Pleasuring The Lady by Jess Michaels

What I Learned About Publishing After Writing 50 Books in 10 Years

When Mike asked me to blog today here at Killer Book Marketing, I was in a reflective mood. You see, I’m about to reach a milestone. It’s been ten years since I was offered my first publishing contract (“Ancient Pleasures” Jess Michaels in SECRETS, Volume 11). Ten years of being a published author. That concept […]

There are lots of people trying to rip off authors. Don't let it happen to you!

Dear Authors: PLEASE don’t get ripped off!!!!!

Republished with permission from Jess Michaels: So most of you probably don’t know this, but from 1999-2010ish I ran a website for authors called The Passionate Pen. The site contained articles for writers, links to agents and publishers and a lot of other info for authors looking to publish romance (mostly) fiction. When I got […]

8 Ways to Increase Your Productivity as a Writer

Writing is hard. If you didn’t already know that then you probably aren’t a writer. It’s pretty fun, too, but we bounce back and forth between write and promote, there are so many things tugging at us when it comes to getting our work done. So here are some of my best tips on how […]

Thanks But No Thanks: Surviving and Learning From Rejection

I want to start off this article by stating an undeniable and unavoidable truth:

Rejection sucks.

Ok, anyone who tells you otherwise is a liar, liar pants on fire! No one likes being rejected. No one likes working so hard on a manuscript for so long, editing it until their eyes are crossed and sending it out into the world with all their hopes and dreams only to get a slim letter back that says thanks, but no thanks. No matter how kindly and wonderfully that letter may be written, it hurts.

Now that we’ve gotten that out of the way, we can talk about the real meat of the issue of rejection. What do you do about it and what can you learn from it?

Book of My What Now?

Book of My What Now? Jess Michaels This article is one I wrote for my very old Jess and Jenna blog, but I thought the topic applies.   Well, since no one commented on which spectacular topic you wanted me to cover today, I decided to go my own way. That’s right, I’m busting out, […]

Making A Goal, Making It Happen

Making A Goal, Making It Happen Jess Michaels Well, it’s that time of year again.  Another New Year is bearing down upon us and I, like many of you, am thinking about making resolutions for the new year.  Because of that, I think this is the perfect time to talk about setting goals, and how […]