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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You have to be shameless to self-promote

December 13, 2011

Well, it’s been a busy few weeks. I decided to release the book in Kindle format on November 22, the day before my birthday, so I could suggest to friends and family that downloading, reading, and reviewing the book would be the best birthday present ever. Which it would be. A great number of my [...]

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KDP Select announcement

December 8, 2011

As I was updating the ebook version of Realms Unreel on the Kindle Direct Publishing website last night, I saw that Amazon has just announced a $6.5M giveaway for authors who make their ebooks available exclusively on the Kindle Owner Lenders’ Library for three months. Basically, it sounds like if you join the program, you [...]

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Print: the Holy Grail

December 7, 2011

It’s like a freaking college engineering lab in my house. There are people sleeping under tables who haven’t seen the sun in days. People who shall remain nameless. Oh, all right. It’s me and Sumul. I thought that the last month leading up to my releasing Realms Unreel on Kindle was as intense as it was [...]

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Barnes and Noble PubIt! business entity verification shenanigans

December 3, 2011

To save myself some time, I will merely say that I experienced some annoying delays in getting my Barnes and Noble PubIt! account approved. Most of the problem had to do with the application form. I summarized the issues in an email to their customer support after the problem was finally resolved.   Hi there, [...]

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