News of me

Dec. 12th, 2014 08:29 am
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If you follow me (or try to follow me) on Facebook, in 2015 there are going to be changes that will keep me from posting about my books there. Facebook will classify as advertising:
Updates about a new book release.
Updates about a book launch and/or event.
Updates about Rafflecopter and other giveaways.

If I post any information about my books, I can be charged for it or thrown off the site. As another author pointed out, depending on how aggressively they pursue this, people who try to pass on information about new books, book launches, make book recs, reviews, etc, may find themselves being asked for money or have their account deleted as well. It also sounds like bookstores won't be able to post info about their signings and events, etc.

Since Facebook already restricts what it shows you on your feed, especially posts with links, this will make it pretty impossible for me to continue to post. I just can't afford to pay their fees.

This journal or the mirror on Dreamwidth are the best way to keep up with any news I have about new stories and books, and what little there is up my life that doesn't involve stories and books. I also post on twitter: https://twitter.com/marthawells1 (note I'm marthawells1 -- there are other marthawells who aren't me), and http://marthawells.tumblr.com/ (though I post a bunch of other stuff there so my updates might get lost in the mix).

I do a mailing list on my web site http://www.marthawells.com/addname.htm where I post specifically about book releases, new stories, or other big news.

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In other news the WorldBuilders auctions for Heifer International end Sunday.

I also have some signed books in the general rewards pool of the fundraiser. The instruction post for contributing to the fundraiser is here.

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Our kickstarter for Six by Six is going along pretty well so far. I'll have a new Nicholas and Reynard story in it, "Night at the Opera," set before The Death of the Necromancer

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Neat review of Stories of the Raksura I. He says you should read the books first, but "the world building here is really quite astounding, right from the concept for the Raksura themselves, to the construction of their world, to the social hierarchies, to the gender politics."

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I finished a new short story last night which will hopefully be in an anthology (cross your fingers). Still need to do a last revision pass on it after it sits a while. Plus I need to start making a map for the Three Worlds cause it turns out I need one, at least for my own reference.

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