1) Escargot Books
is expanding its catalogue and are now
accepting submissions. Crime fiction (dark thrillers to cozies), women’s fiction, wealth and fitness, children’s,
sci-fi and dystopian. All books will be published in digital format. Some books
will be chosen for print and/or audio as well. Escargot Books does not offer an
advance, but they offer higher royalties than traditional publishers,
especially for direct sales from our website, as well as editing, formatting,
promotion, and the company of bestselling authors. They have some big name
authors and a good track record. Here’s their online submission form
2) Chick Lit Plus is currently looking for reviewers
and contributors to add to the team. If you are interested in joining a popular book and women’s lifestyle blog, and you love Chick Lit, this could be a great opportunity. This is an established site with a big readership. It's a great place to get started as a reviewer. (I personally know two book blog reviewers who have become literary agents. This is a great place to start a career in publishing.)
3) The Lyttoniad
for the WORST first sentence of a novel. The classic
Bulwer-Lytton Contest makes news every year. Each entry must consist of a
single sentence but you may submit as many entries as you wish. E-mail entries
should be sent to Scott Rice at firstname.lastname@example.org in the body of the
message, Ariel 12 font. One e-mail may contain multiple entries. Entries will
be judged by categories, from “general” to detective, western, science fiction,
romance, and so on. There will be overall winners as well as category winners.
No prizes that I know of, but lots of admiration from your fellow
writers. Deadline is June 30th
4) FREE book advertising to British readers from EbookBargainsUK
5) Become a CERTIFIED GHOSTWRITER
(I've had fantastic luck with these guys. I used them after my free run of No Place Like Home
and my bounce was three times higher in the UK than the US—I'm sure because of the ad.)
Lots of authors and publishers have had huge successes with their FREE or SALE books by advertising on BookBub, ENT, KND, POI, etc. But none of those target the UK, and their links go to US sites Brits can't use. But now there’s a newsletter for UK readers only. It links to all the big UK retailers like Apple UK, Waterstones and Foyles as well as Amazon UK. They don’t sell books direct or get paid for clickthroughs, so they don't have any restrictions on how many free books they can spotlight like BookBub and the others. So it's THE place to tell Brits about your book when it goes free or on sale in the UK. Since Brits have the highest number of readers per capita of any country in the world, this looks like a great idea to me: Plus: the site will be offering FREE book ads until June 30th,
on a first come, first served basis. Remember this is for books you have on sale or free.
And if you're in the UK, do sign up for their newsletter. It brings links to free and bargain ebooks—at the UK bookstore of your choice—in your inbox every morning. You can subscribe here.
through Cal State Long Beach online courses
. Ghostwriter training is now offered by California State University, Long Beach as the "Ghostwriting Certificate Program" (GCP.) The label CERTIFIED GHOSTWRITER has become a Professional Designation. GCP is a life-changing, career-launching course of study. Details and registration at http://ccpe.csulb.edu
– search for "ghostwriting". This is only class in existence!
Contact instructor Claudia Suzanne at 1-800-641-3936 Class begins June 22.