End of the Year Report

By |2017-06-27T16:29:04-05:00December 19th, 2016|Business of Indie Publishing Series|

I like to share my End of the Year Report for a few reasons. First, I believe in truth-in-lending. You guys are my stakeholders, and every book you buy, in my opinion, goes toward investing in the business. In the second place, I like sharing my dirty laundry because it’s not unique. […]

The Economics of a Book Signing

By |2017-03-20T11:01:55-05:00August 22nd, 2016|Business of Indie Publishing Series|

I did a book signing this past weekend at Barnes and Noble. It was my third bookstore signing and second at a Barnes and Noble. Going in, I wasn’t expecting much. The first two signings were abject failures on all objectives. But I thought being home in Pensacola, where my support […]

From Brain to Book (Part 2)

By |2017-03-20T11:05:14-05:00August 15th, 2016|Business of Indie Publishing Series|

Hooray for having a blogging schedule again! Since I’m ramping up to share Lexie (preorder now), I’m dusting off the ol’ blog and trying to be a bit more active about blabbing here. Last week, I talked about my love for planning, Scrivener, and how unpredictable my drafting […]

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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

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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Convention-al Wisdom (Part II)

By |2019-01-09T13:04:16-06:00August 17th, 2015|Business of Indie Publishing Series|

The first convention-al wisdom talked about the pitfalls with doing too many conventions and wasting your resources. This blog was originally posted on Michelle Hauck, but I’m reposting it for the Business of Indie Publishing series.

Before I started this whole author-thing, you wouldn’t have caught me dead at a […]

Why You Shouldn’t Self Publish

By |2017-03-10T13:53:00-06:00August 10th, 2015|Business of Indie Publishing Series|

Okay, so this is a response blog. Some guy over at some website penned a dummy picture about why he believes that no one should ever self-publish their work ever. His thought is that 99% of people who choose self-publishing do so before they are ready. Because people who’ve gone through […]

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