I’m excited to share the cover for my New Adult volleyball romance:
#IWSG Indie Publishing Adventure: I Need Your Advice!
I’m taking a week off work to finish my WIP, a college volleyball romance titled Blocked. Only two chapters left! *bounces*
|Boo to writer’s block|
While I’ve loved working with Omnific Publishing for my first four novels, I don’t plan to query publishers this time. My main reason for venturing into indie publishing? Impatience. It takes me so long to finish a novel due to my day job that I don’t want to wait the greater part of a year for the book to launch, if I’m lucky enough for my manuscript to be accepted by a publisher.
I also want to try something new and see where it leads me!
I realize professional editing is essential (wow, has it improved my writing over the years), and I plan to hire the amazing editor I’ve worked with for every novel: Jessica Royer Ocken.
Beyond that, I NEED YOUR HELP! Indie authors, what advice would you give a virgin self-pubber? Anything from formatting to Amazon programs to lessons learned the hard way to marketing…I would be so grateful to hear your wisdom.
Happy writing to each of you!
New Adult Author Jade Eby
Once upon a time, there was a little girl who fell in love with books. Then she grew up to write her own.
Jade has participated in National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) six times and enjoys copious amounts of coffee. When she’s not writing, she enjoys trashy reality T.V. and reading everything she can get her hands on.
Mommy to two dogs and two naughty kitties, she feels like she might be on her way to having a zoo. You can find her on almost every social networking site that aids in her procrastination.
Nothing stays hidden forever.
Kara Pierce has held onto the same dream since she was a little girl: to be the next Katie Couric.
Vince Gage, a budding filmmaker whose I-don’t-give-a-shit attitude cancels out his char,. almost ruined it for her once, and now he’s back, threatening to do it again.
When the two of them are paired together for a college competition with a $20,000 prize, the only thing they agree on is winning.
They return to Iowa where Kara grew up to research her grandfather’s service in World War II, instead they find themselves in the middle of a family scandal kept quiet for far too long.
As Kara and Vince investigate the scandal deeper, they realize the price of uncovering the truth is so much more than they bargained for.
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Crazy Stupid Love New Adult Giveaway
To piggyback on my first post of 2013 lauding the New Adult genre, I’m joining the Crazy Stupid Love New Adult Giveaway!
Thank you to Talk Supe for hosting this fun hop.
Stop back February 21st – 28th when I will give away a gift card to purchase a New Adult book, and discuss MY favorite NA books. (And the list is quickly building!) I’m about to start Point of Retreat, the sequel to Slammed, and I can’t wait.
If all goes well, I’ll be writing my own NA story by then.
I’m also participating in giveaway hops before that, including the Bad Boy Rehab Hop, Young Adult Giveaway Hop, and Follower Love Giveaway Hop. See my sidebar for details.
GLBT Madness Hop
Thank you to Carole and The Romance Reviews for hosting the GLBT Madness Hop!
I’m now in my early 40’s and I’ve seen some wonderful improvements in acceptance of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender folks in the course of my lifetime. Still, homophobia remains, especially in certain pockets of culture.
Athletics is a culture that’s dear to me but sadly still struggling with tolerance of GLBT issues. I witnessed a close friend grapple with the coming out process on my college swim team, and his battle really influenced me to become a heterosexual ally.
I wrote about this experience in my fictional short story Swim Recruit, which I’m offering for free. Heterosexuals can make a huge impact by fighting against homophobia. I’m also offering an iTunes gift card to download great music by gay artists like the Indigo Girls!
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