editorial

Why do you love to read?

Why do you love to read? 23

I’m not even sure why I love reading because I have since I was probably five years old. So it’s been a part of who I am and what makes me me for so long I think it must be genetic. Seriously, I’m not kidding you. All I know is as a kid I loved […]

What The Self-Publishing Survey really reveals

What The Self-Publishing Survey really reveals 16

I posted the results on January 15th to the Self-Publishing Survey I started December 31. The survey was for those authors self-publishing and of the many things I asked, I asked how much they’d earned in 2013 on their self-published books. Many authors and maybe even some readers have downloaded this report. I’ve gotten many […]

Two weeks to goodbye 46

It is with a heavy (but kinda of lighter workload) heart that I announce I will be retiring The Season website and blog at the end of this month. As you know, I’m a writer and the task of managing the site and the blog is just too much. I NEED to be getting out […]

What was the last book you bought?

What was the last book you bought? 38

I get a lot of books free–at least to read. But I don’t read 95% of the books that I do receive, whether it’s a digital book or a print. Actually, I don’t read 99.9% of the print books I receive. It got me thinking to the last book I actually bought for myself to […]

Amazon, a glitch? Really?

Amazon, a glitch? Really? 20

Last night, Twitter was abuzz with news that all the buy buttons had disappeared–poof gone–from the kindle version of all the Big 6 New York publishers (Macmillian, HarperCollins, Simon & Schuster, Penguin Group, Random House and Hachette). Fifty (50) of the top 100 kindle books on Amazon could not be purchased. Yeah, that’s a real […]

When an author disappoints what’s a reader to do? 29

Wow! Wow! It’s been one of those weekends when you discover some not so surprising yet still are shocked and saddened about some of the things that go on in this business of publishing. On August 26, New York Times posted this article, The Best Book Reviews Money Can Buy which discusses how Todd Rutherford started […]

Is author getting the raw end of the deal? 45

I’m not sure how many of you are aware, but in the past month Penguin Group (InterMix) released a serialized story, BECAUSE YOU ARE MINE written by Beth Kery. In the past, Beth has written for Ellora’s Cave and I believe currently still writes for Harlequin also. Beth’s last full-length release was WICKED BURN–which I […]

To judge or not judge a book by its cover…that is the question. 30

Isn’t this what we think of when we think of erotic romance covers? A couple in a hot embrace with plenty of skin showing? Then FIFTY SHADES OF GREY came along and now we’re seeing more of this:  What do you think of the new covers? Would rather your romance cover be less sexy and […]

Please don’t read if you’re on anti-depressants 10

I’m not trying to be funny–okay maybe just a bit–but my good gosh (modified that), I’ve been reading a lot of YA and New Adult romances lately and with some of them, I’m hard pressed not to want to down an entire bottle of sleeping pills and just end it all. Right, that’s a complete […]

What makes a great book? 24

Great writing and great storytelling makes a great book. Of course, all of this is subjective but when the majority of readers agree on this, an author is really really happy. But many books don’t get this dual stamp of approval from the masses.  So when a book doesn’t fall into this category for you, […]