5 Days Until the My Book Is Finished…Or the World Ends

  Yesterday was sheer madness.  I managed to crank out 7669 words on the novel and still have time to go see The Hobbit (review forthcoming).  Today I finish it…at least the rough draft.  The following week will be devoted to revision and editing, proofing by a select few readers who have nothing to do but read it,Continue reading “5 Days Until the My Book Is Finished…Or the World Ends”

This Broken Earth Book 2: The U.S.S. Ronald Reagan Is On Sale NOW!

Happy Halloween everyone!  I hope all of you who have read the first installment of This Broken Earth are ready because this next installment follows Clayton, Amy, Gideon and Kelly down the mad rabbit hole of danger and suspense as they sail aboard one of the largest aircraft carriers ever constructed toward the utopian city ofContinue reading “This Broken Earth Book 2: The U.S.S. Ronald Reagan Is On Sale NOW!”

Book 2 of My Post Apocalyptic Trilogy Drops Tomorrow!

It is ready to go live. I’m just waiting on Kindle and Nook to send the all important email so that my new book can be announced. I always get the first day jitters when a new book releases. This current trilogy seems to be doing pretty well at the outset. Book 1 was downloadedContinue reading “Book 2 of My Post Apocalyptic Trilogy Drops Tomorrow!”

The Truth About ISBN Numbers

There are many authors out there who want to publish their books, and publishing through Amazon Kindle or Nook for free seems to be a growing route for most people who desire to circumvent the traditional publishing methods.  The traditional method means sending query after query to a long list of literary agents and thenContinue reading “The Truth About ISBN Numbers”

5 Nearly Free Ways to Promote Your Book

I have enjoyed some success with my latest book This Broken Earth.  Currently Book 1 has been downloaded over 500 times, some of them being sold through Amazon Kindle, Nook and mostly Smashwords as a free download.  This wasn’t easy, however, and took a lot of work on my part, but with a little knowhow andContinue reading “5 Nearly Free Ways to Promote Your Book”

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 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”