The Lithia Trilogy is now available in audiobook format

We’re thrilled to announce that the pioneering YA trilogy that introduced the world to a vegan vampire is now available in audiobook format. As Kirkus Reviews writes:  “One (OK, three) of a kind for readers who prefer their fantasy tinted green, with fangs that sink into grains, not veins.”  — Kirkus Reviews You can listen to all …

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Writers: Protect yourself, and your work

To be a writer is to be vulnerable. We open ourselves up to criticism and rejection (especially rejection). And, sadly, we also open ourselves to predators — mostly the virtual kind, among them those who would take advantage of our never-ending need for reviewers for our books. For example, lately I’ve noticed a spike in …

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The number of book reviews matter as much as the number of stars

I found this usability study very interesting and very relevant to writers. According to the study: The flipside of this is important to be mindful of: users won’t necessarily consider the product with the highest rating average the best-rated one. Indeed, during our 1:1 usability tests, the subjects often show greater disposition towards some products …

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State of the Press: August 2014

We send out periodic updates to our authors about what’s new at Ashland Creek Press, and because we have a lot going on this year, I wanted to share some of this news from our State of the Press Address. First of all, I want to share a few highlights from the past six months: JoeAnn Hart’s …

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How many books must one sell to become an Amazon bestseller?

I used to think that to become a bestselling author you needed to sell millions of books. And while millions of books will certainly get you on the bestselling list, it turns out you could sell far fewer copies and still make a bestseller list. How does 325 copies per day sound? According to analysis conducted by Publishers …

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