Monthly Archives: November 2016

New Country Store View on Kobo

New changes at Kobo.

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You may have noticed that we’ve recently made some adjustments to our store at www.kobo.com. You now can see how our store looks in different countries, throughout the world! This may come in handy when you have sales in certain territories or just to see what your books look like in various countries, especially if you’ve taken advantage of our new pricing tool to optimize your currency.

When you first visit the store, you should see a welcome screen where you can choose your territory.

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You can also change your territory by clicking on the little flag that’s showing on our main page. We’re in Canada, so we see the Canadian flag but this will change, depending on what part of the world you’re in.

This will bring you through to the ‘Choose your Country’ screen. Please note: if your billing information doesn’t match your country, you may not be able…

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Anticipation

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It’s that sweet build-up of wonder, the feeling of exhilaration mixed with the unknown: who’s hiding around the corner, what’s going to happen, where’s this going next?

You feel it coming on like a distant thunderstorm before the first crack of cloud and rain. The sky around you subtly changes colour. The cows bed down in their fields. And, is it your imagination or does the air taste different too?

BOOM!

SPLASH!

It takes skill to craft the right amount on tension in writing. It takes practice and time to lead the reader onward and forward. Hooking them is easy enough, if you’ve got a way with words, but how do you keep them wondering? Guessing? Wanting more? Then, how do you leave them hanging off that proverbial cliff just so they’ll want to climb again?

In this age of media bombardment and hyper-stimulation it’s not as easy as it…

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How Long Should Your Series Be?

All right, so I am JUST getting into putting together a Kelpie series – with one novel and two short stories and another novel underway during NaNoWriMo – but I’ve been wondering about this question and this blog entry by Travis Bach over at Rachel Aaron’s PRETENTIOUS TITLE blog really says it best!

(and I do love that title).

Yours in storytelling,

Steve Vernon

 

 

 

Authors Answer 104 – Best Advice for Authors

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Welcome to a very special Authors Answer! This is our 104th edition, which means it’s the end of our second year. And just like last year, we have some guest authors giving their answer to this very important question. I’d like to thank authors Mark Lawrence, Michael J. Sullivan, Django Wexler, and Andrew Rowe for agreeing to participate. They were very gracious when I asked them to participate. And thank you to Jacqueline Carey for her response. Unfortunately, she has her hands full at the moment, so was unable to participate. I love authors who take the time to respond when they can!

This week’s topic is an important one. Authors sometimes need a bit of help, so we’re talking about the best advice we have received in our quest for being published.

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Question 104 – What is the most important piece of writing advice anyone…

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