I have ordered the first proof copy for Star of Ashor’s print on demand paperback from Amazon.com’s kindle direct publishing.
I had to redo the manuscript in Microsoft Word to make it work properly; the manuscript I had made in Libre Office was simply not cutting it, and Libre Office lacks the features required to make a truly high quality manuscript.
If there is interest I can go over some of the things I had to do to export the manuscript, since it was not as straight forward as I’d have liked. Nevertheless, it was not too painful once I started to understand the workings of Word in that workflow.
The software pipeline I have found for self publishing is something of an effective, if, cobbled together chain; No single program has all of the features needed to do the job alone. I may go over the software that I use for writing and publishing at some point later but for now, know that the paperback proof is on its way and those interested in obtaining a physical copy of my work will be able to do so soon.
It’s been a long road thus far, but there is still no end in sight to it. Hopefully it will lead us somewhere exciting.
Well, it has been a long road, one I am ready to hit a milestone in but one I am extremely nervous about. There are so many hoops to jump through with setting up your stuff for electronic sale that sometimes it feels like there is no light at the end of the tunnel.
Today I am hopeful to announce that my Amazon Kindle edition of Star of Ashor is under review for digital distribution on Amazon.com. I know that this is something almost anyone with some time and will power can accomplish these days, but for me it feels like a milestone is in the making anyway.
To celebrate, I decided to put the cover art that will grace the digital edition of Star of Ashor here on the blog so you can take a look at it.
I am excited and nervous for the next steps moving forward, I have had a hard time with staying motivated through all of these extra parts.
I hope as many people as can, will be able to discover this story. I know that I am an independent author, but I have real faith in this story and its characters. I am confident that those who read it will enjoy it almost as much as I did writing it!
Once we get some of this under way, the rest of the gears should start turning again. What does that mean for you? Well simply put, it means the Codex will start running again, and the Writing Blog entries will resume as well. Stay tuned for more updates and links to the Star of Ashor Amazon listing.
I’ve been working hard on getting all of the behind the scenes stuff going to set up the first of the merchant accounts I need to make. There is a lot of extra work in setting up for the sale of e-books that must be done in order to make it all possible.
To be honest, this part is harder for me than actually writing books. I am much more interested in the writing part personally.
This extra stuff however, is necessary so it is something that I will be taking care of. Some of it just takes time and if I try to take all of it on at once it gets a bit overwhelming.
I will be starting up again with the codex entries again soon, but the writing blogs themselves will still be waiting till all of this is worked out.
I will probably make a post or two on the “extras” i had to do past the writing stage because it could be useful information to people planning to write their own stuff.
Temporarily not doing writing blog because I’m focusing on doing the cover art for Star of Ashor! I will be posting the update of the cover art image soon so keep your eyes peeled.
The next writing blog entries will probably start once I get Star of Ashor onto some digital storefronts. I estimate this could take a couple weeks to accomplish. Until then, the regular writing blog and codex might be more sparse.