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#romanceclass at #filreadercon

December 10, 2013 - - 2 Comments

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To recap: In January 2013, we started a (free) class about writing contemporary romance novellas.
By the official end of the course (June), 14 authors had finished their draft manuscripts. (Batch 1 Batch 2)
In September, 5 of the books had been indie published by the authors, and we sold them at our very first book fair.

And now it’s December, and we just participated in our second event as an exhibitor, at the Filipino ReaderCon. 8 books had been indie-published by that time, so the table got a little crowded. (Also, I had published a few more books since then. But they’re technically not part of #romanceclass.)

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We’re also still selling digital versions of the books at P50 each. We figured that since we as indie publishers can’t get the cost of our print books down to that price, we might as well offer an alternative. And then if you love the book that much (and I’m confident that this will happen!) you will actually not blink as you pay P300-P350 for the print edition. I’ve seen it happen. It’s not often, because P300 is no amount to sneeze at, but when it does happen, everything’s worth it.

@dementedchris on Instagram

Your friendly neighborhood #romanceclass. From left to right: Chris Mariano author of Cover (Story) Girl, Stella Torres author of Save the Cake, Anne Plaza author of In Over Her Head, Tina, Jayen San Diego author of Just A Little Rain, Ron, and me.

We will be at BLTX on Saturday, December 14, Lopez Museum Ortigas to sell more romance! Drop by and say hi.

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  • Blooey

    December 10, 2013 at 10:39 pm, Reply

    Squee! I just got Cover(Story) Girl, Save the Cake and In Over Her Head on Kobo for my holiday reading!

    • Mina

      December 11, 2013 at 12:27 am, Reply

      Blooey, yay!!! Hope you enjoy them!

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Mina V. Esguerra writes contemporary romance, young adult, and new adult novellas. Through her blog Publishing in Pajamas (minavesguerra.com), she documents her experiments in publishing.
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