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I know you're probably sick of hearing about it but:
The digital copy of my first book is now available as a paperback for $12.00 from CreateSpace.com.
The book will also be available through Amazon.com, but I get $4.27 per book sold on CreateSpace, the printer's website, whereas Amazon pays only $1.87 per copy. (And if you're thinking that $12 is a lot to pay for a paperback book, keeping it at that price is the reason I refused to let CreateSpace offer it to Ingram or barnesandnoble.com stores.Those distribution venues want an even bigger cut of the profits, requiring that the book list at $18 before I got paid.)
Now the next step is marketing. Somehow, I've got to get the book into the hands of people who want to read fantasy novels. That's no small task for someone who doesn't care to spend time around other people.
The digital copy of my first book is now available on Kindle for just 99¢ !
(The paperback copy is still being proofed, but it'll be available sooner rather than later.)
If you've already read it (I know who you are), please consider reviewing it. And don't be honest. Lie and say it's worth 5 stars. In the book business, that's called marketing.
Remember last year when I sent my manuscript away to get rejected? Well, sadly, I never got a rejection letter. I never got anything.
So I'm taking matters into my own hands.
I'm almost ready to release the first book to Kindle. (Paperbacks will be available on Amazon.com soon!) I'll post details when it's ready. Stay tuned.
That there, that's my first book manuscript. I'm submitting it to my first potential publisher this week. By Thanksgiving, I'll have my first rejection letter!
Isn't this exciting?
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Believe it or not, I've written a novel. It's an high-fantasy, epic tale about a small group of adventurers trying to make the world a better place despite some long odds. If you just read that slugline, you probably translated "high-fantasy" to "imaginary" and "epic" into "too long." Both of those substitutions are probably accurate.
Now that I'm onto the proofreading stage, I've been trying to decide what to do with my book and I've discovered something horrifying: it's too long. Most writing guides I've been consulting have been blunt in stating that for me to have a realistic chance to find a publisher, my novel needs to be under 100,000 words. Mine currently has about 170,000. Oops.
The good news is that the story really has two distinct parts. If I stop the word count in between, I get about 110,000 for the first half. That's good. I could even edit that down a little and get it smaller. That's better. Maybe I've got a diamond hiding somewhere inside all those pages.
The real problem becomes what to do about the second half to make it long enough that I end up with two equal parts. Given that my problem so far has been that I'm too wordy, this probably isn't as big a problem as I think it is. I'll just have to add some new misadventures for my characters to bumble through.
I'll let you know when I'm ready to release the book to the public. If you buy a copy, I promise you'll get your money's worth. It's guaranteed to contain a whole bunch of words.
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