Tag: self-publishing

Self-Publishing: Amazon Kindle Overview

This post is for first-time self-publishers or those considering it. I frequently get asked about how difficult it is to do the actual publishing part, how much it costs, etc.  The good news is, it’s really not difficult at all, and it can be totally free, depending on how much you want to do yourself. I’m going to break this into a few posts … Read More Self-Publishing: Amazon Kindle Overview

What’s Different About Launching a 2nd Book?

I am on track to publish my 2nd book – Hyacinth – which is a follow-on to Blue Violet. As I get closer to publishing, I’ve realized that this book launch will be different from the first one. And I may need to do more/other activities to promote the book when I release Hyacinth. With the launch for Blue Violet I did the following … Read More What’s Different About Launching a 2nd Book?

Blog Tour Stop #3 – @ Free Book Dude

November 14th – Stop #3 for my first ever blog tour is at Free Book Dude .com Free Book Dude is a website that lists free book promos out there and where extremely helpful when I did my first free promo for Blue Violet in November.  They also help authors out by hosting blog tours, give aways, etc. I love sites like this that … Read More Blog Tour Stop #3 – @ Free Book Dude

The Secret (Awesome) World of Indie Authors

As I continue the journey of self publishing my first book – Blue Violet – I have discovered an entire micro-community that I now find myself a part of – the world of indie authors. Other than the few indie books I stumbled on as a reader, I had no idea how wide and deep this community would stretch. Social media – in the form … Read More The Secret (Awesome) World of Indie Authors

In the Homestretch of Self Publishing – Part #2

Today is publishing day and I am wrapping up the last steps of getting my first book – Blue Violet – out there for purchase. If all goes as planned, tonight I will be announcing the book and watching the proverbial floodgates open on sales (or the trickle in sales of a first time / unknown author).  Which brings me to what I get … Read More In the Homestretch of Self Publishing – Part #2

In the Homestretch of Self Publishing – Part #1

As the title suggests, I am now in the homestretch of self publishing my first book – Blue Violet.  The biggest chunks of this process are done.  The book is written. All the major edits are applied. The book cover is designed.  And what I have left to do is a laundry list of final steps. What I’m finding to be the hardest part in these … Read More In the Homestretch of Self Publishing – Part #1

Surviving Self-Publishing with Delirious Optimism

Before I ever became a writer, I was (and continue to be) first and foremost a lover of stories.  I am a voracious consumer of stories in all their forms: books – from multiple genres, movies – from the silent era on up, history lectures – I minored in history, story time at the local library – don’t knock it, and even business analysis … Read More Surviving Self-Publishing with Delirious Optimism