As I've been out of the loop for much of the last 2 weeks, I didn't think I could give a legit 5 best writing tips from the web at the close of this week as I'm inclined to do most weeks.  HOWEVER, there are a couple of things I wanted to pass on to the writing obsessed readers:


As I've mentioned before, Amazon allows you to publish your writing for their Kindle eReader and place it on Amazon for sale with 0 cost.  You upload your work and a cover that you want the masses to see, set a price, and it's for sale to however many billions of people shop online at Amazon.

Until now, the royalty rate (what you get as the author after Amazon takes their share for handling the sales, storefront, etc.) has been around 30% of the sale price.  Pretty good, right?  Well now it's better;  starting in July (a.k.a. now) if your book is priced between $2.99 and $9.99 you'll get 70%!

Now before you run out and start uploading your essays from high school, there are a few things you should consider about price point, quality, etc.  I got you covered!  Well actually, author J.A. Konrath has you covered.  He's kind of a pro at the whole epublishing thing and has tons of great stuff on his blog about just that.

His most recent post offers some solid advice on how the system works, and is a must read for anyone considering the electronic route to publication.

2. WriteOnCon IS COMING!!

Alright kids, the bomb was dropped a couple of weeks ago about the upcoming F.R.E.E. online writer's conference being hosted by various authors, agents, et al

REGISTRATION IS OPEN!!!!  Here's the link .... They've got a pretty cool little forum set up with some pre-conference critique and networking opportunities.

What are you waiting for?  Go register ... I did ... no more blog love ... just go!

On a final note, HAPPY BIRTHDAY U.S.A.!

Here's a holiday funny ... "WE'RE AMERICAN, BECAUSE WE'RE IN AMERICA!!!"

Hope y'all have a safe and happy holiday!


“Much unhappiness has come into the world because of bewilderment and things left unsaid.” ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky

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