I decided when I published my book, (since it was my first book) that I would price it at .99 cents to get people to give it a try without much risk. So I did! The results were great, and I’m glad I’ve been able to introduce my work to so many people this way.
But all good things must come to an end, and so I have raised the price of Spirit of Magik to what I originally intended it to be, which is 2.99. But I don’t feel bad charging that for a book of 193,000 + words. That was a lot of work to write, re-write and edit and people can pay for that.
But fear not! There is already another promotion in the works, and I’ll come on here and tell you all about it in about a week. Until then, any who haven’t read it, you can find it here along with the great reviews!
I finally got my book into Smashwords Premium catalog on June 27th, yay! That was a bit of a task. Mostly because I was having a hard time understanding what the auto-vetter was complaining about. Essentially, the thing that had delayed me was using Libre Office’s table of contents generator. Doh. As soon as I quit doing that, I was good to go.
Thinking of using Libre Office instead of Microsuck Office? Here is a most fantastic guide to setting your book up by the Smashwords Style Guide: http://publishinginsider.net/smashwords-style-guide-for-libreoffice-openoffice/ I found it when I was super frustrated and googled “Smashwords Style Guide Sucks”, lol. (I was looking for a sympathetic virtual shoulder to lean on.)
I would have written and posted this here, but with the July 4th holiday, and family birthdays, we have had a string of out-of-town visitors. As well as a very sick lady coming home from the hospital. She is doing better now and doesn’t require the constant supervision she did when she first came home.
Reviews are coming in slowly for my book, but they are coming. Most of them are on Amazon, there is only one at Google play, and none at Smashwords yet.
I am now considering extending my torment and recording an audio version of Spirit of Magik. That will be an interesting challenge to read a 195,000-word document. My throat hurts just thinking about it! I have been trying to work on the next book too, but there is always something taking me away from it. I haven’t even had the chance to finish my Amazon author’s page yet! O.o
Well, thanks for reading. If you like fantasy, please give my book a try. Tell your friends if you want too!
Yay! I went through the proof copy I have and have made a few adjustments.
There is one odd formatting for my dedication (for some reason, even though it is completely centered now, it shows up as not centered on the Createspace viewer. This is slightly annoying, but I don’t know what else to do with it. What are you supposed to do when you move the text over on the page, but it doesn’t move at all on the previewer? I’m not sure myself.
Aside from that one complaint, I am very satisfied with the quality of the Createspace printing. The paper is nice and thick and so is the cover. It is a higher-quality paperback than you find in most stores.
I have added a few pages of information in the appendix as a bonus for people purchasing the Createspace edition.
There is nothing like holding a physical copy of my book in my hands. In a way, it is like all of this book publishing has become really for me.
The Createspace edition is retailing for 12.99, here. https://www.createspace.com/5552584