How to Kick Start Your Marketing Plan

You’ve finished writing a book. You’ve put blood, sweat, and tears into it. The editing was brutal, but somehow you’ve managed to live through it. Your cover looks amazing- everyt…

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Amazon, you hit like a bitch.

The Never Ending Book Basket

It’s taken me a bit of time to write this post, but I figured it’s about time to share the utter nonsense that’s happened between me and Amazon, and how a company that I once highly respected, has now become one that I have zero respect for.

I’ve thought about writing this post for weeks, what I would say and how I would capture everything that’s happened, and I’ll be honest with the fact that this post has taken on many forms, but finally I decided that it would just be easiest to state the facts.

So here it goes…

IMG_0376 This is the first email I got from Amazon. As some of you know, on February 24th I was sent an email from Amazon letting me know that I could no longer post reviews on their website, and that all of my previous reviews had been suppressed or removed…

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How to not piss off a book blogger when requesting a review

Cinthia Ritchie

When my book Dolls Behaving Badly published a few years ago, I was a first-time author. I was so naive! I knew nothing about promotion or blogging or the importance of reviews. I assumed that the publisher would take care of everything and that I would sit back and bask in the glow and glory of my new-found success.

Well, hee, hee, I had obviously assumed wrong. A few weeks after my publication date found me desperately contacting book bloggers, begging and pleading for them to please, please, please take the time to read and review my book, feature me on their blogs or include me, at the very last minute, in their bloghops.

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Luckily, enough of them took pity on me so that I was able to pull in enough reviews and promotions that my book didn’t totally fall flat on its face (or should I say on its…

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A Culture Addicted to FREE—How FREE is Poisoning the Internet & Killing the Creatives

Kristen Lamb's Blog

Image used with permission from the creator Ira Gelb. Image “Not for Sale” used with permission from the creator Ira Gelb who’s an activist in stopping Human Trafficking but authorized this image for use outside.

It’s funny, at various junctures I’ve felt propelled to tackle certain topics, even when that made me very unpopular. My biggest leviathan to date has been this notion of artists being expected to work for free, and I believe the reason that this topic is weighing so heavily on me is that, for the first time in years I’m no longer enthusiastic about our future.

In fact, I’m downright frightened, because of THIS.

I Feel Sick

Yesterday morning on my Facebook, a friend shared this open letter to Oprah Winfrey from a local performer in the Bay Area, Revolva, whose act caught the attention of mega-icon Oprah Winfrey.

Oprah was holding The Life You Want conference and the producers contacted Revolva to see if she…

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Blog Tour for Revenge by Anna Santos with Giveaway


REVENGE
by ANNA SANTOS

Title: Revenge
Series: The Chronicles of the Eylones
Author: Anna Santos
Genre: Paranormal Romance/ Gothic/ Erotica
Cover Designer: Amalia Chitulescu
Release Date: December 9th, 2015

REVENGE, a Paranormal Romance
by the author Anna Santos, released
December through BookTrope!

✰ ✰ SYNOPSIS ✰ ✰


Once a vampire, now a deadly hunter and sorceress, Violet seeks out her revenge with a plan to seduce and kill her former Vampire Master. At one time he sought her death to replace her with another, but Violet won’t go easily and she will have her revenge!


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Bought by an alluring vampire as a child, Violet became his eternal companion when she turned nineteen. For centuries, she loved Ewan more than her own life. She did everything in her power to stay with him forever. She thought their love was indestructible, until he proved her wrong.

Captured and tortured by a secret society of vampire slayers, Violet finds out that Ewan and their adopted teenage daughter had planned her death, so they could be together. But despite their intentions, Violet wasn’t killed by the hunters. She was recruited and given a chance to be what Ewan had prevented her to be when he took her away from her family: the deadliest hunter alive and a powerful sorceress.

Reluctant to opening her heart to another love, Violet only lives for the opportunity to get revenge of the vampire who made her suffer like no one before. With a new identity and a crazy plan, Violet plans to teach her former master that he can’t keep breaking women’s hearts and get away with it. That bad boy was going down!

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✰ ✰ ✰ MEET THE AUTHOR: ANNA SANTOS ✰ ✰ ✰



Anna Santos is a Paranormal Romance author who builds worlds of undeniable beauty, with witty and enchanting characters.
Anna always keeps her readers on their toes with her adrenaline-fueled adventures, suspense-filled cliffhangers, and steamy love scenes.
When she isn’t writing, Anna is considering plot twists for her next novel or delving into the world of her favorite authors.

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