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Prove yourself brave, truthful, and unselfish...

...and someday, you will be a real book, too.

Okay, assuming most everyone has seen Pinocchio, we all know that's not how the line goes. Nevertheless, that's how life as a digital first author feels.

FOMO No More

FOMO - Fear Of Missing Out

The advent of self-publishing has done a lot for the romance community.

In today's reading landscape, I know it feels like one of two things are happening, and it leads to all of us feeling like we're missing out on something.

1. Every book is in Kindle Unlimited.

Indie publishing is tough. And while writing and publishing aren’t for the faint of heart, most authors will tell you that marketing is the most challenging aspect. There’s no checklist or recipe for success that that will guarantee book sales. Just when you think you’ve figured it out… the algorithms change.

Some time ago, my cousin’s wife sent me a copy of an ad she saw on craigslist – a couple were looking to unload their hand-crafted BDSM playroom. This confused me. Why would she be sending me this? And that’s what I asked her.

“I know you read the Fifty Shades books,” was her answer, to which I replied, “I also read the Hannibal Lecter books. Want to come over for dinner Saturday?”

As the RONE (Reward Of Novel Excellence) awards have grown to become one of the most prestigious awards in all Indie publishing, I am often asked what the name actually means, and how they came to be. So considering we have just announced another year’s winners of this coveted prize, I thought I’d take a minute and fill y’all in!