Free Books? Indie eCon 2017 Book Awards

Just a friendly reminder that my book Alen's War is free for the next five days! All this thanks to the Indie e-Con Book Awards. The best part of this contest is that, for the next week, all y'all fantastical readers can head over to Amazon and download any or all of the eligible books … Continue reading Free Books? Indie eCon 2017 Book Awards

Self-Publishing Part 5: The Dark World of Advertising

Are we already done? This is the last day of the self-publishing Q&A series! Read the previous posts here: Part 1: Pros and Cons Part 2: Options Part 3: Step-by-Step Part 4: Covers So... what remains? We have, seemingly, covered everything about self-publishing. Or have we? Our final question is an appropriate one. Olivia asks: Do you … Continue reading Self-Publishing Part 5: The Dark World of Advertising

Self-Publishing Part 4: Covers and Other Nightmares

Welcome to the latest installment of my magnificent series- not to be too pretentious. In case you need to get caught up: Part 1: Pros and Cons Part 2: Options Part 3: Step-by-Step It has come at last- the time to make covers. Ellyana asks about my cover for Alen's War: Where do you find the picture of the … Continue reading Self-Publishing Part 4: Covers and Other Nightmares

Self-Publishing Part 3: How Long Now?

This is the third week of the self-publishing series! Read the first two posts if you haven't yet:  Week 1: Pros and Cons Week 2: Which Way? Now it's time to get into the gritty details about how self-publishing actually goes. Caity asks: I’m just wondering how long the self-publishing process takes, roughly? Good question- by which … Continue reading Self-Publishing Part 3: How Long Now?

Self-Publishing Part 2: Which Way to Go?

Hail and welcome to the second installment of the self-publishing Q&A series! Read Week 1's post if you haven't already. This week we are talking about that most formidable of challenges- deciding how exactly you will deliver books to readers once you've turned down traditional publishing (or vice versa). Indie writer Ellyana asks: Through talking with you … Continue reading Self-Publishing Part 2: Which Way to Go?

Self-Publishing Part 1: Pros and Cons

Greta has a few questions that might shed some light on what self-publishing really is. Her first one is apt: Where do I start? Here, I hope! In the next month or so, I hope to offer people an actual teen writer's experience, which may not be as thorough as a professional publisher or more experienced … Continue reading Self-Publishing Part 1: Pros and Cons