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Old 12-31-2012, 06:39 PM   #946
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Every few months, it seems as though there is a new country opening up through different stores. As an Indie Author, I own all the international rights to my books distribute them everywhere.
I've done a blog post listing what countries each store distributes to.

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Old 01-01-2013, 03:27 PM   #947
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Admirable goals Bernard! Good Luck with them!

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I'm still formulating/finalizing mine but (assuming my finances don't collapse due to taxes or unforeseen expenses) I'm thinking 10-20 Science Articles/essays and an equivalent number of personal essays and maybe a few short stories and possibly some novel work but I'm not really going to commit to that for sure yet. And possibly another self-published poetry volume. I fill this in over in the Writing thread.
Thanks, Kenny. I know I will hit most of these goals as most of the writing and revising is done on a majority of the pieces. Good luck with your goals as well.
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Old 01-02-2013, 10:10 AM   #948
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I posted the playlist I created which, in turn, helped me create my latest e-book The Space Within These Lines Is Not Dedicated.

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Old 01-02-2013, 06:02 PM   #949
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Science fiction and fantasy author Stephen Goldin has launched a plan to give free ebooks in exchange for reviews. The ROGO Program (which stands for Review One, Get One) will give away Smashwords coupons to people who review participating books. In theory, you could get nearly all the Parsina Press list for the price of the first one you buy.

The details and a list of the participating books can be found on the ROGO Program page. Please note that the rules don't insist on favorable reviews, merely honest ones. If you enjoy reading science fiction and/or fantasy, this could be an incredible deal. Pleasant reading!
Science fiction and fantasy readers: How often do you get rewarded for expressing your honest opinion? Take advantage of the Parsina Press Review One, Get One (ROGO) Program and get free ebooks in exchange for reviews. See the program page for full details.
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Old 01-02-2013, 09:32 PM   #950
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Why I Hate Writing Blurbs

My latest post on how I find writing the book blurb more difficult than even writing the book itself...and a chance to get a free Kindle copy of The Book of Sylvia

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Old 01-05-2013, 02:26 PM   #951
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So I switched books this morning. I'm now writing "Wyvern", book 1 of the Wyvern Trilogy. I've posted on my blog an excerpt that I wrote a few months ago for it. It is probably one of the best samples of my writing style and how silly I can be.

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Old 01-05-2013, 06:19 PM   #952
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I set up a Marketing Diary on Tumblr which I briefly discuss on my blog. And by brief, I mean four sentences.
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Old 01-06-2013, 09:06 AM   #953
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Since my last posting, I've put up three reviews:

A set of dark and twisted tales put together by Robert Dunbar in Martyrs & Monsters. Although not all the stories grabbed me, I thought the writing itself was pretty special. Check out the review: http://papyrus.calebblake.net/2012/1...robert-dunbar/

Next on the list was the second book of the Kinshield saga by K.C. May - The Wayfarer King. Although I still really enjoyed the characters as they transitioned smoothly into the second book, I felt a bit let down by the story. Have a read to see what I mean: http://papyrus.calebblake.net/2013/0...ng-by-k-c-may/

Just posted today was my review for the last indie book I read in 2012. This one is a mystery thriller by Marty Steere called Sea of Crises. Although there were some bumps along the way, I really enjoyed this book. It's a debut offering and I'm looking forward to seeing what else this author has up his sleeve. Read what I thought about it: http://papyrus.calebblake.net/2013/0...-marty-steere/
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Old 01-06-2013, 09:19 PM   #954
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So just how "indie" was I in my reading in 2012? My obsessive need to catalogue and analyse results in a list and summary of my reading behaviour for the year.

If you have any interest in such self-indulgent activities, feel free to click on the link and have a read: http://papyrus.calebblake.net/2013/0...-reading-list/
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Old 01-06-2013, 09:24 PM   #955
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So just how "indie" was I in my reading in 2012? My obsessive need to catalogue and analyse results in a list and summary of my reading behaviour for the year.

If you have any interest in such self-indulgent activities, feel free to click on the link and have a read: http://papyrus.calebblake.net/2013/0...-reading-list/
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Old 01-07-2013, 02:42 AM   #956
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Now, at the Authors and Writers Blog, Phillip Phair

As a self published author, one of the biggest difficulties I faced was that of finding a suitable artist to create a stunning cover image for my book. Having received many quotations from what were in effect; Copy Paste Artists, I turned to Computer Generated Image Artists and, quite soon I had the perfect image with which to tempt the would be purchaser to buy my book. Since then I have discovered that many other self published authors are facing similar problems and, in an effort to build a bridge between Authors and Artists, I have launched a C G I Artists Spotlight on my Authors and writers Blog site.

This month I am running a CGI Artist Spotlight on Australian, C G I artist Phillip Phair, a talented C G I Artist.

Australian, CGI Artist, Phillip Phair has kindly consented to take a place on the Authors and Writers Blog site and, display some of his beautiful renderings there, for you to see.

Phillip will be looking forward to working closely with self published authors; who are looking for a High end book cover image, to promote their literary works.
The Writers and Authors blog site can be found here'

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My book was reviewed on a book review blog. She liked it! Very exciting. She made my day. I feel all official-like now.
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