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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Interview with Mark Leslie Lefebvre, Director of Self-Publishing and Author Relations at Kobo

- by Lina Gardiner

  From part-time bookseller to Director of Self-Publishing and Author Relations at Kobo, we welcome Mark Leslie Lefebvre. Hello Mark, First a few questions about you: -Who influenced your interest in books? I’d have to say that my Mom was the first influence on getting me to read. Aren’t mothers always at the centre of […]

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