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by Ryan
February 8th, 2013, 2:34 pm
Forum: Self-Publishing
Topic: Paragraph spacing error in Word
Replies: 2
Views: 1764

Re: Paragraph spacing error in Word

These are the kinds of things that kill the self-pubber... Best thing to do is hire a pro so you can use your precious time for editing and writing. Services are getting cheaper and cheaper. We hire plumbers at $100 an hour to fix a leak so why not buck up $200-$300 to make sure your book looks good...
by Ryan
December 18th, 2012, 11:52 am
Forum: Self-Publishing
Topic: Collection short story
Replies: 2
Views: 1522

Re: Collection short story

Nice one. When is the collection available?
by Ryan
November 15th, 2012, 3:07 pm
Forum: Self-Publishing
Topic: Multimedia e-books
Replies: 13
Views: 5570

Re: Multimedia e-books

A recent article on Wired.com about multimedia books. A friend forwarded the link to me and said, "Hey Dude. You know your book was mentioned in this article..."
:P Sweet As.

http://www.wired.com/geekdad/2012/10/transmedia-novels/
by Ryan
October 26th, 2012, 7:24 pm
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: Readings...In-Person Events
Replies: 2
Views: 3355

Readings...In-Person Events

Procrastination seems like a reasonable place to put this. If anyone else has a reading or other in-person event then post the information here so we can check the thread every now and then. You never who you'll meet and what ideas you might pick up. It's good to step away from the computer and ming...
by Ryan
October 9th, 2012, 12:24 pm
Forum: Social Media and Book Promotion
Topic: How do you like to use Goodreads?
Replies: 6
Views: 2689

Re: How do you like to use Goodreads?

In the limited time I've been on Goodreads, I have to say I really like it. There are some lasting things you can do to interact with readers and potential readers. Busy is an understatement around here so I haven't done much other than a few reviews and a Giveaway but you can interact in groups, fo...
by Ryan
September 26th, 2012, 10:55 am
Forum: Self-Publishing
Topic: Quill Publishes on Amazon
Replies: 24
Views: 6069

Re: Quill Publishes on Amazon

Congrats on gettin' her out in the world.

When I was a teacher it felt like I could always be doing something else to help the cause. Now that I'm a father of two and a self publisher I feel like that times ten. It never ends but it's rewarding.
by Ryan
September 10th, 2012, 1:58 pm
Forum: Social Media and Book Promotion
Topic: Goodreads Giveaway Tips?
Replies: 5
Views: 2653

Re: Goodreads Giveaway Tips?

Congratulations ryan, i think this will help you for tips- http://janefriedman.com/2012/02/15/3-tips-goodreads/ Have Fun :) Great stuff in your post. I do plan on doing another give away. I gave away 8 copies (8 is lucky number in Chinese culture!). Just diving into Goodreads and I dig it. So busy ...
by Ryan
September 10th, 2012, 1:49 pm
Forum: Self-Publishing
Topic: My epic fantasy - The Skyfall Trilogy
Replies: 27
Views: 5552

Re: My epic fantasy - The Skyfall Trilogy

Nice one Matt.
by Ryan
August 17th, 2012, 1:47 pm
Forum: Self-Publishing
Topic: 10 Book-Marketing Techniques Which Annoy Potential readers
Replies: 10
Views: 3700

Re: 10 Book-Marketing Techniques Which Annoy Potential readers

2: ‘Buy my book and help save an orphaned kitten!’You know the kind of thing I mean, for every book sold, the author pledges to donate some money to [INSERT: name of worthy charity here]. I’m all for helping out a good cause, but this book-marketing technique always makes me feel like the fundraise...
by Ryan
August 4th, 2012, 12:07 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Breaking up Large Chunks of Monologue
Replies: 7
Views: 2272

Re: Breaking up Large Chunks of Monologue

Like Somer suggested, maybe the trick would be to break it up into pieces and put it into completely different SCENES instead of trying to break it up in the same scene. You can leave the reader hanging if you cut it at a juicy bit too. Sprinkle it around instead of dumping it in one spot.
by Ryan
July 27th, 2012, 3:20 pm
Forum: Social Media and Book Promotion
Topic: Goodreads Giveaway Tips?
Replies: 5
Views: 2653

Goodreads Giveaway Tips?

Finally made the dive into Goodreads last week and decided to purge a few of my hardcopies through a giveaway. Any Goodread tips? I read a great blog post somewhere but can't find it again.

Cheers
Ryan
by Ryan
July 26th, 2012, 3:20 pm
Forum: Social Media and Book Promotion
Topic: My new website is ready
Replies: 14
Views: 4126

Re: My new website is ready

Nice. Setting up that $ht takes a long time. I think having an informal blog to share rambling and whatever else doesn't fit on the book's site isn't a bad idea. So don't scrap the blog completely.

You look more fantasy-guy with long hair by the way. :)
by Ryan
July 24th, 2012, 1:25 pm
Forum: Self-Publishing
Topic: Ebook
Replies: 5
Views: 1346

Re: Ebook

Maybe if you sold it ONCE the same way you sell a hardcopy to a used book store then I'd say fine. Distributing the book without giving a cut to the publisher and author is illegal without a doubt. If you have a high traffic site and then maybe you can work something out with authors, take a cut, an...
by Ryan
July 19th, 2012, 2:34 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: Tears
Replies: 28
Views: 3563

Re: Tears

Being sad and crying is as much a part of the human experience as joy and laughing. I feel as though I delivered my story and message when someone says I laughed and cried when I read your book. Some of the essays I've written had people crying and that makes me feel good too, so maybe I'm a mean SO...
by Ryan
July 11th, 2012, 2:22 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Advice You Need to Hear Right Now
Replies: 1
Views: 571

Re: Advice You Need to Hear Right Now

Amen....Hiiiiii-Yah (spinning back kick)! Just finished watching a documentary about Francesca Woodman, a photographer from a family of artists, and it reinforced how hard it is to put yourself out there. I don't think self-doubt ever really goes away no matter how much success and recognition one g...