Ides of Information: Ask the Assistant

- by Lina Gardiner

Ask the Assistant: Is it Time to Hire Help? So you’re ready to hire someone? That’s great! Sara Blakely, the inventor of Spanx, says one of her biggest lessons learned is “that you have to be willing to hire your weaknesses.” We all have weaknesses and even if you’re good at most things, not having […]

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Welcome JoVon Sotak, Montlake Romance Editor

- by Lina Gardiner

Welcome to our Industry Blog, JoVon.  We look forward to reading the answers to our questions. Out of curiosity, what do you do for relaxation? Baking: stress baking, affection baking—even baking for forgiveness. Baking’s combination of science and creative rhythm puts me at ease. The cruel irony is that I live grain-, egg-, and dairy-free, […]

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Mark Coker Interview – Part 2

- by Lina Gardiner

Welcome back to our interview with Mark Coker. -Which genres are selling best at Smashwords in 2014? For Smashwords authors, genre fiction is #1, with romance dominating up to 70% of our bestsellers over the last 12 months. Our other bestsellers are rounded out in no particular order by YA fantasy, sci-fi, epic fantasy, mysteries, […]

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Mark Coker Interview – Part One

- by Lina Gardiner

Welcome to the Ninc Industry Blog, Mark. We’re so pleased you were able to join us. Quote: “We are all on a journey. None of us know with absolute certainty what happens next. All we can do is position ourselves for the future we prophetically or delusionally imagine. History will judge us all. Those who […]

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