Category Archives: Self Publishing

Getting the novel into my local library.

After finishing my first print version of Creator Sky, I ended up getting a pretty sizable order of copies made (in retrospect, probably too many). I contacted my local library system to see if they would be interested in having a few copies to put into circulation. Their response was great!  Basically, they love local authors and would be glad to make it happen. Only about two weeks later I … Continue reading

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Blurb for novels… BookWright needs work.

I have my Creator Sky novel “published” with CreateSpace. The process is relatively straightforward. You can download a document template that is formatted to their specifications and it just simply works. You can also download a cover template based on your final page size and that just simply works. In my attempt to find a second print-on-demand service so that there is some level of complete market coverage, I’ve been … Continue reading

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OCLC Worldcat, not too sure how it works…

I recently noticed that my Scifi book, Creator Sky, is now listed on WorldCat. I was talking about marketing ideas with a friend and mentioned the idea of asking local libraries to see if they would carry it. He said that a family member of his was an employee of a local library (one that’s in a small city of the metro area, as far as I know they only … Continue reading

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Refining my self publishing process.

This all came about when I decided to try voicing my first Creator Sky book to make an audio book. By the time that I got to chapter 4, I was seeing various issues with the text flow when read out loud. Because I want the text to be the best that it can be, I decided to revise it. It might have introduced new typos, but I felt it … Continue reading

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More talk about Google Docs (Drive)

Let me count the ways I find Google Docs (Drive) useful: 1. A centralized location for my texts as I work on them. 2. Easy to access from many types of devices. 3. As long as you keep it up to date, it’s your go-to source. 4. Seems pretty good at spell check and grammar. 5. Basically an off-site backup to any copies of the text you have locally (backup … Continue reading

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Formatting e-books, my current process (novels)

Edit: I figured out a few things to improve my process. I had a long lull in my self-publishing efforts. Most of what I learned back in 2011-2013 was forgotten. I’m going to write down the process I’ve (re)figured out recently so that I can have it as backup in case the same thing happens again. It’s currently a little “hackish” in how I get the final product, but I’m … Continue reading

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