MR. B, Book 2 of 5 (young adult)
MR. B, Book 3 of 5 (young adult)
THE BIRTHDAY BEAR (middle grade 9-11, illustrated)
WHEN I WAS A GROWN-UP (kids poetry/illustrated)
STINKWAVES MAGAZINE (literary magazine/young adult)
My wife is (quote) uber-excited to have written and published her first book. It is available on Amazon and at https://www.createspace.com/5326118 . It will be Kindle-ready within a few days.
She already has a second book in progress. This one will help kids with counting, along with some silly pics to look at. The illustrations are already done, so all that's left is the formatting, editing, proof, revisions, fix illustrations, another proof, getting it as close to perfect as humanly possible, then hit that SUBMIT button. (Easy.)
We currently have 3 books available on Amazon(http://www.amazon.com/Tevin-Hansen/e/B00K3JLPXY/ref=sr_ntt_srch_lnk_1?qid=1428446809&sr=8-1) through KDP select, and two issues of STINKWAVES MAGAZINE, but we decided to not re-enroll for another 90 days. We've had what we called several successful giveaways. In total, we've had well over 350 downloads, and even sold a few copies. (We're seeing pretty steady borrows for HOLE IN THE WALL.)
Putting all our books into one basket (Amazon) just doesn't seem like the right thing to do anymore. We are planning to grow our small Publishing House, and the way to do that is to have all our books available through all the right markets: Kindle, Barnes & Noble, iBooks, Kobo, and Google Books.
Now it's only a matter of publishing 5 different books on 5 different websites, all with different formatting rules. We have been using Kindle for awhile, so we have that one memorized. (Adding an eBook version of your paperback is quite simple. There are TONS of great articles to read on the subject, even some YouTube videos to help you format your eBook. Watch the ones about creating a TOC in particular. Most are very helpful.)
We had one of our books available on Nook up until late 2014, but the decision was made to unpublish with Nook so we could enroll in KDP, which everyone knows is exclusive. But going exclusive simply to have 5 free days (a chance to give your book away for free in hopes of some after sales) was an experiment. And we're calling it a successful one.
Now I have a lot of research to do in order to make sure our books are formatted to perfection for the other three, Kobo, iBooks, and Google Books.
Words written this week: 0
Illustrations this week: 25+
Pages edited: 32 pgs.