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Some Updates

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So a few things have happened this week.

I published “Potion Shop”. It’s available for 99 cents at the moment, but will be raised to $2.99 on Monday. You can find it on Amazon or Kobo.

I also published a few more books on Kobo. Two of them are stuck in publishing. Kobo’s tech team is working to figure out why that is, and hopefully all of my currently available titles will be available on Kobo and Amazon very soon.

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Also, I have three chapters left to edit and finish writing for “Forgotten Ones”.

I am hoping it will be out this weekend as well. I’ve been sick for the last few days so it’s slowed down my writing quite a bit, but now I’m starting to feel better so I have high hopes.

Also…. Tonight is the Self Publish Round Table Podcast. If you haven’t seen it yet, then you need to! We all have a roaring good time, and the comments get pretty awesome. If you hang around after the podcast we usually have an after party and chat with all our wonderful fans.

See you tonight!

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Posted by on October 17, 2013 in Updates

 

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Validation!

I got my first payment from Amazon the other day. It wasn’t much, but it was nice to actually get something for all the work I’ve put into writing.

It made me feel validated that the thing I started is actually panning out. People actually like my writing, and want to read what I have to say. Not just read it, but pay for it.

Maybe it’s because I grew up without much money. Maybe it’s because I have gone without, and worked hard to get what I have. Who knows. Maybe it’s just my own ideals about money that make me feel this way. The idea that other people not only think my writing is good, but worth paying with their own hard earned money to read it… that gives me a big boost in confidence.

I know I don’t want to pay money for things I don’t like. Or even if something is just “eh” to me. But if I really like it, or the people behind it and want to support them because I know it’s a worthwhile cause, then I’ll part with some cash.

So, I’ve been extra productive this week. I will have all of my books out on Kobo by the end of the month, and hopefully three more stories (two shorts for Halloween, and then “Forgotten Ones”). One short is complete, just doing a final revision. “Forgotten Ones” is close. And the third, a YA Halloween short story, is half done.

The best news… I figured out how they beat the bad guy in “Forgotten Ones”. I was having a bit of trouble with that, but once I figured it out everything started flowing together.

So, to recap:
Paying for books is good.
It makes authors feel appreciated, and liked.
It encourages them to be more productive.
And reviews also help LOTS!

So go review or buy a book from your favorite author. They will really appreciate it. (Especially if it’s an indie where every sale/review counts.)

 
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Posted by on October 6, 2013 in On Writing

 

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Around the Web

I stopped doing “Around the Web” segments on my blog because I started doing the “Self-Publishing Round Table”. Once we started focusing on writer related news it no longer made sense to also do a blog post.

But, I then stopped linking the show to my blog. I shouldn’t have stopped.

On that note… if you’d like to see the video you can get it here, on youtube. The video is also available to watch, along with the community commentary, on our podcast website.

If you’re only interested in the news, here are the links we talked about this week. 

 Tom Clancy died on Tuesday…

New global online bookseller that has ships worldwide, and has free shipping.

 Random Penguin says it’s still about the books…

Jeff Bezos shows shows off a new video tech support. (Kindle Fire)

The Alliance of Independent Authors warns about publishers using unscrupulous practices. (again!)

 Author pleads for readers to buy his books direct from publisher, not Amazon.

How KDP select might still work in some circumstances.

Why char-langs are so interesting, and fans LOVE them. (video)

Kobo on track to be a billion dollar company. I believe that is news.

 Scribd, Harper Collins team up to be an ACTUAL Netflix of books.

A blog that tracks indie book sales/placements.

 

And one we missed from the actual show:

What if writing was a competition?

 
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Posted by on October 3, 2013 in On Writing

 

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Amazon is annoying

 A few months back I added my book, Small Bites 1, to Kobo as free. It’s a starting point to get people interested in my writing. And I also wanted to price match it on Amazon so that I had the same ability there.
Well Amazon had other ideas. They did not price match to free for SB1, but they DID  price match to 99 cents for Small Bites 4 because I forgot to raise the price on that.
Well that’s fixed. i raised the price, and it only took a couple days for Amazon to raise the price. But lowering the price… especially to free? Not happening.
But I’m still trying.

Please go to Amazon here:
http://www.amazon.com/Small-Bites-1-ebook/dp/B00CFDHKGW
and tell them my book is free on Kobo here:
http://store.kobobooks.com/en-US/ebook/small-bites-1

Or, heck, just go get the book on Kobo. It’s got a free reader too.

 
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Posted by on September 12, 2013 in On Writing

 

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Kobo, and Small Bites and FREE!

In preparation for putting “Small Bites- the Complete Collection” out all of the original Small Bite books are up on Kobo right now.

In fact, Small Bites 1 is free. So, if you’re reading this you could do me a big favor if you go to the Amazon listing and click on “tell us about a lower price” under the product details. Tell them it is on Kobo for free at this link:

http://store.kobobooks.com/en-US/Books/small-bites-1

That way Amazon will price match me.

Small Bites- the Complete Collection” is almost finished. I should have it up and available tomorrow. I just need to finish up a few edits. The paperback will take a little longer since I have to do a new cover. But thank you for your patience. This is my first major release and next time it will be so much smoother.

 
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Posted by on July 19, 2013 in Stories, Updates

 

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Kobo, Check!

I have Osiren’s Tears, and Prophecy by Barlight up on Kobo now. Give me time and I’ll have everything available there.

A prophecy taunts the proprietor of a little bar, until he can’t take it anymore. Mayhem ensues.

A prophecy taunts the proprietor of a little bar, until he can’t take it anymore. Mayhem ensues.

Prince Ashini must choose between the love of the beautiful goddess, Sekra, and duty to his own people.

Prince Ashini must choose between the love of the beautiful goddess, Sekra, and duty to his own people.

 
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Posted by on June 14, 2013 in On Writing

 

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