About Me

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Tacoma, WA, United States
An aspiring writer who currently publishes on Smashwords, Barnes and Noble, Amazon, Kobo, Sony, Apple and Diesel.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Okay, I feel like a douche . . .

 . . . because I just discovered that Smashwords will assign a free ISBN number to the things that I write!  That's awesome because the only thing limiting me from reaching out to readers on the Apple iBookstore and the Sony Bookstore was the fact that ISBN's cost about $50 a pop to buy one myself and that didn't seem feasible.  So . . . long story short, the things that I write will soon be coming to readers on two more venues!

Update on where Logan's eBooks are sold

Currently my work can be found on Barnes and Noble, Amazon, and Smashwords.  It is in the process of being posted to Kobo and Diesel.

As of right now I will not have anything on the Apple eBook Store or the Sony eBook Store.  Both of these stores require ISBN's and at this point in my career I have not written anything that I would like to assign an ISBN to.

As for the Google eBook Store, I have tried numerous times, at least six, to upload the story Like Mother Like Daughter to Google.  All have failed.  The site said that it was uploaded successfully each time but then it just vanished.  Google responded that it could take several hours, but I tried weeks ago and nothing.  At this point in time, I'm waiting for Smashwords to work out a deal with Google.  I think that Google would be well served to conclude their deal with Smashwords as they're missing out on something significant that the other eBook retailers all have access to.

On the subject of Lulu.  I will not be posting my stories to Lulu at this time.  I may put a few of the free ones up on there, but I want to keep my prices the same across all retailers and I can't do that with Lulu since their minimum is $1 and I'm charging $0.99 at the others.  Not to mention that $1 only nets the writer $0.01 at Lulu. Which is the absolute worst by far of all the retailers.

Saturday, February 19, 2011

My Trailer Trash Girlfriend and her Family Series

I have been thinking about where I would like to go with this series and I'm not sure exactly when they will be done, however I am going to publish the third and fourth volume's for free.  They will go up on Smashwords.com as soon as I get them done and then they will have to trickle out to any other sites that you may have found my work on.

The reason for doing this is that making a fortune is not something that I've set out to do, I would rather have readers and would like to keep people happy.  To be honest, the $0.99 that I have charged for the first two in the series seemed a little bit exorbitant for such short stories to me.  I was thinking more like $0.49.  But $0.99 is the minimum you can set at the sites other than free. That pretty much sums up my plan.  If I can't charge fifty cents a piece, I'll charge a dollar for two, and give the next two away for free.

If you haven't found them before now and are interested in what I'm talking about, follow the link on the right side of this page to my Smashwords profile.

The First One, The Test One.

So I decided that I'm going to start a blog for my writing after all.  I'm setting it up to be anonymous and since I have another blog hosted under the same account that presents some challenges to ensure that the settings are correct.  I hope that anyone who actually takes the time to come to this blog and read whatever it is I have to say in the future understands my desire for anonymity.  So anyway, here goes the test post.