General Updates, Poetry, Reflections of the Heart

Latest Decision in Publishing

Since the last time I have written, I have made several changes. For the last few years I have had four poetry books up for sale in print through CreateSpace and through KDP for Kindle. I thought about it and contacted CreateSpace and had those four titles retired. I decided I wanted to try and get my poetry books traditionally published. Poets and Writers Magazine (www.pw.org) has a great listing of publishers who are looking for poetry so I am going to go through there list and see what happens. I am starting with the small presses. Here is the link if you’re interested: https://www.pw.org/small_presses

I still have yet to remove the Kindle versions so you will still find them on Amazon.

Last November (2016), I finished a novel for NaNoWriMo. I have been editing that book and was going to traditionally publish, however, I found Tablo (www.tablo.com) and decided to try publishing through there and see what happens. I’m curious to see how the company does things. It depends on how things go if I decide to keep my book published through there, or pull it. But first I have to finish adding chapters. I hope to have it published before the end of February.

There is also another website I’d like to tell you about called Authors.me (www.authors.me). It’s a site where you create your profile, talk about your writing style, add any book projects you’re working on and then based on the information you put down for your book, the website will pull up agents and publishers who fit the criteria for your book and you can submit it to them. This saves a lot of hassle trying to find agents and publishers. Note that only the agents and publishers who are using Authors.me for submissions will show up in the search.

If you’ve exhausted your search results through there it would be a good idea to return to WritersMarket.com for more results. (You have to subscribe to Writers Market. If you can’t pay the full price up front for a year’s access you can pay $5.99 monthly which will renew each month. I like this because it makes it more affordable for those who need such resources.)

I hope these resources help you on your path to publication.

If you have any questions or comments feel free to leave them in the comments. I happy to hear from my readers! 🙂

So long for now!

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Day and Night: A Collection of Nature Poetry Gets New Look!!

So the next book I was working on changing the look to is Day & Night: A Collection of Nature Poetry. The second cover looks far better than the first. A definite growth in understanding book cover design from when I first published my books. Well, you can see for yourself:

1st Book Cover
1st Book Cover
2nd cover
2nd cover
This is the back cover that goes with the new 2nd cover.
This is the back cover that goes with the new 2nd cover.

I have also made some improvements to the manuscript as well.

I hope you enjoy the newer cover and updated interior!

Off to work on the next book that needs updating.

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Free Audiobook Promotion Codes!!!

Okay, so the quiz thing didn’t go so well last time. I don’t think I’ll try that again this time.

I still have some free promo codes for Day & Night: A Collection of Nature Poetry and for The History of Sackets Harbor, NY.

Give me a shout if your interested!

Have a great day!

Poetry, Sackets Harbor

Audiobook Winner!!!

Mary C. of Watertown, NY answered both quiz questions correctly and wins free audiobooks of The History of Sackets Harbor, NY and Day & Night: A Collection of Nature Poetry! Congratulations, Mary and thanks for participating!

 

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Question #1 – Day and Night: A Collection of Nature Poetry

What is the scientific name for storm clouds?

A) cirrus, B) altostratus, C) cumulonimbus, D) mammatus

Please use the form below to submit your answer. Thanks you for participating!

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Free Audio Book – Day and Night: A Collection of Nature Poetry

Do you like poetry? How about nature? How about putting the two together in Nature Poetry!

I have Promo Codes for 5 FREE copies of the audio-book version of my poetry book “Day & Night: A Collection of Nature Poetry”.

What I have decided to do is ask one question a day and whoever is the first person to get the question right, will win a free promo code to my audio-book.

Look for the question coming up in my next post later today!

See you then.