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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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Cover poll-the top two designs were…

By Mike Jastrzebski First I’d like to say thank you to all of our readers who responded to my call for help last week on selecting a cover design. Number 1 was the dark cover of a man running in … 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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Nom de plume

by Christine Kling One of the questions that people often ask me is if I write under my own name. What they are really asking is, “Do you write under a pen name?” I almost always feel like they are … Continue reading

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Dragon’s Triangle comes to Kindle First

by Christine Kling Have you heard about the Amazon program called Kindle First? I hadn’t. And I thought I was pretty savvy about Amazon and publishing in general. This program offers one FREE Kindle book to members of Amazon Prime … 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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