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WTF Cover Poll

WTF Cover Poll

[poll id="155"] I’m of the opinion that this looks like a 10 year old and I feel dirty looking at it.   Angie James posted it on her twitter and wanted to know what the genre was.   I guessed wrong.   What… more

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Help a Publisher Out

   [poll id="153"] An ebook publisher contacted me about the post I had regarding   ”What An eBook File Should Contain“.   Specifically, many of us asked for a blurb or excerpt to appear at the front of the book.   The publisher… more

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Video Book Poll

[poll id="149"] HarperCollins debuted its first video book. For $10.00 you can watch a 23 min video of the author of What Would Google Do? Author gets a 25% royalty for these babies. I’m only paying if the authors do… more

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Teleflora SuperBowl Poll

[poll id="148"] flowers – florists – flower delivery Teleflora, an online floral delivery service, spent alot of money to trash other delivery services and to insult romance novel readers.) While I could see that it was a bad choice, I… more

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Paper Plus Poll

[poll id="146"] Harper Studio  is toying with the idea of offering a coupon code for the download of a digital or audio book with the purchase of a print book.   HarperStudio is the new “experimental” publishing arm of HarperCollins.   Most of… more

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Epilogues Poll

[poll id="145"] Last week, we had the prologues poll and now we’re going to do an epilogue. How many of you enjoy epilogues? What do you want in an epilogue? What type of book needs an epilogue and where are… more

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Prologue Poll

[poll id="143"] I’ve often wondered why there is a prologue in a story. Why isn’t it Chapter One? In The Boss’s Christmas Proposal, the story opens with a prologue of the character confronting her parents and asking for a job… more

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Collaboration Poll

[poll id="142"] Slate and MixedInk offered the internet the opportunity to collaborate to write an inaugural address. There are other online communities that offer collaborative features for authors. Jennifer Crusie famously (or infamously) collaborated on two books and Crusie continues… more