Mar 25, 2013

My Book is Published

As of yesterday, my latest book is published on Amazon. Today it is available on Kindle, but pretty soon it should be available in paperback too.

I'm not sure the readers of this blog are in the market for a homeschool book, but I'm showing you because it's the project I've been working on for the past few months.

Start Homeschooling - Great Education with Your Child at Home

Mar 18, 2013

Improving Sales of Kindle Books

I'm about to publish my next book, so there will be quite a few posts about creating and publishing books on CreateSpace and Kindle.

Firstly, I found this article with a creative way of getting people interested in your next book - ask them which cover they like best.

Mar 15, 2013

Publishing a Book on Amazon

I've written my next book and it's about to be published. I just wanted to share what is helping me publish.

Here are the Kindle Publishing Guidelines they are very detailed and a little too detailed for me.

My friend, Lis Sowerbutts, has published a book

Kindle Nonfiction Formatting Guide: Solve Your Nonfiction Formatting Problems (How To Format Your Book For Kindle) 

then I discovered that Kindle publishing has produced an easier guide than their Kindle Publishing Guidelines,

Building Your Book for Kindle

So, now I have lots to read.

Mar 2, 2013

John Daulton

John Daulton is a friend of mine who has written The Galactic Mage and Rift in the Races, two popular  science fiction novels. Here's an article he wrote on his blog about using Facebook paid advertising to promote his book. Warning - he's a writer, it's a long blog post.

Mar 1, 2013

Still Writing My Book

Watch this space! I hope to have my next book published during March. As I write this, the book is finished and is currently being proofread. The cover is being designed and I'm working on the five appendices and other little things like who to dedicate it to.

February has been a crazy month. I've ignored everything except the homescholing of my daughter and the writing of my book, which is about 30,000 words long (my longest yet). Then for the last week of February I went down with a 'flu bug. My son, who is at college about an hour away went down with a more severe case of the 'flu bug (even though we'd been nowhere near each other), and needed rescuing and driven back home for mom to look after. So, while sick, I did an emergency rescue of my son and brought him home to recover.

I'm behind on my blogs, the house is a mess, I've still not recovered from the 'flu, but I'm very excited about my imminent book release.