Tag Archive: Self-publishing


A Project is Born


I have started a Kickstarter project in hopes to publishing my second book. Find the project at http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/temperature/an-effort-to-publish to help out.
Notes for Temperature: Bitter Cold


I have to agree with the Amazon forums when it comes to editing. I took the time and money to have someone else review my novel for errors. If the indie writers wish to be taken seriously – editing is paramount. Read the blog by Jason Matthews to understand more.

Indie Authors, Good Editing Will Sell More Ebooks Self-published authors who want to sell ebooks, listen up; the consensus in the Amazon Kindle forums is primarily that there's "more editing needed for Indie authors." Visit the Kindle forums (or fora for fancy-pants literature types) for a great place to learn many things: how all the nuances of Kindles work, publishing-world happenings, great new releases and often complaints of what Indie authors are promoting as salable ebooks on par with tra … Read More

via How to Make, Market and Sell Ebooks – All for Free


I hope to join the ranks of these other indie start-ups sharing their individual projects collectively through a site called KickStarter. This website offers a chance to make dreams come true for those that have a vision. To share what my vision is visit my Temperature Series Project for more information.
I worked hard to self publish my first novel and promote it. I used every bit of cash I had (even scrounged between the cushions) to get the money up without asking a soul to help. Now I hope to find generous people out in the world to support me in my endeavors this time.
Check out my project, moreover, please take a look at some of the other up-and-coming talent who’ve posted their wares for all to see. KickStarter is trying to help us all and I am thankful for their own vision to help others fulfill a dream. If my goal isn’t reached I will not see a dime. That is the long and short of it for any of us trying to find backers. I am willing to drop my standards of getting a better novel out than my last one (mainly because I could only afford one copyediting service) if I can’t pull off this project.
I am not a pessimist in thinking I might not get the funds to produce a second published novel – I just have a backup plan if this doesn’t pan out.
As far as self publishing goes, I will choose a different publisher with e-book services and possibly audio book formats. My first self publisher, CreateSpace, is a good company to go through and have nothing to complain about. I would like more for my money though. Lightning Source has a list of self publishers to consider if you are in the market to publish your own manuscript. Beyond that, I have nothing to offer when it comes to marketing anything. Best of luck to anyone reading this.

UPDATE (10-30-2011):

The second book ran into some publishing ‘potholes’ along the way, work to finish the manuscript is in full swing and so is your chance to support it. Please stop by and drop a coin in the coffer.