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by Margo
April 1st, 2012, 7:07 pm
Forum: Books
Topic: [Deleted by author]
Replies: 26
Views: 8063

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

I seriously debated whether or not I was going to take time to comment on this thread because I don't like to get into personal arguments with other posters, but I decided that the posts in this thread are so inflammatory that I can't in good conscience walk away without putting in my two cents. A ...
by Margo
March 28th, 2012, 1:20 pm
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: The SQUEE GOOD NEWS Thread
Replies: 364
Views: 95725

Re: The SQUEE GOOD NEWS Thread

Very excited to announce that the erotic romance novel I co-authored with fellow Bransforumer Karen Booth (Karenbb) will be released tomorrow by Ellora's Cave! If you're over 18 and would like to check out the blurb or a brief excerpt you can do so by checking here: http://www.jasminejade.com/p-971...
by Margo
March 28th, 2012, 1:19 pm
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: The SQUEE GOOD NEWS Thread
Replies: 364
Views: 95725

Re: The SQUEE GOOD NEWS Thread

Closing in on 10k sales by the end of the month (over not quite 6 months). Unfortunately, my checks still don't have lots of 1's and no zeroes at all. Two's, three's, eight's, those I got. :cry: (private joke between about five of us)
by Margo
March 22nd, 2012, 12:15 pm
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: What pays your rent?
Replies: 39
Views: 11132

Re: What pays your rent?

This is about the coolest thing I've heard in a long time. Congratulations, Margo!! Thanks, Brenda. :) It's actually not an easy decision to make. I usually like to play it safe. Yet all of the most amazing things that have happened in my life have been the result of taking chances (even when peopl...
by Margo
March 22nd, 2012, 12:02 pm
Forum: Self-Publishing
Topic: My epic fantasy - The Skyfall Trilogy
Replies: 27
Views: 6296

Re: My epic fantasy - The Skyfall Trilogy

For what it's worth, my pen name stuff is all priced $2.99 to $8.99, and the $2.99 stuff would be novellas. 25-30% of my sales are the $8.99's. I'm on target to hit 10,000 total sales next month. It's looking like May for quitting my day job. I'm still strongly of the belief that if you don't value ...
by Margo
March 21st, 2012, 12:36 pm
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: What pays your rent?
Replies: 39
Views: 11132

Re: What pays your rent?

Writing. I make the same with writing now as I do with my day job as a resource analyst. Its time to start looking at quitting the day job, but I'll probably spend at least the next couple of months socking more away in the savings account.
by Margo
March 21st, 2012, 12:11 pm
Forum: Self-Publishing
Topic: My epic fantasy - The Skyfall Trilogy
Replies: 27
Views: 6296

Re: My epic fantasy - The Skyfall Trilogy

I don't think lowering the price will help. A recent reader survey for a different genre noted that readers associate very low prices with low quality. I wouldn't go 99 cents or $2.99 for a novel. I want to say (without looking it up) that the survey indicated $3.99 was the floor for what they would...
by Margo
March 5th, 2012, 8:09 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Live - BransforumFest 2012
Replies: 21
Views: 2758

Re: Live - BransforumFest 2012

Best comment so far, from Claudie: He won't die from it.

I will leave everyone to supply their own context to that statement.
by Margo
February 21st, 2012, 11:12 pm
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: The Introduction Thread
Replies: 629
Views: 235166

Re: The Introduction Thread

Cool!, I have story engineering coming in a few days, from Amazon. Donald Maass's book "Writing the Breakout Novel," is on hold at the library. Looks like I'm on the right track. :D Does Margo know Mr. Maass?(ps- how do I pronounce that?) Cheers, Steve Eee, it's hard to describe how to pronounce it...
by Margo
February 21st, 2012, 11:02 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: National Novel Writing FEBRUARY 2012
Replies: 16
Views: 4927

Re: National Novel Writing FEBRUARY 2012

Bump for participants.
by Margo
February 16th, 2012, 12:50 am
Forum: Self-Publishing
Topic: My Self-Publishing Experiment - Initial Results.
Replies: 66
Views: 15232

Re: My Self-Publishing Experiment - Initial Results.

Regarding series, you'll also find readers who say they won't begin a new series until it has a certain number of titles out or even until it's finished. They're tired of writers who either never finish a series or drag out a series that was advertised as 3 books into 10+. **cough**Jordan**cough**Ma...
by Margo
February 14th, 2012, 11:43 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: Your Favorite Book on the Craft
Replies: 32
Views: 9067

Re: Your Favorite Book on the Craft

trixie wrote:*throws secret Maasskateer hand sign*
Yes, we are officially a gang now. A gang of writers. Watch your step, dawg, or you'll end up in our novels. (A bullet can kill you but humiliation by the written word lasts forever, n'mean, dawg?)
by Margo
February 14th, 2012, 11:39 am
Forum: Self-Publishing
Topic: My Self-Publishing Experiment - Initial Results.
Replies: 66
Views: 15232

Re: My Self-Publishing Experiment - Initial Results.

January was a good month - 2nd best so far. I sold around 300 books, and made around $800. UK sales are growing faster than anything else, which is interesting, because I've never done anything to push my books there. Which gets me thinking... why promote at all! Yeah, been asking people that for a...
by Margo
February 14th, 2012, 11:33 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: Your Favorite Book on the Craft
Replies: 32
Views: 9067

Re: Your Favorite Book on the Craft

I'm going to answer for Margo and I because I'm fairly confident she'd agree with me on this one... (and if not, I'm guessing it's at least in her top 3) Donald Maass's Writing the Breakout Novel. LOL. It's #3 on my list. #1 is Donald Maass's Writing the Breakout Novel Workbook . #2 is Plot And Str...
by Margo
February 5th, 2012, 10:12 pm
Forum: Self-Publishing
Topic: Dorchester going under
Replies: 2
Views: 1527

Re: Dorchester going under

Ugly. And probably not the last casualty.