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Book 21 Plaid and Plagiarism

  Plaid and Plagiarism by Molly MacRae fulfilled the category “A Book where the Main Character Works at Your Current or Dream Job” for the PopSugar 2021 Reading Challenge. I have a great job. I’m a writer, and I work at a library in circulation. So I see all the books. It’s lovely. I read …

How to Use Mailchimp

  Let’s get you an account. Click on the Sign up for Free icon at Mailchimp.com for the basic services of the app. Or you can also choose the Pick your Plan button to see more options. On my last blog, I posted about Marketing prices. There is a host of other options for users …

Book 20 Nothing to See Here

  Nothing to See Here by Kevin Wilson fulfilled the category “A Magical Realism Book” for the PopSugar 2021 Reading Challenge. I looked up the term before I choose my novel for the prompt. I know most genres, but apparently, I failed to notice this one. Magical realism is a story that takes place in …

Mailchimp

  Mailchimp is a versatile marketing system website. It continues to grow and change in this unusual market. I might not have all the boxes checked on the latest services for this powerful service. But I’ll give you a good overview. Also, it’s not the only marketing service available. Other authors swear by Constant Contact …

Book 19 Red, White, and Royal Blue

  Red, White, and Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston fulfilled the category “A Book Set in Multiple Countries” for the PopSugar 2021 Reading Challenge. The novel takes place in Washington D.C., England, and Texas. Okay, so it’s only slightly multiple countries. But it works for the prompt as these characters live in different nations and …

Vellum for Authors

     Again, I’d like to say a huge thank you to guest blogger, Stacey Osvett, for giving us the fantastic post on how to use Vellum. We had more reads on the post than other this year. You rock, Stacey! So, how do authors use Vellum? It’s simple. Just format your books. Vellum gives …

Book 18 The Cousins

  The Cousins by Karen M. MacManus fulfilled the category “Book with a Family Tree” for the PopSugar 2021 Reading Challenge. This suspense novel contains a family tree depicting the Story family from grandparents, Abraham and Mildred to siblings Adam, Anders, Allison, and Archer to the cousins Milly, Aubrey, and Jonah. I chose the story …

How to Use Vellum

  by Guest Blogger Stacey Osvett Technically, Vellum is a fully functioning Word Processor, so you could write your story from beginning to end right in the software. However, there are much better options designed specifically for writing. So, if you write in another program, you will have to export or save your file in …

Book 17 One to Watch

  One to Watch by Kate Stayman-London fulfilled the prompt “Book that Discusses Body Positivity” for the PopSugar 2021 Reading Challenge. In this novel, a plus-sized fashion blogger becomes a contestant on a reality dating show. I’m so happy I chose this novel for the body positivity prompt. The main character Bea Schumacher is a …

Vellum

  Vellum by 180g is a book-formatting application. The app can format text for a variety of booksellers, including Apple books, Kindle, Kobo, and more. It is only available for Mac/Apple computers. I personally do not have the program or a Mac. (Hint, hint, Hubby.) Considering my lack of technology, I invited Stacey Osvett to …