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by Holly
March 22nd, 2012, 7:39 am
Forum: Self-Publishing
Topic: My epic fantasy - The Skyfall Trilogy
Replies: 27
Views: 5246

Re: My epic fantasy - The Skyfall Trilogy

Most of you probably know I released Children of Sun and Moon a while back by self-pub. I've had very modest success so far, but I want to give a big shout out to David and Margo for their help. I'm trying out a reduced price of $2.99. I've spent some time talking to other writers about price point...
by Holly
December 20th, 2011, 4:49 pm
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: Christmas story told through Facebook, Twitter, YouTube...
Replies: 1
Views: 1253

Christmas story told through Facebook, Twitter, YouTube...

Christmas story told through Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Google, Wikipedia, Amazon...

by Holly
December 17th, 2011, 6:39 pm
Forum: Self-Publishing
Topic: Enlisting the services of an editor
Replies: 10
Views: 4215

Re: Enlisting the services of an editor

Be careful about hiring friends and colleagues. Though it feels easier because you can see them face to face, it doesn't always end well! Unless you are a huge fan of the editor's work, I would consider looking online for editor recommendations from reputable authors. If they agree to work with you...
by Holly
July 26th, 2011, 9:56 am
Forum: Self-Publishing
Topic: Another Respected Agent Gets into EPublishing
Replies: 11
Views: 3090

Re: Another Respected Agent Gets into EPublishing

One last thought. I absolutely agree with you that people make their own choices, but I don't know that I agree with you about the eyes wide open part. Maybe I'm wrong, but I believe most writers don't have a pile of extra money sitting around. I've handled some complicated things, some more so than...
by Holly
July 26th, 2011, 6:57 am
Forum: Self-Publishing
Topic: Another Respected Agent Gets into EPublishing
Replies: 11
Views: 3090

Re: Another Respected Agent Gets into EPublishing

Margo, of course you're right. People are free to make their own choices. Writers who believe the indie process is too complicated to go through without a manager might be surprised, though. This month I epublished a small project, found it wasn't difficult, and had tremendous fun. Project #2 goes u...
by Holly
July 25th, 2011, 10:38 pm
Forum: Self-Publishing
Topic: Another Respected Agent Gets into EPublishing
Replies: 11
Views: 3090

Re: Another Respected Agent Gets into EPublishing

I actually wouldn't be surprised if some writers felt it was worth the 15% to not have to deal with certain things themselves. The website did make it clear, though, that it wasn't 'forever'; it was for a limited and set term. I missed that. My understand is that it is forever with some of these hy...
by Holly
July 25th, 2011, 10:29 pm
Forum: Self-Publishing
Topic: Another Respected Agent Gets into EPublishing
Replies: 11
Views: 3090

Re: Another Respected Agent Gets into EPublishing

I actually wouldn't be surprised if some writers felt it was worth the 15% to not have to deal with certain things themselves. I must be psychic. A writer just left that very comment. She'd rather give Jessica's company 15% than have to deal with hiring an editor, formatting the ms for the differen...
by Holly
July 25th, 2011, 8:09 pm
Forum: Self-Publishing
Topic: Another Respected Agent Gets into EPublishing
Replies: 11
Views: 3090

Re: Another Respected Agent Gets into EPublishing

I clicked on the link and read the post, plus the interesting discussion that followed (which has some sharp and to the point comments). The publishing industry is in an upheaval, shifting to digital, and these agents are scrambling to keep their careers. I'm not the sharpest crayon in the box, but ...
by Holly
July 23rd, 2011, 2:25 pm
Forum: Self-Publishing
Topic: Tiny publishing houses -- yay or nay?
Replies: 15
Views: 3027

Re: Tiny publishing houses -- yay or nay?

I think I may have been slightly unclear -- they have dozens of publications on their website -- but only two are listed on Amazon and Chapters/Indigo. So they have lots of books, they just don't seem to be widely available. I think you pretty much have to order from their website to get their eBoo...
by Holly
July 22nd, 2011, 1:53 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Oh Crap Breast Cancer
Replies: 82
Views: 12998

Re: Oh Crap Breast Cancer

I posted earlier...I have breast cancer and know exactly what you are stating regarding the expense. These were my options and worked out very well for me. I hope the same for you. American Cancer Society has programs for funding (Relay for Life) after my last radiation treatment I became their Tea...
by Holly
July 22nd, 2011, 8:33 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: Oh Crap Breast Cancer
Replies: 82
Views: 12998

Re: Oh Crap Breast Cancer

Now for more really hard news: It is treatable but I need immediate surgery. And, in this economy where our income has (temporarily we have hoped but still not beyond the tight part) gone down by 75%, we made a tough decision that was based on the fact that we just couldn't afford our ever-rising h...
by Holly
July 21st, 2011, 5:41 pm
Forum: Self-Publishing
Topic: Acknowledgements in e-books
Replies: 1
Views: 625

Re: Acknowledgements in e-books

Hi Taylor. Good luck with your ebook. Edited because I forgot to say this -- yes, absolutely thank and credit the person who did the artwork, and thank anyone else you want, just like you would in a print book. Edited again to say you can create live links, so someone can click on the artist, compan...
by Holly
July 18th, 2011, 7:06 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Oh Crap Breast Cancer
Replies: 82
Views: 12998

Re: Oh Crap Breast Cancer

bcomet, I'm very sorry to find out you're sick and send my best wishes. You have a lot of friends here who are all in your corner.
by Holly
July 11th, 2011, 5:54 am
Forum: Social Media and Book Promotion
Topic: Do you have a new blog post?
Replies: 2688
Views: 318494

Re: Do you have a new blog post?

Good morning, everybody. I guest blog this morning on S.B. Stewart-Laing's website Writing the Other http://sb-writingtheother.blogspot.com/ about my fun new ebook Haunted Ground: Ghost Photos from the Gettysburg Battlefield. The post includes the cover and a ghostly photo. http://1.bp.blogspot.com/...
by Holly
July 6th, 2011, 3:10 pm
Forum: Self-Publishing
Topic: Let's Get Radical - A Free Digital Strategy
Replies: 2
Views: 705

Re: Let's Get Radical - A Free Digital Strategy

Good luck, David. I'll be looking for a copy.