Publishing short stories

Today’s faff, then, has been all about re-publishing standalone short e-stories. Once upon a time, I discovered CreateSpace, a wonderful self-publishing tool from Amazon. The best thing about it, for me, was the cover creator. Every single book I thought of writing, as it went into the ideas and drafting stages, was given a spot (and a cover) in my CreateSpace. Series all looked the same (I think they call it “branding”), and there was more than one series, each series […]

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Diary of a pocket novel – getting organised

I’ve been working on the pocket novel for the past couple of days. I’m trying to write it by the seat of my pants, but I am a natural planner. So I went in to Scrivener to add a new file … and I already had one! There’s even some writing on it. So I’m going to merge that one and this one because the opening in the Scrivener file is much better than the opening in the new document. […]

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It’s all so complicated!

The news that Amazon’s CreateSpace is being swallowed up by Amazon’s Kindle Direct Publishing spurred me into action yesterday, a little. The first thing I did was contact KDP with a few questions. While I awaited their reply, I set about researching an alternative. CreateSpace was always the paperback arm of Amazon’s self-publishing platform. KDP was what morphed out of their Kindle-publishing platform. Some time in the past year or so, CreateSpace offered the ability to also publish on Kindle […]

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Temporary change of plan

Due to the changes at Amazon CreateSpace and Kindle Direct Publishing, my plans have changed slightly for the next few days. Well, they’ve changed completely. I don’t think KDP is as good as CreateSpace. I don’t think it’s as easy to use. I don’t think it looks as professional. And it looks as though it may cost me more in the long run as KDP seem to insist that you order a physical copy of your book to proofread, at […]

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News: new platform for digital editions

I have a new platform for my digital editions. At the moment, only Diary of a Scaredy Cat has been migrated over. But eventually, all of my ebooks in various formats will be available from Pronoun, apart from those traditionally published. Hardbacks will still originate on Lulu and paperbacks will still be over on CreateSpace. But all eformats will eventually be available via Pronoun. Let me know what you think!

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Two books now available on Kindle

I’m delighted to announce that not one but TWO of my re-branded, re-packaged and re-published books are now available in the Kindle store on Amazon. This is one (or two!) of the things I’ve been working on recently. NIGHT CRAWLER: A MARCIE CRAIG MYSTERY and TWEE TALES are now available, on Kindle, for £2.99 and £1.99 respectively. If you click on the covers, you’ll be taken directly to the Kindle store. But if you’re in a different country, still follow the […]

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