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“Writing Online: Challenges and Advantages” — Philippine Romance Convention 2017 (UPDATED)

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The Philippine Romance Convention 2017

What better time to have a book convention for romance readers than in February, right? If you love books about love, join me and other romance authors and readers at the Philippine Romance Convention 2017 on February 19, 2017 at the Activity Center of the Alabang Town Center mall in Muntinlupa City, Metro Manila. The convention will be from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Books News

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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Where to buy The Billionaire’s Price in ebook and paperback

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THE BILLIONAIRE'S PRICE now in paperback

A bunch of readers have been asking me if The Billionaire’s Price will be available in paperback. I’m very pleased to let you all know that, yes, paperback copies of TBP is now available to purchase on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Book Depository and other retailers. (Ebook links are below.)

Paperback

Philippine Edition (bank deposit payment)
Philippine Edition (paypal/credit card payment)
Amazon U.S.
Amazon U.K.
Amazon Canada
Amazon Japan
Amazon India
Amazon Mexico
Amazon Brazil
Amazon France
Amazon Italy
Amazon Spain
Amazon Germany
Barnes & Noble
Book Depository

For those of you who prefer the ebook version, you can buy the digital copy of TBP on Amazon Kindle and various ebook retailers. Release date is today, February 26. (If it’s not February 26 in your part of the world, you’ll be able to preorder.)

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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.