Publishing News

Changing It Up

So lately I have been having serious issued with create space not sending a link to my email address. And I have tried several times. I have tried publishing my books in KDP but again having issues and email Amazon about the problem a couple of times but never heard anything from them.

Today I did something bold. I removed all of my books from KDP and I am taking a new tactic. This might mean more work but I think it will be worth it.

Remember Lulu.com and Smashwords.com? Well I am going to be publishing my paperback and hardcovers through lulu.com and my ebooks through Smashwords.com. I know this will mean more booklets to read to learn how format is to be done for each platform but I think it will be worth it. The only way to really know is to try my ideas out and see what happens.

I have worked with both lulu and Smashwords in the past and I have always enjoyed using lulu. Smashwords I would have some struggles with but hopefully it won’t be too bad this time around.

I’ll let you know if I hear anything from Amazon, but I’m betting I won’t.

So now I need to find out if I need a new ISBN for each of my books and if that means I’m going to have to change the titles as well. I may have to visit my writers’ group on Facebook and see what others suggest. Just comes down to using your resources.

If any of you have tried what I am about to delve into, would you let me know how things turned out for you? I would love to hear what came about.

Thanks and take care.

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Reflections of the Heart

Reflections of the Heart II

In a previous post I mentioned that I was putting scripture verses into my book. Well I did end up doing that. Not every chapter has them however. The book is currently available in Kindle format.

I am waiting patiently for the book to be available in paperback format which could take up to 72 hours or more.

It has been quite the challenge for me to create a paperback book through KDP instead of CreateSpace. When I heard that CreateSpace was gone and that everything was being moved to KDP, I think myself and many others panicked. We had to go to KDP and relearn how to make a paperback book. Thankfully, however, Amazon has made it pretty easy to make your book into a paperback. It just takes a while for their review process to be sure your book meets their standards is all.

But while I’m waiting for my book to come out in paperback, I’m reading things on blogging and on selling my books. It’s hard. There are so many books out there it’s tough to chose which one to read. Blogging For Writers, and Sell Your Book Like Wildfire are the two I”m currently going through. As writers we have to keep reading on various themes in order to keep growing in our field.

So far things are going well just a little slower than anticipated. But making the most of it.