Category Archives: Self Publishing

So you have to write a blurb for your novel.

The blurb.  That tiny bit of writing that stands guard at the gate and decides if people will buy your book or not.  I’m in a small herd of writing groups and folks are always asking for help with their … Continue reading

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Guest Blogger- Author Lincoln Cole

Today’s Blog is by awesome guest blogger, Lincoln Cole.  I met Lincoln through my involvement through the Kindle Scout program and if any of you want to know about Scout, Lincoln is the guy to ask.  His blog and the … Continue reading

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Making Your Own Book Trailer (if you have to.)

Making your own book trailer is much like making your own cover- if you can afford it, hire a professional. Me, while I’ve been writing for years, I’ve just started publishing as an Indie author. At this point, I don’t … Continue reading

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Making a Cover Blues

Making a Cover Blues I’ve spoken about the trials and tribulations of an author making their own book covers before, and now I’m back again. There are good reasons that it’s smart to hire a professional. Book cover designers know … Continue reading

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Teatime of the Living Dead- Cover Process

As I’ve mentioned before, this early in my self-publishing journey, I’m creating my own covers for my books. To be clear, it’s not usually a good idea to make your own covers. Cover designers have design experience that can’t be … Continue reading

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The Many Dangers of Publishing Too Soon.

The Many Dangers of Publishing Too Soon. This is a subject I’ve touched on before, but a recent experience has convinced me to devote an entire blog post to it. I bought an e-book, the first of a series, because … Continue reading

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Headtalker Promos- What they are and how they can help.

If you are promoting a book or a Kindle Scout campaign, there are exactly one butt ton of promoters that want to help you promote your work ranging from free to hundreds of dollars. I’m sending my second novel through … Continue reading

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To newsletter or not to newsletter? That is the question.

This year, I decided to jump into the self publishing pool with both feet. Descending has already been published, and Wyrd House starts its Kindle Scout campaign tomorrow. Teatime will be the third, and then I have to decide which … Continue reading

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Using CreateSpace for Non-traditional Purposes

CreateSpace is Amazon’s gateway to easy self-publishing. Whatever your opinion of Amazon, CreateSpace, and self-publishing in general, it’s a useful tool and fairly user friendly. I learned to use it to publish a book of my mother’s. Because the program … Continue reading

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User Unfriendly: Age makes a difference when using computers.

I was born in 1965. When I was a very small child, my Dad worked on one of the first computers in the state. He took me to see it. It filled an entire room and was programmed with punch … Continue reading

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