Nov 26 2013

Getting Started: Cover Art for Self-Publishers

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(Updated 1/26/14 with more cover artists below) In an article by Terri Giuliano Long on, founder of Smashwords, Mark Coker, says, “Our brains are wired to process images faster than words. When we see an image, it makes us feel something.” A great cover can “help the reader instantly recognize that this book is for them.” We all …

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Nov 06 2013

Write a Bestseller with Help from a New Blog Series

Let’s write a bestseller! We all dream of writing a best-selling book, but most of us don’t begin a story with that intention. Some authors say, “Write the story you want to write. Don’t write in hopes of making your book the next big thing, or turning your book into a movie. When you write …

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Oct 19 2013

Pluck Great Advice from Abundant Information by Experimenting


There is so much information out there. This expert says do this. That guru says do that. How do you find great advice among the plethora of tips, tricks, and tactics? One word: Experiment.   I’m skeptical of the one size fits all approach, and you should be too. There’s no formula to effective blogging, marketing, …

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Sep 26 2013

My Top 5 Most Helpful Blog Posts for Writers: Part 2


I’ve been all over the Internet, dropping off tidbits of advice here and there that may help your freelance writing, book writing, blogging, and marketing efforts. Below are descriptions and links to 5 of my own blog posts (published on this site and others) that I believe are the most helpful for writers. Part 1 …

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Sep 02 2013

The Refuge Inc. Series Now Available!


The three installments of the Refuge Inc. Series by Leslie Lee Sanders is now available on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Kobo, All Romance eBooks, and other online stores! The first two books are available in print and Audible audio versions as well! The three installments of the post-apocalyptic, dystopian, MM, erotic romance series includes: Before …

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Aug 08 2013

Beyond the Darkness (Refuge Inc. #3) Available for Pre-Order

Beyond the Darkness Pre-Order on All Romance eBooks Series: Refuge Inc. , Book 3 By: Leslie Lee Sanders | Other books by Leslie Lee Sanders Published By: LLS Books Published: Sep 1, 2013 ISBN # LLSBKS000011 Word Count: 40,000 Pre-Order Price: $1.99 Available in: Epub, HTML, Microsoft Reader, Mobipocket (.mobi), Adobe Acrobat    Categories: Romance>GLBT>Gay Science FictionRomance>Sci-Fi   Description The Final installment …

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Jul 30 2013

Simple Solutions to Ten Common Writing Roadblocks

Writers are as different as the stories they tell or the expert information they provide. Even so, many things we share are the problems that plague us as creative individuals. Here are ten of the most common challenges writers face at one point in their career. But, fear no more. I’ve got the solution to …

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Jul 21 2013

Winners of the Refuge Inc. Giveaway Announced!


Congrats to the following entrants for being the 3 winners of the Refuge Inc. Giveaway! H.B Cheryl M. Emily W. Hey, I’m feeling generous, so … ALL winners get to pick if you want to read Before the Darkness & Amid the Darkness in e-book format (PDF, Mobi, HTML, Epub, Lit) or listen to them …

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Jul 05 2013

Refuge Inc. Giveaway! #MM #PostApcalyptic #Audio #Ebook

I’m so excited that the first two books of the MM, Post-Apocalyptic Refuge Inc. series is available in print, audio and eBook, and that the final installment is nearly complete. I’m holding a Rafflecopter giveaway and 3 people will win! Prizes: 1 audio set to giveaway – and – 2 e-book sets to give away. 1ST PLACE …

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Jul 03 2013

How to Be a Great Guest Blogger


In the writing industry, authors often guest blog on an independent book blogger’s blog to promote their latest book release. In the freelancing industry, writers are propositioned or paid as freelance writers to share their expertise on a blog. No matter which tier you fall under, it’s always best to leave a good first impression. …

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