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Wednesday, 4 July 2012

IWSG July ~ My first e-book

The weather here is damp and dismal and does nothing to lift the spirits, so to make something happen I decided to have a go at epublishing a short story/ novella in my pen name Madeleine Sara.
It's kind of a gritty romance with a little twist.
This self publishing is quite a scary prospect. I've read through some advice from fellow bloggers (thanks) and I've trawled through the free photos. My cover design is below with the blurb on the back cover as follows...

So now I need to market it ready for launch. I am still polishing up the final draft. So if any of you would be kind enough to advertise it as a forthcoming ebook. I would be most grateful. Thank you.
Check out launch dates: reviews and interviews here

On a personal front: the downstairs cloakroom is finished at last!  The final problem was that once the lino was laid the door wouldn't shut and lock! Our olderst cat and I have had dentals. Both have cost a fortune and mine is ongoing.
Oh dear, at just under 7,000 words the document for my short story is bigger than the 50k Kindle upload allowance, so I may have to launch it in two parts...I'm attempting to format it now.

For this month's Insecure Writer’s Support Group, hosted by Alex J. Cavanaugh, I have come across some great posts. One by LGSmith which I wholeheartedly support that we writers are often guilty of holding oureselves back because we are afraid of not being perfect.

And hop over to Golden Eagle and her Neil Gaiman youtube video. It's awesome. I'm putting one of those bottles out in the ocean, making art. I can empathise with the man in the clipboard scenario too re: my e-pen prize.