A blog about our adventures becoming a published Indie Authors. Here you will find advice, humor, and stories about what we've learned on our journey, along with books reviews, as well as great advice from other authors we've met on our journey. It's a long road, but the things you'll see and experience along the way can be very interesting.
If you're part of Goodreads, and a member of the Lovers of Paranormal group, there are still 7 slots open for reviewing "THE BRIDGE". You will receive a free e-copy or PDF of the book that will be yours to keep when you sign up. Remember, I have Epub, Mobe, PDF versions to cover Kindle, Nook, Sony, Apple, and others.
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Okay, as you all know my first book is out. "The Bridge" is available on Amazon, Kindle, Barnes and Noble, Kobo, I-Tunes, Nook, Kobo, Smashwords, Createspace, and a bunch of other places. How did I do it? And how are the sales coming so far? Are probably what you are asking at this point. Well, I'll be honest, the sales are going slowly. The book has only been out maybe 2 weeks and during that time it took over a week for it to appear on a number of those sites. But that's no excuse. It is definitely out there, so why aren't more people buying it right away? The answer is simple, "They don't know it's out there!"
Now here's where we get into today's discussion. I'll briefly answer the first question "How did I get it in so many places?" Then we'll address how I'm going about to correct the problem of getting the word out.
Now I published my novel both in e-book form and trade paperback for those who pre…
Just wanted to share a few things about my new novel "The Bridge" with all of you. I've been getting a lot of questions and I'm hoping to answer most, if not all of them, here. The novel is a strange blend of horror, paranormal mystery, and science fiction set in modern day. I have psychics, police, ghosts and a mystery that initially dates back some 300 years and then beyond that.
It is now available as both an e-book and in print. For those who want print follow the Createspace or Amazon links provided below. OR, if you are interested in getting a signed copy please e-mail me. The price for a signed copy is the same as at Createspace or Amazon ($15.99) and that will include the shipping price as well. I'll provide my e-mail address below along with the links.
As for the e-book formats I have Kindle, Epub (which is good for IPad/IBooks, Sony readers, Nook,Kobo, and most e-reading apps including Stanza, Aldiko, Adobe Digital Editions, others), PDF, Palm D…
Okay, so I've had my debut on Smashwords and learned a lot from just going through the process. Today I'd like to share a bit of my experience of working in Smashwords with you all. First up, it wasn't all that hard and I say this as someone who is NOT "Tech-Savvy". Luckily I do know MS Word.
Now I want to say, simply follow their directions. Make a back up copy of your work and then totally do the conversion on the back-up copy NOT the original. This is because all that lovely formatting you did originally to your piece is about to got out the window and be undone. Why? Because Smashwords is helping you re-format your work so it can operate in the e-book program world and will look nice and readable. Remember, if you're going this route you want to present a beautiful product for your audience. Plus, your work deserves to be presented in the best fashion possible. You're not doing this just for your readers, it's also for you and you deser…
"THE BRIDGE" is finally here! My debut horror/paranormal mystery/sci-fi novel is available on Smashwords starting TODAY! The e-book formats are Nook, Apple, Sony. Kindle and traditional Trade Paperback will be available shortly. In the meantime you can go to Smashwords for a sample of the book as well as purchase the novel.
My debut novel "The Bridge" is a unique blend of horror/mystery/science fiction and it will be available on Smashwords, Kobo, Apple, Sony, Nook this Friday. The novel will also be available in Kindle and Trade Paperback shortly.
Here's a the book jacket blurb"
Alex Hill buried his psychic talents for eighteen years. But with the scream of tires and twisting metal all this changes.
When his girlfriend, Police Sergeant Veronica Ross, is nearly run down by two teens he becomes concerned. But upon learning that both the driver and passenger had both been dead for almost twelve hours before the crash, he knows what he must do...
A quick Vlog entry about book covers and what to watch for in making your own from scratch. I don't recommend necessarily doing one yourself, unless you are an artist. It's fine to maybe make a rough sketch and get an artist friend or even hire someone to do it for you. There are plenty of artists who specialize in doing book covers and you can find them all over the internet, or through friends on FB. In my case, I am an artist, but also my cash flow is very tight. So I basically HAD to go this route. So this vlog entry is about the thoughts I put into the image and how it would appear to the casual reader going through a bookstore, or skimming through Amazon or Barnes and Nobles' websites.
I would also point out that there are a number of very good book cover programs available on the internet, including through Createspace, Smashwords, Lulu and the others. The nice thing about those is that they are already formatted to fit whatever standard industry size you wa…