August 19, 2014
So, this has been an exciting couple of days. My book came out on August 15 and then I started looking at other ways to make it more accessible. I went to Createspace and am in the process of getting a print version done (the proof is in the mail). And, just recently, I discovered a way in which I might be able to get an audio version up on Amazon too.

All of that is just to make the ebook more visible though, and to make it more appealing as a buy. I don't expect print or audio sales (if I manage to make that work) to make a lot of money. Those are just marketing. They'll be worth the money, but, they're really there to give context to the ebook price.

So, I'm also busy working on my next book and planning my funnels. I plan to have four funnels developed by the end of the year and to add new ones in when each of those comes to a close. 

But that's not all! [grin] I've also taken that necessary step for an Indie Publisher, I've signed another author to my imprint. So I will be working on editing and publishing her book over the next couple of months too. If you want more information on that, check out Black Stump Books.

Going Indie

August 12, 2014

There's a perceived stigma associated with indie publishing amongst those not actively involved in it, a conception that it isn't 'real' publishing. This conception extends to ebooks too; if your book isn't in the corner store, it's not really a book, it's just a file on the computer and we all know they aren't 'real', after all, who of us hasn't lost a file to a computer crash? If self-publishing isn't 'real' publishing, and ebooks aren't 'real' books, then a person who self-publishes an ebo...

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Cover Reveal

August 3, 2014
Just got the cover for my new book that is going to be released on August 15 (ebook only for now).
Artwork was done by a talented guy from Peru, Carlo Neira. I'm really looking forward to seeing this up on Amazon.

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July 30, 2014

I have just started an Indie Publisher called Black Stump Books in order to get my books out. 

The first book I am releasing is titled, Reaper Hawk: Battle Pits of D’nur. It is a Sword & Sorcery fantasy novella in which a young barbarian warrior leaves his home in search of a name and on a quest for his vanished friends and clan mates. His search for the truth takes him into the Battle-Pits of D'nur where he is forced to fight humans and beasts. His quest leads him into conflict with some o...

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Review: The Gates of Sleep

July 15, 2014

The Gates of Sleep by Mercedes Lackey

Elemental Masters Book 2

Daw Books, 2002

(paperback) ¥927

Comment: ☆☆☆☆

The Gates of Sleep is a retelling of the Sleeping Beauty fairy tale, setting it in a Victorian England in which magic, of various forms, exists. The main character is 17 year old Marina Roeswood, an Elemental Mage of Water, who was cursed by her Aunt Arachne while a baby to die before her 18th birthday. The Gates of Sleep tells the tale of how Marina discovers and then deal...

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Meet the scribbler

I'm a writer, editor, indie publisher, and dedicated Magic Spreadsheet user. Originally from Adelaide, Australia, I've been living in Japan since 1995. I've had a life-long interest in writing and in speculative fiction. My first book was published in mid-2014.
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