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Author James W. Lewis a Nominee in Global eBook Awards

For Immediate Release . . . March 03, 2014 – Award-winning novelist James W. Lewis’ controversial anthology, “Black People Can’t Be Republican And Other Hot Button Topics In the African American Community,” has been nominated for best short story collection … Continue reading

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Big Things Poppin’ in the 14!

Happy New Year! Wow, 2014. Can you believe it? It’s been four years since my publishing company The Pantheon Collective started this new venture that led to four published books and 30,000 copies sold. Who knew? 🙂 This year, look … Continue reading

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F.A.T.E: From Authors to Entrepreneurs

  What is F.A.T.E, you ask? It’s our first collaboration and the first of its kind, as far as we know. 🙂 F.A.T.E: From Authors to Entrepreneurs encompasses excitement, exhilaration, doubt, fear–all the rollercoaster human emotions mangled together during the … Continue reading

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Into the New Year…

Well … I didn’t meet my NaNo goal by the end of November. Matter of fact, I was about … um … 44,000 words short, BUT! I have a valid excuse. I’d mentioned if I didn’t finish 50,000 words by … Continue reading

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NaNo and F.A.T.E In Our Own Hands

Earlier this month, I hopped onboard the NaNo bandwagon, hoping to jump-start my latest novel TANGLED WEB. So far, I’ve … oh, if you don’t know, NaNo is short for National Novel Writing Month, an initiative where thousands of writers … Continue reading

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The Hustle Continues…

I admit, I haven’t been the greatest at posting blogs. I looked at my website today and was like,”Dang, I haven’t written a blog in a while. I should let everyone know what’s going on with J Willy!” The skinny: … Continue reading

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Tips for Targeting Your Audience

Way too often, new authors go through all the trouble of writing, editing, typesetting, then publishing a book–but have no idea how and where to sell it. They ask, “I just published my third novel. How do I sell it?” … Continue reading

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50 Reasons Why My Debut Novel Sold 10,000 Copies! (Final)

– Before Launch – After Launch (pocket-burning) – After Launch (free to low-cost) Misc 41. Previous publishing credits: Long before I wrote my first novel, I published short stories online, mostly for critique. Timbooktu got the creative juices boiling, and … Continue reading

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50 Reasons Why My Debut Novel Sold 10,000 Copies! (PT 3)

– Before Launch – After Launch (pocket-burning) After Launch (free to low-cost) 25. Converted to e-book: Duh, right? But you’d be surprised at the number of authors who haven’t converted their print books to e-books. Why purposely miss out on another … Continue reading

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50 Reasons Why My Debut Novel Sold 10,000 Copies! (PT 2)

Continued from Before Launch: After Launch (pocket burning) 18. Soft launch: We built demand for SELLOUT at a gradual pace. Of course, we informed family, friends, and associates in our mailing lists, but we kicked off the soft launch in … Continue reading

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