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message 1: by Robin (new)

Robin (robinsullivan) | 14 comments Hey all,
I'm the "person behind the scenes" who got my husband published and learned a lot along the way I lecture on the "business side" of writing to 340+ writers in the DC area and finally started to blog some of stuff that I go over in my lectures. You might find it interesting. Some recent topics include:

- Publishing 101 - Various Options
- Show me the Money - Some information on Royalties
- Intro to Direct Selling
- Demystifying the Amazon Sales Rank
- Packaging/Mailers
- Autor websites
- Bookmarks for promotion materials
- Mailing Options
- Author Websites

Click her to see site


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Wife of fantasy author: Michael J. Sullivan
The Crown Conspiracy (Oct 2008) | Avempartha (April 2009)
Reviews: Fantasy Book Critic | Odysssey | Amazon | MidWest Book Review | Huntress Reviews




message 2: by [deleted user] (new)

Can you explain a bit more?


message 3: by Alex (new)

Alex Lindon | 28 comments Yeah, I don't really get what you are saying . . .


message 4: by Kenzie (new)

Kenzie | 2838 comments Confuzzlement....


message 5: by Alex (new)

Alex Lindon | 28 comments LOL niiice


message 6: by Paige (new)

Paige Miller i think that's spam


message 7: by [deleted user] (last edited Jan 30, 2009 11:56AM) (new)

LOL SO DO I!


message 8: by T.O.L.I. (new)

T.O.L.I. (taleoflostink) | 1770 comments ME TOO!!! lol...SBG would be all over it


message 9: by [deleted user] (new)

wait till she gets here . . .


message 10: by T.O.L.I. (new)

T.O.L.I. (taleoflostink) | 1770 comments lol


message 11: by Brigid ✩ (new)

Brigid ✩ | 5857 comments Mod
SPAMALOT!!!
lol


message 12: by Paige (new)

Paige Miller *giggles*

She hates spam.


message 13: by Robin (last edited Feb 01, 2009 07:34PM) (new)

Robin (robinsullivan) | 14 comments Sorry, I haven't been here lately. Not sure what the confusion is about. Many people blog about writer issues such as how to develop plot, or write dialog etc. I'm not trying to sell anything - I'm trying to share some of the knowledge I gained over the years. My blog is about the stuff you have to worry about "after" you finish your work. I cover things like how to get an agent, how to negotiate a contract those types of things.

I'm not sure why the cries of spam...This is a group about writing under a posting about "advice" this blog is all about advice isn't this the type of thing you are trying to exchange information about - I guess I'm confused....




message 14: by Brigid ✩ (new)

Brigid ✩ | 5857 comments Mod
well, we see anything as spam if it seems to be advertising anything. what you posted seems to be advertising a website and your husband's book. if that's not what you intended, sorry.


message 15: by Robin (new)

Robin (robinsullivan) | 14 comments The site is "tips" for writers I do use my husband's books as examples some times - for instance if I talk about design of bookmarks yes I show his bookmarsk but that is only because I need something to demonstrate the various points...for instance the bookmarks his publishers made are totally ineffective because they only have book covers on them but people don't have the "context" of the book. In any case my advice is free - and if you find it useful great - for instance yesterday I bloggged on the difference in doing email queries verses snail mail and how you should alter them. Today's blog is on "PublishAmeria" and the trap some authors fall into. If you don't find the information useful then by all means don't go there and feel free to remove this post if it is not in the spirit of the group.


message 16: by [deleted user] (new)

Oh! well that makes sense! Sorry about the confusion.


message 17: by Kenzie (new)

Kenzie | 2838 comments We get a lot of spammers here in this group. Authors keep coming in and telling us to read/buy their book, and then leaving. We're just being cautious here. Sorry if it made you feel bad.


message 18: by Robin (new)

Robin (robinsullivan) | 14 comments No apologize required - I'm just trying to help authors as much as I can - (being married to one and all). I lecture to a group of 340+ writers in the DC area and there is so much to know "on the business" side - i.e. beyond just writing your bok that many authors get overwelmed.


message 19: by Kenzie (new)

Kenzie | 2838 comments He-he-he. Yeah, overwhelmed a little. XD

Thanks for the help, though. I appreciate you taking the time to help young writers like us.


message 20: by T.O.L.I. (new)

T.O.L.I. (taleoflostink) | 1770 comments :D


message 21: by Robin (new)

Robin (robinsullivan) | 14 comments Howdy Saved by Grace!


message 22: by T.O.L.I. (new)

T.O.L.I. (taleoflostink) | 1770 comments alright SBG....and once again, I am sorry robin


message 23: by [deleted user] (new)

Very sorry.


message 24: by Brigid ✩ (new)

Brigid ✩ | 5857 comments Mod
srry


message 25: by Sella, ov vey! i haven't checked this group in months. >< (new)

Sella Malin | 4530 comments Mod
Robin, thanks for the advice! :D


message 26: by T.O.L.I. (new)

T.O.L.I. (taleoflostink) | 1770 comments :D


message 27: by Robin (new)

Robin (robinsullivan) | 14 comments No worries guys - just hope it is helpful.


message 28: by Brigid ✩ (new)

Brigid ✩ | 5857 comments Mod
thnx :)


message 29: by Paige (new)

Paige Miller So sorry Robin- we're a bit paranoid.


message 30: by Veronica, What the neck!? (new)

Veronica (v_a_b) | 2889 comments Mod
We wouldn't be if it weren't for micha...


message 31: by Veronica, What the neck!? (new)

Veronica (v_a_b) | 2889 comments Mod
speaking of... if any mods happen to find him in this group, you are welcome to delete him without unblocking him. :)


message 32: by T.O.L.I. (new)

T.O.L.I. (taleoflostink) | 1770 comments LOL


message 33: by Sella, ov vey! i haven't checked this group in months. >< (new)

Sella Malin | 4530 comments Mod
Oki dokes.


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