Competition Update

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Dear Romance Authors, We’d like to start by thanking all of you for the outstanding response to the Romance Writing Life Competition. We are truly impressed by both the quantity and the quality of the entries received. This makes our decisions more complex and the reviewing process remarkably longer than expected.  We intended to announce the winners by August 28th. Unfortunately,

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Author Services: Exciting Development in the Works

Many of you have noticed a new “Author Services” tab popped up in your dashboard. This is a project we’ve been working towards for several years: offering a list of recommended professional services – cover design, editorial help, print on demand, and more – that we trust and believe offer good value for independent authors. When possible, we’ll negotiate a

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Synopsis: The Tool You Need (whether you know it or not)

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by Chris Mandeville A synopsis is a document —sometimes a paragraph, sometimes several pages— that describes your book. What could be simpler? As a writer, I know my story better than anyone and thus should have no problem summarizing it. Really? Yes, theoretically. But in the real world, writing a short summary of a novel can be a challenging task,

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