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Old 11-29-2007, 04:20 PM   #476
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BTW, I'm official today!

http://samhainpublishing.com/coming/?pg=6

No cover art yet, though. Can't wait to see it!
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Old 11-29-2007, 04:58 PM   #477
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How cool is that!
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Old 11-29-2007, 05:31 PM   #479
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And I just got a note from the cover artist and I've seen what she's done. I wish I could show it to you all, but I just can't do it yet. I'm not allowed.

Once I get the okay, you'll be the first to know.
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Old 11-29-2007, 07:42 PM   #480
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Old 11-29-2007, 10:19 PM   #481
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Awesome! Congrats Christine!!!

You're right above my blogger friend Xakara, too! :-D Now I have two books to buy on that page lol.

Looking forward to the cover. I bet it's fab.
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Old 11-29-2007, 11:39 PM   #482
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... wonderful Christine ...
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Old 11-30-2007, 01:08 AM   #483
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Isn't it great seeing your book on the "Coming Soon" page? A couple weeks ago I linked it to everybody I knew...then I did it again when my cover became available.
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Old 11-30-2007, 01:31 AM   #484
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... quietly stealing your marketing tips, guys . Seriously, Sonarbabe and Christine (and others), I'd love to hear what you have planned vis a vis marketing etc, how this works at Samhain ...
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Since this will be an e-book release, most if not all of my marketing will be done online. Which is good, because it's mostly free . Interviews (I'll be the Author of the Month at Enchanting Reviews- YA in March) and probably another virtual book tour. Samhain has a good reader loop on Yahoo, with tons of people subscribed. And there will most likely be a contest with a cool giveaway. I'll probably do another Virtual Book Tour - I had a good time with the last one, but it was tiring to set up.

Lots of excerpts and stuff like that. Since there's no print version yet, it's kind of different, the marketing. Plus there are the reviews, but the lady at Samhain is in charge of all that. I have a few copies I can give to reviewers they don't use, but it's up to me and if they're not on the approved Samhain list, they won't go on the site, but I can link them to myself and put them on my personal site.
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Old 11-30-2007, 02:30 AM   #486
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... gods, so much to learn. Thanks for sharing, Christine, and wish you every success. Sell, big .

Oh, and another question. From your experience are the folks who buy e-books and like electronic formats the same readership as those who purchase print books? I'm wondering if publishing first in e-format, and later in print, effectively gives an author two bites at the cherry.

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Old 11-30-2007, 02:52 AM   #487
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Not usually. E-book readers are those that know about e-books and read them often. Romance and Erotica currently hold a large portion of the market share, which means that most of the readers I'll get with this first e-book will be from that market (so it's a good thing Samhain does a lot of romance, eh?) but there are fans of other genres that buy, sure.

Samhain books are sold at My Bookstore and More, then at Fictionwise, I think, a little while after the book comes out. And I see that at least a few of the titles are available in the Amazon Kindle store.

Print books - well, they have the store placement, so you're getting the people who wander into bookstores, or read reviews.

I don't think they're the same readership. I personally think I'll reach a whole new audience with the e-book, since this is my first big e-book release. Hopefully that'll sell my backlist.
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Thanks for your thoughts, Christine. They're invaluable.
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Hey Christine,

I just saw your cover over at the Samhain coming soon and it is BEAUTIFUL! Simply gorgeous.

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Wait, it's up????

See how much I know Thanks! I think it's pretty dang cool too.
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Old 12-03-2007, 12:56 AM   #491
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two things:

1) I actually SEE Samhain books at my local bookstore. Which is something right there.

2) I just got a lovely rejection from Samhain that was good, precise and darned helpful. Can't ask for more than that from a respectable publisher.

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Sorry about the rejection, Sheryl. But they ARE nice about it, aren't they?

And I love that the books are in the store. If I'm excited about February, you'd better believe I'm thrilled about next December. (it's ten months between e-book and print release).
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.... commiserations, Sheryl. Congrats. on THE SECOND LINE, though. I imagine you'd be a 'shoe-in' at Mundania?
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I'm sorry about the rejection - here's some
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Oh poo about the rejection, Sheryl. I was pulling for ya. But yay about the good personal advice they gave you! Either way, here's some chocolate for ya!



I can't wait to dive into The Second Line. It's calling me from my read pile.
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Oh man, Christine! That's one smashing cover! Well done, i'm green with envy :0)

Sheryl, so sorry about the rejection. I don't know how to virtual hug expect to do this ((( sheryl))) so thats what I'll do. Rejections hurt so bad.

Congratulations on the Mundania release! Let us know how you find them to work with, eh?
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thanks, all - I'd rather this thread return to focus on the positives about Samhain than 'lil old me.
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Christine, the Cover it wonderful. The best to you.

I too have submitted a MS back Oct. 4th and still have not heard anthing. It was the second time I had to send it in, because the first one was lost.
Sorry to hear sheryl, I wish you luck next time.

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Okay, bumping this thread. Anyone heard anything on subs? And a question to those pubbed with Samhain. Do editors close up shop during the holiday break (i know I would), hence, those waiting for a reply shouldn't expect anything until the new year? Anyone know?
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Still waiting while trying to pound out another book. I wish I could say it's helping to alleviate the Obsessive Email Checking Syndrome (aka OECS) but not so much.


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I'd like to know the answer to this one, too!
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