On Kindle Free Promotion and Romantica (AKA a Little Bit of Whining)

So I finally took the plunge and took Nothing Wagered, Nothing Gained's original draft off Literotica, where it had been sitting for several years. This is because, a) it wasn't very popular on LE, largely due to the fact that it's a little too tame for the general demographic there, and b) I decided to…

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Romantica Ghostwriting Mills and How They’re Hurting Indie Romance Authors

UPDATE JUNE 2018 Mass production via ghostwriter has become more nefarious than ever for Kindle Self-Publishers due to "stuffing." Others have covered this better than me, but this is where a person includes multiple books (6+) within one book unit they've enrolled in Kindle Unlimited. These are pumped out en-masse by hiring ghostwriters at abominably…

When Fiction Matters

This is the classic conundrum, right? Is writing fiction a pointless endeavor, some kind of self-gratification equivalent to intellectual masturbation? I mean, I hope not. I think any author would aggressively defend against a statement like that. (Not to say, of course, that masturbation is a bad thing. I think it's pretty great, actually -…