Distribution: Amazon

This is post 6 of 14 in the series “Publishing Process” Let’s get one thing straight. Amazon is just… awful as a company. The’ve put a bit of a stranglehold on a lot of the online publishing industry and keep trying to make things worse so that they can make a profit. Because they are a company and their publishing arm is just… ugh.1 Amazon KDP Amazon’s program is called KDP, or Kindle Direct Publishing,2 and it is one of those friends that I have to see more than I want to see. It will take .doc files and the […]

Distribution: Createspace

This is post 5 of 14 in the series “Publishing Process” Okay, so when I said that next was the fun stuff I… lied. Kind of. See, I’ve changed my process lately, and I’ve decided to put all of my new books out in print. This means that getting print done has to happen sooner, which means it’s the first outlet I’m going for. So, quick word to start. I chose Createspace because it does print on demand with minimal cost to set up, the books they turn out are of good quality, they have a good number of options, […]

Publishing as a Canadian

This is post 3 of 14 in the series “Publishing Process” Now seems like an excellent time to mention that I am, in fact, Canadian. All those weird random Us in words? Totally intentional.1 And because I’m Canadian, there’s a few things that function more than a little differently for me on the legal side of things. ISBNs First and foremost: For most outlets, you do not actually need an ISBN. There are benefits to having your own ISBN in some cases, though. It does allow you to list your own imprint instead of the distributor2 which is nice, though many […]

Updates Galore!

Wow it’s been a while. A whole six months without even a new book out. It’s like I’m trying to take it easy this year or something.1 But, since it’s been so long, some updates are due. Let’s get into them! Wattpad! I’ve been working on the rewrite of City Without Heroes over on Wattpad. I put out a chapter a week on Sundays2 of the rewritten version. It has not been edited yet, so some changes may still be made between this version and the eventual published version, so check it out! Smashwords! Since apparently Smashwords changed how they […]

Legacy Now Available!

Not all magic is equal. Even hard work and determination is no match for skills passed on from generation to generation, each time being built upon and growing stronger. These old magic families have hoarded their secrets with every generation, using them to get ahead where they could – or leaving a mess for their progeny to deal with as soon as they have passed. Legacy delves into the people who have had the responsibility of generations passed down to them and how they use their family’s magic with the time they have left. This generation knows that eventually the End will eventually come for them and […]

Out of Print

I recently went digging to try and find a book I could only vaguely remember from my younger days. I was a teenager and the book was actually in the teens section of the library instead of the adult Sci Fi/Fantasy sections I’d come to frequent back then. I was only just delving into the teens section after reading every Star Wars novel they had and was disappointed by the YA selection of related materials, but I found another book to tide me over at the time. It was the second book in the series, I remember. Six books total. […]

Books as Babies

It’s something I have heard a lot of times before. “My book is my baby.” Some people disagree with this statement. I am one of them. Still, I am willing to figure out a way to make this analogy work.1 The initial idea for a book is like a baby. It’s new and just sprang out of nowhere2 into your lap. It has so much potential and you have no idea what it’s going to become, but it’s yours and you are going to try your hardest to do right by this little adorable thing that you have created. It […]