The first, however, is "breaking news" regarding the showdown that's looming between Amazon and Lightning Source over pod publishing. Looks like Amazon is going to squeeze the authors in order to challenge one of their competitors. Read about it here.
Writers' Digest publishes an annual Popular Fiction report, analyzing current trends in major fiction genres like romance, mystery/crime, thriller/suspense, etc. This year's report tells us that paranormal and erotica are the hot genres in romance. If you glance at the RT Review lists or ad pages every month, you probably already guessed thi. WD also tells us that vampires are the new Alpha male, which works well within romance because they apparently mate for life, and that despite all the interest, erotica is a pretty fixed audience in size. Read the full report here.
Confused about what separates romantic comedy from chicklit, or the differences between sensual, spicy, and sweet romance? Find a breakdown of the sub-genres within romance and the other major genres here.
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Found a reference to this blog somewhere in my blog travels and thought I'd share it. It's a blog guide to literary agents.
Recall that I was seeking YA fiction recommendations not too long ago? Found this consortium of debut YA authors. How they're banding together to promote themselves as a group is pretty neat.
More free books! Get two free ebooks of your choice from Harlequin for signing up for their ebook service. You can cancel at anytime. I got my books and have learned one thing. As much as I love reading, I can't read a 300+ book electronically, at least not on a PC. (I don't have an ebook reader yet so I'm using free Adobe's Digital Edition.) As far as ebooks go, I think I'll stick with novellas.
That's it for now. Have a great weekend everyone!
Peace & Blessings,
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Peace & Blessings,
Stay focused. Be deliberate. Believe.