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Being Cocky in the Social Media Age

Posted in Uncategorized on May 9, 2018 by Kate Jack

Would you take the chance of ruining your writing reputation by acting like this?

Tricia Drammeh

By now, most of you have heard about #Cockygate. If not, let me catch you up to speed:

Romance author, Faleena Hopkins, filed a trademark on the word “cocky.” Once her trademark was approved, Faleena allegedly sent cease and desist letters to other authors who happened to have the word “cocky” in the titles of their books. There have been reports that she also asked Amazon to remove some of these books, though I’m not sure how many authors have been affected by this. Faleena has said she trademarked “cocky” in order to protect her series and her brand. She says her readers were getting confused because when they searched for her books, they stumbled upon books written by other authors.

Over the past several days, authors have been furious… and frightened too. What gives Faleena the right to trademark a commonly used word? A word, in fact, that other…

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Fantasy fiction fans! It’s easy peasy to grab a freebie!

Posted in General, Uncategorized with tags on March 28, 2018 by Kate Jack

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Calling all speculative fiction fans, if you love reading and you love freebies, why not combine the two and download a copy of my collection of short fantasy stories? Visit my swishy, revamped website today and subscribe to my emails list, also for free, and claim your copy today. 

You can also browse, and learn more about, my other books and learn a little bit about me.

So don’t wait, don’t be late; drop by and say hi 😀

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Reconciliation

Posted in General, Uncategorized with tags on February 13, 2018 by Kate Jack

When I first entered the world of writing, I learned a lot and am still learning things today, amongst which are: persistence, optimism and reconciliation. When I first obtained a publishing contract for The Silver Flute Trilogy, I was filled with elation. However, that joy soon turned to ashes in my mouth. My enthusiasm for promoting my books was not matched by my publisher. Oh, promises were made, but rarely followed up on. Very soon the black dog of depression began to follow me around.

Fortunately, this state of affairs did not last for long and when my publisher began not answering mine and my fellow writers emails, I girded my loins for battle.

I began by joining the Society of Authors, a sterling organisation which I heartily recommend, and consulted them about my publishing contracts. Alas, it was to no avail, as they were watertight and it seemed I’d shackled myself to an anvil.

The black dog reared its ugly head again, that is until a friend advised me to forget about my books and move on. What the hell! Forget that! They were mine, my creations and there was no way I was letting all that work go to waste.

So all the writers concerned, grouped together and emailed the publisher over and over, until he finally capitulated and returned our book rights free of charge. See what I mean about persistence?

So now that my books and I are reconciled, I have the opportunity to revamp and republish them myself  and so turned  good reads, into great reads – ain’t life fab? 😀

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The Essential Self-Publishing Guide

Posted in Uncategorized on November 18, 2017 by Kate Jack

For those of you contemplating the self publishing route.

Tricia Drammeh

This is an exciting week for me! For the past several months, I’ve been working on putting together a self-publishing guide. My original plan was to compile previous articles I’d written, but the project got away from me and turned into over 170 pages.

The Essential Self-Publishing Guideis for writers who are considering self-publishing. The second section of the book is a step-by-step guide that is geared toward people who aren’t tech-savvy. So, if you or someone you know would like to self-publish, but are intimidated by formatting or uploading to KDP, this guide might be helpful. My hope is that writers who might consider turning to an expensive vanity publishing service, or who are contemplating handing over rights to a fly-by-night, start-up publisher will feel confident enough to try independently publishing instead.

If you’re not sure you want to self-publish, or if you are already a published author…

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When Your Dream is Bigger than your Budget

Posted in Uncategorized on September 20, 2017 by Kate Jack

A great article on a very important issue.

Tricia Drammeh

I’m sure you’ve heard the old adage, “It takes money to make money.” This is true even in publishing – maybe especially in publishing. This post isn’t going to harp on the recent scandal involving the YA author who bulk-purchased her book in order to inflate sales numbers. Nope. This is about the cost of marketing and the never-ending pressure on authors to spend more and do more.

Any author out there will tell you marketing is one of the most challenging aspects of being an author. It’s hard to get your book in front of readers, and in most cases, word of mouth is not enough. I once had a book hit #98 (paid!!!) in a very competitive Amazon category. It was an amazing day! And, I hadn’t spent a single penny in advertising! But, in most cases, rising to the top of a any list, especially a bestseller…

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Posted in Uncategorized on August 10, 2017 by Kate Jack

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Become a Millionaire Selling Books on Amazon (Or Not)

Posted in Uncategorized on May 28, 2017 by Kate Jack

A great article from author Tricia Drammeh.

Tricia Drammeh

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A few weeks ago, I stumbled across a book on Kindle that promised authors they could make a million dollars selling books on Amazon. A quick search yielded dozens of titles promising writers they can easily become best-selling authors, or promising to teach them how to write a best-selling book in 30 days. There are even books that tell people that publishing a book is “easy money” and good way to generate “passive income” because their published book will continue to bring in a steady income month after month without the author having to do anything at all!

I can already hear the grumbling and grinding of teeth from those of you who know how difficult it can be to write a book, much less publish and promote it. I’ve read many well-written, engaging books (self-published and traditionally published)…

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