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August 13 2013 Editor Assistance Newsletter

Greetings and Salutations -

I'm thrilled to hear that so many editors are watching their traffic climb after putting in the Twitter program we discussed in the chat program. Sometimes it's those tiny changes which reap large rewards!

Several of you have asked about doing the same type of chat with Google+, since that is SO critical to our modern world of web traffic. So that's our plan!

Let me know what days / times work best for you. We have editors all around the world, so there won't be any one ideal day or time, but I'll try to find the most commonly asked for one. Also, as always, the chat log will be posted in the Editor Assistance site so those who can't make it in person can read it at their leisure.

By taking one step at a time, and implementing one new feature at a time, you find great success for your projects! Google+ is definitely important to understand.


There's some intriguing news from Bowker. Online stores like Amazon now sell 44% of all books in the US. Women are buying 58% of books now. And ebooks are now 11% of all books sold, by price. That's fairly amazing, given that ebooks are often cheaper than their print counterparts!

The three areas of ebook sales that are shining are mystery / detective stories, romance stories, and sci-fi stories. So if you've ever contemplated writing a book in one of those areas, now is the time to give it a try.

Come on by the Fiction Writing forum, and we'll help each other out. I understand completely that often it is that "getting started" hurdle that is huge. You don't have time. You don't have a place to write. When you sit down and write, you don't have energy. You don't have any thoughts. You have too many thoughts and can't organize them. Maybe our editor could write us a series of articles on how to address each hurdle :).

Really, the key is just to START. Find even fifteen minutes each day and write something. A single scene. A snippet of dialogue. The key is to get those brain cells used to firing. The things you do at first could just be for practice. The more you do it, the more you get used to doing it, the easier it gets.

We'd love to help you succeed. Come on by and we'll help you take that first step!

Lisa Shea, owner


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