Awesome in-depth article about Mark Coker unconventional journey from childhood to becoming CEO of Smashwords.

A slide of a workshop that Mark Coker, CEO of Smashwords, did in Sacramento for the California Writers Club back in September. I wanted to go to this so badly, since this was right in my backyard but I didn’t have any money to pay the workshop fee. Share with anyone and everyone who wants to know more about self-publishing!

Another excellent interview from Smashwords. Reading about Lallo’s writing journey was inspiring and made me feel a little bit better about my sales. I’m going to stay on my current path and hopefully become more successful.

Signed into my Smashwords account to see how my sales were shaping up. Downloads are up slightly and I’m finally in the premium catalog! This means that my book should be available at other e-book retailers like B&N, Kobo, Apple, etc., as well (as of 5/22 according to SW). A bright spot on an otherwise blah day.

The Lost King is now live on Smashwords! If you would like to purchase a PDF, EPUB, or another format of the novella, peep the link. A big shout out to John Low at Ebook Launch for his hard work. His work is very professional and his prices are affordable. I will definitely be utilizing his services again for the next story. And I haven’t forgotten about you, print readers! I’m going to take another crack at this print layout for Createspace, so wish me luck and if you know of anyone who as expertise in this area, please let me know, either on here or via email!

Just wanted to pop in here to let you guys know that I’m getting The Lost King formatted for Smashwords right now. I have a bit of writer’s block right now, which is making it hard for me to get going on book 2. idk, it’s probably anxiety about the story or something. trying to get over the hump but it’s kinda difficult. Formatting should be done soon so that all you Nook, ipad, Kobo, etc., people can read the book too. I’ll post the link once it’s available.

Knowing When to Ask For Help

Everyone has a limit. I have reached mine. I’ve decided to hire someone else to do the rest of the formatting for The Lost King. I’ve done as much as I can do by myself. Now it’s time to call in a professional. I’ve been reading The Secrets to E-Book Publishing Success by Mark Coker. If you haven’t read it, I suggest that you check it out. It has a lot of really good advice for e-book writers and authors. While I was reading the e-book on my laptop, I realized that I’m not using my time wisely. I’ve been trying to do everything on a shoestring because I don’t have money to shell out like many other writers do. Most of the work I’ve done (with the exception of the editing) I did myself. What I plan on doing is having someone format my book for me so that I can put it on Smashwords. Once that is done, my book will be available in the Kindle store, Smashwords, and my official store on WePay. I want to get my book out into as many hands (or devices) as possible and make connections with my readers. Hopefully, this, along with more marketing will help to make that a reality.

I’m still working getting the print version of The Lost King finished but it’s slow going right now. I have the layout the way that I want it to look but I’m having trouble getting the page numbers to go where I need them to go. I love LibreOffice but sometimes I wish their instructions were a little bit clearer. I’m also working on The Father God as well. I hope to be finished with the second book before the year is over but I’m not going to pick a firm date yet.

FYI: I have the MOBI version of The Lost King available at my WePay store now. If you don’t wish to buy the book from Amazon, you can now purchase it directly from me!

Knowing When to Ask For Help

Everyone has a limit. I have reached mine. I’ve decided to hire someone else to do the rest of the formatting for The Lost King. I’ve done as much as I can do by myself. Now it’s time to call in a professional. I’ve been reading The Secrets to E-Book Publishing Success by Mark Coker. If you haven’t read it, I suggest that you check it out. It has a lot of really good advice for e-book writers and authors. While I was reading the e-book on my laptop, I realized that I’m not using my time wisely. I’ve been trying to do everything on a shoestring because I don’t have money to shell out like many other writers do. Most of the work I’ve done (with the exception of the editing) I did myself. What I plan on doing is having someone format my book for me so that I can put it on Smashwords. Once that is done, my book will be available in the Kindle store, Smashwords, and my official store on WePay. I want to get my book out into as many hands (or devices) as possible and make connections with my readers. Hopefully, this, along with more marketing will help to make that a reality.

I’m still working getting the print version of The Lost King finished but it’s slow going right now. I have the layout the way that I want it to look but I’m having trouble getting the page numbers to go where I need them to go. I love LibreOffice but sometimes I wish their instructions were a little bit clearer. I’m also working on The Father God as well. I hope to be finished with the second book before the year is over but I’m not going to pick a firm date yet.

FYI: I have the MOBI version of The Lost King available at my WePay store now. If you don’t wish to buy the book from Amazon, you can now purchase it directly from me!