I’ve been quietly working with a little over a half a dozen clients since the beginning of this year, and I figured it was about time I let you folks know who are subscribed to my blog–I’ve started Geek Girl Author Services! I do print and ebook formatting, as well as some editing and marketing […]

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Behold, a book cover too salacious to get an ad on Amazon. I’m not kidding. Yesterday, Amazon opened up advertising to non-Beta testers whose books are enrolled in KDP Select. For various reasons, I’d decided a week ago to put Steam in KDP Select (for non-authors, this means I decided to make the ebook exclusive […]

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Super excited to reveal today, the cover for STEAM ME UP, RAWLEY, Book 1 in my new series Mint Julep and Monocle Chronicles. It’s a New Adult steampunk romance, and boy did I have so much fun writing this! Once again, I hired the fabulous Kim Killion for the cover, and couldn’t be more pleased!  I wrote the […]

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Having come from a web programming background, I was thrilled when I learned that an epub file is just a zipped HTML website. I’ve also seen enough weirdly formatted ebooks that I wanted to have the cleanest file possible. Since I’d be paying for the size of the download on Amazon, that was another reason […]

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Last night ended the first two weeks of my debut novel’s release, and I thought I’d post some of my thoughts and findings on using the new pre-order option at Amazon. On August 14th, the news hit the various indie loops that Amazon had opened up the pre-order option for indie authors. Before that, it […]

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Jami Gold recently had two articles on using Macros to help in your editing and polishing phase of your manuscript: MS Word Trick: Using Macros to Edit and Polish and Fix Showing vs. Telling with Macros & Word Lists. Jami does an excellent job of showing you how to insert and use macros, so I won’t repeat […]

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Last week we covered Part 2 – Elements of a Successful Query, and the week before Part 1 – Purpose and When to Start. For today, we’ll cover: Query Submission Strategies. Query Submission Strategies My advice would be to send queries in blocks of 5 agents at a time; 7-8 at the most. Why? You want […]

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Last week we covered Part 1 – Purpose and When to Start. For today, we’ll cover: Elements of a Successful Query External Elements External factors to keep in mind include querying an agent who represents your genre. Seriously. Please. Don’t machine-gun blast agents hoping one will hit. Show you’re a professional and have done your […]

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