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Wonderful Client News!



Great news!

One of my clients, Susan Davis, has just signed a three-year contract with Beau Coup Publishing. I’m proud to say that I edited her debut novel and polished it to shine so bright that it was picked up right away. Huzzah, Susan! I’m so proud to be traveling on this exciting journey with you.

So remember, if you, or anyone you know writing romance, is in need of an editor who can give their manuscript the polish it needs to perhaps get picked up just as Susan’s did, please send her/him on over. I’d love to discuss her/his needs with them.

Happy Writing Everyone!


Writing The Bestseller:

Romantic And Commercial Fiction  


Jane Porter (Editor), and

Rebecca Lyles (Editor)


 Is there a great book in you? Or several great books? 

Writing the Bestseller offers practical advice and wisdom from a dozen successful authors who have sold hundreds of thousands of books, experiencing all the ups and downs of the publishing industry. What to do, what not to do, as romance and commercial fiction have their own rules.

Writing the Bestseller doesn’t sugarcoat the work involved. Instead, authors who’ve been there tell you how to understand the genre and reader expectations. The rewards of writing a bestseller are worth the effort, and these authors share what they’ve learned over the years so you, too, can succeed in today’s competitive market.

“A master class in writing compelling and unforgettable fiction. Writing the Bestseller deserves a spot right beside your keyboard…” – Elizabeth Boyle, NYT bestselling author of LOVE LETTER FROM A DUKE and IF WISHES WERE EARLS.

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Do you write romance, or any commercial fiction for that matter? If your answer is yes, if you’re an author, or an aspiring author, this is the book you need at your side.

This amazing new writer’s guide to writing a romance or commercial fiction novel will make you feel even more confident about your work and assist you on starting yourself on the path to writing a manuscript that will surely gain the attention of editors and readers alike.

With chapters on getting your attitude to a place where you’ll feel the desire to write, to setting your goals, creating characters with not only your head, but your heart, and using yourself to understand  your characters along with information about today’s market. you’ll be eager to start writing. These wonderful ladies even give you great advice on writing hot, steamy sex scenes. With WRITING THE BESTSELLER: ROMANTIC AND COMMERCIAL FICTION by Editors Jane Porter and Rebecca Lyles at your side, you’ll be on your way in no time. They’ve pooled their talents, experience, and publishing know how and are giving it to us. This is a must have guide for understanding the breakdown of plot, scene progression, and building dramatic tension, even crafting the perfect Alpha hero.

Check it out for yourself. The Kindle edition is a bargain, and if you’re like me and don’t have a Kindle, that’s okay because it can be right at your fingertips at all times on your Kindle app. Check it out, if you only have one reference book at your side, this is the one you need.

Writing The Bestseller: Romantic And Commercial Fiction by Editors Jane Porter and Rebecca Lyles, Amazon Digital Publishing, available now in ebook format at Amazon.


A fellow blogger, Deena Rae Schoenfeldt, has written a book for aspiring authors and I believe it is an absolute must have for those of us venturing into the world of self-publishing. I’ve got my copy. Please check it out and do a small thing to support an indie author and a huge thing for your future success.

Navigating the World of E-Book Publishing


E-BookBuilders Basics of Getting Started in Indie Publishing

by Deena Rae Schoenfeldt 

Genre: Non-Fiction

Description: With a no-nonsense, conversational style, Deena Rae of E-BookBuilders gives advice to aspiring authors about indie publishing. Filled with information about social media, pricing, formatting styles, covers, reviews and platforms (to a name a few) there is a wealth of information for the novice author. Even experienced authors and publishers will find this book helpful and informative.

With sections such as ‘Authors — Quit Doing This!’, ‘In Praise of Audio(books)’, ‘Twitter Primer for Authors’, and ‘Should You Use Amazon’s Author Central’, Deena Rae gives detailed information that anyone in the industry of publishing should know and consider.

Whether you are just starting on your publishing journey, considering entering the literary world or have 30 books for sale, there is something for everyone in this book.

About the Author:

E-BookBuilders is the online alias of Deena Rae.  She was born and raised in Texas — home of bluebonnets, boots, beef, and big hair — into a family that was in the printing and publishing industries.  Her father was a computer programmer for major newspapers when the equipment took up whole rooms and mother has been a publisher for almost 30 years — trying, unsuccessfully, to bring her into the family business.  She is a second-generation genetically perfected super-nerd.

She was happily living her life, having three third-generation genetically perfected super-nerds herself, but then through a series of  events (unfortunate and fortunate), she officially joined The Book Connection — her mother’s publishing and packaging company — as the Digital Director, to create the e-publishing division in 2011. Her computer skills, willingness to help authors, love of literature, no-nonsense attitude and quick wit has helped shepherd many authors through the maze of digital publishing.

Through her work with E-BookBuilders, Deena Rae has been able to meet authors and writers from all over the world and in every genre imaginable.  She has a biting wit, obscure sense of humor, awareness of the absurd, and a love of literature all which led to the creation of Bluebonnets, Bagpipes and Books, the #NSFW publishing discussion podcast she produces and hosts with Janet Wrenn and Peter Burnett. Her no-nonsense attitude makes for some hilarious discussions and plenty of “Oh my God, did she really just say that?” moments. Sometimes it is as if there is no filter between her brain and her mouth. But if she likes you she tries to be nice — sometimes. Deena also has the safe-for-everyone author interview show, B3′s Bookworm. You can find her most hours of everyday attached to her computer either researching, tweeting on her 6 accounts, posting on her different Face-book timelines and pages, coding e-books for her fabulous friends/clients or with her nose buried in her Kindle reading.

Social Links for Deena Rae:

Amazon Author Page: http://www.amazon.com/author/deenarae

Website: http://www.e-bookbuilders.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/eBookBuilders

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7692341.Deena_Rae_Schoenfeldt

Google+: https://plus.google.com/u/0/+DeenaRaeEBB

LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/pub/deena-schoenfeldt/13/875/330

Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/ebookbuilders/

Blog: http://www.e-bookbuilders.com/category/blog/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/eBookBuilders

YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/eBookBuilders

Wattpad: http://wattpad.com/DeenaSchoenfeldt

Mailing List: http://eepurl.com/tP1W1

NAVIGATING THE WORLD OF E-BOOK PUBLISHING, E-BookBuilders Basics of Getting Started in Indie Publishing by Deena Rae Schoenfeldt, E-BookBuilders Publishing, officially releasing January 13, 2014 but available now at Amazon.

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