July 4th isn't until Tuesday, but Independence Day festivities kicked off this weekend in my neighborhood. Fireworks, cookouts, and free...books? You heard right. I'm adding a little literary flair to the holiday this year, celebrating my authorial independence and the liberties self-publishing endows: Transient Phenomena, the first installment of my Syzygy sci-fi hexalogy, is now permanently free for … Continue reading (Authorial) Independence Day: Freedom and Free Books
Two years ago this week, I published my debut novel Blue Karma. Hard to believe I've been at this indie author gig for that much time already (or that little time, depending on how I look at it)! The anniversary makes a perfect kickoff for my platform expansion. That's right, I'm expanding distribution to include Barnes … Continue reading Now on Nook: Me!
After three days of unrepentantly nagging Amazon's KDP helpdesk, I finally got a response about the technical problem that canceled the launch of Syzygy Pt II: Opposition Effect on Tuesday. The book went live today (if it was that easy to fix, why didn't they do it 72 hours ago when I first notified them of … Continue reading Tricks and Treats, Pt I: Free E-Books for Halloween!
Amazon, we have a problem. Syzygy Pt II: Opposition Effect was supposed to come out today. I followed my usual protocol for publishing through Amazon and uploaded the manuscript in the same time frame I always do. Typically when I do this, the books are available well within the 12-hour time frame Amazon promises. This … Continue reading Book Launch Delayed Due to Technical Difficulties
“You’re a published author?” My new acquaintance’s eyes widen in surprise. “Where can I find your books?” “On Amazon,” I explain. “I publish independently.” I watch my companion’s expression for the unmistakable flickers of confusion, disappointment, or even contempt. But only a smile appears. “That’s so cool! What’s it called?” I’ve had this conversation a … Continue reading Passion in Publishing: Why I’m #PoweredByIndie