Category Archives: publishing

being a self-published author means you’re also a publisher. however i also publish books by my mom, kaimana wolff. some blog posts will be more about the publishing end of putting out a book than the writing end.

Another One Bites the Dust

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If you spend any time within the self-publishing areas online, then you likely know that Pronoun has shut down. If you don’t, let me explain a little. Pronoun was similar to Smashwords and Draft2Digital in that it took your ebook and distributed it to a range of markets. It gave authors 70% of the royalties, even on $0.99 books, which… Read more »

The Fear of Long Books

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This is something I’ve noticed lately in my time spent in various author places online. There is an almost pathological fear of long books. I see post after post from people worrying about their word count, that their book is “too long.” I see post after post of people saying “Keep your book short because all long books are unedited… Read more »

Six years of blogging

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I’ve never really done anything for my “blogaversary” but I figure after six years of blogging at this blog — whether it was called Bacon & Whiskey or Amoeba Kat Musings or whatever name it might have in the future — maybe a little celebration is in order. Some people do full on blog parties for their blogging anniversaries. I… Read more »

Cover Reveal: The Jade Star of Athering

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The gods demand blood, as Athering and Ixtepan stand pitched against each other in war. Dusty prophecies foretell the coming of one who will save Ixtepan and end the bloodshed: Sho-qoot-Bak. Who is she? And will she embrace her destiny before the world is ripped asunder?

Accomplishments

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Yesterday I finished proofing the print copy of Stranger Skies, made edits to the file, and sent the files off to the printer’s. I’m glad I actually sat myself down and proofed the thing. I was feeling a bit “BUT I’VE DONE IT SO MANY TIMES ALREADY” when I got it and didn’t want to proof it. Turns out there… Read more »

I forgot the bra. Bad Katje.

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I’m delaying the release of Stranger Skies in paperback by a month. It was supposed to be out by Halloween, but my editor has found a bunch of things that got missed in the last round of edits, so those need to be fixed before we can release a paperback. Of course, that means I must also fix the ebooks…. Read more »

Pre-order of Stranger Skies now available

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Hey, so, if you didn’t win the giveaway, you can now pre-order the actual book from Gumroad! Click here to pre-order. I am also working on setting up a pre-order for the ebook bundle via another service so people without credit cards can get it, but it’s turning out to be a bit more complicated than I thought. It may,… Read more »

Stranger Skies cover reveal (and giveaway)!

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It’s here! I’m so excited. I’ve wanted to show off my cover for Stranger Skies for a WHILE now, but had to force myself to wait til today. This was not easy okay. After the cover, there’s the cover-copy/synopsis/blurb thing, an excerpt, and a giveaway to win an advance reading copy ebook! Plenty of options for entry, and I’m giving… Read more »

‘White Birds’ cover reveal

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Hello, gentle readers! My mom, Kaimana Wolff, has a new book coming out on March 27th. It’s called White Birds: Dreams for Dancers. Today, I get to reveal to you…the cover! Well, both covers; the ebook cover is slightly different from the print cover. As well, here’s the synopsis from the back of the book! “In times of great trouble,… Read more »

After the Fear Blog Tour — an excerpt and giveaway!

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Today I’m hosting Rosanne Rivers on her blog tour in honor of the release of her new book, After the Fear! This means you get to read an excerpt and enter to win a copy of the book. Exciting, right? I know I’m excited. After the Fear looks like it’s right up my alley, and as soon as my current… Read more »

A very Grumpy Cat winner!

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Drumroll please! The winner of Bacon and Whiskey’s 12 Days of Grumpy Cat Giveaway, the prize of which is two lovely ebooks by two lovely authors, is…. Jack! Check your inbox. Congratulations, and thanks to everyone who played. I hope you enjoy my blog and I hope you stick around. This was my first giveaway, and I had a lot… Read more »