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Friday News: Jane’s New Contributions to BNReview; Amazon sales up, profit...

This is a video of a number of authors on the subject of sex in books: Erica Jong on writing about sex as a way of finding answers, Lawrence Block on the definition of erotica, Patricia Gaffney on historical romances, Suzanne Forster on the importance of sexual tension, and Eileen Goudge on the eighty-year-old woman who told her, “If I can’t do it, I want to read about it.”

Additionally 20% of Kindle bestsellers are from the KDP program.

Here are a couple of great new tools on the internet:

Jane Litte is the founder of Dear Author, a lawyer, and a lover of pencil skirts. She self publishes NA and contemporaries (and publishes with Berkley and Montlake) and spends her downtime reading romances and writing about them. Her TBR pile is much larger than the one shown in the picture and not as pretty. You can reach Jane by email at jane @ dearauthor dot com


  1. Kati
    Jul 27, 2012 @ 06:47:45

    Congrats on the new gig, Jane! Looking forward to your recommendations.

  2. Mireya
    Jul 27, 2012 @ 07:10:20

    Hey, your first recommend looks like something I may want to read. I love humor in my paranormals, and best of all, if I don’t like it, I’ll have someone to blame. ;)

  3. Lada
    Jul 27, 2012 @ 08:13:52

    Congratulations, Jane!! I will definitely be checking out your recommendations on BN.

  4. Brie
    Jul 27, 2012 @ 08:15:29

    Congrats Jane! Can’t wait to see what you recommend next ;-)

    I have to try that Word2Html site. I copy/paste them on notepad to clean them before posting them on Blogger and it usually works, but maybe this one’s better. Thanks for the link!

  5. Julia Broadbooks
    Jul 27, 2012 @ 09:03:52

    Congrats, Jane! Looking forward to adding to my TBR pile.

  6. MrsJoseph
    Jul 27, 2012 @ 09:56:30

    Congrats Jane! I guess I’ll read those emails now…

  7. Keishon
    Jul 27, 2012 @ 10:05:51

    Congratulations J on your new gig.

  8. Janine
    Jul 27, 2012 @ 11:22:48

    Let me add my congratulations to the chorus. Congratulations!

  9. Dani D
    Jul 27, 2012 @ 13:07:26

    Congratulations on your gig over at Barnes and Noble, I look forward to reading “Feed The Reader.”

  10. Jane
    Jul 27, 2012 @ 18:44:53

    I think all the BN recommendations will be familiar to the DA Readership. Thanks for the encouragement.

  11. Lori
    Jul 28, 2012 @ 11:44:18

    My congrats also Jane. Your recommendations are always worth reading, whether here or on Goodreads and now on BN.

    And major thanks for the HTML converter. It’s brilliant. It just saved me hours and hours of work and turned out really clean product. I couldn’t be happier.

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