The Createspace Covergate of 2018

If you want to publish print on demand books, there are few options. The most widely used is Createspace, a company which is now owned by Amazon.com. Createspace is great; I’ve been using it for years and years without complaint. Recently though, things have changed. For a while, it seemed like a crapshoot whether a cover would be accepted or if it would be kicked back for edits. The process isn’t instantaneous, it requires about a day’s wait between when you upload the cover and when you find out if it “meets the specifications.” The trouble was that I could…

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I’m Alive

It’s been a wild year, and I’m glad to say I’m still here fighting the good fight. The last few months I’ve taken a little time for my family, and I’ve stayed a bit out of the spotlight. I did this for them (and for me), because the last year HAS BEEN INSANE. I published a short, illustrated novella and told 10,000 people about it on Facebook. A lot of them told me how much they loved SOPHIA’S JOURNAL. I published my first novel, BLOOD 4 LIFE, then I published my second, QUEEN’S GAMBIT. Then I finished writing my third…

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Infinite Vampire Series Wordcounts

The Infinite Vampire Series is about 484,000 words! SOPHIA’S JOURNAL: 10,000 words BLOOD 4 LIFE: 102,000 words QUEEN’S GAMBIT: 144,000 words MAELSTROM: 105,000 words* ANTIVENOM: 123,000 words* * subject to slight change in proofreading and final edits.  

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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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