First and foremost, Meredith at Austenesque Reviews is having a month-long Austen Extravaganza with tons of giveaways and posts by dozens of bloggers (me included). Secondly, I will be having my own giveaways of my titles and some other Austenesque authors. I am doing this for a selfish reason. I want a better blog, and I need for my readers/followers to tell me what they want to see on my blog.
Originally, it was my intention to publish short stories and novellas on this blog, but recently an author found that her story had been lifted in its entirety from a fan fiction site and placed on another fan fiction site passing it off as her own. Fortunately, an alert reader recognized the story and notified the author, but it does give one pause. I have decided to make my short stories available on Kindle (and Nook) for $.99 and my novellas for $2.99. That is as low as Amazon Kindle will allow me to go in order to preserve a 70% royalty. Otherwise, they get the lion's share.
So please think about it. Do you like history? Are you interested in giveaways? Do you like games? Polls? Interactive posts? Please let me know. I really do want to have a bog where people will check in every few days to see what is going on. Thanks so much. Mary