It's that time of year again! Time for my annual Word Counts post where we take a look at YA word counts for traditionally published and indie authors. So let's get right down to the nitty gritty. First, we take a look at the traditional-pubbed market. For this, I'm going to pull the bestsellers in … Continue reading Do Word Counts Count 2016 edition
I'll bet the first thing you asked yourself when you completed your 200+ page novel after weeks and months of blood, sweat, and tears was, "how much am I gonna sell this for?" What? No? Well, my friend, you are in good company. The problem is that there is no magic price point. Every project … Continue reading Indie Author Series: Pricing your eBook
Like my wise old lady pic? Thought I needed an intellectual look as I dish out advice on this week's Indie Author Series subject...Author Pages. New indie authors often make author profiles/pages their first venture into the insanity that is modern book marketing. I'm included. I remember spending a couple of weeks building my initial … Continue reading Indie Author Series: Author Pages
Welcome to the YA Author Series, a bi-weekly discussion on indie publishing topics brought to you by the Young Adult Indie Carnival crew. This week's topic is one of my favorite book distributors, Smashwords. I can't think of a company who has contributed more to the indie publishing movement. I've always thought of myself as … Continue reading Indie Author Series: Smashwords
Since I released Of Sun & Moon, I've been asked a lot of questions about self-publishing. I thought it might be helpful to share some of the things that I've learned with you here as well as some of the answers to the most asked questions. What software do you use? I use Microsoft Word … Continue reading Notes on Self Publishing
Guess you can call me a serial author now. Book 2 in the Midnight Guardian series, Whispering Evil, was released today on Amazon Kindle and Smashwords. The paperback is coming soon. Over the next few weeks, it will also filter into other major ebookstores like the B&N NOOKstore, Apple iBooks, and Sony eReader store. As always, … Continue reading Whispering Evil is Here!