Books by Melissa Bowersock

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Resources for Writers

As a way of giving back, I decided I needed to add some writers' resources to my web page. Although there is plenty of advice on the web for newbies, it's pretty mixed as far as usefulness, plus it's scattered pretty widely. I wanted to distill the basics down to its purest form, creating a foundation from which new writers can then plumb the depths in other communities and forums across the web. 

So, in that vein, I developed a Resources page on my web site. Please feel free to check it out. I talk quite a bit about my favorite place on the web, Indies Unlimited, plus giving some basic parameters about editing, formatting, cover design, publishing and promotion. I think for anyone just dipping their big toes into the water, this might be a good place to start. Then you can springboard off into the depths and gather more information that's applicable to your particular situation.

If you can think of anything I've missed, please let me know and I'll add it to the list. Remember, the writers' community online is all about cooperation, not competition.

High tide raises all boats.

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Goodreads Giveaway - Fleischerhaus

Just a quick head's up. I've posted a giveaway on Goodreads for one paperback edition of my latest book, Fleischerhaus. If you'd like to enter, go here. The contest will end October 14. Good luck!
Julia Martin, newly-divorced but still reeling from her husband’s infidelity, takes a much needed vacation to visit old college friends in Germany. While touring a little-known concentration camp and museum, she spontaneously experiences a violent past life memory of being murdered in this very camp during the Holocaust. Efforts to understand her memories only lead to more questions, the largest being: is her killer still alive? Supported by her friends and comforted in the arms of a handsome doctor, Julia attempts to uncover the mysteries of her past life and find justice for the person she used to be.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Unlimited - The Way to GO

Many of you may already be familiar with Kindle Unlimited. It's Amazon's newest idea: you pay $9.99 a month for an unlimited number of Kindle-format books. If you read voraciously, it's a heck of a deal. It's come in really handy for me since my husband recently discovered a western author he likes with a series of 30-something books! Even at a sales price of 99 cents each, there's no way that beats Kindle Unlimited. 

And the best part is, you don't even  need a Kindle to take advantage of this. Here are some frequently-asked questions about KU to explain.

On the heels of KU comes a new website devoted to KU books: This is a new site that is collecting as many KU books as possible, submitted by the authors. Currently they have quite a few categories of fiction, non-fiction and children's books. What I particularly like is the fact that, when I submit a book to them, they ask a few behind-the-scenes interview questions and then post an excerpt. It's a great way to find more about books before you download them.

So far, I've got four of my books up on ebooksunlimited already.  

If Kindle Unlimited sounds like a good deal to you, check it out. And once you've signed up for that, go to ebooksunlimited and check out the smorgasbord of books available to you. You won't be sorry!