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Publishing Podcast Episode 39

The Not Safe For Work publishing podcast is back with the downlow on book expos, achieving your writing dream and believing you can do it!

Dreams, Expos, Swag and Believing – Podcast Episode 39 (via

Author Swag and Expos Deena is back with Janet to  rag on Peter for standing them up…poor boy was sickly and they didn’t want to subject the listeners to his croaking, coughing and sneezing. If you have ever thought about swag and thinking outside…

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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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This is Still Not Allowed in Amazon EBooks

While visiting some forums I came across some information that I knew was a big no-no a year ago so I did a little research to see if things had changed…

Affiliate Links in Ebooks are a No-No #EBBB (via

Recently, I downloaded an e-book for authors and publishers which stated authors should link their other books in ebooks with their Amazon Affiliate code embedded. While I agree that it’s good practice to link all of your books on an “Other Works…

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Pricing Promotion and Pyromaniacs – Its Publishing of course.

Janet Wrenn, Peter Burnett and Deena Rae all sit down to discuss publishing. A lot has changed since the first time Janet was on the show…one thing is Deena is now joined by a different skirt wearing Scottish author – this one traditionally published as well as an indie. He is our Hybrid. Janet has signed a publishing contract for her first book and even Deena Rae can be considered a best-selling author.

Publishing Podcast – Pricing, Promotion and Pyromaniacs #EBBB (via

Publishing Pricing Promotion and Pyromaniacs On the publishing discussion podcast, Bluebonnets Bagpipes and Books, Deena Rae, Janet and Peter all set down for the first episode of 2014. We get to catch up with everyone’s publishing status – is…

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Don’t Make This Mistake and Lose Purchasers/Readers

I spend more time on Amazon and other retailer sites than the average Joe. In spending so much time searching for books, doing research, searching out books, keeping track of client’s ranking. WHile I have been spending so much time on the retail sites something has really bugged me…

Authors — QUIT Doing This! #PubTip #EBBA (via

Over the past few months I have been kicking the idea around of putting a book together with the information and tips I have geared towards newbie authors. While going through all the information that I have accumulated in posts from the past 2 years I realized I would be remiss if I do not address something that I have noticed with increasing frequency the last month or two while I have been on Amazon, Barnes & Noble and other retailers.…

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Return To The Honky Tonk with Bon Scott – B3 Podcast

After taking a break from recording the podcast, Deena and Peter return to talk publishing, Amazon returns, reviews and Bon Scott. Follow the link to get more details and take a listen to the Texan and the Scot…

Indie Publishing Podcast – Return to the Honky Tonk with Bon Scott #EBBB (via

Indie Publishing Discussion – Podcast with Deena and Peter Peter Burnett joins Deena for his first official co-host show and they discuss Amazon Returns, troll reviews, boot-scootin’ and Bon Scott‘s planned memorial monument. Also discussed is…

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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.

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