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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Camp NaNoWriMo, General Updates

Back To It Again

Ah, so here we are again. I said I was going to take a break from writing and search out other things in life, like other interests, but there comes a problem when characters keep popping into my head and scenes play like moves, and story is just begging to be told. Characters sit in my head, acting out their stories, but their stories are not being heard. Why? Because I am not writing them.

It seems as though a writer cannot take a TRUE vacation from writing. It is in the very core of their being, part of what God built into them, into me. When I tried to pursue other interests, I realized that these other interests involved some kind of writing as well, so really, I wasn’t taking a break at all.

So I have decided to pick up one of the fictional stories I started last year for Camp NaNoWriMo called Lasting Shadow and see how much farther I can get with that. Finding my story and character sheets will be interesting. If I can’t find them already printed and sitting in my filing cabinet, I will have to print everything again, but that’s no big deal. I’ll just happy to write fiction and have fun doing it.

When my daughter is old enough, she’ll get to read my stories and that just brings a smile to my face. Also, to keep writing, is do not only what God built into me when he made me, but also to continue to pursue something my mother was very supportive of when she found out I wanted to be a writer in my early teen years. So in a way, writing is like honoring her memory as well. I’m sure she would be proud of me if I kept going, but perhaps disappointed if I stopped writing, but I don’t think that is an option for me. I have learned so much. Not just to write a novel, but how to social network, how to blog, how create my own book covers, how to publish via CreateSpace and Amazon KDP, writing press releases.

I have learned all of this and I am helping and elderly woman from my church by the name of Phyllis Georgina Rose who has just published her book The Rose Garden. I am using my skills to help her publish her books and help her books to become more known. All I can do is try my best and pray. God will have to take it the rest of the way.

You will find both Phyllis’ book and my books on www.goodreads.com as well as Amazon and other places online. I hope you check out our work!

We’ll continue to work hard so you have more to read. 🙂