This is cool! I learned today that I can paste an excerpt of Daughter of Atlas on any webpage with one click. Like this:
With a Buy link of course. Amazon knows what it’s doing.
And, as I was working on this, I logged onto the DoA page, and found FOUR five-star reviews waiting for me! That’s great! Thanks everybody!
Check them out (click Buy on Amazon):
And the last thing I learned, was the way to display a short link to the book’s Amazon page, not the long, dumb, copy-paste link from searching for the book from the Amazon front page. Thanks to authors Robin Praytor and Dave Chesson, the Kindlepreneur, for teaching me that. I have been puzzling over that since I published the book.
Great day for me and my book. Thanks everyone for your support!
My book is here!
The proof copy of my book has arrived from CreateSpace. My own book, in my hands! I’ve waited my whole life for this moment.
I have to review it for typos, formatting issues, and then approve it, and then it will go on sale on Amazon just like the ebook. Amazing! I’d like to thank Selfpubbookcovers.com for the cool cover design, and my good friend and editor Charlie Brown of Lucky Mojo Press for formatting the text.
Now I have to get a tattoo. I always said I would get a tattoo when I published my first book. Suggestions?
I got back the final draft of my paper book cover from Selfpubbookcovers.com, and uploaded it to CreateSpace. So I am waiting now of the proof copy of the book to arrive from CreateSpace, which should take about a week. Once I approve the proof, the book will be for sale.
I’m probably going to lose my mind when that proof comes in. My book! Made real! Something I’ve been waiting my whole life to see.
I should have done this ages ago. It was surprisingly easy, and I feel really good about it. As my friend Rob Cerio said, the only difference these days between a published author and an unpublished author is clicking that Amazon button. So click it! You’ll be glad you did.
An update on the status of my brand new, shiny book!
I got my first Amazon, review, check it out! Thank you, James Butler!
I’m working on producing a paper version of the book at CreateSpace. I bought an ISBN and everything! The PDF manuscript was designed by my dear friend and editor, Charlie Brown, and my book cover creator, selfpubbookcovers.com, is creating a full, wraparound cover for the paper version. It should take about a week, and then about a week to get the proof from CreateSpace.
In the meantime, my dad mentioned my book to one of his pals, and she recommended it to her book club! Isn’t that amazing? You never know by who or how your book may reach someone. I’m grateful for the positive response I’ve received. Makes me want to keep writing.
So here is my first lesson as an indie author:
Check your title on Amazon first to make sure it is unique enough! There are at least five other things on Amazon with some variant of the title “Daughter (or Daughters) of Atlas.” Who knew?
Check it out, here are the search results:
At least mine is first, for now. That’s something.
So I have some news. Big news! I finally stopped screwing around and published my Atlantis novel, now called “Daughter of Atlas,” as an Amazon e-book!
Check it out!
So what I need you to do now, if you ever read or critiqued it, is to jump onto Amazon and leave a little review. Reviews are the driver of success on Amazon. It’s doesn’t have to be long or detailed, it just has to be an actual written review. It would help me out and be a real vote of confidence in me. Thanks so much.
Today Contraflow starts, our local science fiction convention, and this year I’ve put myself forward, and I’m going to be on a couple panels. Here’s my panel schedule:
Saturday, 2 PM — Dreams and Creativity
Saturday, 9 PM — Writer’s Block: Myth or Madness
Sunday, 11 AM — Cultural Appropriation or Building Diversity: An Exploration Of Issues Involving Real World Cultures In Fantasy and Science Fiction
Brandon Black must have written that last title, I think. 🙂
I’m excited about “Dreams and Creativity,” because two of the five stories I’ve sold, were based on dreams I had. So I have some stuff to say about that.
If you’re going to the con, some see me. I’ll need your support.