Writer’s Insight, Q1’18-Indie Publishing Part 1-Covers and Prep (aka editing)

In 2017 after several rejections and the desire to get this novel out there so I can move on to Novel Two, I decided to self-publish my first novel (also the first in a trilogy). For the first 3 months of this year, I’ve been learning about, signing up for, and immersing myself in the technicalContinue reading “Writer’s Insight, Q1’18-Indie Publishing Part 1-Covers and Prep (aka editing)”

Book Advertising $: Where to spend them? (Part 1-Facebook)

Facebook Ads Since Smashwords is having their “Read an EBook” week this week, I thought I would coincide that with my book giveaway. (so there can be an extra week of free!) I saw a Smashwords post on FB, and thought, why not share and boost an ad post on FB? At least they giveContinue reading “Book Advertising $: Where to spend them? (Part 1-Facebook)”

Writing Insight February: Congrats, Ana Spoke-SHE GOT A BOOKBUB!!!!

Ana Spoke (@SpokeAna), author of Shizzle, Inc and Indiot, has a great (and optimistic! and hopeful for all of us self-pubbers!) blog post about getting a novel accepted by BookBub. For most writers, especially us newbie indie authors, the writing is the easy part. It’s right-brain, creative, fun stuff.  The marketing and publishing parts are the nastyContinue reading “Writing Insight February: Congrats, Ana Spoke-SHE GOT A BOOKBUB!!!!”

Writing Insight- December: Self-Publishing-An Indie Author’s Journey Begins

So I’ve decided – while wading through the overwhelming research and my many rejection letters and emails – to self-publish my first book. Partly, it’s to get the first book out there: it’s the first in an as-of-now trilogy, and the second one is outlined and 1/4 written. Partly, it’s to really see what IContinue reading “Writing Insight- December: Self-Publishing-An Indie Author’s Journey Begins”