Black Spring: Ready to Roll

Well I only shot past my deadline by just under two months. Believe it or not that is a personal record. The day I hit a publishing date on the money is the day I take out another mortgage and buy lotto tickets. Nonetheless, Black Spring is here. The Kindle edition was the first of…
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One Writer in a Crowd of Millions

I’m reminded of the stellar storyline in Arrested Development where Tobias meets another ‘never-nude’ and cries out joyously “There are literally DOZENS of us!” That’s how it used to be in the self-publishing world. Back when I started banging away at this blog it was June of 2011. Just over two years ago. And by the…
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Any love for slow writers out there?

It took me six years to write Blue Fall, and now I can officially say that it has taken me three years to write Grey Winter. I can say this because I just released it on Nook, Kindle, and paperback this week. The iBook release for Apple devices is pending Apple’s lengthy, slightly annoying approval….
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The indie writer’s survival guide

I started this wild journey in August of 2009, and while that doesn’t make me an old hat by any means, it’s nothing to spit at. I thought I’d share with you a brief rundown of a handful of the most important things I’ve come to realize over three years. If I’d had a list…
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Genre Explosion!

Genres are getting out of control. They are getting out of control, and they are taking over writing completely. When they finally come into their full power, we’ll be lucky if they don’t kill off everyone that just claims to write “fiction” or “non-fiction.” That won’t be good enough for them. Not by a long…
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Makin’ that money

The first check I ever got from Amazon.com was for 22 bucks, or roughly the sale of 20 ebooks. Now some of you might be thinking 22 bucks? That won’t get you a donkey ride in Tijuana, and you know what, depending on the donkey, you may be right. But did I pout? Did I…
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All aboard the POD

Createspace and Lulu are Print On Demand services that work with authors, but after doing some research myself, and given that I wanted to approach this from a publisher’s perspective, I went with Lightning Source. They have a level of personalization others don’t, and I’ve heard that the quality of their finished product is better….
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