Interview at Book Goodies!

Who likes author interviews? Me for one, and here’s hoping you do too, because Book Goodies was kind enough to post an interview with yours truly. They had some great questions, like:

What do you think about the future of book publishing?
I think it’s only going to get harder from here. Indie publishing is like the gold rush in California. At first it’s just a few hardy pioneers who govern themselves, then a few strike it big, hundreds rush in to join, lawlessness ensues, brawls in the streets, bad grammar, terrible punctuation, and the citizens – the readers – start to complain, they start to say “We need a Sheriff to come in here and tell all these rough and tough author types to simmer down and quit writing this drivel!” And so the gate keepers start. We’ve already seen Amazon’s on again off again policy against erotica. But I think the first step towards permanent gate-keeping will be quality; typos and such. Then it will slowly evolve until the indie publishers – mosty Amazon, I think – become the new gatekeepers. Law and Order is restored and the whole place becomes “respectable” with cookie cutter books cooling on windowsills and children frolicking across the electronic pages of more of the same old-same old drivel. Because the wild west can’t last forever; people just can’t stand that kind of freedom.

You can read more of the interview at http://bookgoodies.com/interview-with-author-joleene-naylor/ .

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Book 7 Update – #joissorry

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Just as Shia LaBeouf was sorry, so am I. No, not for plagiarism or whatever he was supposed to be apologizing for. I’m sorry for the delay in the seventh book, Clash of Legends.  I promised that it would be written, edited, formatted and published by next week only… it’s not going to be. I could write a long post detailing everything, but suffice to say there were some unplanned complications and my schedule fell behind. Three months behind.

Clash of Legends will be released in March, if I have to hand out copies myself. BUT that doesn’t mean you can’t find out some of what happens next RIGHT NOW. I know the agony of waiting to find out the end of the cliff hanger, and so I am releasing special preview copies of the first three chapters of Clash of Legends now – three months early – in the hope it will help tide you over. And I promise THIS doesn’t end with a cliffhanger.

If you’d like to get the pre-released chapters, please sign up for the mailing list so I can let you know when the pre-orders start for the finished product. (Pre-orders will be at Smashwords, Barnes and Noble, Apple, and Amazon! Yay!)

EDIT: The form does not seem to be working. I have contacted Mail Chimp. In the meantime, please sign up at http://eepurl.com/943g5

I should add that you have to CONFIRM the subscription by clicking the link they send you in your email and then you’ll get an automated message that has a link to the file download in it.

If you have any problems please let me know, and again, I’m so sorry for the delay.

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