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When is “correct” the incorrect choice?

by Christine Kling We’ve been busy here in Fiji fixing things, but Wayne and I are at work on vastly different projects. He is working with the welder and crew to fix the keel cooler. We also have guys on … Continue reading

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And the winning cover is!

By Mike Jastrzebski Before I go any further I want to say that picking a cover for Stranded Naked Blues was hard. 38 designers submitted 318 cover designs. Now this included revisions on some covers, but still, that’s a lot of covers … Continue reading

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A little help picking a cover?

By Mike Jastrzebski Ever since Christine Kling ran a cover contest last year through 99designs I’ve been thinking about running one myself. Now that Stranded Naked Blues is nearing completion I’ve decided to take the plunge. I chose the Bronze, $299 package … Continue reading

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Tracking book sales.

By Mike Jastrzebski Thanks to Christine Kling I’ve found a great program that allows me to track my book sales going back to 2009. The program is TrackerBox, and I’ve just finished importing my sales from Amazon KDP, Pubit, Smashwords, and … Continue reading

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Author/Entrepreneur

by Christine Kling This month marks three years since I followed Mike J’s lead and took the plunge into self-publishing my then-new novel Circle of Bones, so I’ve decided to take a moment to share where things stand for me. … Continue reading

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Taking care of business

by Christine Kling I wrote a post Help me pick a new cover and cover artist! a couple of months ago about my search for a new cover artist using the crowd sourcing website 99designs and today I thought I … Continue reading

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Help me pick a new cover and cover artist!

by Christine Kling I’ve decided it’s time to refresh the covers of the four books in my Seychelle series, and given that I am not a graphic artist myself, but I am a geeky, techie sort, I decided to try … Continue reading

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On the writing front

By Mike Jastrzebski I have to admit my book sales are way down. In fact, they haven’t been this low since I first published on Kindle. There are many reasons for this. First and foremost, I haven’t put out a … Continue reading

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Lost in the Static

by Christine Kling When Jim and I sailed the South Pacific in 1975 on the our Islander 44, the Kathi II, the only radio we had aboard was an old Grundig all-band, short wave receiver. On our 23-day passage from … Continue reading

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Calibre is a great weapon in fighting exclusivity

by Christine Kling This whole ebook revolution/evolution thing is making me crazy when it pits friend against friend. I get it that some people love paper books, and they will continue to read them no matter what. I don’t believe … Continue reading

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