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Happily Ever After–Just for Today

Written By: Jackie Weger - Aug• 16•14
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Jackie Weger

For the first time in my life this week I shopped online for something other than a book.  I saw a pair of fab shoes on a Bingo pal last week and she told me she  got  them on Amazon.  I’m a writer.  I live on Amazon, but it never occurred to me to shop for clothes, or jewelry or shoes.  Now it does.   I’ve had a good week.  Actually, I’ve had a good month thus far. I got a nice royalty check, I won two back-to-back jackpots at Bingo, everybody I know is alive and well and my latest book is on my editor’s desk getting its last soft edit and final proof. Here’s the snag. My writing cave needs a good cleaning. My desk is a wreck. But I’m superstitious. I don’t clean it or move a single piece of paper or note or list of words or character outlines or bits of  dialogue or my dictionaries until the finished book is published.  So! I need something else to clean.

Amazon unleashes new subscription program: Kindle Unlimited

Written By: Jackie Weger - Jul• 20•14
Jackie Weger

Jackie Weger

Unleashed July 18, 2014 on all indie authors published in KDP Select on Amazon and Amazon readers, too,  Kindle Unlimited is a new subscription service. $9.99 a month. Readers can download unlimited titles for $9.99 as opposed to Amazon Prime that allows only a single title borrow per month. Critical to authors–in order to get paid a portion of the global fund $ set aside in KOLL, a reader must read at least 10% of the book.  Subscribers to  Amazon Prime need only to ‘borrow’ the title for the author to get a royalty. No reading required. Indie authors across the internet and in blogs and forums are looking askance at Kindle Unlimited and wondering what the heck it means. Asking how they’ll get paid for the download–if ever.

RoadBlocks to Indie Author Success

Written By: Jackie Weger - Jul• 04•14
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Jackie Weger

 

Here I am again on my back porch in my cyber rocking chair–and no company. Last time I was out here, it was storming. Today everyone I invited is up to Fourth of July festivities. It is a little over a year now that I have been an indie author. I’ve learned about the ropes, the hopes and the dopes.

THE RELUCTANT HERO 99¢ June 28 – July 1

Written By: Jackie Weger - Jun• 27•14
The Reluctant Hero

Parnell Stillman ~ Pilot

Let me introduce you to Parnell Stillman, ace pilot and man to the bone in a lackadaisical kind of way. He has a quirky sense of independence, a poor man’s sense of budget and a manner of dress that would drive a mother crazy. You know that kind of man I mean. Every motorized machine he owns is pristine, but his socks don’t match. 

Five Stars! If you…are a Humphrey Bogart/African Queen fan or an Indiana Jones/Raiders of the Lost Ark fan, you will love this book.  ~  A. Burroughs on Amazon.

My Goose is Ticked—But You ain’t Cookin’ it!

Written By: Jackie Weger - Jun• 04•14

gooseWe’re coming off rains and floods in Texas so I don’t have company for a Back Porch CyberChatter. I’m just going to talk to myself out loud—you can listen in.

A blog on Indies Unlimited titled After the Gold Rush ticked my goose. It blogs the same old lament  we’ve been hearing for the past year and a half, The Golden Age of best selling ebooks is over. Left unsaid, but inferred: Jeff Bezos changed the algorithms on Amazon, so a book cannot not hit the bestseller list after a FREE promotion and the title returns to Paid.

One Awful Four-Letter Word

Written By: Jackie Weger - Apr• 19•14

Write what You Know

One of my most embarrassing moments as a writer happened when I was standing before two hundred or so writers, editors and publishers and critiquing manuscripts as a subtext in a talk on Write What You Know. There I was standing on the podium, ego rattling away on the topic when a little old lady in the second row hollered out:

You didn’t!

Interview with: Parnell Stillman The Reluctant Hero

Written By: Jackie Weger - Apr• 08•14
The Reluctant Hero

Parnell Stillman ~ Pilot

We are in Captain Stillman’s double-wide mobile home. Unlike the hanger where he stores and repairs his planes, the place is prickly clean. While he’s brewing coffee for us, I use the bathroom. Green and white striped towels on racks are perfectly aligned. Shaving cream and a  battery-powered razor are in a leather kit. Tooth brush in a holder. Colgate toothpaste in a cup. I peek into his bedroom. A King-sized bed made up to military specifications. A dark blue navy blanket tucked so tight a dime would bounce. Captain Stillman comes up behind me.

Your Amazon Author Page ~~ Is it Working for You?

Written By: Jackie Weger - Mar• 26•14
Jackie Weger

Click on image to visit Jackie’s Amazon Author Page

When it comes to social media authors leap onto  to Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus, Pinterest and a myriad of other social media platforms and often overlook the power and presentation of an Amazon Author Page. Inside Author Central is where all of your books are listed and the place to create your bio. When an author launches a book and begins to promote a title, more often than not, the information on your Amazon Author Page bio is what lands in a promotion highlight.  When you guest post on blogs, very often the only link to your name is your Amazon Author Page.

March Book Frenzy Blog Hop

Written By: Jackie Weger - Mar• 25•14

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Welcome to Jackie Weger’s stop on the March Book Frenzy.

Thank you for participating. I hope once you have read what I have prepared for you about my character, you will visit the other 7 blogs belonging to my writing colleagues at eNovel Authors at Work.  Your time and assistance in helping share our work is much appreciated.

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Big Al’s Books and Pals Reader’s Choice Awards 2014

Written By: Jackie Weger - Mar• 09•14
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Thanks BigAl

A nice thing happened on the way to my keyboard last Sunday. I got a note from Big Al’s Books and Pals that Flaps Down-The Reluctant Hero has been nominated for a Reader’s Choice Award in Romance category. The nomination is an honor twice over. Big Al’s Books and Pals is the premier Review Blog in our indie universe. Almost the instant I dipped my toe into indie publishing I learned if Big Al says you have a book–you do. If he says you don’t, he doesn’t pull any punches telling you why not.