Walk the Edge).

There are two ways to enter. You c... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on August 25, 2016 06:03 • 23 views
J.C. Stephenson J.C. Stephenson's blog:
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Published on August 25, 2016 05:47 • 39 views
Martyn Stanley Martyn Stanley's blog:
Am I confident this time the companions WILL actually get to the Temple of the Mad God? YES!

I'm 35,000 words deep into book 5 and they companions now seem to have found a way of entering Votrex's locked Holt.

That's nearly half a book by my normal standards, so what else is going on?

Well, Lindi... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on August 25, 2016 05:19 • 13 views
Steve Perry Steve Perry's blog:

Years ago, here in Oregon, there was a terrible event: A young mother, out driving with her children in Springfield, saw a curly-haired stranger on the side of the road trying to flag her down, so she pulled over, and he tried to carjack her. Wound up shooting her three children and her. Killed... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on July 12, 2016 11:34 • 10 views
Ellen Mae Franklin Ellen Mae Franklin's blog:
The sound of snarls and the snapping of bones bought a cruel smile to Joy’s pale face. She wanted to clap her hands, but instead, clenched and unclenched them as almost colourless eyes watched on. The Specks tore the men apart. The cries were long dead, whipped away by the wind, fleeing with the... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on August 25, 2016 05:00 • 13 views
David  Whelan David Whelan's blog:
This week, the contrasting stories of sport and those who reach the top. Two individuals with different ways of approaching things. First off, Conor McGregor and his supposed victory at the weekend. But what caught my eye and gave me a gleeful smile, was that Conor McGregor could be given a six m... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on August 25, 2016 04:59 • 44 views
Phillip Crawford Jr. Phillip Crawford Jr.'s blog:

But are Hillary voters themselves so morally bankrupt that they don't even care their nominee is thoroughly corrupt, and will continue to support her?


Wikileaks founder Julian Assange said in an interview last night with Fox News that "his team was 'working around the clock' on 'a lot of material'...

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Published on August 25, 2016 04:44 • 10 views
E.M. Thomas E.M. Thomas's blog:
The Bulls of War in Tonight's Top 10* List!Top what!?Look, Iknow I've mentioned Amazon rankings in each of my last two blog posts andI’m no more of a fan of repetitive headlines than you are, but come on: Top 10? Top 150 in the broader fantasy category? I have to mention that somehow. But at the... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on August 24, 2016 21:39 • 11 views
Cathy Brockman Cathy Brockman's blog:
The men of Kiss of Leather celebrate a beginning, but will the price be another ending? The grand opening of Kiss of Leather draws near and the pressure is on to make sure everything is completed for the big night. Master Josh is a perfectionist, so no detail is too small in order to enhance th... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on August 25, 2016 01:00 • 2 views
Leanne Hunt Leanne Hunt's blog:
Once your blind or partially-sighted companion finds herself in a community in which she feels totally accepted and respected, her natural potential emerges. This is an exciting stage to witness. While she may still have many limitations, she no longer feels inhibited by them. Instead, she treats... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on August 25, 2016 01:24 • 2 views
Hope Ann Hope Ann's blog:

Ethaniel, the main character in my novel, Fidelyon, has taken it upon himself to introduce you to his world by going through an alphabet of terms and names. Be is a short one…

Blue and silver! No, using a color isn’t cheating, at least that is what I was told. Blue and silver are the royal colo...

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Published on August 24, 2016 05:21 • 14 views
Pamela Laskin Pamela Laskin's blog:
Jazz MoonJazz Moon by Joe Okonkwo
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I just finished reading JAZZ MOON by Joe Okonkwo, a student who was in my graduate Children's Writing and Literature class last year, and I was totally blown away-far over the moon. This captivating first novel explores the artistic, sexual and cult... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on August 24, 2016 15:53 • 9 views
Harold Klemp Harold Klemp's blog:

By Harold Klemp


One Saturday morning a woman and her husband decided to go shopping at an expensive home-furnishings store. The company was having a warehouse sale that began at 10:00 a.m. Right next to the warehouse was the regular store, which opened at 9:00 a.m.


The couple arrived about fifteen...

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Published on August 25, 2016 03:00 • 11 views
Ellen Forsyth Ellen Forsyth's blog:
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Published on August 24, 2016 19:41 • 13 views
S. Burke S. Burke's blog:
BOOK REVIEW THE HEARTS JOURNEY HOME NATALIE DUCEY COVER
The Hearts Journey Home by Natalie Ducey.
Poetry for the soul. The Heart’s Journey Home is a collection of 23 poems that capture the essence of the fragility and the resiliency of our hearts – the brilliant beauty of life’s journey. We all love/loved deeply and most likely have been on both sides... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on August 24, 2016 15:02 • 6 views
Ra Avis Ra Avis's blog:
Slow is Fast.

Everyone wants everything done as quickly as possible. It’s human nature. Be healed now. Be ready now.


But if you let events spin you — if you become a creature of reaction — things end up taking more time and resource. Instead, go slowly be methodical, and pay attention. Rushing does...

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Published on August 24, 2016 13:01 • 12 views
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