Category Archives: Publishing Indie

Posts related to the self-publishing process and learning its ins and outs

Stack of 5 copies of Mirror on my desk

Mirror is now available in hardcopy on Amazon and Createspace

Hurray! Finally all the bumps and bruises along the way with the Createspace formatting got sorted out (quick hint: don’t take advantage of the seemingly time-saving option to upload your book as a word doc – convert it to pdf

Stack of 5 copies of Mirror on my desk

Mirror is now available in hardcopy on Amazon and Createspace

Hurray! Finally all the bumps and bruises along the way with the Createspace formatting got sorted out (quick hint: don’t take advantage of the seemingly time-saving option to upload your book as a word doc – convert it to pdf

Delays on the physical book coming out & a quick thank you

So I know I mentioned a while ago that a physical copy would be available soon of Mirror, but there’s been a couple unexpected delays in the process. One of these has been caused by some spacing issues that were

Delays on the physical book coming out & a quick thank you

So I know I mentioned a while ago that a physical copy would be available soon of Mirror, but there’s been a couple unexpected delays in the process. One of these has been caused by some spacing issues that were

German flag colors in circle

So does this mean I’m officially internationally awesome? ;-)

I was playing around with my reports on kdp today, and realized that I’ve had 4 downloads from Amazon.de (Germany) this month, and about 150 from Amazon.co.uk (United Kingdom), plus over 900 from Amazon.com. I earlier posted on fb how

German flag colors in circle

So does this mean I’m officially internationally awesome? ;-)

I was playing around with my reports on kdp today, and realized that I’ve had 4 downloads from Amazon.de (Germany) this month, and about 150 from Amazon.co.uk (United Kingdom), plus over 900 from Amazon.com. I earlier posted on fb how

Print copy book cover for Mirror

The full book cover – what do you think?

This is the design I landed on for the full book cover (for the print version of the book). The left side, of course, will be the back of the book, the middle is the spine, the right side is

Print copy book cover for Mirror

The full book cover – what do you think?

This is the design I landed on for the full book cover (for the print version of the book). The left side, of course, will be the back of the book, the middle is the spine, the right side is

directions for section break insertion

Why section breaks are your best friend when formatting for CreateSpace

I spent several hours yesterday and the day before working on ironing out the little formatting details to get everything running smoothly for a CreateSpace print version of Mirror,  read this article on 5 newbie book layout mistakes relatively late

directions for section break insertion

Why section breaks are your best friend when formatting for CreateSpace

I spent several hours yesterday and the day before working on ironing out the little formatting details to get everything running smoothly for a CreateSpace print version of Mirror,  read this article on 5 newbie book layout mistakes relatively late

The first 11 days…

For those of you who are interested in learning more about how things might unfold for a new independent author in the initial days after publication, I thought I’d share a little bit about what’s happened so far. On Dec. 17th, I

The first 11 days…

For those of you who are interested in learning more about how things might unfold for a new independent author in the initial days after publication, I thought I’d share a little bit about what’s happened so far. On Dec. 17th, I

publishing notice from kdp

Publishing…

I was so excited when this little notice popped up after I’d spent two days figuring out exactly what I wanted in every section of kdp publishing form (and messing with all the formatting, as you could tell from my

publishing notice from kdp

Publishing…

I was so excited when this little notice popped up after I’d spent two days figuring out exactly what I wanted in every section of kdp publishing form (and messing with all the formatting, as you could tell from my