Musetracks Hunts For A Good Deal

March 11, 2014

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An important part of the writing process is to work with critique partners. I know everyone has their own way of doing this, but I’ve seen it done two ways.

1. You email pages to your group several days in advance, they use track changes and print out their suggestions. So if you exchange 10 pages and you have 4 people in your group, you’re printing off 40 pages.

2. You make a copy of your pages for every member of your group and you work on it together- still 40 pages. Do that once a week for a month and you’ve used 160 pages of printer paper. That adds up in a hurry!

We like saving money! Here are two different, cost effective paper suppliers. I feel my pockets getting heavier with savings.

******If you have a place that’s cheaper, please share with the Musetracks family.085

 

http://www.shoplet.com/HP-All-In-One-Printing-Paper/HEW207010/spdv If you don’t like to get out and shop- this one is for you. Free shipping!

 

http://www.costco.com/Costco-Copy-Paper,-Letter,-20lb,-92-Bright,-5,000ct-6%2B-Case-Pricing-CS1-677776.product.11766029.html By far, the best deal I found.

 

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Newsletter for Agent / Editor Shop!

April 9, 2013

With so many requests for a newsletter for our Agent/Editor Shop, I finally bit the bullet and did it.

I knew I had to. Sending our HUNDREDS of invites, e-mails, and creating FB events was taking up way more time than I really had to give. So this is the best option! And I’m super excited!

If you’d like to receive approx 1-2 e-mails a month, related to Agent/Editor Shop dates, guests and pitch day contest information, please come join the group I’m posting below.

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/EditorAgentShop/

Our monthly pitch day at Musetracks is fast approaching!

We have editor Debbie Gilbert with Soul Mate Publishing coming as our guest editor, so get those pitches ready!!!

This will be the last Shop I post as an event on FB. From here out, I’ll be e-mailing details of our future Editor/Agent Shop details through the newsletter group. That’s where everyone will be able to get the most updated info on guest agents/editors, dates and contests we’ll run during Agent/Editor Shops!!!!

As always, feel free to share the group with any writer’s you think would be interested!

Best~

Candi


Link of the Week – InD’Tale

March 19, 2013

Getty rf penThis week’s awesome link is to InD’Tale Magazine. The online magazine is dedicated to self-published and small press authors. Within the pages and all throughout the website, there are honest book reviews, educational articles and columns, contests, polls, interviews, and industry information.  It’s a great place for both writers and readers.

http://indtale.com/

While you are there, check out the nice review I received earlier this year for A KISS IN THE WIND.

http://indtale.com/reviews/kiss-wind-romancing-pirate-2


Link of the Week – Winter Writing Festival

January 15, 2013

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What better way to kick of the new year than with a link that is sure to get your writing juices flowing.

Every year, my sisters at the Ruby-Slippered Sisterhood puts on a fabulous writing challenge sure to fit ANY schedule. The Ruby-Slippered Sisterhood Winter Writing Festival! We Rubies made sure this challenge is not only doable, it’s fun! Our festival kicks starts you creativity, offers support, advice inspiration, chats, sprints, and PRIZES! It’s a 50 day PAR-TAY!

For the details, follow the link!

I will see you there!

http://www.rsswwf.com/


Editor Shop with Samhain editor Jennifer Miller and a multi Samhain author give-a-way event!

December 28, 2012

Pitch to editor Jennifer Miller with Samhain!

I’m a day and a half EARLY! Mark your calendars ladies and gents because this only happens once in a blue moon!

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Okay, it might have something to do with having to work this weekend, a self-imposed deadline, a soon-to-be-release and the abundance of sugar still coursing my veins after the holidays, but hey, I’ll take the energy where it comes from. 🙂

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This Editor Shop we welcome my uber-awesome editor Jennifer Miller with Samhain!

Pitch Day is January 12th 2013 at 10:00am EST.

As an added bonus to our Editor Shop, I’ve invited some Samhain authors to the blog to talk, answer questions and give-a-way some books to anyone who comments!
Comment to win on Jan 12th, 2013!

We’ll have all these authors giving away free copies of their books:

  • Lacy Danes – WATERFALL
  • Isis Rushdan – KINDRED OF THE FALLEN
  • Anne Hope – SOUL DEEP
  • Jackie Ashenden – FALLING FOR FINN
  • Candi Wall – PRIMITIVE NIGHTS
  • Cynthia D’Alba – TEXAS TWO STEP
  • Barbara Elsborg – COWBOYS DOWN
  • Renee Wildes – GOD OF FYRE MOUNTAIN
  • Joy Daniels – REVVING HER UP
  • Mari Carr / Jayne Rylon – WINTER’S THAW

Check out these covers!!!!

CowboysDown FallingForFinn

GodofFyreMountain KindredoftheFallen

PrimitiveNights RevvingHerUp

SoulDeep TexasTwoStep

Waterfall WintersThaw

Mark your calendars! The more you comment, the more you’re entered to win! And some of us are giving away more than one copy!


Link of the Week – Social Media Examiner

November 6, 2012

I love finding gems for Link of the Week.

This time, I give you, Social Media Examiner. Taken straight from their site:

“Social Media Examiner, the world’s largest online social media magazine, is designed to help businesses discover how to best use social media tools like Facebook, Google+, Twitter and LinkedIn to connect with customers, generate more brand awareness and increase sales.”

There is so much great content on this site. You must check it out!

http://www.socialmediaexaminer.com/


Link of the Week – askDavid

September 18, 2012

I just stumbled upon this site and thought how cool is that? This is a great spot for both readers and authors!

askDavid.com is a site ‘publishes reviews submitted by the community’.  The  reviews added here  are NOT found anywhere else on the web.  Each product has it’s own page. Along with any askDavid.com reviews, there are reviews found on Amazon, a section to add a review of the book, and recommendations. Oh, and Daivd, himself gives a description or nugget of information, about the book, too.

So who is this David fellow? He’s the handsome and clever virtual character (or spokesman) for the site.

Here’s a page for one of my books, BENEATH THE WATER’S EDGE, for an example.

http://askdavid.com/item/b0070y2v4w

And it’s not just for books, either. Movies, music, electronics, furniture, cute shoes, truck tires, vibrators … hey, just about anything.

Know what else? Authors can advertise their books on this site for FREE! Yes…FREE! What are you waiting for? Go check it out!


MuseTracks – Link of the Week – Kickstarter

August 21, 2012

This week’s Link of the Week, I’m giving you a three-fer.

Kickstarter is a super cool “funding platform for creative project.” In other words, it is a site where creative minds, whether they are authors, designers, musicians, artists,   filmmakers, etc. build a platform, set an “all-or-nothing”  funding goal, and a project deadline. Friends and supporters back the project creator and in return reap rewards such as a copy of what is being made.

http://www.kickstarter.com/

This leads me to the next link. On Kickstarter, there is a project called Love Between The Covers by Laurie Kahn. This is a feature-length documentary revealing “the remarkable global community of women who create, consume and love romance novels.”

Interested? There are only a few days left for this awesome project to hit its goal.

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1162698421/love-between-the-covers

To see part of the project in the works, check out these videos featuring some well-known romance authors.

http://popularromanceproject.org/category/interviews/


Link of the Week – NovelRank

July 17, 2012

Got books for sale through Amazon? Do you regularly check your sales ranking?

NovelRank is a free site that can track the rankings of both digital and print sales in real-time. And not just the U.S., but through all Amazon outlets. The site will even provide you a look at how your books’ ranking compare with each other in a colored-coded chart.

http://www.novelrank.com/

Pretty cool. Check it out.

 


Link Of The Week

July 10, 2012

I’ve found the coolest web site for writers and readers! More than 500,000 new stories go up on this site every month and it gets 9 million unique visitors each month as well. If that doesn’t knock your socks off then maybe knowing that its users spent 1.7 BILLION minutes here last month might get you interested. Seriously, I can’t believe I hadn’t heard about this place sooner….of course, there is the distinct possibility that everyone else has been at the party except me…..I’m slow like that sometimes!

“Storytelling is all about connecting audiences and the people telling the story,” says Allen Lau, the company’s co-founder and chief executive, “So we are trying to re-create that environment through the internet.” (I think I’m crushing on this Allen guy!)

I believe this is a new wave to catch a ride on and seeing that it’s attracted $17.3 million in venture funding- It’s going to be around for awhile.

http://www.wattpad.com/

 

Enjoy! I’m off to sign up for it right now- and the best news? It’s free!!!