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They’re Here!

Christmas came a week early this year. Today, on the porch, I found a tidy little carton from Amazon containing the first-ever print copies of my epic adventure. Okay, you can see the cover images in the banner up there … Continue reading

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Wrap-Up

The fat lady is warming up just offstage. Barring unforeseen glitches that need fixing, the Leafstone saga (or quartet, or series, or epic — pick your noun) is now complete. Tonight I uploaded the final files for the paperback editions … Continue reading

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Further Reflections

As I reflect further on yesterday’s dispiriting observations (cover reveals, blog tours, social media strategies, video book trailers, and so forth), I’m coming to feel that trying to do anything at all with my fiction would be both difficult and … Continue reading

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Who Are You?

Author branding — it’s a thing. You want your faithful readers to be able to find your work, but that’s the least of it. Readers will identify your name as promising a certain type of entertainment product. They will have … Continue reading

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It’s Endless

After looking into several different options, I’ve decided to go ahead and do the interior layout and design of my paperback editions myself. I’m pretty comfortable with software, so the initial process of learning InDesign and getting the final text … Continue reading

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Break Out the Bubbly!

Today I uploaded what I fervently hope are the final versions of all four books of my fantasy series. They are now¬†live on Amazon, at $3.99 each. I’ve been grinding away on the edits to Book 4, The Firepearl Chalice, … Continue reading

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Paper

Now that Book 1 is available on Amazon as an ebook, I’m mentioning it to a few people. (Book 2 may be out as early as next week.) Today it developed that one of my cello students (or actually, her … Continue reading

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Missed Connections

Having concluded, however reluctantly, that I’m Not A Total Genius ™, I’m looking into hiring a freelance editor to do a developmental pass on my four-volume fantasy epic. One wants an editor with relevant experience. One expects to pay good … Continue reading

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Amazon and the Death of the LP

The book cover problem is driving me crazy. The rest of the self-publishing process I can do myself, but I’m not a competent visual artist, nor am I up to speed with the latest version of Photoshop. I wouldn’t mind … Continue reading

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DIY: The Outer Limits

If you’ve written a book and are planning to publish it yourself, you’re well advised to get professional help. Hire an editor; hire a cover designer; for print books, hire an interior book designer; and by all means, hire someone … Continue reading

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