I Published my First Book

I published Infinite Vampire I: BLOOD 4 LIFE on May 7, 2017. I told about 15k people about it, and had 150 people buy the book! (1%). As of this writing, approximately five weeks after publishing, BLOOD 4 LIFE has 33 reviews and an average rating of 4.8 stars. Next week I’ll be publishing the sequel, Infinite Vampire II: QUEEN’S GAMBIT, and I’m very excited. Each new book–and all the effort put into the launch and marketing–helps boost the first book.    So far, any income generated has paled in comparison to the money spent on actually making professional books,…

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Is Pronoun.com for you? They just made a big announcement.

Pronoun.com, a free publishing service provider, just announced that it has added a feature; providing a custom publisher name with the ISBN. This is actually very good news. ISBN’s if bought individually are absurdly expensive at $125 a piece. Buying in bulk offers significant discounts: 10 for $295, or 100 for $575. Before Pronoun’s recent change, you could use your own, purchased separately ISBN, and you could have your publishing company’s name on the copyright page. Before, if you used one of Pronoun’s free ISBN’s, then Pronoun was listed as the publisher. It was a hard choice for independent publishers who…

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Sophia’s Journal!

I realized that the Infinite Vampire series needed a prequel, but I’m not normal. Instead of just writing one, I wanted to do something different. So I wrote it, in the form of a 18 year old’s journal. Then I worked with a woman to make sure I had an accurate teen-girl’s perspective. Then I hired a young woman with robot-perfect handwriting (in my opinion) to transcribe it. Then I planned and drew over two dozen custom illustrations to add into the book. Then I spent a week scanning all the images, photoshopping any errors, and putting together a pdf.…

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No Thanks, Bitly

I write books that include additional web content, and if I put a link into a book, I want a nice, short link that’s easy for a reader to type into a browser. Bitly is a free option out there, but before I put Bitly links in my books (and published them), I looked at their terms and conditions (https://bitly.com/pages/terms-of-service). Here’s the part that made me spit my coffee all over my screen: (Copied from their terms on 11/12/17) “License Grants License to Bitly By submitting User Content through the Services, you hereby do and shall grant Bitly a worldwide, non-exclusive, royalty-free, fully paid, sublicensable…

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