Drumroll – Please!

TheEmissaryFinal - part 1

I started uploading ‘The Emissary’ to e-book vendors last night.

I feel its premature to sound the horns and all that. I’ve no idea how long Pubit will take to process the e-book. However, sometime after midnight – I uploaded ‘The Emissary’ to Barnes & Noble’s Pubit.

The reason I’m not crowing: it can take 2 months to get an e-book actually available on B&N.

That’s right – TWO MONTHS.

So there would be, IMHO no more foolish action than to start plugging the poor book before it was actually available.

The last e-book I uploaded to Kobo took 3 weeks to process. Another place where you don’t want to upload at the last minute before you start advertising.

Smashwords, while painfully slow to pay – is usually good about getting the e-books available all but instantly – if you can get passed the AutoVetter of Meatgrinder.

Amazon – well – yes, it’s faster, however there are SO many e-books this one may never make a splash.

So I’m doing this a small step at a time. See if I can get the turtle-slow vendors in place first.

You DO know that I want to shout this from the rooftops, right?

I’m being SO restrained – it’s like a scene from 50 Shades of Tie Me Up and Spank Me.

No, really!

‘The Emissary” on Nook book.

“The Emissary” on Kobo Books


Publish your book or play the lottery? (via Bob Mayer’s Blog)

Bob makes a good point today with this post.

I don’t see DIY publishing as a lottery ticket. I see it more as a venue – kinda like standup comedy mike nights. I write because I love to do it – I publish because I want to.

All my other hobbies pay for themselves. This one should to.

His point about backlist is very well taken. Because now that more and more backlist is hitting the e-book shelves there are fewer and fewer indie books being sold.

What a pity – if I had only been ready a year sooner – I might have made big bucks.

Right – and if you believe that I have a bridge to sell you.

One thing I see among many writers in these digital days is an overwhelming sense of wanting instant gratification.  Especially in this time of electronic wizardry where you can publish your eBook relatively quickly and then check your sales numbers the next day.  People are thinking in terms of days, weeks and months instead of years. While the technology has changed, I don’t think writing has, nor have the fundamentals required for success in p … Read More

via Bob Mayer's Blog