From Brain to Book (Part 1)

By |2017-03-20T11:04:01-05:00August 8th, 2016|Business of Indie Publishing Series|

I’m trying to blog more (yay), but since I don’t want to spam you guys with 20 weeks of content about Miss Carrigan (preorder now), I thought I’d write up a few blog posts about my process, and how to write a book. Or more succinctly, how I get […]

May Writerly Updates

By |2017-03-16T09:17:59-05:00May 4th, 2016|Writing Woes|

I kind of like these monthly writerly updates, may become a regular thing!

Madion War Trilogy

In case you missed it, I released The Island a few days ago. I’m fairly pleased with the release, and even more excited to get The Chasm to you guys. Also, ICYMI, I’ve got […]

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How to Sell a Book on Twitter

By |2017-03-27T20:37:32-05:00April 18th, 2016|Business of Indie Publishing Series|

How to sell a book on Twitter… Click-bait title much?

So I’ve been doing this publishing thing for a few years now, and I’ve racked up a nice little bevy of sales and whatnot. Not super big numbers, but enough that I feel like I have a handle on what’s going […]

April Writerly Updates

By |2017-03-15T10:03:14-05:00April 5th, 2016|Writing Woes|

Boy, for someone who used to post every day, I’ve sure been slacking lately. In my defense, I’ve been using the other social medias more but still…bloggity-blog-blog.

Oh yeah, and all my finger-keyboard-tapping has been geared toward those books you guys love so much.

There’s a lot of schtuff going on in […]

Celebrating Every Milestone

By |2017-03-15T10:01:07-05:00March 16th, 2016|Publishing Schtuff|

Last week, I tried a little experiment. I wanted to test out how many eBooks I could sell on a $0.99 promotion week with a different eBook Advertising site every day. The goals were simple–make back the cost of the ad–and it was a chance to see if I could […]

Amazon Giveaways – I’m Skeptical

By |2017-03-15T09:48:58-05:00March 3rd, 2016|Publishing Schtuff|

I got into a lovely debate with my favorite author assistant Kate Tilton today, talking about Amazon Giveaways.

Here’s how I see these giveaways going down:

  1. You pay $6 to put two $3 ebooks up for giveaway (or whatever)
  2. Magic happens and somehow people discover your book giveaway (I still don’t […]

The Importance of a Brand

By |2017-03-14T08:45:06-05:00January 24th, 2016|Business of Indie Publishing Series|

Note: While this is geared toward authors, there’s some nuggets for anyone with an online persona (read: bloggers).

I guarantee that at least ten authors will see the title of this post and roll their eyes saying they don’t need no brand because they’re “authentic” and “real” and corporate bullshit and…

And […]

The Island Kickstarter Hot Wash

By |2017-03-14T08:40:30-05:00January 17th, 2016|Hot Washes|

Oh! You guys hate love these!

If you’re just joining us, a hotwash is what the military does after an exercise. It’s where everyone gathers around a table right after an exercise and talks about what went good, what went bad, and what could be improved.

Observations

Overall, The Island Kickstarter was a smashbang success. […]

The Problem with NaNoWriMo

By |2017-03-13T10:57:45-05:00November 30th, 2015|Writing Woes|

Because I am a slave to trends and peer pressure, I decided to do the National Novel Writing Month in November. I thought that after writing Alliances, Empath, The Island, Conviction, Fusion, and bits and bobs of other books in the span of one […]

Conviction Hotwash

By |2017-03-13T10:59:07-05:00November 16th, 2015|Hot Washes|

“Half the money I spend on advertising is wasted, I just don’t know which half” – John Wanamaker

The book business is a funny thing. Some days, I’ll tweet and tweet and I’ll make zero sales. Other times, I’ll be gone from my computer and come back to 10 downloads. Still […]

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