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Writing from the Dark Side

Heh! I started out calling this blog post "Blogging from the Darkside" and then went to "Writing from the Darkside" and then went on to finally arrive at "Pubbing from the Darkside".  This little tidbit of information should be able to give you a little hint over what has been happening at the Oliver Homestead since I last posted.

Big News! I am part of a great collaboration with a collection of Writers who decided that if a romance book should be done, it should be done by us! Hence, the beginning of what is now know as Welcome to Serenity Harbor, Maine.

This is huge! This is ginormous! All of the books are set around the fictional coastal Maine town of Serenity Harbor. We didn't limit genre, only that their characters fall in love in Maine.

For me, this was a return to something that I love... well, yes... it was a return to writing. I've blogged a little bit about some of my struggles with illness that left with being unable to write for a whi…

Weekly Catch Up

I was going to sacrifice one of my rare days off to painting the trim and base boards in my house. But since it turned out overcast, gray and slightly muggy I decided that you all would benefit from my distraction and I would share a few things I've seen this week.

The first thing is from a post from Jen Talty at Write It Forward Blog. She posted about Promoting your book in iBooks and offered up tips to make it easy for your prospective readers to jump on over to iTunes and download you latest. Thanks to her post, I now have a nifty little button to help me offer Three Truths to my readers.

See...
Three Truths - Teagan Oliver

Isn't it lovely? I wish all the ebook stores had these nifty little gadgets. It would make my life so much easier. There is also another gadget that can be added in case you have multiple books that you want to offer in a scrolling box. Very lovely and handy! I would suggest that if you have a book to sell on the iBookstore that you go grab a gadget for yourself and put it on whatever spot is needed on your blogs, websites... etc...

The second thing that I wanted to post about was an online posting from PJ Media on 10-reasons you should skip the traditional publishers and self publish ebooks instead. I got to this through my link up to J.A. Konrath's blog. It makes some interesting arguments for doing it yourself. I would advise anyone wanting to go it by themselves to take the time to research and to limit your expectations. We all can't be the J.A. Konraths or the Marie Forces and sometimes new authors enter into the field expecting the same big sales. These huge sales are the exception, not the rule. But that doesn't mean that you can't make this way. It just takes time and a whole lot of effort and the ability to multitask... a lot!

Off to stick some widgets on my sites! Enjoy the day everyone!

Teagan

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