Round two, here we go… I wrote up a bit about my first proof ordering attempt for Duck and Dive in a previous blog post. Since then I’ve adjusted the font sizing, line spacing, spacing around section breaks, page breaks, internal and external margins, and the design of the spine. I made these changes to … Continue reading All the books, all the proofs!
The first ever physical copies of my first ever book 😱 (Note, paperbacks are not yet for sale, but the ebooks definitely are.) Overall, I’m pleased with how they turned out. I’ve got a bunch of little changes I want to make, then I’ll order another round of printed proofs. We’ll see how many rounds … Continue reading Paperback proofs
I was overwhelmed with responses from my last email asking about putting my books up on the other big ebook platforms (i.e. Kobo, Nook, Apple, Google, etc). Thank you for your feedback! Now, I’m still figuring this all out, so your votes and comments really helps steer what happens next. If you don’t know what … Continue reading Reader feedback on ‘going wide’ (with data!)
The quick version I made my first book (Duck and Dive) free for five days. Promoted it via my mailing list (email newsletter), blog, social media, author newsletter swaps, book promotion sites, and paid advertising. Total spend was USD 135. Got my book into the virtual hands of over 1500 readers. Hit the #1 spot … Continue reading My first free book promo debrief
If I sold a book for every time I heard the word ‘unprecedented’ in 2020, well, that’d be me done! Being real though, it’s been a hard year for so many and the impacts have been felt at all levels, from personal to global. I’ve already briefly discussed some things that helped me through the … Continue reading 2020 has been a year…
With the first draft of the third book in my Rise and Shine series marinating in a drawer, I’m sorting out the book cover design. I’ve put together four celebration-themed cover design options for Over and Out, and I’m keen for your thoughts! Which (if any) of the book covers looks like a fun read? … Continue reading Over and Out: book cover design options
David Gaughran has recently released the fourth edition of Let’s Get Digital: How to Self-Publish, and Why You Should. I devoured the third edition while preparing Duck and Dive for publication, so I can’t wait to see what new material he has in this edition. Let’s Get Digital is packed with practical advice. It gave … Continue reading Let’s Get Digital