I wrapped up my final draft yesterday. In spite of best efforts, I came in over my 90,000K wordcount by about 12,000 words. I don’t have a title for the novel yet (Matt comes up with my best titles, and I’m really hoping he can pull out something amazing, both for the first book and… Continue reading The Ohio Novel #1 Is Done! (Or what it’s like to disappear into a black box)
Category: Publishing News
First draft of The Ohio Series First Novel is DONE! Includes FRIDAY SNIPPET
I did not expect to finish the first draft today. Thought it would take me a couple more days to get there, but while Becky and I were running ten-minute work sprints together, what had to be in there just clicked, two complete chapters flew off my fingertips, and all of a sudden, I have… Continue reading First draft of The Ohio Series First Novel is DONE! Includes FRIDAY SNIPPET
Marketing Tuesday #1 – Reading Emails, Building a “Loves, Hates, and Recommends” chart
So because last Tuesday was TAX DAY, in which I had to finish up everything to get to my accountant, today is my first ever Marketing Tuesday. In which I am building a chart to help me understand who my readers are, what they’re looking for from me, what other work they like and what… Continue reading Marketing Tuesday #1 – Reading Emails, Building a “Loves, Hates, and Recommends” chart
The Publisher-Devils are still out there…
So… I got this email, which wrapped up with this question: I’ve been in contact with Christian faith publishing the past year but haven’t submitted my manuscript because I recently finished writing, reading and editing it, & wanted to know more info before doing so. They have finally informed me of production costs if my manuscript were chosen… Continue reading The Publisher-Devils are still out there…
Tom Vetter Hits #11 on Amazon’s Bestseller List
Tom Vetter holds the #11 spot this morning in Adventures and Discoveries World History on Amazon’s Bestseller List! The book jumped significantly overnight, from the high 300,000s overall to 28,289 right now, and he’s sold most of his first editions. The author’s page with first editions is here: http://www.tomvetterbooks.com/i-read-from-30000-leagues-undersea-authors-intro/ The book on Amazon is here:… Continue reading Tom Vetter Hits #11 on Amazon’s Bestseller List
The Author Earning Reports: Indie Pub Gets Bigger
With thanks to Jerry Pournelle for posting this link: http://authorearnings.com/reports/ Across websites and genres, indie authors are doing better—and in MANY cases are doing better than Big-5-published authors. It’s true for me. Nice to know it’s true for a bunch of my fellow writers, too.
Do I still recommend John Locke? No.
Back at the end of June, 2011, I read a book that succeeded because of a lie, and I turned my entire life upside down as a result of that lie. The book was, of course, John Locke’s How I Sold 1 Million Ebooks in 5 Months. Like a lot of other writers, I let… Continue reading Do I still recommend John Locke? No.
Apple Has Started Listening to Indie Publishers
I and other indie publishers received notice from Apple that the company has changed the way it deals with indie publishers. To better serve your needs, English-language phone support is now available to iBookstore publishers. With this new option, we now offer four ways to get answers to your questions: The Book Forum is a… Continue reading Apple Has Started Listening to Indie Publishers
Crippling A Lesson: An Apple iBookstore Ethical and Practical Issue
Decision Made: Thank you to everyone who commented. BEFORE I START: I’m going to ask for reader input ONLY from Mac product users who buy books from iBooks. If you don’t have a dog in this fight, then no matter what you think about the ethics of this situation, I don’t need to know. I… Continue reading Crippling A Lesson: An Apple iBookstore Ethical and Practical Issue
Self-Publishing Round-Up #1
I’m trying to keep up with what’s going on in indie publishing, and I realized there are a lot of folks, both readers and writers, who would be interested in taking a look at the same issues I’ve come across. The first thing I’ve come across is an issue of terminology. You may laugh at… Continue reading Self-Publishing Round-Up #1