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White Doe

White Doe is now officially for sale at the major e-book sellers! I wasn’t able to post an acknowledgement in the book, so I’d thank the special people in my life who have been instrumental in my writing career.

My son, known as Wolverine on his football team, is the light of my life and a sounding board for all of my ideas. He keeps me grounded and my vocabulary and point of view young. My husband, The Hemanus, (nicknamed by my son) never complains about my time spent writing. I’m sure he secretly prays for a screenplay offer one day so he can retire!

Thanks to Mother K, my first beta reader. She is an avid reader of all genres and encouraged me to keep writing. To Roxy for listening and to Laura K.―her renown red pen skills have taken me to a higher level. And last but certainly not least my faithful critique group at Chesapeake Romance Writers.

You can find my novella, White Doe, at Amazon –  B&N  – New Dawning Bookfair – Smashwords or Kobo in any format you favor. I love to hearing from readers, so please post a review or comment on the blog. Cheers!  – Dani

Paperback Dinosaur

While browsing the last surviving chain bookstore in our area, the supposedstack of paperbacks largest selling genre (54% of the market), Romance, was housed on shelf space only slightly larger than the bookcase in my living room.  And the selection of titles at the big box stores have dwindled to near nothing as well. 

Most readers realize the entire  publishing industry is in a huge transition.  According to a recent article in Publisher’s Weekly, consumers are demanding more electronic reads, yet publishers keep e-titles at the same price as paperbacks.   Whether or not it’s due to the publishers, the readers or the authors, it is glaringly obvious that paperback Romance is well on the way to extinction.

Don’t get me wrong, I love e-books, but shouldn’t consumers get a better price on them?  I don’t believe their rant that e-books cost just as much to produce as bound copies and comments from small e-presses support my opinion.  The music industry already went down this road and learned the hard way to sell music at a reasonable price to keep piracy down and attract more sales.    

Drop the price of e-books or give readers more bang for their buck.  Take a look at Mike Matas’ next generation e-book at TED. http://www.ted.com/talks/mike_matas.html  

TV may not have killed radio, but the paperback will end up as a dinosaur…or at best at high-priced collectable.