* Created "Recognition" page under the "Crowdfunding" tab. This page details the Rose & Bay Award, which honors excellence in cyberfunded creativity. It also makes note of which other awards allow or exclude crowdfunded projects, including instances where a crowdfunded nominee wins something.
This notice crossed my desk today:
Ross Rojek, the editor of Sacramento Book Review, is seeking reviewers. Although not a paying market, it's good for exposure.
"We're getting ready to do the Sci Fi iPhone/iPad app (been working on it for a bit), and I'm interested in increasing the number of reviewers we have for that genre, both adult and YA. Do you have some people you could send our way, or send our info their way?"
1776 Productions LLC
1215 K St; 17th Floor
Sacramento, CA 95814
* Added a review of Composing Magic by Ideealisme to the "Reviews" page.
* Created an "Economics" page under the "Crowdfunding" tab. It covers the "1,000 True Fans" theory, the "Long Tail" theory, and various services for online money handling. I was particularly pleased to find some multicultural photos to illustrate this page; I want my website to be inclusive, and it's not easy finding such photos.
* Created "Interviews & Guest Posts" page for Prismatica. It has blurbs for my guest posts "For Better or for Verse" and "Science Fiction Poetry vs. Mainstream Poetry."
* Added GoodReads tools for all three of my books. Go to each book's page and scroll to the bottom to see those. If you are on GoodReads, please shelve my books. Ratings and reviews are especially welcome -- the new poetry books aren't scored yet. I also got approved as a GoodReads author today, so my profile links to my listed books now. You can follow me there to find more of my writing.
* Added blog post with a link to my guest post "For Better or for Verse."
My guest post "For Better or Verse: Writing Short Fiction and Poetry" is now online, courtesy of Jon Gibbs who did a lovely job with the layout. Please drop by there, read the essay, and leave a comment. This is one of my guest posts for the poetry books' launch period. It focuses on the science fiction side and thus connects with Prismatica: Science Fiction Poetry Spanning the Spectrum.
Today we received the hardcopy editions of my two new books From Nature's Patient Hands: A Collection of Poetry and Prismatica: Science Fiction Poetry Spanning the Spectrum. Woohoo! Real books! I'm so excited. It will be fun to package these up and mail them to all the folks who ordered the paperback version. (Ebooks go out as soon as I get the payment.)
* Cleaned up "Reviews" page and added a review by Estara T'shirai, which had been published in a friends-locked post.
* Added "How to Support Your Favorite Author" and "Sample Online Community Parameters" articles under the "Crowdfunding" tab and "How To" page.
* Revised the "How To" page so that it shows the lead for each article, with links to those sub-pages.
*Deleted malfunctioning Facebook badges. *grumble*
* Tinkered with the layout of a few pages to make the pictures, text, and ads balance more legibly.
* Created "How To" sub-page under the "Crowdfunding" tab.
* Started revising and uploading some of my previously written articles on cyberfunded creativity. You can now read "5 Steps to Crowdfunding Success" and "How to Start a Crowdfunded Project."
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Elizabeth Barrette lives in central Illinois. She writes in the fields of speculative fiction, gender studies, and nature religions.