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Jul. 16th, 2017 03:33 pm
akje: (Background)
Is it just me, or does it seem rather crass when authors "like" the reviews of their own books on Goodreads and elsewhere?

I mean, technically... )
akje: (Background)
A lot of writers complain about the lack of visibility on Amazon, but it seems to me there's an easy solution for many of them since they write short stories. Either the latest issue of the KDP newsletter, or maybe it was Amazon Author Insights, said the best way to gain visibility is with more books. So I'm thinking those who write short stories could post their individual fics on Amazon for 99¢ (clearly marked as short stories since so many writers are selling whole novels for that price), then offer the complete collection for $2.99 or whatever. They probably won't sell any of those individual stories, but just having them there on the writer's book page should make the writer more visible, eh? And it'll make the complete collection look like more of a bargain. They could even group some stories into separate volumes based on themes, like all the romantic fics in one collection, all the fantasy in another, etc. I wonder if this would work? I seriously need to write more short stories. _〆(..)
akje: (Doll)
Just finished The Well of Loneliness by Radclyffe Hall. Engaging story about a lesbian relationship during World War I, though I wish my copy didn't have so many OCR errors. Made it impossible to understand in some places. Grrrrrrr. It's kind of funny that the author is pleading for tolerance and acceptance for homosexuals, yet she makes racist comments about blacks and stereotyped generalizations about Germans, the French, the Irish, the Welsh, etc. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Some of my favorite lines... )
akje: (Background)
Only 32 more days until WriteOn folds. (╥︣﹏᷅╥) (╯︵╰,)

Way bad for me... )
akje: (Background)
Plot bunnies... )

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Akje Majdanek

About Me

Like everyone else on the planet, I'm a self-published writer. My latest project is the fictional biography of four-year-old Dorothy / Dorcas Good, who was traumatized by accusations of witchcraft during the Salem witch trials.

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