Closure of One Thousand Words+

1000Hi, everyone. I received the sad news today that one of my earliest promotion partners, Australian agency One Thousand Words+, is closing their doors. From their e-mail:

With a heavy heart I write to inform you that the One Thousand Words Plus website will close down from Monday 2 September 2019. We will be closing our social media accounts (Facebook, Instagram and Twitter) over the next few days (23-28 August).

Unfortunately, we have fallen behind the competition in the last couple of years and now don’t have the time or resources to try to catch up.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your support over the last few years and we wish you all the best with your book(s) and your writing.

We are also very grateful to have been able to work with Becky at The Global Ebook Awards and hope that you will continue to support and receive value from the Awards with your future titles.


My never-ending gratitude to Jenny Mosher and the gang, who worked tirelessly to support indie authors and our work.


3 Challenges to writing historical fiction – by Margaret Skea | A Writer of History

Firstly, my passion is for historical authenticity – providing a ‘you are there’ experience for the reader. Now, of course, they aren’t there and neither am I, but I want readers to be so immersed in the period and the story that for a time they forget the 21stcentury and feel as if they are. One of the keys to that is extensive and rigorous research. Along with lively and cinematic writing.

via 3 Challenges to writing historical fiction – by Margaret Skea | A Writer of History

Marilyn Vix Will Be On Self-Publishing & Marketing Panels at Silicon Valley Comic Con 2019

Marilyn Vix is a member of my local Romance Writers of America chapter. If you are at Silicon Valley Comic-Con this Sunday, you should check out her panels.

Marilyn Vix


Just announced! Marilyn Vix will be speaking at this year’s 2019 Silicon Valley Comic Con on the Self-Publishing panels and the Marketing Your Book Panel on Sunday, August 18. The self-publishing panel will be in Rm 111 at 12:30pm to 1:30pm. Come and find out how you can start self publishing. The panel will go over all aspects, platforms, formats, what to write with, how to find editors, cover designers, and basic marketing.

The Marketing For Self-Publishers Panel will be after on the same day at 2:30pm to 3:30pm in Rm 114. We’l be going more in depth about how to get your book out there and in front of readers. How to put together a newsletter, use free books to funnel readers to your catalog, and do a book launch.

Come enjoy all our free knowledge! Our group of self-publishers want to give you enough knowledge to go out…

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