Archive for the ‘Indie Publishing’ Tag

Business or Hobby?

For those visitors that are new to my blog, I indie published my first 6100 word short story “Fire Starter” on 12/06/2010 to Smashwords for $0.00. The short story was about one of the main characters in my first three-book Space Opera Broken series.

After readers downloaded the FREE short story over 2000 times, I changed the price to $0.99. And watched as more readers discovered it online and purchased it.

I saw the potential of making a living from writing, both fiction and non fiction and leapt into writing and publishing the Indie way. And continued to learn every aspect of this business along the way. Continue reading

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Planning for 2017

Looking back over 2016 plans I can say I “failed” to complete all my plans for 2016 but I did “succeed” in most of them. So a big win for me!

To end the year, I need to create the 2016 Tift Publishing Catalogue with links to published books onto Tift Publishing web site. Continue reading

Preparing for 2016

As 2015 draws to a close, I am trying not to slow down my output but it seems to be happening anyway. And I am taking the time to plan for 2016, even though I know I will probably miss most of my deadlines. At least I will have a plan to work towards.

I created my 2016 Year Planner, from my Year Planner template, so I can put planned release dates in to remind me of each planned deadline, and stick it to the wall above my computer. Easy to glance at. Easy to add text to any date. And good as a reminder at the end of 2016 what I did accomplish during the year. Continue reading

How Some Indie Publishers Got Started Their Way

I decided to ask some other Indie Authors if they would like to guest blog on this site.

Then I decided I had better answer the questions first, so others can get an idea of my path to publishing before they added their path to Indie Publish as a guest blog.

How Did You Get Started In Indie Publishing?

I got tired of waiting for my favorite authors to put out more books so decided to write my own stories while I waited. Then I uploaded one short story when Smashwords started and was surprised at the number of downloads, so edited my novels and put them up on Smashwords. Continue reading

IndieReCon 2015 is over for another year.

IndieReCon 2015 is over for another year.

If you missed the Indie writing conference, it was full on with talks from many varied aspects of publishing, with a new video talk or blog post every hour. Also, each article conveniently listed Australian Eastern Standard time, so it saved me checking on the World Clock to make sure I didn’t miss reading the questions and asking questions in Google + while the video talk happened. Continue reading

Welcome 2014

I think the Indie Publishing Industry grew and matured in 2013. Now, I look forward to producing more novels, short stories and flash fiction in 2014.

If you need motivation to increase your writing this year, look at the following articles. Continue reading

Finalising Outstanding Projects for This Year

What a year!

I adjusted deadlines for my projects in my 2012 Wall Year Planner and realised this year flew by. I then printed out my 2014 Year Planner (4 x A4 pages) and glued it together and placed on the wall under the 2013 planner.

Note to everyone who tried to open the 2012 Wall Year Planner blog page but couldn’t, you can comment below if you want me to email you a copy of the excel spreadsheet so you can print out your own wall planner, to use year after year, by just changing the year in one cell then compiling the new layout for that year. Continue reading

More Thoughts on Indie Publishing

I stop working every year for 2 weeks to watch the tennis during Wimbleton. The TV coverage starts at 9:00 pm and continue to 4:00 am, unless it is an Aussie player then it will continue to 6:00 am. Not that that happens very often because, lets face it, Aussie players are few and far between in the tennis rankings these years. Continue reading