And The Book Cover Winner is…

November 9, 2012

Book Blurb: In the eyes of many, an African American commits the ultimate act of betrayal if he or she dares to express conservative beliefs. Ironically, those before us fought for African Americans to simply vote, not be handcuffed to one particular party. Still, because approximately ninety percent (90%) of African Americans are registered Democrats, […]

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The World Has Moved On (from the TPC blog)

September 1, 2012

Written by Omar Luqmaan-Harris of The Pantheon Collective – 8/30/2012 Do you like stories? Well here you go… Once upon a time, in a land much like our own, there was an entire industry devoted to publishing, manufacturing, distributing, selling, reviewing, and critiquing books. The publishing was done by a handful of large elite companies […]

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Fit and Fabulous!

August 22, 2012

It’s official: I’m a Fit and Fabulous FINALIST! Here’s what they said: (excerpt) “Congratulations! We have poured over hundreds of entries and have picked you as one of the 15 finalists for this month’s Fit & Fabulous contest! Your story of hard work and triumph truly inspired us.” If any of you know me, I’m […]

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J-Willy’s KDP Select Experiment – 3rd (and final) Two-Day Promotion Report (May)

June 13, 2012

First off, I know my website is in dire need of an extreme makeover. I’m not the best website interior designer, so the black, white, and blood-red fonts may put a hurtin’ on your eyeballs. I apologize if this blog (and any of my other blogs) is rough reading. My goal is to have a […]

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J-Willy’s KDP Select Experiment – 2nd Two-Day Promotion Report (April)

May 1, 2012

J-Willy’s KDP Select Experiment … take 2… On 2/20, I enrolled Slow Your Prose: 25 Tips On How New Authors Can Improve Their Craft in KDP Select, my first ebook in the program. On 3/15, I had the first two-day free promotion, arguably the best feature of the program. Once I compiled the results, I […]

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What The *@#$ You Mean You Didn’t Love My Book?

March 25, 2012

DONE! Got the manuscript in hand, polished and “spit-shined!” Your new Masterpiece is ready for liftoff in Amazon’s virtual rocket boosters! And the cover? Three words—per-fec-tion! You can’t wait for the world to experience the thrill of reading it as much as you enjoyed writing it! Nothing else to do but expect … er … […]

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J-Willy’s KDP Select Experiment – 1st Two-Day Promotion Report (March)

March 20, 2012

Well, after reading countless blogs from authors about their experiences with KDP Select—some wildly successful, others not so much—I took the plunge and enrolled my ebook Slow Your Prose: 25 Tips On How New Authors Can Improve Their Craft in late February. And man, let me tell you… Wait, I don’t want to assume you […]

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J-Willy’s KDP Select Experiment – Week 1

March 1, 2012

The KDP Select Experiment is underway. I’ve enrolled my cocktale Slow Your Prose: 25 Tips On How New Authors Can Improve Their Craft in the program (click the pic for more info). Free day starts on March 14! Enrolled Coming March 2012 I plan to document the number of downloads, borrows, what methods I used […]

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The KDP Select News

February 8, 2012

EXTRA, EXTRA! READ ALL ABOUT IT! If you’re an indie author like me, you’ve probably been going back and forth on whether or not to use Amazon’s KDP Select. You maybe even searched the Internet for as much information you can on it, scouring blogs, discussion groups, Facebook, Twitter, etc. It can get time-consuming trying to […]

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It’s 2012 … And We’re Still Here????

January 8, 2012

Wait … maybe I’m too early. Isn’t the apocalypse slated for December 21st of this year, according to the Mayan calendar? I think so. But … didn’t some oddball preacher tell us to pack it up, pack it in on October 21st, 2011? Shoot, I remember people anticipating Mother Earth kicking the bucket on December […]

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