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LDSP1_300Earlier in the month I hinted that there were some changes coming and that I’d make a big announcement. Well, here it is.

I’m ending this blog.

 

Don’t panic! I’m leaving it up as a resource and I’ll be indexing it so that it will be easier to find information. But basically, things have changed and I’ve run out of things to say.

I started the blog in 2006, when I worked at a publishing company. Blogging was an attempt to help new writers who were completely stymied by the publishing process. By providing information and explanations, I hoped to prevent them from shooting themselves in the foot, so to speak.

I also hoped to make my life a little easier by reducing the number of completely inappropriate submissions I received from authors on a daily basis.

And it worked! It worked really well. And I’ve enjoyed watching the newbies who asked questions in the early days become successful published authors.

Over the past 7 years, the blog has changed a lot. It morphed from a free Blogger blog to this self-hosted site. The content changed from a simple question and answer format in the beginning, to include spotlights of new releases by LDS authors, guest posts by authors and other publishers, monthly book giveaways, story contests, and reading challenges.

My life has changed over the years, as well. I’ve left the day-to-day ranks of publishing. While I’m still actively involved in the  industry, I am no longer an acquisitions editor and therefore, no longer receive daily inspiration for blog posts. I’m also really busy in my new job and it’s been harder to find time to make the posts.

So after thinking about this for over a year, I’ve decided it’s time to archive this site and move on to other things—like the New LDS Fiction site.

A part of me is really sad about this. I’ll miss it. And so, to make me feel better about it, I need to celebrate with a party—the culmination of which will be a reveal of my true identity!

[Ha! You clicked the link, didn’t you? You thought I was going to tell you today? Nope. Not until Friday.]

Not that my true identity is a huge secret anymore. A lot of you sneaky readers have tricked me into revealing my identity. And I’ve really made no effort to hide my writing voice, so astute “listeners” who also know me in real life may have already made the connection. And then some of  you whom I confided in during the early years have blabbed. (Shame on you!)

But for the handful of readers who still don’t know who I am—or who only suspect my identity—I will reveal myself on Friday.

Starting tomorrow, I’ll reveal a hint every day.

And I’m giving away a $25 Amazon Gift Card
to one lucky person who helps me spread the word
about the New LDS Fiction site!

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To enter to win the gift card, use the Rafflecopter form below:

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Winner of the 2011 Readers’ Choice Best Book Cover
as voted by LDS Publisher blog readers
is…

EpicTalesMisfitHeroThe Epic Tales of a Misfit Hero by Matt Peterson
Publisher: Cedar Fort
Cover Designer: Angela D. Olsen
Cover Artist: Neil Robinson

Here is the award image that you may download for use on your website or blog.

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Winner of the 2011 LDS Publisher’s Choice
Best Book Cover is…

EverneathEverneath by Brodi Ashton
Publisher: Balzer + Bray
Cover Designer:

Here is your award image that you may download for use on your website or blog.

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Congratulations! I’m excited to see the covers 2013 will bring.

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2012 Genre Finalists Awards

February 1, 2013

Before I announce the overall 2012 Best Book Cover Winners, here is a recap of the genre finalists and the awards. Authors, publishers and cover designers may download the award image and upload it to your own blogs and/or websites, if desired. Right click on the image and select “Save Image As…” to save to […]

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2012 Overall Best Book Cover

January 28, 2013

I’ve tallied up the votes in the genre categories and the finalists for 2012 Overall Best Book Cover (in alphabetical order) are: After Hello by Lisa Mangum YA General Finalist ••• Athena by Heather B. Moore General/Women’s Finalist ••• Banana Split by Josi S. Kilpack Cozy Mystery/Romantic Suspense Finalist ••• Carnival Girl by Sonja Herbert Historical […]

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2012 Children/Middle Grade Book Covers

January 25, 2013

Please vote for your favorite cover using the poll at the bottom of the post. Remember: Vote for the COVER, not the story or the author. Voting deadline: Midnight, Saturday, January 26, 2012. Voting guidelines & details here. *Another highly competitive category. There are six covers for you to vote on.   Albrek’s Tomb by […]

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2012 YA General Book Covers

January 25, 2013

Please vote for your favorite cover using the poll at the bottom of the post. Remember: Vote for the COVER, not the story or the author. Voting deadline: Midnight, Saturday, January 26, 2012. Voting guidelines & details here. After Hello by Lisa Mangum Publisher: Shadow Mountain Cover Designer: I like the elements of this cover. […]

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2012 YA Speculative Covers: Other

January 24, 2013

Please vote for your favorite cover using the poll at the bottom of the post. Remember: Vote for the COVER, not the story or the author. Voting deadline: Midnight, Saturday, January 26, 2012. Voting guidelines & details here. *These are covers that feature something other than the character’s face as the central design. Everneath by […]

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2012 YA Speculative Covers: Character

January 24, 2013

Please vote for your favorite cover using the poll at the bottom of the post. Remember: Vote for the COVER, not the story or the author. Voting deadline: Midnight, Saturday, January 26, 2012. Voting guidelines & details here. *Another category with too many choices, so I’m breaking it into two. These are covers that feature […]

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2012 Speculative Covers

January 24, 2013

Please vote for your favorite cover using the poll at the bottom of the post. Remember: Vote for the COVER, not the story or the author. Voting deadline: Midnight, Saturday, January 26, 2012. Voting guidelines & details here. *These are for adult speculative fiction. YA comes next. And yes, there are six covers for you […]

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2012 Light Romance Book Covers

January 23, 2013

Please vote for your favorite cover using the poll at the bottom of the post. Remember: Vote for the COVER, not the story or the author. Voting deadline: Midnight, Saturday, January 26, 2012. Voting guidelines & details here. *Note: This is the category for lighter romance or romantic comedies. Emmalee by Jenni James Publisher: Walnut […]

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2012 Romance Book Covers

January 23, 2013

Please vote for your favorite cover using the poll at the bottom of the post. Remember: Vote for the COVER, not the story or the author. Voting deadline: Midnight, Saturday, January 26, 2012. Voting guidelines & details here.  *Note: This is the more traditional romance category. Edenbrooke by Julianne Donaldson Publisher: Shadow Mountain Cover Designer: […]

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2012 Cozy Mystery/Romantic Suspense Book Covers

January 22, 2013

Please vote for your favorite cover using the poll at the bottom of the post. Remember: Vote for the COVER, not the story or the author.   Voting deadline: Midnight, Saturday, January 26, 2012. Voting guidelines & details here.     All Fall Down by Julie Coulter Bellon Publisher: Julie Coulter Bellon Cover Designer: LibrisPro I […]

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2012 Mystery/Suspense Book Covers

January 22, 2013

Please vote for your favorite cover using the poll at the bottom of the post. Remember: Vote for the COVER, not the story or the author. Voting deadline: Midnight, Saturday, January 26, 2012. Voting guidelines & details here.   Have you noticed a trend in mystery covers? A lot of them use frayed fonts—meaning, the font […]

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2012 Historical Book Covers

January 21, 2013

Please vote for your favorite cover using the poll at the bottom of the post. Remember: Vote for the COVER, not the story or the author. Voting deadline: Midnight, Saturday, January 26, 2012. Voting guidelines & details here.   Historical is probably my least favorite category of covers. A lot of historical books seem to just […]

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