Edit, Write, Edit

So, I’ve been busier than usual. I wouldn’t have thought that possible, to be honest. First, my wonderful editor has completed work on my completed draft, The Brooklyn Trace, which some of you may remember began as “Skip Tracer” here on this blog. I’ve posted a sample below because … reasons. The morning of our…

Doings

1. Hard as Roxx I’ve spent most of the last couple of weeks finishing incorporating readers’ comments into Roxx. And, finally, I’m finished!! I’ll take a few days’ break from this, and then begin the tedious exciting publishing process. Roxx will be available in eBook form by 19 August 2013, and in paperback form in…

New Book Releases

The paperback version of The Juice and Other Stories will be available within the next week. I’ll post a link when I get the final date from the distributors. It features 15 stories, including two only featured here on this blog. I hope you’ll check it out. I only have 3 reviews thus far on…

Next Up – Roxx

I’ve finished the paperback version of The Juice and Other Stories, 2nd edition, and now all that is left is getting the proof and verifying that everything looks okay. Let’s hope so. It’s kind of a pain to pull together. Now that it’s done, next on the publishing agenda is Hard as Roxx. My target publication…

The Juice and Other Paperbacks

So, tonight I’ve finally started working on the paperback version of The Juice and Other Stories. Just in time too, since I had another positive review of the electronic book. The paperback version will contain all 13 stories from the Kindle version, plus a couple of bonus stories previously released only on this blog. I…

2013 Poet’s Market

Believe it or not, there are still other places one can have poetry published than your lonesome blog. In fact,there are a lot of them. I’ve submitted to and been published in a few. The best tool I’ve found is the good ol’ annual Poet’s Market, which boasts 1200 journals accepting different kinds of poetry….

Available Now – The Juice and Other Stories

I have released my short story collection on Amazon! There are 11 short stories and 2 novelettes (10,000 and 15,000 words). I’ve previously posted a blurb, so I won’t repeat it here. I do hope you’ll check the anthology out. Only $0.99! Thanks.

Emprise (The Stream, Book 3)

Emprise is available on Amazon.com as an ebook! For my loyal blog readers, however, I will be happy to send you a free Kindle or Nook version, to up to the 1st 20 people who request one. Simply leave me a comment and let me know how to contact you for your copy. No strings…

Why I Self-Published – Part 1 – Double Agents

After completing Discovery, I briefly sent it to a few agents. In truth, I never expected a positive response. Rather, I wanted to understand what they would say. Here is a sample response. Only the name of the agency has been changed, to reflect the truth. “Thank you for submitting to Bill Picked Our Name…

Pricing to Sell on Amazon – A Blog Survey

According to a recent article from David Gaughran’s Blog,  66% of the Kindle Top 100 seller spots were held by Indie publishers. Of the 34% being sold by traditional publishers, HALF were titles at least 10 years old. That means only 1 of 6 titles being sold are new books from traditional publishers. Analyzing the…

The Books thus Far

Well, Discovery is out for the Kindle, and has been for a number of months. I figure it’s time for an update on all my books to date. The Stream Series (Urban Fantasy Adventure) Discovery – The ebook is available, and is free for Amazon Prime customers. For everyone else, it’s a measly $2.99. I…

The Great Kindle Direct Publishing Select Experiment, Day 1

So, I decided to offer The Stream, Book 1 for free on Amazon. I thought I’d document the process and results a bit for those interested. First, a little background. I previously released my first novel in August. It was a limited release, in electronic form only. Having beta readers who mostly did no reading,…