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.
For today’s episode, after a slightly long bit of news and notes, I break from the original planned topic of the editing process to share some of the podcasts I listen to and the blogs I regularly follow.
After correcting my goals for January from last episode, I talk about the idea that writers “should never pay anything” to publish their works. First we look at the root of the idea – that “money should flow to the writer, not from” – in the context of traditional publishing […]
In this week’s episode, I discuss traditional publishing versus self/indie publishing, including how the two processes differ and the pros/cons of each. I also discuss which I’ve chosen for myself and why, and issue a reminder to be safe regardless of which method you choose by avoiding scammers!