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Writers' Cafe / How much did you pay for your ebook cover?
« on: October 09, 2014, 02:50:38 pm »
Just trying to get a sense of pricing... I know you can get some for very cheap (or do it yourself) but just wondering if people have invested more money into their covers, and if that was a worthwhile investment for them?

Writers' Cafe / Authors! Can you help me out?
« on: September 19, 2014, 12:30:41 am »
Hi all,

I'm looking at the feasibility of developing a web-platform specifically for authors/writers. I think this could be really useful, however I would like to get the opinions of lots of other authors first :)

Would you be able to fill out a survey (just six questions!)

If there's any interest in the breakdown of results, I will post them up on request -- assuming I get enough answers to be statistically relevant!

Thank you so much for the help!!

Also feel free to discuss the idea here. In a dream world, what would your ideal web platform look like? What would it do? How would it work?

Writers' Cafe / A year of sales
« on: August 17, 2013, 09:25:19 am »
I'm hoping this doesn't count as self-promotion, but if it does, feel free to delete.

When I self-published, I was fascinated by sales data, and loved reading about other people's success -and- failures. As such, I've shared my spreadsheet of sales/royalties for the first year that my novella has been out in the world. No, I still haven't published my second book. It's coming!

In the hope that someone finds it interesting!

The Book Bazaar / The Rising Wind (Smokey Days) free!
« on: August 15, 2012, 02:01:09 pm »
Magic was the way forward. Oro could not balance forever on this knife-edge of survival. Tabbi knew disaster approached. The suicides, the slow ceding of control to the Ludd corporation, and that nameless dread that lurked in everyone if you dug deep enough. The Gheists were the key. Would save them from themselves. Would save Denise.

Research scientist and historian Tabbi lives in the cruel city Oro, where suicide is just a fact-of-life and terminal illnesses are not worth worrying about.

Tabbi believes that if they can bring magic back to the world, humans will regain part of their souls. Her work is decried and met with skeptism, until disaster strikes the city and sends it tottering into chaos. Can Tabbi prove her theory right in time to save both Oro and the woman she loves?

The Rising Wind is the first published title set in the Smokey Days universe. The Smokey Days stories depict a world where humans are caught up in the battle between two great supernatural races that ultimately threaten to consume them. Struggling to preserve themselves, humans turn their backs on their deities–but in doing so, they lose the very essence of what it means to be human.

"... a fresh escape from the more mundane cyberpunk and magic worlds" - Josh Spears

"The characters are unique and well drawn, with real flaws and strengths that develop as the story progresses." - Matt Holland

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Writers' Cafe / Hit publish, now what?
« on: July 16, 2012, 10:47:52 pm »
Soooo, yesterday I published a book, enrolled it in the KDP program, and made it free for one day.

I'd like some advice on what to do next (other than, 'start the next one', which I already have).

Feedback on cover/blurbage etc. all appreciated and some very basic book-specific marketing tips would be amazing.

I have thick skin, so don't worry about hurting my feelings.

Introductions & Welcomes / Ah man, I hate introducing myself
« on: September 12, 2011, 01:48:28 pm »
So yes, I am a new member of the forums! My name is Suzie, and I don't even own a kindle! (What am I doing here?) I do however have the kindle app on my netbook and computer, and have been somewhat awestruck by the sheer amount of fiction out there for me to read. Especially welcome since I just moved into a studio that's about the size of a walk-in closet, and therefore had to pack my entire hard-won library of paperbacks into boxes and stick them in my parents attic.

Luckily, I shall be getting an actual Kindle in November, which is very exciting! I may never need to unpack those boxes again ;)

I'm also a wanna-be author, with a degree in English & Creative Writing (for what it's worth....) and I have a novella sitting in some poor editors inbox as we speak. So you can expect to see the usual desperate questions such as 'how do I make people buy this darn thing!' later on in the year.

So yep. Introduction over. I'm off to explore!

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