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I usually don’t post twice in one day but I just checked my ranking on Amazon for Guardian Vampire. It’s #36 in Romance:Vampires and #40 in Kindle Ebooks:Romance:Romantic Suspense and #45 in Romance:Romantic Suspense. My sales suddenly jumped today. Wow! Overall, I’m at #1,864. That’s not huge, but I’m not crying about it. :0)

I’m a little over 4200 in ranking at Barnes and Noble.

I was just so excited I wanted to tell someone. Those numbers may not be a big deal for some authors, but they are for me!

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Zoe Winters is giving away a Kindle. Yes, you heard right, a Kindle! And maybe even two. For more details, check out her blog:

http://zoewinters.wordpress.com/2010/08/28/blood-lust-blitz-who-wants-to-win-a-kindle/

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Do you know what the great thing about e-publishing is? Instant gratification! We live in a world where we want everything right now. And the advances in technology has allowed us to have it. The internet has changed everything from looking up information to publishing a novel. I’ve always loved technology and I’m beginning to love it even more from an author’s viewpoint.

The first e-book I ever read was by Stephen King. This was a little experiment of his. You would go to his site and download a section of his book for $1.00. It was on the honor system at that time, and he was going to continue to post sections of his book as long as the percentage of payment for downloads was high enough. And, believe it or not, the majority of the people paid, allowing the story to continue.

Now I read e-books almost exclusively. I see people posting on blogs about how e-books will never replace print books because “you just can’t beat the feel of a real book in your hand”. I say hogwash. The story is what’s important, not the form it’s presented in. I am currently reading a book in print because I had a free gift card from Borders. It’s a really long book, so it’s bulky and awkward to me. For me, e-books are the way to go. And I hope others feel the same way, since that’s how I’m publishing my books.

If you don’t believe that e-books are here to stay, read this article by Amazon:

http://phx.corporate-ir.net/phoenix.zhtml?c=176060&p=irol-newsArticle&ID=1369429&highlight

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I read my novel again, finally, and got back into the mood for writing it.  I found a few typos and went ahead and corrected them while I was reading.  I really need to try to get this published.  I’m still thinking about trying to get published the traditional way.  It would only cost me $100 to get Writer’s Relief to give me at least 25 places to submit my novel.  If I don’t get published that way, there’s still Amazon Kindle.  But I would love to get picked up by a publishing house, even if it’s not a big one.  How cool would THAT be?

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