Remembering the days when writer groups used to actually service writers

A year or so ago, I was a subscriber to Writer’s Digest, a magazine that has been around for a very long time and used to serve the purpose of helping wannabe writers become actual writers. When I was young, I used to tear through the pages of that magazine, reading the fiction process articles written by its editor back … Read More

duaneRemembering the days when writer groups used to actually service writers

On to new projects

Last night, I finished the last touches of The Teddy Bear Conspiracy, and it’s now on sale on Kindle and will be on sale in paperback in the next few days (had one more run through the edit check and had to fix a couple of things before I could let it go one more time). Either way, the book … Read More

duaneOn to new projects

Book giveaway for Thompson’s Bounty is live on Goodreads

Book Giveaway The book giveaway for my science fiction, time traveling novel Thompson’s Bounty is active on Goodreads. Sign up for it, and you can get a free paperback copy of the book.

duaneBook giveaway for Thompson’s Bounty is live on Goodreads

The Evolution of Sales for a Self-Publishing Author

I recently spent some time analyzing how many sales I’ve had through Amazon. Keep in mind, this doesn’t count sales through other services (just Amazon). But what I discovered was kind of fascinating, because if you haven’t been paying attention to it, the information kind of sneaks up on you and tries to stab you in the back. Or at … Read More

duaneThe Evolution of Sales for a Self-Publishing Author

The book giveaway for The Ameriad

Last night, the book giveaway for The Ameriad finished on Goodreads. I’d like to think it was successful as 669 people requested the book, and now I have to send out 10 copies of it to the winners chosen by Goodreads. At the same time, 264 people added the book to their “to read” lists, although some of those people … Read More

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Problems inherent in trying to be a professional writer in a self-publishing world

Let’s face it. There are a lot of writers out there. And with Amazon and the Nook making it that much easier for anyone to hang out a shingle and say he or she is a writer, that means we’re going to see more and more of them out there, even if they’re still struggling to string two sentences together. … Read More

duaneProblems inherent in trying to be a professional writer in a self-publishing world

The new covers for my Tales of Reagul series

The covers are finished for my new fantasy series, The Tales of Reagul, of which the first one will be released later this year. The first novel is A Season of Kings, which will be followed by The Emperor of Reagul and The War of the Wizards.

duaneThe new covers for my Tales of Reagul series

DIY Publishing is a Lot of Work

Over the last few weeks, I’ve been working on my self-publishing tasks. I can’t even begin to tell you how much work this has entailed. I know most people don’t really care, but as a writer, I’m finding myself with very little time to write because most of my time is spent preparing manuscripts, designing and redesigning covers, and trying … Read More

duaneDIY Publishing is a Lot of Work