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BWP Blog Tour: Beautifully Broken by Christa Simpson

Beautifully Broken Blog Tour

 February 23, 2015 to March 8, 2015

Genre: New Adult Romance (18+ Only)

Release Date: February 24, 2014

Author: Christa Simpson
Naked pretty princess among leaves

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For more information about this stand-alone romance, please visit Christa’s website: BWP Book Tours Button

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By Your Request: Query Success Stories and Why They Were Successful

The first query letter here is a good one!

Aussie Writers

Today I have the first of a couple of posts about successful queries and why they worked, just like you asked! So, since I work in acquisitions, I asked some of the authors I had the privilege of acquiring to send me their stories. Enjoy!

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Michael Cristiano is a Canadian writer. His relentless obsession with fiction began long before he could even spell the words ‘relentless obsession’. He spent most of his childhood getting lost in fantastical masterpieces, learning foreign languages, and attempting to be published by the age of thirteen. Though he’s off by a few years, The Black Oracle is his debut novel and is due for publication in 2015.

Website & Blog: www.michaelcristiano.net

Facebook: www.facebook.com/MichaelCristianoOfficial

Twitter: www.twitter.com/mcristianowrite

I got the idea for The Black Oracle when I was fifteen and I had no idea that writing it would be such a long and all-encompassing process. I had loved…

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So You Want To Be A Writer?

Wait patiently. It’ll come. 🙂 #amwriting #quotes

Madhuri Writes Things

so you want to be a writer?Charles Bukowski, 1920 - 1994 if it doesn’t come bursting out of you in spite of everything, don’t do it. unless it comes unasked out of your heart and your mind and your mouth and your gut, don’t do it. if you have to sit for hours staring at your computer screen or hunched over your typewriter searching for words, don’t do it. if you’re doing it for money or fame, don’t do it. if you’re doing it because you want women in your bed, don’t do it. if you have to sit there and rewrite it again and again, don’t do it. if it’s hard work just thinking about doing it, don’t do it. if you’re trying to write like somebody else, forget about it. if you have to wait for it to roar out of you, then wait patiently. if…

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Super Pepper To The Rescue! by J. A. Sparkle

Kitten rest - isolatedToday marks the day we publish the first story in our new children’s line! Please read on to learn more about the story and our budding little authors.

 Synopsis:

When Lilyanna decides to face her fear of the dark in the spooky forest, she doesn’t expect to get lost. But when she does, her cuddly kitty with super powers comes to her rescue.

Super Pepper to the Rescue is a magical little tale that will make you smile and have your kids asking you to read it with them over and over again.

NOW AVAILABLE EXCLUSIVELY ON AMAZON!

 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

J. A. SPARKLE

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Jenica is the “J” in J. A. Sparkle. At nine years young, she likes to read, sing and dance. Creating stories is just another way Jenica likes to express herself.

Amberly is the “A” in J. A. Sparkle. At seven years young, she likes to read and talk. Dreaming up silly new characters for her stories is just another way Amberly likes to express herself.

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Author Consulting Services ($40 per hour)

Ask our experienced staff anything in relation to formatting e-books and for print, book covers, writing blurbs, setting up your author platform, self-publishing titles, and any other questions and issues that might arise during the publishing process.

If you are a Canadian resident and need assistance setting up your bookkeeping records, obtaining an ITIN, ISBN and such other related services, we can help!

If you wish to retain Black Widow Publishing for our consulting services, please contact us at mail@BWPbooks.com.

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Editorial Services

Blurb Edit and Critique ($25.00 flat rate)

Is your blurb just not cutting it? Do you need a little help making it pop?

Black Widow Publishing will give your current book blurb a fresh look, correct any errors and give it the added edge to help your book find its reader!

Copy Editing ($0.0035 per word)

Black Widow Publishing is not currently offering the detailed copy editing service to new clients.

In the event that you have retained Black Widow for one of the above services, please contact your editor directly for his or her availability to do a detailed line-by-line edit of your manuscript.

The copy edit of your final draft will include a line-by-line edit for sentence structure, grammar, spelling and comments on plot consistency, character analysis and style, as necessary.

This service includes two complete reviews before it is sent back to the author. It does not include a second edit after the author approves the changes. The author will receive two manuscripts back from his or her editor; one of which will show the mark-up, indicating all of the recommended changes and comments on other issues, if any. The other will be a final manuscript with all of the recommended changes made.

There is a minimum charge of $70.00 USD for manuscripts under 20,000 words.

 

Re-edits ($0.0020 per word)

Has your book been published, however you are unsatisfied with the quality of your previous editor’s service? Do you require a second review of your manuscript after receiving one of the above-noted editorial services? Black Widow Publishing can help.

This service is for previously edited manuscripts only. Our editors reserve the right to deny this service to an author with unpolished or poorly edited works and will refer such author to the recommended service package, as necessary. There is a minimum charge of $40.00 USD for manuscripts under 20,000 words.

 

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Author Services

Formatting An E-book for KDP ($50.00 USD)

So, you’ve finally finished your book and it is edited and ready for publication… or so you thought. Why waste your time worrying when you could be writing? Black Widow Publishing can format your manuscript for Amazon/Kindle and will help get you published before you know it!

Formatting An E-book for Smashwords ($60.00 USD)

Yes, we’ve read the ridiculously long Smashwords Style Guide and, yes, we can make your life easier. Send us your edited manuscript in MS Word format and we will format it for the Smashwords premium catalogue. Smashwords distributes to many reputable e-book sellers, including Barnes and Noble, Kobo, iBooks, OverDrive and more!

Blurb Writing ($60.00 USD flat rate)

Do you despise writing blurbs? Let our ghost writers save you the hair pulling and draft one for you! All we will need is a two page synopsis of your work and a short excerpt or tag line to get the flavor of your writing style. This service will include two draft blurbs for your review. The author must then decide which blurb they prefer. The staff of Black Widow Publishing will work with the author to reach their vision.

Proofread ($0.0025 per word)

Have you finished editing your final draft and want to be sure you haven’t missed any pesky typos or grammatical errors? Will that misspelled word haunt you for the rest of your publishing days? Maybe a proofread from Black Widow Publishing is what you need to polish your manuscript and make it shine.

A proofread includes an initial read through and an additional read before it is sent back to the author. The author will receive a black-lined copy of your manuscript, to see what changes are recommended, together with the final version if you accept all of the suggested corrections. This service does not include a second edit after the author reviews the changes.

There is a minimum charge of $50.00 USD for manuscripts under 20,000 words.

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