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My First Sale by  Juliana Stone

My First Sale by Juliana Stone

Welcome to the My First Sale series. Each Monday, Dear Author posts the first sale letter of bestselling authors, debut authors, and authors in between. Today’s story comes from debut author, Julianna Stone, whose first book “His Darkest Hunger” is… more

The Impending Price Battle

The Impending Price Battle

Last December, Bob LiVolsi the owner of Books on Board exhorted publishers to fight Amazon’s $9.99 predatory pricing. He received a standing ovation because publishers and other independent bookstores knew it could not continue to match Amazon’s lowered pricing under… more

RITA Open Thread

RITA Open Thread

The Rita Finalists have been announced.   Congratulations to the finalists.   No matter what I have to say (or other readers) five of your peers judged your book to be the best in your category.   The Rita eligibility and judging requirements… more