December 2011

Quest for the perfect workstation

December 30, 2011

Hello. My name is Audrey (well, not really, but that’s another story), and I’m a compulsive workstation tweaker. I’m twenty-eight years old, and I have been using computers and their associated peripherals for over twenty years. I experienced the fingertip-numbing onset of RSI pain in college about ten years ago, and I’ve been actively tweaking [...]

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How I decided to handle DRM for my ebook

December 30, 2011
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Interview with Photocine News

December 29, 2011

Lou Lesko at Photocine News just wrote a piece about Realms Unreel, my Kickstarter project with Ian Steplowski, and the indie publishing scene. It’s my first press clipping for the book!

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I decided to drink the Amazon KDP Select Kool-Aid

December 28, 2011

All things being equal, I’d make my self-published novel Realms Unreel available through as many sales venues as possible. But, in the rapidly-evolving world of self-publishing, all things are not equal. In my first month selling Realms Unreel through Amazon and Barnes & Noble, the volume of sales I had through Amazon was more than twenty [...]

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The final straw that led me to leave PubIt!

December 28, 2011

I’ve experienced several frustrating problems while working with the Barnes & Noble PubIt! application to make my book available for the Nook. The problems started day one during the registration process, and they continued until yesterday, when I decided to quit Barnes & Noble entirely in favor of doing everything through Amazon. The story of [...]

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Kickstarter update

December 28, 2011

Ian and I are close to fifty percent of the way to the $5000 funding goal for our Kickstarter project, with eighteen days to go. Forty-six supporters, about of third of whom are generous complete strangers, as far as I can tell, and the rest of whom are friends and family of mine. Ian says [...]

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Review swap with That’s What She Said Books

December 28, 2011

I mentioned in a previous post that I obtained agreement from an indie book blog to review Realms Unreel in exchange for me writing a review of one of the books on their review list. So here it is: My first review of an indie book There’s a lot of heart and a great deal to [...]

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Concerns with Amazon print-on-demand quality

December 16, 2011

Serendipitously, before I started ordering large numbers of my paperback, I first ordered a single copy directly from CreateSpace and another single copy through Amazon.com. It took almost eight days for me to get my proof copy ground-shipped from CreateSpace, but I overnighted the Amazon.com final copy, since I needed to get a copy of [...]

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The basics on CreateSpace sales and distribution

December 16, 2011

Here’s what I’ve learned over the course of the past three weeks taking Realms Unreel from complete digital file to print-on-demand paperback through Amazon’s CreateSpace service. CreateSpace provides the web interface through which authors upload the interior and cover content of their books and provide all the information required to transform that digital information into [...]

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First box of books arrived!

December 14, 2011

Christmas presents for everyone!

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