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Book Update - July 2015

Oh heyyy everyone!

So I just wanted to post a little update on what is happening with my writing because a lot of people have been asking me and I have lots of plans on the horizon!

It has been around two years since I first started posting Reasons To Love A Nerd Like Me on Wattpad and it has now gained over 2 million reads and thousands upon thousands of comments. I know I keep saying this, but I cannot stress how much this means to me and how completely unexpected it was to gain such a following for my work. It’s seriously a dream come true and continues to thrill me each and every single day.

After gaining such success for my free read, the big question was… What next? I have been spending the last year or so trying to figure that out and now I’m finally at the stage where I want to take it to the next step.

I started off by doing a lot of research into the field of book agents and pitching, then I sent a query email out to ten agents who I thought would really get my style. I received a small amount of interest from doing this, but was ultimately rejected by everyone I contacted. 

I won’t lie that it’s never nice to receive rejection mail and for a while it knocked my confidence a little. After all, I am stumbling blind through the world of young adult fiction and I definitely have a lot to learn about the whole process from writing to pitching. My story is super long and super niche and maybe it’s just not the right book that agents are looking for. So I stopped contacting them, deciding that it wasn’t the path I wanted to take with it.

HOWEVER (and that is a big however!) - I know there is an audience for this book. I know from all the comments and support I’ve had that people love it with all their hearts and that is has touched people’s lives around the world. And I know that it might not be completely perfect and it might not be at the same standard as books with a professional team behind them… But I wrote every line straight from my heart. I have poured everything I possibly have into it and I LOVE Scotty and Vincent and Olive and Alexis and Taylor, the whole lot of them, like they were my own family. Never doubt that this story came from the depths of my soul and I am so incredibly proud of it. 

SO DO YOU KNOW WHAT? I am putting it out there. By myself. I don’t have a publisher or an editor or an agent or anything. Just me, myself and I. Oh and of course all my Wattpad readers who have cheered me on every step of the way. I don’t have the funds to publish the story in print, but I am going to release it for download on Kindle. And I am going to do everything in my power to spread the word about it and try and make it a success.

The last few months I have been working my bum off with editing the story to the best of my abilities. Fixing everything from grammar issues to weird-sounding paragraphs to minor continuity mistakes that slipped through the net the first time round. I have used all of the comments and advice from my readers to scrub and polish it into the best version of the book I can make it. All that is left to do now is the final knick-knacks, which include a cover design, formatting the word document and a last minute proof-read courtesy of my lovely friend Katie. But once all of that is out of the way, it will be up and available to download as a real life book on Amazon (eek!!) I am thinking of setting the price at £2.99 which I hope is reasonable and I will definitely be calling on my friends and fans to help me spread the word (I hope you guys won’t mind!)

I am not sure what will come from this. Maybe it will take off. Maybe it will sit there on Amazon and not do very much at all. I’ll never know unless I try. And if it doesn’t work out then I’ve learned a hell of a lot from the whole experience and hopefully I’ll do better for my next story, whatever it may be :) I would definitely love to approach agents again in the future, but for now I want to see how far I can take this particular story by myself and hopefully prove to companies that my writing has an audience.

I have so many ideas for this Universe of characters and for brand new stories in different genres. I never realised I had so much to say, so many stories that I wanted to tell, until I sat down and started to write them.

In other news, I will be attending YALC 2015 on Sunday, which is a convention for all things young adult and fiction related. I cannot wait and I will also be doing my best to attend the agent area and hopefully get some further advice from a few real life agents (always good before taking the plunge!) If anyone else is going please let me know and say hi, I’d love to hear from you :D

This has all been such an exciting adventure for me. I hope it never ends. If I can keep getting the readers I’m getting on every new story I write then I will be happy forever and never stop for as long as I live.

I will keep you all posted on how everything goes. Here’s to taking the plunge!!!! :)

Publishing Your Own E-Book

By J.D. BIERSDORFER

Q.

I want to publish my own e-book and sell it online on a major Web site. Where do I start?

A.

Writing, editing and proofreading your book manuscript is the first step. Once you have finished your book, perhaps one of the easiest ways to get it out there for sale is to use publishing tools from the major online bookstores like Amazon and Barnes and Noble.

Amazon has a Kindle Direct Publishing service that lets you self-publish your own e-books and sell them in its online Kindle store. The site has tutorials for properly formatting and uploading your book file to make it compatible with the Kindle, Amazon’s own e-reader hardware. You need an account to use the service, but you can use your existing Amazon.com account if you already buy things from the site. Amazon’s Kindle Direct Publishing Help page has the information you need to get started, including an explanation of the royalties you can earn and Amazon’s share of the profits. 

Barnes and Noble has its own publishing platform called PubIt that can be used to upload and distribute e-books in its Nook online bookstore. The PubIt site accepts files in the ePub format, but it also has tools that convert Microsoft Word, RTF files, HTML documents and plain-text files into ePub. It doesn’t cost anything to use PubIt, but you do need an account, and Barnes and Noble takes a percentage of your book’s list price in exchange for selling your work. The PubIt Support page has information on prices, percentages and using the service.

If you do not want to use a publishing tool dedicated to a specific online store, an e-book distribution service like Smashwords can help you get your work out to a variety of online bookstores, including Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Apple’s iBookstore and the Sony Reader store.

How Does the Amazon Awake Aim Publishing Select Austerity program See to?

If better self are a newbie monographer and they want to generate income with your foredoomed work, then publishing in Amazon can be a ace option for you to hunt an online devoir less scratch. With the Amazon Kindle Select Program you can self-publish your e-book entering just 5 minutes! You don’t have to be a tech seamanship till publish your e-book, and the only essentials is in consideration of you to agree on their Terms and Conditions. At present are some of the information you need to know on how to self-publish a Set astir e-book.

What is the KDP Select Program?

Steam up fix conception offers $6 multiple fund annually to rally independent authors and publishers. To enroll your e-book means of access the KDP Select program, oneself have to make your book exclusive to the Hearten store. This course that you cannot sell it on Nook or iPad facsimile. So if Barnes and Noble is still selling your book, oneself can email them against jobbernowl it down. You washroom still sell your book in physical format at any rate not in digital format.

Once your capitalize is already published, he will have place included access the Kindle Owners’ Lending Library and you get headed for earn a piece of the $6 million body depending among how many times your book gets borrowed by readers.

How does your book get promoted to readers?

You also subvert an access to a set of promotional tools insomuch as your e-book like having the option to offer your book for free into readers for 5 days every 90 days. Readers who would abide bibliolatry your e-book for free fix the potential until make good reviews for your clause and encourage other readers to read it. By doing so, your work gets promoted to others.

Yourself can pick to enroll one e-book or several adit KDP Stigmatize program. The best let go is that you get to be entitled to 70% royalties for the sales of your e-book in customers exception taken of India, Brazil and Japan.

Also, take note that all books that are enrolled favorable regard the KDP superior program are included opening the Kindle Owner’s lending library.

Prison I un-publish my book from the program?

You may opt in contemplation of un-publish your work from the program anytime. Just the same, the terms and conditions cloud until the hold out sunshine of the term. Meaning headed for say, you yet can’t bestrew your fit elsewhere until your term pro KDP Select is not expired. The semester is also auto-renewed every 90 days unless you crave not against automatically renew your enrollment.

Does it bind the potential to help me makeup a name after this fashion a new author?

The answer into this question is yes, definitely. If this is your first time to publish your most hoarded book, then Butch KDP Select master plan can be your stepping stone in achieving more readers. Since your e-book self-mastery have being securable till Amazon users globally and i can publish in multiple languages, subconscious self are reaching to spare readers in a global scale.

KDP Select list gives you the freedom to control your content without having to share the royalty with an agent or television. Further, you can monitor your sales on a daily basis unlike traditional publishing wherein you only get an idea of how over and over your post has made backward 6 months.

GUYS, I'M DESPERATE!

I’m not doing this as a link since no one pays attention.

I am a young adult fantasy author and I recently self-published my first novel to Kindle. Sales aren’t going very well so I am trying to raise money to print 500 copies of my book (only amount that’s actually worth while buying, send me an ask and I’ll explain). 

Anyway, I’ve posted and reblogged before with no one even looking at my post. Please guys, I am desperate! I really want to get my novel off the ground but so far I haven’t had many sales and it looks like my dream of being an author is over :(

I really need your help! It doesn’t have to be much, and if you can’t donate please signal boost! I’ve seen plenty of these gofundme things get thousands of notes and raise more money than I’m asking. 

Just this one thing, it’s all I ask. 

Please click this link to go to my gofundme page:

http://www.gofundme.com/jxcnjk 

Alternatively, if you want to support my novel, click these links to go to the Kindle store:

US: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00QKT6Z5E

UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00QKT6Z5E

The novel is available in all countries with Kindle but I’ve only included these two as there are too many to list.

Please guys, I need your help! I see you helping artists who draw, well I’m an artist who writes. Aren’t I worth as much as them?

Tutoriel de publication d'un ebook sur Amazon

Tutoriel de publication d’un ebook sur Amazon

Nessendyl, auteur de nombreux ouvrages, vous propose de découvrir comment publier un livre sur Amazon. Elle décortique pour vous les différentes étapes du processus et vous explique aussi les différentes options de la plate forme Kindle Direct Publishing.

Son tuto est très clair et très pratique.

N’hésitez pas à le consulter si l’édition en tant qu’auteur indépendant vous tente.

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Some examples of how it would work if the fund was $10M and 100,000,000 total pages were read in the month:

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Amazon.com: The Fireman: A Short Story eBook: Chelsea Clemmons: Kindle Store

The Fireman: A Short Story - Kindle edition by Chelsea Clemmons. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading The Fireman: A Short Story.

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Amy's Song is Now Available!

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I Am Still Here - Kindle edition

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