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Box Set Submissions

Taking Submissions for Box Set Inclusion (via

E-BB is Taking Submissions for Box Sets Recently, I was speaking with a few clients who were involved in a box sets with other authors to get some of the facts of costs, sales, and the process. What I was able to find out is that for a minimal investment…

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Box Sets Are A Win-Win

Whether you are a reader or author, don’t forget the importance of a box set… new readers, new authors and multiple reads by genre or any other criteria should never be ignored.

B is for Box Set #AtoZ #EBBB (via

Who Wins With A Box Set? Recently one of my favorite author clients asked me to do a box set for her and five other authors. Each author had written a successful series and their idea was to take the first book in each series and bundle them together…

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Author Biographies Are Important

Don’t let your bio stagnate…

A is for Author Biography #AtoZ (via

Frankly I thought the importance of an author having a biography was self-explanatory but perhaps somewhere the logic got lost on the wave of indie authors that started flocking to the scene with the advent of the Kindle and Amazon’s self-publishing…

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Thinking of Starting Your Own Publishing House?

What you should know about starting your own publishing entity.

Starting Your Own Publishing Business by @111Publishing (via

How to Set Up Your Own Publishing Business What have these celebrities and star-authors, such as James Patterson, Stephen King, Bill Clinton or Danielle Steel in common?  They get publicity from their publishers. But 95% of all authors have to do the…

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More Publishing Discussions with Peter and Deena

Peter and Deena had really good intentions for this show….they speak more about Google+, building platforms and research that Deena inadvertently did into past lives…

Publishing Podcast 38 – Plus, Platforms and Past Lives #EBBB (via

Publishing Podcast – Episode 38 Google+, Author Platforms and Past Lives On the publishing discussion podcast, Bluebonnets Bagpipes and Books, Deena Rae and Peter get together to discuss all things publishing related – Google +,  Facebook Pages…

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Author Meet and Greets – @1DeenaRae Attended and Spent $$

Photographic evidence of Deena getting away from the computer and attending the Houston Author’s Bash…

Houston Authors Bash & Proof @EBookBuilders Left The Computer for a Few Hours #HoustonAuthorsBash #EBBB (via

Houston Authors Bash in Katy – February 22, 2014 I had great plans for Saturday, February 22nd. I was going to get up early – weekend early for me is before noon – and be out of the house to be at Houston Authors Bash by 11am. Spent a few hours…

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Scottish Author/Writer Co-Host Wanted!

Scottish Author/Writer Co-Host Wanted!.

Press Release

Scottish Author/Writer Co-Host Wanted

Be the new resident Scot

Houston, Texas, September 16, 2013:  Today it was announced that Bluebonnets, Bagpipes and Books, the publishing, writing, and reading podcast, is searching for at least one new co-host.  They are looking for a Scottish (or possibly Irish) author or writer to join in the discussion and zany antics. Those that are interested should be familiar with writing and grammar rules as well as having a sense of humor and the ability to not take themselves too seriously. B3 is an 18+ podcast due to language but they do give authors and publishers valuable information regarding publishing, writing and promotion.  If you or someone you know fits the basic criteria please contact to set up a time to talk There is no standard interview or audition – just the ability to speak about writing and/or publishing, interact with the two remaining co-hosts and help entertain our worldwide audience. More information can be found at


Easy Peasy, Cause That’s How I Roll

I Have Made it Super-Simple

Many of my followers, from when I first started my blog over a year ago have ambled over to my new website, but I have made it even easier for those of you who are still following this webpage to follow my new site. Let’s face it, I want to do things the easy way and I think that everyone else would like to do it that way too. Follow these easy steps and you too can join my 6,000+ followers who followed me right over to the new, better, expanded site.

First, go to, simple enough right?

Second, locate the “Follow” button follow screen and click it to make it full size follow full. (Still pretty easy right?)

Third, and this is probably the hardest part, enter your email address. That is usually something like “” or “”. Of course those can’t be your email addresses because I already have them – kidding (maybe).

Once that is completed, you will have access to all of the original content I had on this site, updated information – because, hey, things change daily in publishing – along with the new features like reviews, author interviews, guest posts and every time a new podcast episode is uploaded for either Bluebonnets, Bagpipes and Books (B3) or B3‘s Bookworm (B4). Also, the site will be expanding to include more information for writers, publishers and readers, so you really don’t want to miss out on all the changes to come and the new information that will be shared.

Do You Follow My Blog? Big Change Taking Place Now

We Are Moving
Follow Us There

Remember a couple of months ago when I told you big changes were coming for my blog? When I originally wrote that, I had planned to completely revamp my blog, start adding new services and start a second podcast. Since then I decided to go in a totally different direction and move / redirect everything that is here on my blog to my new website. That’s right, I’ve made it easier to get to my site. There will be no new content on; from this point on everything will be on the new website (

Just click on the logo in this post and you will be taken right to the home page. How simple is that?

Some of the new capabilities of having are:

  • Calendar – for listing events, book launches, free promotions.
  • Podcast “blogs” – both of the podcasts that I host/co-host and produce are listed in one site while being divided according to show.
  • Indie Professionals List/Directory – want to find a new editor or graphic designer? These pages will be a place to start.
  • Updated services roster – E-BookBuilders has expanded out of just formatting of e-books.

In an effort to streamline my workload and improve efficiency, it was time to merge all three of the blogs that I am a poster on to a central location.

It is my hope that my fantastic followers from here will join me at where there will be even more great content and information about publishing, indie publishing, writing and formatting. Most of the original content from this blog will be removed and only be listed on the website.

Thanks to everyone who has made my experience on this blog so terrific and gave encouragement and support. I have fantastic followers and I am very appreciative of that fact. Drop by my new interwebs “home” and drop me a note.

And The Favorite Indie Author Is…

After furious voting and tweeting the results are in for the favorite indie author.  Without futher delay, the winners are as follows:

  • Dawn Tevy
  • Matthew Simpson – GX Knight 
  • Charity Parkerson,  Charming Man, & Carrie Ann Ryan  (3-way tie)
  • Darcia Helle 

The winners will receive a badge, a Featured Author Spotlight on the new website for E-BookBuilders and an appearance on the new B3‘s Bookworm Podcast.

Winners – you will be hearing from E-BookBuilders shortly for contact information.

Thanks everyone for participating in the voting.

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