Browsed by
Tag: amazon

What I learned from self-publishing

What I learned from self-publishing

It’s been roughly six years since I published my first paperback – The Betrayed. Although I’ve published books before (technical stuff) in digital format, my official entry into the world of independent authoring, the way people perceive it, started in 2012.

In the past six years, I had a chance to release seven novels, with another five books, bearing my name out either as a primary author or a co-author, also seeing the light of the day in that same period. A nice dozen. That’s a sizable volume of publications, and I believe I can share some of the lessons and insights I’ve learned since.

CreateSpace portal

Read More Read More

CreateSpace is dead, long live KDP!

CreateSpace is dead, long live KDP!

Like many an independent author, I was surprised by the (somewhat) unexpected and for me, rather ill-timed, announcement that CreateSpace would cease its professional services offering. This inopportune change coincided with my imminent decision to publish another book. All of a sudden, I was left in a lurch. Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP) was suggested as an alternative, but it’s mostly self work, whereas I really wanted someone else to do the actual editing piece for me. So what now?

Preview

Read More Read More

Dedoimedo Black Friday: Three Days of The Betrayed

Dedoimedo Black Friday: Three Days of The Betrayed

Let us have some pre-holidays holiday festivities! Next week, Friday to Sunday, November 24 from midnight till November 26 11pm (2300 hours), The Betrayed, the first book in The Lost Words series, will be available at a nice, discounted price of only USD0.99. This is a very neat 67% saving compared to the original tag, so you may want to pencil the dates down and take advantage of this nifty little Kindle Countdown Deal.

The Betrayed cover

Read More Read More

Beware geeks bearing gifts

Beware geeks bearing gifts

Benevolence, that’s my middle name. Well, more correctly, it’s Goatlover, but you get the gist. My main blog, dedoimedo.com, celebrates its 11th birthday this week. Hence me, hence gifts, hence the title. Free Amazon goodies. Read on, me hearties.

Celebration
Image taken from Wikimedia Commons, licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0.

Read More Read More

Holiday gifts, free books for all!

Holiday gifts, free books for all!

Rejoice! ‘Tis the holiday season, and I am feeling ultra-uber-benevolent. Over the next two weeks, no less than five different titles of my fantasy repertoire will be free for grabs on Amazon Kindle. Anywhere between 2-3 days, each book will star with zero cost, up for grabs. You should, plus review the books, because you never know when a new contest will come up, and that means gadgets and prizes.

Celebration
Image taken from Wikimedia Commons, licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0.

Read More Read More

You Are Here is here

You Are Here is here

Kind of confusing, do you geddit. Do you? Anyhow, the latest SFFWorld.com anthology, You Are Here – Tales of Carthographic Wonders has been officially released, and you can merrily find it on Amazon. This one features 18 stories, one of which is mine – called Forward, as I’ve already hinted in my article from just a few days ago. So please, help yourselves, and I truly hope you enjoy it. P.S. And a teaser story for this anthology is out there, too! Title? A Tale of Guns and Goats and Velvet Coats. Yes, go read it. For free. More details coming soon.

You Are Here