Read a story snippet, enter giveaways for gay romance books and more, and learn how to help LGBT Chechens. All that, and a visit to Stonehenge. …Read more
A step-by-step, illustrated guide that shows how to make an online donation to the Russian LGBT Network even if you can’t read Russian. …Read more
Some days opening up your email is a joy! That was what it was like for me today, when I got a link in my mail to this review from Debbie of Archaeolibrarian, excerpted below. …Read more
Serpent’s Kiss by Layla Dorine is a wild ride full of mystery, intrigue, and suspense in a society that’s been driven underground. Readers who enjoy fantasy filled with political machinations, assassination plots, and outsider heroes will be drawn in by this novel. Of course, there’s romance too and a bit of steam — though the leads are surprisingly chaste for how much they want to tear each other’s clothes off. …Read more
It’s tax season here in the United States, and questions popping up on many author boards is, “What do I do if my publisher didn’t send me a Form 1099-MISC?” and “Can I deduct unpaid royalties as a loss if my publisher closed?” This article covers who needs a 1099-MISC, what to do if you don’t get a 1099-MISC or get one that’s wrong, and how little the IRS cares about your unpaid royalties. It also discusses reporting publishers you suspect of tax fraud. …Read more
If you don’t have an author email newsletter yet, you need to start one. Here, Dale gives a brief comparison of the email marketing services MailChimp and SendPulse for sending newsletters, with a look at ease of use, customer service, options, and price considerations. …Read more
Sam Thorne is a good friend and fellow writer who’s been nestled alongside me in the pages of three anthologies so far: Mad About the Boys, Sexy to Go Gay Romance, and His Seed. She posted a hilarious and touching blog article yesterday about the impact of hearing aids on pillow talk and sexy times. …Read more
In this article, I evaluate sales tracking systems that are free to any author with an ebook on Amazon, paying special attention to Pronoun and NovelRank. Why these two? I’ve used both of these for a while because they’re user-friendly and can be used by any author whether they self-publish their ebooks or work with a traditional publisher. I also touch on tracking sales of print books—a much more difficult endeavor.