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October 11, 2014

The Collapse of my digital publisher – what should I do?

During the summer, my digital publisher of my suspense novel, When Love Won’t Die, disappeared. The website disappeared. Messages to the CEO (both phone and email) unanswered. My book vanished from Amazon, B&N, RRP and all the other sites where it was being sold.

Still no correspondence from the publisher and no formal announcement as to the status of the company.

My contract states that if the website goes down for anything other than technical reasons and if the publisher appears to no longer be in business, then all rights revert back to the author…me.

So what to do next?

What do my loyal readers think I should do?

1. Query agents
2. Re-sub my book to other publishers
3. Self-publish my original book and query agents and/or
publishers for my sequel and other suspense novel?
4. Hold off until I hear something from my publisher

I’d love to hear what you think as I continue to ponder my next steps.

October 31, 2013

Hallowe’en’s a great time to read a suspense novel

What better time of year than Hallowe’en to read something scary?

When Love Won’t Die, my suspense novel, will keep your lights on well into the night.

It’s a quick, page-turning read, available online at the following sites:

http://www.amazon.ca/When-Love-Wont-Die-ebook/dp/B004AYD6YE

http://www.amazon.com/When-Love-Wont-Jacqueline-McMahon-ebook/dp/B004AYD6YE

http://redrosepublishing.com/books/product_info.php?products_id=649

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/when-love-wont-die-jacqueline-mcmahon/1026475808?ean=9781604357837

May 31, 2011

Bookdaily.com

Arts Blogs - Blog Top Sites Bookmark and Share BookDaily.com is pleased to announce that Jacqueline McMahon will be featured on the popular book sampling site – joining the ranks of the most famous authors in the world. As a featured author, the first chapters of McMahon’s books are now available to thousands of readers to sample – free of charge. At BookDaily, book fans can browse, search and read first chapters from a selection of more than 80,000 titles. McMahon is currently promoting When Love Won’t Die, a suspense novel about what can happen when your past catches up with you.Visit McMahon’s  website at https://dramaquill.wordpress.com and their BookDaily page as well http://www.bookdaily.com/userprofile/authorprofile Like many other authors, McMahon is making use of the quick and easy tools BookDaily offers for writers to market their books. Launched in May 2009, BookDaily has rapidly become the leading source of book samples by email. More than 10 million sample chapters have been distributed through BookDaily.com and through the site’s email subscriptions.  The site is a division of ArcaMax Publishing, the leader in consumer news and entertainment by email. Jacqueline McMahon  jacqueline@tbaytel.net

October 11, 2010

When Love Won’t Die – my suspense novel is published!

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As many of you know, I signed a contract back in February for my first suspense novel and after months of editing and revising, it’s finally available for purchase.

My novel, “When Love Won’t Die”, is currently in e-book form and available from Red Rose Publishing at this link: 
http://redrosepublishing.com/books/product_info.php?products_id=649

In a month or so, it will also be available from Amazon.com, on Kindle, Mobipocket and other e-reader formats.

For every writer out there who never thought it could happen to them I say, “Never Give Up”!

It took nearly three years of edits and revisions from critique groups, a professional author and finally, my amazing editors at RRP to see this project through to its completed form, but it was all worth it.

I’m currently working on two other suspense novels and hope to have them both published when the time is right.  First, I need to complete both of them and then get some critiques.

Never send anything out until you know it’s your very best writing.  Be tenacious and never give up.  Hard work truly does pay off.

I’ve also guest blogged about the entire process at Warwick Life Strategies:
http://www.warwicklifestrategies.com/long-haul

***If you need a jump-start to your novel, why not try Nanowrimo this November?
http://www.nanowrimo.org/

Become a fan of Jacqueline McMahon’s writing on Facebook at:
http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=894970174&v=wall&ref=notif&notif_t=share_wall_create#!/pages/Jacqueline-McMahons-Writing/115755788486062

February 10, 2010

My first novel is about to become a reality

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I’m interrupting my “Successful writer” series of posts because I have exciting news!

On February 1st the news was official.  I signed my first book contract…ever.  My adult suspense novel, “When Love Won’t Die” was accepted by Red Rose Publishing and is in the cue of upcoming releases.

Although there’s still a lot to be done before the book is out, including cover art and final revisions with my editor, it’s already listed on the publisher’s website with an enticing blurb.

Check it out here:

http://redrosepublishing.com/bookstore/product_info.php?products_id=826

Perserverence pays off.  Never give up on your self and your writing.  Your day will come!

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