Catching up on what’s been going on for the last NINE months, including the name change, the launch of the video version, the launch of At Week’s End, and more! After that, it’s discussing my goals for the first quarter of 2019, and where I’m aiming to go going forward.
Opening up my Going Indie series of episodes by introducing said series, before launching into the main topic: the differing paths of being a traditionally published or indie author, the costs and earnings associated with each and how to choose which one is right for you.
After almost two months away from the “air”, I get a bit emotional talking about October, then move on to my contemplations of “my why” and the future of my books. Due to the long stretch between episodes, I also tacked on my first NaNo 2016 update, pathetic though it […]
Camp Nano ended in abject failure and I contemplate the future of the Maid Maleen project before discussing my hastily done promo for Aisuru. While the sales were pitiful, the ROI was great, though still a disappointment. Which leads into my last topic: where things stand with Girl in the […]
Celebrating my first year of being published and Aisuru’s first “birthday” with a look back at my indie writing journey so far, both good and bad, and realizing that maybe I’m doing a little better than I often think. I also share the planned online celebrations!
In this week’s amazingly short episode, I talk about my upcoming plans for Aisuru, including pulling it from wide distribution to go into KDP select, cover changes, and more. News & Notes: Ran a giveaway of Aisuru onLibraryThings of eBooks in exchange for reviews; 41 people entered so 41 people […]
In today’s episode I examined a few articles discussing particularly authors’ costs of self-publishing their books, in particularly focusing on a few that had exorbitantly high costs and at least one egregious case of someone getting taken advantage of.
In my on-going efforts to get Aisuru more visibility, I decided to run a promotion from July 6th through July 10th reducing the eBook price from the usual $4.99 price to $1.99 across all the sales platforms. One thing I have learned as an indie is that running a sales […]
This year I managed to actually “attend” several sessions of Indie ReCon, a free online conference for indie writers put on annually by the Alliance of Independent Authors (AIA). This year there was an in-person event in Europe as well, but it is still primarily online with sessions being a mix […]
I am now officially a published author! Aisuru leaked out a bit early in a few places, though official it doesn’t come out until March 27th. Meanwhile my way overly tired self is reviewing some of the things I’ve learned from this first publication experience so far.