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New serial fiction: Control

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Control by Ansela Corsino

I have a new story up on Radish. It’s a modern remake of the classic Jane Austen novel Pride and Prejudice. Titled Control, it is a steamy billionaire romance that is definitely not safe for work.

I posted chapter 1 a month ago, and the response has been great so far — over 900 readers have subscribed. I’d been putting this off all this time because I didn’t think I could handle writing two serials simultaneously, but I’d been more productive with my writing these days so I thought that it was time we got this show on the road. Chapters 1 and 2 are now both available to read, with chapter 3 on its way next week. Here’s the blurb, and an excerpt. Enjoy!

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The Billionaire’s Price — Cover Reveal + Release Date

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The Billionaire's Price E-Book

It’s taken almost a year to write (I’m slow), but my first book The Billionaire’s Price is finally getting (independently) published on February 26, 2016. *throws confetti*

It’s currently available on Gumroad right now (both Wattpad version and this new final edited version), but it will also be available on Friday on Amazon and other ebook retailers on Friday, February 26.

How is this different from the one that’s on Wattpad right now, you ask? Good question. *clears throat*

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How to get people to read your story on Wattpad

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Wattpad Author Tips

People ask me how I’d gotten all those reads for my story The Billionaire’s Price. These are usually new writers who ask me this, or writers who have had their works up for some time but haven’t gotten as many readers as they would like. It’s quite frustrating, I know, spilling your guts out in a story and posting it online for everyone to see only to get a handful of reads after several months.

TBP has racked up 18.5 million reads as of this writing. There was a time when it didn’t have even a million reads. There was a time when it didn’t have a thousand reads, or even a hundred. When I started posting TBP, I didn’t have any followers on Wattpad because I was new and TBP was my first story.

This is what most new writers have to deal with in the beginning. So don’t be discouraged! There are steps you can take to find your audience, it’s not all dependent on luck. Everyone could use some luck, of course, but if you rely entirely on luck, you probably won’t get anywhere.

First, I will tell you what I didn’t do. I didn’t go around Wattpad posting links to my story on people’s account pages. I didn’t message random Wattpad users with links to my story, begging them to read it. (I’m not sure spamming Wattpad users and begging them to read your story works, but let me tell you this: if some random person spams me with a link to their story, I ignore it.) I didn’t even have a Twitter or Facebook page in the beginning, so I wasn’t able to promote my story in either of those platforms.

Instead, here’s what I did.

Contest News

CONTEST: Tweet for Radish, Win Coins

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As you know, my next online story will be serialized on the Radish fiction app (hang on, it won’t be available to download until February 14 so don’t go rushing off now!). I will be publishing a chapter of The Billionaire’s Lie every week. It will be free to read, BUT if you pay to unlock advanced chapters, you’ll be able to read ahead of the pack instead of having to wait weeks for all of them to be available. Simple, yes?

You will need Radish “coins” to unlock advanced chapters, and you’ll have to pay for them. However, because I’m excited for you guys to try out the Radish app, I will be giving away free coins to ten lucky readers. Yes, I will pick ten winners of 50 coins each by raffle.

Contest is closed! Here are the winners …

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Cover+Blurb Reveal: The Billionaire’s Lie

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The Billionaire's Lie by Ansela Corsino

My next book The Billionaire’s Lie will be published on the hot new fiction app Radish which will be launching early next year. If you liked my first book The Billionaire’s Price, you’ll enjoy this story about a reluctant attraction between plucky heroine Alexa and hot billionaire Kellan. You’re in for unforgettable characters, glamorous misadventures, and steamy love scenes.

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