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My Self-Publishing Diary (Week One Rundown)

Here are some reflections on my first week in self-publishing: Week One of the launch of my first book, THE SHADOW WATCH, has been a blast, as well as a huge learning experience! Went into this with a small ARC team and I'm mostly postponing advertising until I get more reviews. Did a 99c deal… Continue reading My Self-Publishing Diary (Week One Rundown)

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My Self Publishing Diary (Launch Day)

It has been a couple days since the launch of my first self-published novel, THE SHADOW WATCH, a YA epic fantasy. Some quick background: I enrolled in KDP Select, so my Ebook is only available through Amazon. I published my paperback through Createspace, and though I may branch out later, right now, it is only… Continue reading My Self Publishing Diary (Launch Day)

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My Indie Fantasy Novel is now Published!

It is officially my book's birthday! After two years of hard work, my epic fantasy novel THE SHADOW WATCH is now out in the world! I cannot believe that the day has finally come, and I can't tell you how many butterflies came as I hit "Publish." DAY ONE has been a fun day! I… Continue reading My Indie Fantasy Novel is now Published!

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My Self-Publishing Journey (three weeks from launch)

My fantasy novel, The Shadow Watch, is now up for pre-order on Amazon. I have received my proofs, and I am wrapping up my final-final read of the book, IN PRINT. ARCs are sent off. The early reviews are trickling in on Goodreads. All this hard work for the past two years is nearly done.… Continue reading My Self-Publishing Journey (three weeks from launch)

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Finding a Great Cover Artist for your Indie Book

The cover is one of the biggest selling points for any book. It is the trailer, the advertisement. It is what draws in the reader. It tells them what genre the book is at a glance and, whether we like it or not, it indicates the caliber of book that lies within. That is why… Continue reading Finding a Great Cover Artist for your Indie Book

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My Fantasy World Map Reveal

Thanks for joining me as I chronicle My Self-Publishing Journey for my epic fantasy, THE SHADOW WATCH. In Part One, I outlined my reasons for pursuing this avenue of publishing over the traditional publishing model. Many things are quickly falling into place, as I lay the groundwork for the self-publication process. My editor and cover… Continue reading My Fantasy World Map Reveal