Free Book Giveaway: Day 3

I saw a little spike when I announced the book release to my Facebook followers.  I basically set up an event and then invited everyone.  I know it’s spamming to some extent, but it drove people to the site to download free copies.  I have now given away 153 copies.  Let’s hope that will translateContinue reading “Free Book Giveaway: Day 3”

Free Book Giveaway: Day 2

I’m not really sure how to read this, but it looks like things are (on the surface at least) looking pretty depressing.  I have given away 78 copies so far, but each day it seems as if units moved are shrinking. I suppose I could get very depressed right now, but I won’t.  This BrokenContinue reading “Free Book Giveaway: Day 2”

Free Book Giveaway: Day 1 Report

  I am currently giving away the Kindle version of my newest novel Come Apart.  I have listed it with several online promotion sites who have massive Twitter followings and who, for the most part, will blast my book out to the internet for free.  Some of them are paid services, and have charged (at theContinue reading “Free Book Giveaway: Day 1 Report”

Free Kindle Promotion: Come Apart

Next week, from 4/21 through 4/25, my newest novel Come Apart will be available as an absolutely free Kindle book!  I am giving it away for one week, and after that the price goes back up to a measly $2.99. If you’re cheap, and want to read a good novel, then check back on Monday toContinue reading “Free Kindle Promotion: Come Apart”

Books In Print: This Broken Earth and Come Apart

At last I can announce that my books are in print and on Amazon Kindle.  Here they are, and where to find them: This Broken Earth – The world has ended…sort of.  Wandering through the apocalypse are a band of people simply trying to survive, but their lives, like our own, have a greater destiny notContinue reading “Books In Print: This Broken Earth and Come Apart”

Cover Reveal: Final Covers for Come Apart and This Broken Earth

I am waist deep in the production of the print edition of my newest novel Come Apart and my e-book only novel This Broken Earth.  I planned to release both of them together, as I will shortly, probably the first of next week. I took everyone’s advice about cover art that made suggestions, and now have theContinue reading “Cover Reveal: Final Covers for Come Apart and This Broken Earth”

“Come Apart” Launches This Week!

I am waiting for the proof copy to arrive in the mail (should be tomorrow) and after I have a look at it, barring any major formatting issues, my new novel Come Apart will be hitting digital shelves and CreateSpace print-on-demand by Thursday or Friday. I will announce on this blog when it does. IContinue reading ““Come Apart” Launches This Week!”

Cover Design: Three Blended Elements

I haven’t written much about cover design, but as an indie writer who is a complete do-it-yourselfer, I have designed the covers for the last two books I have written. In this quest to create a great cover, I have followed what I call the cardinal rules of great cover design as laid out by several professional coverContinue reading “Cover Design: Three Blended Elements”

5 Tips for Finishing a Writing Project

How many writing projects have you started, but have not finished? This is an excellent question, but the answer for a writer should be a very small number.  Successful writers finish what they start, even if it takes years to get there. Elizabeth Bishop worked on her poem “The Moose” for a record 20 years.Continue reading “5 Tips for Finishing a Writing Project”