Category Archives: Indie Publishing

The Reason I Write

The nine year old daughter of a good friend of mine started reading The Dragon Rustler a couple of days ago. I’ve been getting updates on her progress and know she is reading a chapter or two every night before … Continue reading

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What You May Not Have Known About, “The Martian”.

If you are one of the vast populous who has either read or watched the movie version of The Martian, by Andy Weir, you already know it’s a very entertaining story. But what you may not have known is that … Continue reading

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It’s Alive!

The Dragon Rustler is available for purchase! eBook versions are available on: Amazon for (Kindle), and on iTunes (for iPad and iPhone). You can get the Print version on Amazon. The links are also available on the right-hand side of … Continue reading

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Day Twenty Nine – Thirty: Read, Writing, and (getting into a) Rhythm

Okay, so the title is a stretch. It’s hard to be clever sometimes. While reading through the book, I found a couple of weird punctuation errors I need to correct, and since I need to change something anyhow, I decided … Continue reading

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Day Twenty Eight: I Actually Wrote a Book

After sending an email to CreateSpace at 7:50 pm informing them my book hadn’t arrived as promised… It arrived at 7:58 pm. Normally I would feel like a dork, but It’s my book… my baby (With a gustation period greater … Continue reading

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Day Twenty One – Twenty Four: Corrections and More Corrections

Where to begin? I first heard back from KDP (Kindle Direct Publishing) and they approved the file, but when I downloaded a copy and tested it on a couple of devices (Kindle Fire, iPad, iPhone, Android tablet) it didn’t look … Continue reading

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Day Nineteen: Off to Create Space

Just sent the file off to CreateSpace… Yay! Then uploaded the digital version to Kindle Direct Publishing… Yay! 10 minutes later, found an error in what I sent to CreateSpace… Boo! Okay, so no biggie. I have to get a … Continue reading

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Day Eighteen: Getting Down To Business

This is actually “Part 3” of the CreateSpace thread, but the title was too long and this topic is more about the back office activities I did this week. I often classify days as either a “Two-steps-forward”, or “One-step-back” kind … Continue reading

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Day Seventeen: Submitting to CreateSpace (Part 2)

After catching a couple of minor formatting errors, I decided to slow the whole process down a bit and make sure everything looks perfect. I’m not too satisfied with the formatting of the first line of each chapter. Originally I … Continue reading

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Day Sixteen: Submitting to CreateSpace (Part 1)

After working on the print file for a week now, it’s ready for submission to CreateSpace. Based on the advice by Guy Kawasaki and Shawn Welch in their very helpful book, APE: Author, Publisher, Entrepreneur-How to Publish a Book, I … Continue reading

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