Thursday, December 12, 2013

Test shots and pot shots and jackpots, oh my!

I had the partner help with some test shots tonight for the cover of The Celtic Fan. I'm still not getting exactly the angle I have in mind, but I'm confident that it will come together. I've got a good photographer who will be helping me, and it'll get done.

Now I've got the holidays hanging over my head. Spectacular. Just when I thought I couldn't get any busier.

Of note: Today I noticed that one of the writers whose work I read regularly has decided to suspend sales on Smashwords. She was one of the writers who did not make it through The Great Purge of 2013 unscathed; in fact, she's still struggling with some of her descriptions, content, and cover art to try to stay in the game with Amazon, B&N, and Kobo. I'm wondering what the deal is with Smashwords, and the only thing I can come up with is that they're now allowing the publishing of so much questionable material that perhaps it draws attention to erotic romance and erotica writers unnecessarily. And when I say questionable, know that I'm so anti-censorship that it ain't funny, but even I have a problem with daddy/daughter and brother/sister sex. (Sweet mother of god, I hope I'm not the only one who has a problem with these.) Anyway, maybe Amazon, B&N, and Kobo assume that if you're publishing on Smashwords, your books must be "smut." I don't know. I'd like to ask, but I get the impression from what I've seen that asking would just start a firestorm.

But for any of you readers out there who might be interested, I think I'm going to be doing some blog tours and things of that nature after the first of the year. You know what that means . . . CONTESTS! That'll be fun. So stay tuned!

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