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- member since September 11, 2007
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Poignant. Shocking. A page turner. These are some of the words found in the good reviews of d.y. phillips’ new book: Love Trumps Game. Reviews can be found on
Love Trumps Game by d.y. phillips
For an excerpt of the book, check out the author’s website at. www.debraphillips.homestead.com .
Oh, do I ever have thoughts on self-publishing. I considered my path to publishing from an age perspective. I do not want to wait 2 years or longer to be picked up by a publisher. You are younger and can afford to wait. If you're lucky enough to win a contract I doubt it will be a one-book deal. Another time problem for me--arthritis is fast moving against my fingers and wrist. Be prepared to have your story "picked apart" by a publisher, most have templates their authors must follow. Know your genre market! If you receive a contract be sure to have an attorney review it.
Self-publishing means having enough money to do it your way: printing, PR, marketing, distribution costs, book cover, etc... You must wear many hats, be business-minded and forget about the muse, for a while. Ha!
I'm saving my pennies.
Let me know what you decide. But for now enjoy that you've finished your baby. Congratulations! Pop a cork!
Dee here from your Black Romance Book Club.
One of our very own has a new book out.
Let's Read When Love Comes Around by Victoria Wells!
We'll start discussion on April 3,2009.
You are cordially invited to attend the 15 year anniversary of the Romance Slam Jam conference. This is the only conference that celebrates readers and authors of Black romance. For full details, view the website at: http://www.romanceslamjam.org/Conference/Newsletter/Articles/RSJCruise2010.htm
Spread the word.
I'm busy working with the edits on Whispers From The Mirror.
It's a completely different write from The Seduction of Mr. Bradley.
Not at all a sequel to Mr. Bradley.
I waiting for your "BuKaKe." Sounds interesting. How are you going to publish it?
I'm reading the last L.A. Banks book, "The Thirteenth," and sticking with it no matter how it turns out. I've been reading the Vampire Huntress Legends from book one and Need to see it wrapped up.
Today is Friday Fish Fry. This is our posting marathon day. Post to new threads like Potpourri, our quiz thread and January Reading Plans- this month tag is music. Welcome our new members.
Each post you make will earn you virtual raffle ticket. A winner will be randomly drawn. Prizes will vary. Winner announced on Sunday.
We're having a CONTEST!
EVER BEEN BROKE?
In our new book What Doesn't Kill You, the main character, Tee Hodges, loses her job and just about everything else except her mind and her sense of humor. So we're having a contest--tell us your best BROKE STORY! And win prizes!! Visit http://deberryandgrant.com, http://twomindsfull.blogspot.com, http://blog.myspace.com/twomindsfull for contest details!!!!
Sunday, Dec 21 6:10PM-7PM. We're going to be on Blogtalk Radio with our friend and sister author, Donna Hill. If you're free please drop by http://blogtalkradio.com/author-donna-hill at 6:10pm to listen and/or call 347 426-3649 to join in the chat.
Did you know December is National Buy a Book by Somebody Black and Give it to Somebody Not Black Month? Check out our friend Carleen Brice at http://welcomewhitefolks.blogspot.com/
ENJOY YOUR WEEKEND!
We haven't been reading much these days, but we have been busy writing and counting our many blessings! And we now dates and cities for our Tour for What Doesn't Kill You--which will be released Jan. 6, 2009. Please visit our website: http://deberryandgrant.com/DGTours.html for exact times, locations and for updates. Come and see us if we're in/near your city-and PLEASE spread the word!