The process has begun 1


It is something of an epic journey this time round, since I’ve given all my self-published titles new editions and new covers.

Tonight I’ve uploaded the new editions and new covers of The Tycoon’s Convenient Wife, Reckless Runaway at the Racecourse, and Twelve Days at Smashwords. It was somewhat more traumatic than usual because Smashwords kept insisting that I had not included the phrase ‘Smashwords Edition’ on my copyright page. Which I had. Anyway, it is all sorted now. I have to wait for the new files to be checked before they will be uploaded to the Premium Catalog, from which they will be distributed to B&N, Apple, Kobo, Sony et al. It could be a couple of days or even a couple of weeks before you’ll see the new covers everywhere.

Tomorrow’s task is to format the final version of Flirting With The Camera, add the back matter, write the blurb and then upload that to Smashwords and Amazon. Once it’s gone live at Amazon, I’ll add the link to the files of the new editions of the other books and upload those to Amazon. Still with me? Not sure I am! I have a list. It goes into double figures.

I’ve decided to set The Tycoon’s Convenient Wife to be permanently free. It’s free at Smashwords now and that should percolate into other sites soon. It will probably take longest at Amazon, since they will only set it to free in response to that price elsewhere.

After that, I’ll have the fun of sending out Kickstarter rewards. Some people are getting personalised copies of the ebook, so I need to add in ‘signature’ pages with a message for them. I’ll also need to format it for printing, since some people chose that Kickstarter reward level. If it goes well, I’m thinking of bundling some of the books into a print anthology. Hopefully that will be more cost-effective than printing the individual books. And since they’re short, it seems possible. We’ll see.

Oh, and did I mention here that I’m planning to enter this year’s So You Think You Can Write contest? It’s open to published authors this time. The only catch is that the entries need to be in by October 9th. You only need a first chapter to enter, but they’ll choose 50 entries to request a full manuscript from. So really, the whole book needs to be finished by then. I’ve written 12,000 words since Saturday. I’m loving it but it’s still quite a long way from finished. I’m still working on my Scottish short story too. The editor wants that by October 6th. Plenty to keep me busy, then.


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