Excited to be tabling at Eden Mills tomorrow, September 18th! Look for us along Publishers’ Way on York Street in the centre of town. The entire Hanton House catalogue of paperback books (including all of mine) will be available at a special price of $10.00 each. Weather looks like it will be beautiful and lots of great authors will be reading from their works. See you there!
Very excited to announce my novels were honored in two categories in the recent Indie Book Awards put on by Discover Indie Writers. More details available on their tumblr account here. Big thanks to DIW for their recognition of my work.
Spent the day tabling at WordsFest upstairs in the Covent Garden Market here in London, Canada. I created the following “Storify” series about the local authors who were taking part.
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I just finished this excellent how-to book for Indie Authors from the creators of the Self-Publishing Podcast. It was filled with great tips for writers, easy to follow plans for promoting your work, and lots of real world examples from the authors’ own Indie publishing experiences.
In pulling together material for my next book project (short story collection), I’ve been doing some digging into my early published works. And we’re talking really early. I’ve been doing this for a scary long time! (Dude – the 1980s called and they want their chapbooks back!) For some reason, this caused me to lay out a bunch of my published works in chronological order, left to right, top row to bottom (click to enlarge).
During my ongoing journey to publication of my novel “Once Were Friends,” I came across a free e-book entitled “Smashwords Book Marketing Guide” by Mark Coker, the founder of Smashwords. The following 41 excellent suggestions are explained at length in the book.
I’m really excited to present the book cover for my first project, a novel called “Risk” which I will be posting on Wattpad starting this week. I will probably be posting a couple of chapters a week. I’m lucky to be married to an incredible artist who came up with this cover for me, as well as another one which is in the works. We spent a lot of hours today fine tuning the fonts, images and color choices, all of which I’m really happy with. Continue reading
Before getting started on this daunting journey, I asked around for some feedback on what tools were absolute requirements and what ones I could do without. My feeling is that the more I can keep my costs down, the quicker I will begin to see a return on my investment.
2014 was the year I decided to go “indie” with my writing. While on vacation with my family early in the year, the original “Author Earnings Report” came out. I found it quite persuasive. I also have a few friends who have been enjoying some success with their own indie publishing efforts—the key word being “enjoying.” It looked like a lot of fun.