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Thursday, December 6, 2012

12 Days to New Release Day Countdown!



On the Twelfth Day to New Release Day I almost let an anniversary slip by me.


Twenty-five years ago, in 1987, I celebrated my first Release Day. In fact, that year I enjoyed three of them (two in July and one in November!) with Sweet Tempest, a historical regency written as Lauren Giddings, and Pirate’s Captive (now referred to as the naughty pirate novel by my co-workers) and Rebel Vixen written as Dana Ransom. Though 25 years and 53 books have gone by since that July in 1987 and the 12-17-12 launch of Betrayed by Shadows, the excitement and anxiousness is still the same. What’s changed (other than my hair color. I refuse to comment on my weight or my age) is the publishing industry . . . dramatically!

~Then~
~Now~

~First Public Outing as a Published Author-July 1987~

Allow me a little nostalgia for the next 12 days of my countdown to compare then with now as I post on those things that bring a release day to fruition: the hero and heroine’s roles, the way books are sold, covers, self-promotion, and reviews. I’ll be offering behind-the-scenes looks at Betrayed by Shadows and get you up close and personal with Giles St. Clair, Brigit MacCreedy and the “By Moonlight” series. I hope you’ll join me on these twelve days of future past starting tomorrow with a look at the “By Moonlight” series.

8 comments:

  1. oh yes i will be there

    thank you a lot for sharing this with us

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  2. Wow! Congrats on such an amazing track record, Nancy. I'm so glad you're still writing and am looking forward to reading Betrayed by Shadows. Happy Anniversary!

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  3. WoW...Congrats on the 25 years! The different cover are amazing.

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  4. Happy Silver Anniversary! May lots of "silver" find its way into your coffers.

    Looking forward to these 12 Days.

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  5. And what an awesome 25 years! Congrats, my friend!

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  6. Happy Anniversary of your release! I hope there are many more.

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