Quick Tips for Paperback Page Numbering

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When numbering the pages of your paperback manuscript, the thing quite a lot of Indies have trouble with is that they use Page Breaks rather than Section Breaks. A Page Break is just that—starting a new page within the same section of a book. With a Section Break you can have totally different numbers and Headers and Footers for each section. The way to ensure that your numbering doesn’t bounce back from the first chapter of your book to the front matter is to get rid of all the Page Breaks in first pages and replace them with Section Breaks.

Section Break after title page, and again after the table of contents, and every other page you have in your front matter.

Then double click into your Headers and Footers up to and including the first page of your first chapter, and unlick Link to Previous. This will ensure that…

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Retrospect Is A Powerful Tool

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One month before I was offered the job at the newspaper I interviewed for a job in outside sales with a furniture company.  I was so excited at the possibility of working for that company and worked hard through the interview process.  In my mind I was already spending the paychecks!  And…I didn’t get the job.

I was terribly disappointed to say the least.  It seemed like the perfect situation for me, but little did I know at the time that the actual perfect job was right around the corner.  It is difficult to know how life is going to work out, yet easy to get twisted into knots when the twists and turns don’t bend in our favor.  At these times we must use wisdom to understand that the flow of the river will take us where we will end up and our job is to swim with the…

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Book Promotion: Do This, Not That – October 2016

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Extract from an article by Amy Collins on The Book Designer site:


October already? How the heck did THAT happen? Another month of great marketing and sales successes to be had. Let’s get started with this month’s three tidbits of book promotion experience:

What I Did: I Started Presenting My Book to Stores for the Holiday Season in October

Before I knew better, I thought October was the PERFECT month to start presenting my book to bookstores. Halloween was coming up and soon, they would be taking down the orange and black crepe and setting up Christmas displays!

What I Should Have Done Instead

I should have presented my book for the holidays in July. See, a LOT of bookstores buy 6 months out. Decisions, budgets, and dollars allocated for holiday books quite often are ALL GONE by October. To get in a holiday display or into a holiday catalog…

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GUISE’ trilogy by R.M.Simone; Soul Mate of the PAST.

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Somehow in that first meeting his eyes spoke volumes to me and it was his soul. It was a business meeting in London for my new publisher and this threw me a curve. Now the VISIONS I was having and dreams made more sense. COMING ATTRACTIONS. I saw, felt and was submerged into an ocean of water around me with those green eyes of his starring into my soul. One word came to mind…ATLANTIS.

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GUISE’ the man With Green Eyes…by R.M. Simone’

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GUISE’ pronounced ( gheez) French
THOSE GREEN Eyes…what was it about his eyes? Something played behind those eyes that drew me into the colors of the waters of Caribbean blues with aquamarine greens. It was his SOUL that drew me. But those eyes…ah, those green eyes. Sparkle

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Another 5-star review for “The Dream Walker Returns: Land Of Mystica Series Volume Two” by Michelle Murray

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Loved it! 5-star review by Willow Star Serenity
This review is from: The Dream Walker Returns: Land of Mystica Series Volume Two (Kindle Edition)

Miranda returns to Mystica to help re-balance the balance between good and evil. Another dark wizard has been released. Can she release the good wizard and stop the spread of darkness before it’s too late?

I’m really hooked on this story. I’m sad that the next book is the last book. I could go on reading stories about Miranda and the other characters for a very long time! I love the magic and the good versus evil in it. It kind of has a Camelot meets House Of Night (without the vampyres) vibe to it. I love it! I fully recommend it and can’t wait to dig into the last book!

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You can find “The Dream Walker Returns:
Land Of Mystica Series Volume Two”
by Michelle Murray…

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Another 5-star review for “Over Her Dead Body” (Laura and Gerry Mystery #2) by Karen Vaughan

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A CHARMING KILLER by M. Moran Bishop
This review is from: Over Her Dead Body (Kindle Edition)
I absolutely adore Karen Vaughan’s character Laura Hamilton. I funny, adventurous, sexy, women, who just happens to come up with one murderer to many.

I won’t give you a teaser, for I don’t like spoilers, suffice to say this book is a truly delightful read, with some real twists to it.

It also has one hell of a sexy romantic subplot.

Highly Recommended.

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You can find “Over Her Dead Body”
(Laura and Gerry Mystery #2)
by Karen Vaughan at:


Barnes & Noble


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Another 5-star review for “The Seven Natural Wonders Of The Earth” (My First Travel Books) (Volume 2)

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This review is from: “The Seven Natural Wonders Of The Earth (My First Travel Books)” (Volume 2) by Anna Othitis
The seven natural wonders of the Earth is Book 2 of my first travel book series written by Anna Othitis. The readers are taking on a fantastic Journey around the world to see the seven natural wonders in Mexico South America Australia Africa North America and the Arctic. Part of it is written in rhyme and Then followed by details about each Wonder at the end of each section there are quiz questions for the readers to answer. This is a great learning tool for Primary students. I would happily give this 5 stars for a great literary trip.
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You can find “The Seven Natural Wonders
Of The Earth” (My First Travel Books)
(Volume 2) by Anna Othitis at:

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Happening today, Oct. 25th! All Hallow’s Eve special!






New from Romance Rebels Publishing! 12 scintillating paranormal tales to make your All Hallow’s Eve special!
Shifters Hallows Eve
Tricks and Treats…Chills and thrills…
Become Enchanted, Haunted, and Hunted this Halloween.
12 NYT, USA Today, and International Best Selling Authors, bring you brand-new, paranormal shifter romances that are sure to make this a Shifters Hallows Eve you’ll never forget!
Featuring stories by: Audra Hart, Bethany Shaw, Bryce Evans, Candace Blevins, Elle Boon, Julia Mills, KD Jones Sci-Fi Author, Lori King, Melissa Bell, Melissa Snark, R.E. Butler, and Sydney Lea

The Haunted Mate by: Bryce Evans
With her world blowing up around her, Bloom Scott is feeling lost. She has no job, family, or future…until a strange letter arrives from a place called Mystery. Could she really be the beneficiary of a will from a grandmother she’s never known?
Freeman Butler has no desire to share his family’s legacy with a woman he’s never met; much less a human who doesn’t know anything about shifters. Surviving a year without giving in to his desire for the sweet smelling Bloom, will be anything but easy, but he’s determined to keep what’s his.
Surrounded by strange people, who believe in strange things, and spirits that seem to have it in for her, Bloom might just lose her mind before the year is up.

Only 99 cents!
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