Publishing Services on Indefinite Hold

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I’ve placed the publishing services on indefinite hold for new clients. It was just taking too much time away from my own projects. I have to focus on my own stuff before I can worry about doing formatting for others. So, until further notice (probably March or so), the publishing services branch of my company will be on extended hold.

Also wasn’t able to get anyone trained for the assistant formatter position, so that has been a factor in the decision ...

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Are Unpaid Journalists Destroying Journalism?

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Today, I read an article from Huffington Post posting the question: Are Self-Publishing Authors Killing the Publishing Industry?

The fact that the author of the article is a self-published writing is a little… I’ll let you draw your own conclusions.

So, let’s get to it:

  • Huffington Post article writers post the content for free. It doesn’t get much more devaluing on the written word than that, right?
  • $0.99 books are probably worth their price. This used to be a price point ...
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Updates Available on All Three Mages of Bloodmyr Novels

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For those who have the Kindle ebook edition of any of the Mages of Bloodmyr series novels, there are updates available for you. In order to get the updates:

1. The Circle of Sorcerers:
— It is recommended to delete the ebook from your account on Amazon.com.
— Go to the Circle of Sorcerers Amazon sales page (click the cover on the right of this page).
— “Buy” the free ebook again, then deliver it to your Kindle.
— You may ...

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The Mages of Bloodmyr – Fourth Novel? Not Exactly.

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I have just seen a new search term, “a mages of bloodmyr novel 4 release date” appear in the tracking tools. Basically, people are getting here by searching for that phrase, so let me answer the question. 🙂 The Mages of Bloodmyr series is complete, but the characters and the world of Bloodmyr will continue forward. My current plans are to continue with a new fantasy series (which is the same world and probably will focus on one of the ...

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A Year and a Half Later: 10,000 Books Sold And Counting

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It’s been a year and a half since I started publishing, and I just did my second or third totalling up of books sold. This time, there’s happy news. My little publishing startup has just passed its 10,000th book sold. Like, passed it yesterday. Here’s the breakdown:

Ebooks – Amazon

Sales by Month (sales – month/year):
18 – 11/10
287 – 12/10
732 – 01/11
1306 – 02/11
929  – 03/11
711 – 04/11
774 – 05/11
758 – 06/11
471 – ...

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Infix PDF Editor Software – Review

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I was given a copy of the PDF Editor from Iceni Technology to review. The contents of my review are as follows. Disclaimer: I received a free copy of this software for evaluation purposes, and I wasn’t paid anything to evaluate and review the product.

When first looking at the PDF Editor software, I thought to myself, “Interesting. It looks as if someone has written a word processor backwards.” Basically, the Infix PDF Editor software allows you to ...

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A Brief Hospital Trip

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I’m lucky to be out of the hospital. I talked briefly about it on the Facebook page, but I’ll go ahead and update those who don’t visit there. I developed an infection in my leg, and for that, I had to visit the hospital for about four days. Everything’s fine now–well, still a bit sore in the affected leg, but I’ll be fine now–and I’m back at it.

The paperback and hardcover release for Consuls of the Vicariate will be soon. ...

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Self-Publishing Accomplishments in 2011

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Everyone is winding down (or is that up?) for tax time again, and this has been the first full year I’ve been publishing books. I struggled to write this post, but I decided to go ahead and write it. I’m not posting this information because I want to show off, but I do want to show. Those who know me know that I don’t seek special praise for my accomplishments or little victories. Sure, praise is nice, but I don’t ...

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The Consuls of the Vicariate – Editing Complete

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We have finished sorting through the sea of red marks and alterations, and my editor and I are pleased with the result. “…this book is packed with plot,” she said. It still has to go through proof reading, but we should see a February release in print and eBook. So begins another publishing phase, those rare times that I get to sit back, fiddle with cover art, mess with eBook formatting (and print formatting, too), and all the other little ...

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Guest Post – Eric Zawadzki and Kingmaker

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Today, we have a guest post from Eric Zawadzki, author of Kingmaker. Take it away, Eric!

Origin Stories

I first want to thank Brian for hosting us on his blog. He was one of the first people to welcome me to Kindleboards almost a year ago. At the time, he shared a bit about how he started writing – a topic that has always fascinated me. These tales are like superhero origin stories, “how I met my spouse” stories, or any other ...

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Author L.C. Evans Passes

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It is with great reverence and sorrow that I share the news of the death of L.C. Evans. A fellow author and kind friend to everyone at Kindle Boards, Linda will be missed. The announcement came from Barbara Silkstone early this morning:

It is with great sorrow that I share  ~ We lost one of our own last night. Our beloved and lovely lady, Linda Evans succumbed to her battle with cancer.

She fought this disease ...

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Another Christmas, Another New Year

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Whew, what a year it has been. A year of good things, a year of bad things, and everything in between. A decision to “restart” myself and my writing (turning the zombie novels loose for free, starting anew with fantasy, for those who haven’t been tuning in).

Thankfully, The Circle of Sorcerers (http://circleofsorcerers.latenitebooks.com) didn’t bomb. If it had, we’d be in a little trouble–no new material for quite some time. But, thankfully, it didn’t. It’s done well enough to ...

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