Tuesday, March 4, 2014

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to ... by Selena Cooper @SelenaCooperBks #Romance

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Getting Published 

I attended Destiny Blaine’s writing conference in Kingsport, Tennessee one weekend in early December. There was so much author swag given to us in welcome bags and available for us to pick up on sponsors’ tables. I got pens, lip balms, flashlights, bookmarks, excerpt booklets, calendars, cover flats, and even ebook downloads.
We were getting ready to have lunch, so I picked up what I believed to be a hand-sanitizing wipe. I took it and some of the other items I’d gathered during my little treasure hunt, and went back to my table. I was examining some of the things I’d picked up, when I took a closer look at the “wipe.” It wasn’t a wipe. It was a condom with someone’s book cover on the front.
I looked at my tablemate and said, “Huh. I thought this was a wipe.”
She burst out laughing. Naturally, I did too…even though I was very embarrassed.
Everyone in the crowded conference room turned to see what was so funny. My tablemate held up the condom and announced that I’d thought it was a hand wipe!
My now-editor at eXtasy Books, Inc. was sitting in front of me, and she laughed so hard. Later, I spoke with her about submitting LEI ME DOWN to her. She said she’d love to see the book. When the conference had wrapped for the day, I downloaded the book onto a disk. I gave it to her the next morning with a wipe taped to the CD case. She later accepted the book.
After the conference, she sent out a post to eXtasy Books, Inc. authors extolling the virtues of being “memorable.” She didn’t go into detail, but mentioned that there was one humorous incident that stands out in her mind…one that she’ll never forget.
While you might not want to be memorable for doing something embarrassing at a conference, maybe you could be memorable for your cute shoes, your snazzy scarves, your generosity, your willingness to help others.  Whatever the case may be, make sure that when you leave the conference, other attendees will remember you.
And then make sure you write the best book you possibly can. Because no matter how memorable you are, it’s your books that will keep readers coming back…or not.
Brandy and Luke Fontaine are sexy, fun, rich, and maybe just a little oversexed. They’re newlyweds honeymooning in Hawaii when they find a dead body. Turns out their fellow guest has been murdered, and they set out to solve the case.
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Genre - Erotic Romance
Rating – X
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