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by Margo
July 23rd, 2012, 4:13 pm
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: The SQUEE GOOD NEWS Thread
Replies: 364
Views: 81805

Re: The SQUEE GOOD NEWS Thread

Hugs to Sommer and Karen!
by Margo
July 23rd, 2012, 12:15 pm
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: The SQUEE GOOD NEWS Thread
Replies: 364
Views: 81805

Re: The SQUEE GOOD NEWS Thread

Thought I'd pop in for a sec and do a self-pub update. The supersecret pen name is about nine months old with approximately 35,000 copies sold. My income per month hit five figures last month and is doubling this month. For my genre, I have 3 titles currently on the Amazon bestseller list. Write wel...
by Margo
July 23rd, 2012, 11:53 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: The Coffee Shop - JULY
Replies: 110
Views: 17804

Re: The Coffee Shop - JULY

I don't have an opinion one way or the other about quality of longer works. I've read very long stuff that's very good and I've read very long stuff that's not. Same goes with shorter works and everything in between. I don't think long word counts inherantly mean you're not writing good stuff. What...
by Margo
June 26th, 2012, 2:34 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Okay, Margo, Game On
Replies: 23
Views: 4206

Re: Okay, Margo, Game On

Claudie wrote:And I say we all stop posting every time we're exactly one post behind polymath. That way he always stays top of the pile!
*more evil laughter*
by Margo
June 21st, 2012, 11:56 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Okay, Margo, Game On
Replies: 23
Views: 4206

Re: Okay, Margo, Game On

*evil laughter*
by Margo
June 17th, 2012, 1:06 pm
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: The SQUEE GOOD NEWS Thread
Replies: 364
Views: 81805

Re: The SQUEE GOOD NEWS Thread

I just found out that my first published erotic romance, Always You, was chosen as a finalist in the Passionate Plume contest. The winner will be announced at the RWA Nationals this summer. This is such a huge contest it's definitely one of those cases where it really is an honor just to be nominat...
by Margo
June 1st, 2012, 3:04 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: National Novel Writing JUNE Word Count Goals
Replies: 15
Views: 2826

Re: National Novel Writing JUNE Word Count Goals

Quitting the day job (and all that entails) and serious performance angst completely derailed me until I saw my sales figures this morning. NOW I'm up for it. (I so want to squee, but I'm refraining.) I'm not going to set a word count goal, but I do want to try to write everyday (which sounds like i...
by Margo
June 1st, 2012, 3:12 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: National Novel Writing MAY
Replies: 22
Views: 11070

Re: National Novel Writing MAY

You guys up for trying June? Now that I'm settled into the writing schedule at home, this is doable.
by Margo
April 20th, 2012, 6:37 pm
Forum: Self-Publishing
Topic: epublishing blogs
Replies: 5
Views: 3595

Re: epublishing blogs

Check out David Gaughran's blog. He's a regular around here and very nice about answering questions. He has a lot of contacts in indie publishing to draw upon and a fairly strong handle on the industry in general.
by Margo
April 20th, 2012, 11:01 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: National Novel Writing MAY
Replies: 22
Views: 11070

Re: National Novel Writing MAY

I'm in. Goal for the month: 75,000 words. 05/01: 0 (outlining) 05/02: 2528 05/03: 0 (oral surgery) 05/04: 1169 05/05: 0 05/06: 0 05/07: 1491 05/08: 3600 (exactly) 05/14: 2066 05/16: 3942 05/17: 2350 Total for May: 17,146 Edit 4/24: Wow, many more participants than the last few and solid, ambitious g...
by Margo
April 11th, 2012, 5:35 pm
Forum: Self-Publishing
Topic: Justice Dept Lawsuit Moving Forward
Replies: 8
Views: 1869

Re: Justice Dept Lawsuit Moving Forward

It is particularly interesting that the article mentions the problem with Apple having the "most favored" deal with the publishers...since Amazon/B&N and every other distributor I deal with have similar clauses in their contracts. I agree not to price my ebook lower anyplace else than I do at the di...
by Margo
April 11th, 2012, 12:40 pm
Forum: Self-Publishing
Topic: Justice Dept Lawsuit Moving Forward
Replies: 8
Views: 1869

Justice Dept Lawsuit Moving Forward

In case anyone is interested/hasn't heard, the DOJ is going forward with the lawsuit over ebook pricing:

http://finance.yahoo.com/news/justice-d ... 06457.html
by Margo
April 3rd, 2012, 1:41 pm
Forum: Books
Topic: [Deleted by author]
Replies: 26
Views: 7526

Re: Fifty Shades of Grey: what do you think?

Margo - I wanted you to know I'm going to respond - I think you said some important things - but won't have time until tonight (hopefully) or early tomorrow. Fair enough, but I will say upfront that I probably won't see the message (though that shouldn't stop you from responding, as others probably...
by Margo
April 3rd, 2012, 10:22 am
Forum: Books
Topic: [Deleted by author]
Replies: 26
Views: 7526

Re: Fifty Shades of Grey: what do you think?

First, Margo, I know you were trying to support Cheeky, but I would have felt pretty hurt if I had been Rachel and read your post making it sound like a bunch of people had agreed to ostrasize her. That came off as pretty harsh - I don't know if you intended that. Absolutely. I don't enable the kin...
by Margo
April 1st, 2012, 7:20 pm
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: The SQUEE GOOD NEWS Thread
Replies: 364
Views: 81805

Re: The SQUEE GOOD NEWS Thread

Wasn't sure where else to post this (like we NEVER go off track in a thread, right?) but I thought people might be curious. I was certainly curious. Ever wonder what those Amazon sales ranks mean in terms of actual numbers of ebooks sold? Every once in a while a writer will mention they were selling...