KDP Select: Read the Fine Print

  Amazon Kindle is a great format for publishing a novel, as I have much experience uploading my work to them for publication through digital channels.  I also have published my books through Nook and on Smashwords.  However, Amazon wants exclusivity if they are going to enroll you in KDP.  According to their FAQ page:Continue reading “KDP Select: Read the Fine Print”

The U.S. of After: Sales/Downloads After 1 Week

I am proud to announce that my new book The U.S. of After, book 1 of This Broken Earth has sold or has been downloaded 238 times since Wednesday of last week!  Studies show that the best sales a self published book has to hope for is 100 copies.  This makes me feel pretty good, knowing thatContinue reading “The U.S. of After: Sales/Downloads After 1 Week”

This Broken Earth Book 1 Released Yesterday: The Results

I tried not to go online at all yesterday, trying to get Book 2 of This Broken Earth outlined and squared away before I begin writing it.  This morning I checked Kindle, Nook and Smashwords to see how many copies had been downloaded or purchased. Kindle had 4 copies purchased.  No problem.  Not worried. Nook hadContinue reading “This Broken Earth Book 1 Released Yesterday: The Results”

“The U.S. of After” Mostly Free e-Book Is Available NOW!

Description: 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 not immediately visible to the naked eye.  Follow this band of reluctant heroes as they journey south to New Orleans based on a hope found inContinue reading ““The U.S. of After” Mostly Free e-Book Is Available NOW!”

The U.S. of After Free e-Book Release – Tomorrow!

All the final edits are done, the book has been uploaded and checked by the various websites that will be offering my book for either .99 cents (groan) or for FREE like I intended. Tomorrow I will post all the information you will need about where you can download your copy of This Broken Earth, BookContinue reading “The U.S. of After Free e-Book Release – Tomorrow!”

Some Explanations and Apologies

I have finished all editing and have completed Book 1: The U.S. of After the first installment of This Broken Earth, and fully intended to offer the book for free on Amazon, Nook and iTunes…but they are a corporation, and they want their money.  I tried to publish the books for FREE, but unfortunately since I amContinue reading “Some Explanations and Apologies”

Finishing a Rough Draft: a Retrospective

Yesterday at 3:17pm I finished the rough draft of Book I: The U.S. of After, the first installment of a larger novel This Broken Earth.  The novel is about the lives of several individuals on a trek to find their way to New Orleans from Norman, Oklahoma after the events of World War 3 and a vicious pandemicContinue reading “Finishing a Rough Draft: a Retrospective”

My New e-Short Story is Up

A short story I submitted to Kindle Singles is now up.  It is available on Amazon Kindle and on the Nook.  I formatted the book for Kindle and for Nook using Scrivener. …and hey, it’s only .99 cents! The Kindle version is found here. The Nook version is found here. If you buy a copy,Continue reading “My New e-Short Story is Up”