Monthly archives for May, 2011
Think like a publisher by Dean Wesley Smith
Dean has been doing a lot of posts giving guidance to not just Indie authors, but authors in general.
If you are published, or thinking of publishing, check out his blog. He has┬ácertainly┬áopened my eyes about just how many venue there are for ebooks. Dean, I’ll hit the donate button on my next visit!.
What Works: Promo for ebooks by J A Konrath
His most recent post is certainly apt for me, having recently published my second book only 2 weeks after the first. I’m sort of in limbo with sales and a bit clueless about how to reach people who might like my writing. So I tried giving stuff away on feedbooks.com, and it certainly gained the attention of a small but very keen bunch of readers out of the thousands that read the first book, but of course most feedbooks readers are aldiko readers (like me!), who won’t┬ánecessarily┬ávisit smashwords or amazon.
Time to start hunting down another way to reach people!
I’m not sure how it happened, but I accidentally started writing the next James Halldon Diary.
It would seem that it is insisting on being written next. I only meant to make a few notes and BOOM, three Episodes escaped. I’ve also written some bits of later episodes, which also were only┬ásupposed┬áto be notes but somehow turned into diary┬áentries. One interested note though. it would seem (and I wasn’t expecting this either!) that my third book – the second Diary of the Displaced – is the sequel to both books currently released. Get your head round that one (I haven’t yet)
Well, I’m about half-way through editing The Memoirs of Reginald Weldon, and my eyes have gone all blurry, and my head is aching. I guess it’s probably time to stop for a bit. I also think I caught the sun today at a family do .
Not that I’m complaining really. We don’t get a whole lot of it here, so it makes a nice change.
I must admit, after the amount of people who said they enjoyed the Journal of James Halldon, I’m quite nervous about putting out a second book. It’s quite different, even though it’s set in the same, um, setting.
When I had had enough of editing yesterday, I had a look through the book that I’m thinking of finishing next. At the moment it’s called Crossing (not sure if that will be the final title, but I like it at the moment). Well, that book is also a little different. Out of first person and into third! With a group of people finding themselves in a dangerous situation, rather than one.
I think I’ll get that one done, at least, before looking back at the next James Halldon journal, though I’m also quite keen on another unfinished book. Twelve of them in all, from quarter written to half written. I’ve promised myself I will finish all of them. I’m pretty sure I’m going to run out of memory space in my head for what I still haven’t started! Edit one more page maybe. At least I’m going for a beer later.