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.

12 Days of Grumpy Cat Giveaway (Day 1)

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It’s time for the giveaway! Let me see your Kermit-flails! So this is a really simple giveaway. For the next twelve days (the twelve days of Christmas) I will be posting a picture of Grumpy Cat (Tardar Sauce) each day. This gives you twelve entries, and twelve chances to win. How do you enter? It’s simple. Leave a comment on… Read more »

Win Bellica (and 18 other awesome books) in a Literary+ giveaway!

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Literary+, that wicked-cool group I’m part of, is holding three separate giveaways! The prize? 19 ebooks, including a copy of Bellica! Woah, you say. That’s a lot of ebooks! It sure is. And entering to win couldn’t be simpler. Go to this post and leave a comment saying why you love and support indie authors. Boom. That’s it. That’s your… Read more »

I am a waffle, and school has never ironed me

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It’s not a perfect metaphor. I’m tired, okay. I’ve been known to waffle about my education. I’ve done everything from Underwater Basket Weaving to Introduction to Finality; from Basic Lupine Urology to Pre-Law. (Yes, two of those are Community episode titles. Guess which ones.) When I finally decided on my BA, I thought I’d reached a point where I wouldn’t… Read more »

Why Bellica is $4.99, and why my other books will be too

Friends! Romans! Countrymen fellow indie authors! We are in a crisis. We have been selling ourselves short. Pricing our books at $0.99 just so we can get the impulse buys, driving the market down, forcing our fellow authors to do low prices as well just so they can compete. This is all wrong. If you’re publishing your book via Kindle… Read more »

Oregon is a dangerous place for us — and I’m not talking about dysentery

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Oregon has no state tax. This is like a stranger in a van offering candy to us 14%-tax-beleaguered British Columbians: dangerous, but oh so tempting. Our trip to Seattle got delayed a bit when we decided to stop in Portland. Mom bought shoes (so what else is new?), we both got books, I picked up a pre-loved copy of Destroy… Read more »

Hot fresh novel, available on Kindle now!

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As I mentioned briefly on Saturday, Bellica is now available for the Kindle. I ended up pricing it at $7.99, which is a bit lower than the $9.99 I had originally planned on, but still an accurate representation of the novel’s length and, frankly, what I feel I deserve for it. Also, this price was decided upon after extensive market… Read more »

Writer Wednesday: Answers needed for a poll!

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Bellica is coming out soon, and I need some answers. I’m planning on keeping it up on the site for free and selling eBook and paperback copies alongside it. I’m a bit iffy on this plan, however, because I do need to pay rent and it would be nice if my writing career could support me. I want people to… Read more »