Category Archives: Self-publishing

The Horrors of Self-Promotion

The Horrors of Self-Promotion.  Thank you Mr. Beaudoin. It does my heart good to know I’m not alone in this… Advertisements

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KDP Select, Smashwords, Making Revisions to a Self Published Novel and a Reader’s Complaints

I realize the title of this post seems random, but that’s the kind of month I’ve had. It began with a complaint from a reader, a case of Shingles (I didn’t know what it was so I ignored it at first) and the joyful process … Continue reading

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MORE SELF-PUBLISHING ON AMAZON!

I’ve been lax. I haven’t lit up the blogosphere with any inspirational witticisms or photos over the past few weeks, or written anything for my Publishing on Amazon series. I’ve been working on The Tattooed Angel and Lord knows I can’t do more than one thing at a … Continue reading

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Self-Publishing on Amazon #5 Where is the Competition?

Unless you’ve recently emerged from a three-year coma, you’re probably aware that there is some controversy when it comes to self-publishing on Amazon. There are those who think Amazon is the holy grail for authors and publishing and there are those who believe that without effective competition, … Continue reading

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#3 Self-Publishing on Amazon & Free eBooks

One feature of the Kindle Direct Publishing Select program is the ability to offer your digital book for free, for up to five days during the ninety day enrollment period. The downside is, obviously, that you don’t get paid on the free books. This … Continue reading

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Self-Publishing on Amazon #2

There’s a lot to overcome when an author makes the decision to self-publish. Criticism is at the top of the list and some of that criticism is justified. There’s a lot of poorly written, poorly edited, poorly formatted, self-published crap out there.  When I decided … Continue reading

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My First Six Weeks as a Self-Published Author…

I didn’t hit the Stratosphere with book sales or receive any lucrative film options, but my first six weeks as a self-published author has been encouraging. I elected to publish through Amazon’s KDP program for the first three months and since I’m about … Continue reading

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I’VE BEEN JUMPING UP AND DOWN ALL DAY!!!!!

I should probably stop freaking out over this but, I FINALLY DID IT!!!! You can find both my books in the Kindle Bookstore !!!! The Bewitching Hour and The Devil’s Own Luck are Regency Romances. If you’re not familiar with the Regency … Continue reading

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It’s Thursday! Time to Light Up the Blogosphere 8/9/2012

I’ve spent the past couple of weeks a tiny bit stressed. There’s a lot to do when you self-publish (as well as publish traditionally) two novels at once and it all seems to pile up at the end. Especially when you decide to start second-guessing yourself. … Continue reading

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Why Insanity Helps

This needs no further explanation…

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