Tag Archives: self-publishing

Things they don’t tell you about being an author…#writetip

I’ve been writing for more than twenty-five years and have been published since 2009 (twenty-seven or so titles). I had 15 books published by four  epublishers before going Indie in 2014. As an indie, I’ve published another dozen or so … Continue reading

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#FridayFaves: Sedona, AZ & how not to make the NY Times bestseller list

Friday Faves is an (almost) weekly post in which I present two of my favorite things. One is personal, the other is publishing industry-related. This week’s personal Friday Fave is:…Sedona, Arizona. One of my favorite vacation spots in the United … Continue reading

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2015 Year in Review: what a ride, baby!

What an amazing year. Not a dull (or idle) moment. In 2015 I celebrated my sixth year as a published author, my one-year Indieversary, and published my 22nd book (Stranded with the Cyborg). I set some new personal records,writing more … Continue reading

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Happy Indieversary to me! Reflections on one year of self-publishing

  With the release of Stranded with Cyborg on September 22, 2015, I’ll celebrate my one-year Indiversary! One year ago on September 22, 2014, I released Unexpected Consequences, after the rights reverted to me.  Between September, 22 2014 and September 22, 2015, … Continue reading

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The business side of writing: the important of having a plan

When you first start writing, it’s easy to “pants” your career just as you would pants your way through writing. But as you publish more and more books and new opportunities come your way, a little “plotting” can keep you … Continue reading

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Snippets of wisdom and encouragement for authors…

Recently I finished reading The The Indie Author Power Pack: How to Write, Publish, and Market Your Book (nonfiction) by David Gaughran, Joanna Penn, Sean Penn, Johnny B. Truant. All three books in the boxed set offered tips and advice, and I highlighted … Continue reading

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What the Chinese dragon reveals about Kindle Unlimited, Amazon books sales, rankings…

  This is a screenshot taken on January 22, 2015 of my Amazon dashboard showing sales for Unexpected Consequences, a 3-year-old book for sale on Amazon. The shape reminded me of a Chinese dragon, but beyond that, it illustrates some interesting tidbits about … Continue reading

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Don’t take it personally…it’s just business

“Don’t take it personally–it’s business.” If you’re an author or an aspiring one, you’ve heard that phrase a time or two. It is said to console an author whose work has received a rejection or criticism by a publisher or … Continue reading

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Self-publishing…decisions, decision, decisions

If you’re considering going indie, many decisions need to be made. I worried about the process, the how-to, but after releasing my first self-published title (Unexpected Consequences) and preparing for the second (Breeder 3: Warrior), I discovered it wasn’t  the … Continue reading

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Important updates regarding Warrior and the Breeder series…

Early in August, I had submitted Warrior, the third and final book of the Breeder science fiction romance trilogy to Loose Id, which published the first two books. At the end of August, Loose Id offered me a contract. I … Continue reading

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