Tag Archives: self-publishing

Stylin’

This afternoon I completed the file conversion process and uploaded my new novel to Amazon KDP. Within a couple of days it should be live. (I’ll add a link here to the book page when it becomes purchasable. You are … Continue reading

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Cover Story II

When someone puts up a web page showing off their portfolio of gorgeous book cover designs, and when they’re charging copious amounts of money to design your cover for you, you’d think you’d get a beautiful cover, first crack out … Continue reading

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The Cover Story

Okay, so you’re writing fiction. After being ignored by a few literary agents (or maybe more than a few), you’ve decided that self-publishing is the way to go. This is likely to be a sensible choice, for several reasons. You’ll … Continue reading

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It Gets Real

Yesterday the first paperback copies of my historical mystery arrived. I’m not a rabid fan of Amazon KDP, but by golly, they make it real. I can sit here, put together a book, hire helpers, drop money in their accounts, … Continue reading

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The Trouble with Trumpets

We’d all like to attract more attention to our published works. Some writers are tireless self-promoters, but I’m not one of them. I do a few things; I have a blog, for instance. (And if you’re reading this, you REALLY … Continue reading

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They’re Alive, Jim!

Pleased as punch to announce that both of my new books are now LIVE on Amazon. Where y’all can buy them if so inclined. Paperback or e-book. While Caesar Sang of Hercules is a mystery set in ancient Rome. Amateur … Continue reading

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Cover Reveal II!

The scribblin’ elves at the Aikin Magic Factory have been busy. Two books published within a week of one another! Truth is, both of these projects have been in the works for years. The short story collection is already live … Continue reading

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Digital Dodging

So you’ve written something using Scrivener, and now you’re ready to publish it to Amazon as an e-book. Scrivener will output the .mobi format that Amazon Kindle uses, so you just click a couple of times and you’re good to … Continue reading

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Cover Reveal!

Over the years a few of my stories have been published various places — in Asimov’s, in Fantasy & Science Fiction, and so on. Yeah, paying markets. I don’t tend to submit to amateur zines. I also have a few … Continue reading

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It’s What’s Up Front That Counts

I have a completed novel that’s ready to roll out, but I don’t yet have a cover for it. This is immensely frustrating. I’ve had a couple of different artists work on covers (and paid them for their efforts, to … Continue reading

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