Thanks to Twitter I just discovered the Smashwords authors interview. Had great fun doing it! Come and get to know me and my messed up mind a little better! https://www.smashwords.com/interview/vmrobinson
Hi again. Above The Limit can be obtained for free for the next week only using coupon number EJ89V on smashwords. https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/337881
All reviews are greatly appreciated. 🙂
This horrifying debut novel introduces the troubled Detective Luke McIntyre. Set in the beautiful but sleepy town of Timaru on New Zealand’s south island it will get your pulse racing and your blood pumping.
Luke suddenly finds himself plunged into a world far darker and more terrifying than he could ever have imagined as he finds his life entwined with that of the most chilling killer that New Zealand has ever seen.
With his personal life falling apart Luke must now hold it together long enough to figure out how to catch the killer before he strikes again. As he digs deeper he becomes convinced of the killer’s identity. There is just one problem; the man in question is already dead. Now he finds himself asking, how do you catch a killer who’s already dead?
Well I’m no expert but I am fairly pleased with my latest attempt at creating an artistic advertisement for Above The Limit. What do you think?
Now available on Nook 🙂
Just when I think I’ve got to grasps with this self publishing business Smashwords goes and turns my world upside down again! Thanks to their style guide the Smashwords edition of Above The Limit looks and feels far more professional. I tried to apply the same techniques to the Amazon version but it seems that no matter how hard I try Amazon seem to butcher it ever conversion! Thankfully I am now aware that Smashwords will distribute to Amazon anyway so soon I will be able to take my kindle account down and just operate through Smashwords.
I have also discovered that I made one critical error. I published Above The Limit via Smashwords earlier in the month and was forced to unpublish within minutes as I quickly realised that I had the date wrong and my KDP enrollment on Amazon had not yet expired. Within the 5 minutes or so that it was available on Smashwords 5 people downloaded samples. There was definite interest in the book. Since I have re-published it I have had no hits. This is obviously disappointing and I hope that my mistake won’t cost me too dearly in the long run.
Above The Limit has now been accepted into the premium catalog which means that it will be distributed to several major online retailers. I am obviously very excited about this.
During the course of my self publishing adventure with Smashwords I have discovered that I can set a book up with a future release date and offer a pre-order service. I am now looking ever more forward to completing Don’t Rock The Boat which I was hoping to release in December. This date is now looking less likely as life seems to have a habit of getting in the way! I will of course keep the world informed of my progress and intentions though!
Thank you for reading and have a great day.
As my book, Above The Limit, will be available on smashwords from 1st August I have had to un-enroll from the KDP program on Amazon. As a result I am using up the last of my free promotional days today. So for the last time get your copy of Above The Limit FREE from Amazon today!
Reviews much appreciated on both Amazon and Goodreads. Thanks 🙂
Free for this weekend only! http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00B9OORFK
Grab your copy today!
This week I read the Smashwords formatting guide, and boy what an eye opener that was! Thank you very much Smashwords! I never realised that my book was so badly formatted previously. There are so many more layers than I thought possible! I have developed a deeper understanding of Word and the havoc it can reek without my knowledge. With this in mind I spent hours (while nursing my oldest through a nasty bout of chicken pox) working on and improving Above The Limit. Now I hope that my work will come across in a much neater and more professional way. All being equal Above The Limit will be available through smashwords on 1st August. If you really can’t wait until then 😉 there is a free giveaway of the Kindle edition on Amazon this weekend to celebrate my new knowledge! Enjoy.
Tonight the world of Smashwords was introduced to me…I haven’t mastered Amazon yet! But, regardless, I am going to spend the next few days (while I am house bound with chicken poxy children) exploring this new world and see if it opens up any new doors for me. My marketing skills are still hiding somewhere just beyond my reach and I am failing miserably in that department. Any help I can get is much appreciated. Everyday is another step in my learning journey as I aim to master the world of publishing and make a success of myself.
Another 2000 words and the baby that was born after 35000 words is now in dire trouble…will he survive? Who knows? Not even me as I haven’t got that far yet! Gosh writing this book is exciting! It’s taking on a life of it’s own. Don’t Rock The Boat…Due for release Dec 2013! Watch this space…
Oh and opinions are wanted on the two possible front covers the moment although I’m sure it will change a dozen times before publication!
Yay! Finally after 35000 words we have a baby in Don’t Rock The Boat! I was starting to think I’d never get there. Over recent weeks I have struggled a little to find the focus and motivation required to write but thankfully it has come flooding back to me over the last couple of days. Novel two is well and truly underway and things are just starting to get really exciting. The chapter I am currently working on will hopefully tug at the toughest hard strings while maintaining a healthy element of surprise and excitement. The deadline I have set myself is fast approaching and I am really going to have to knuckle down if I want to finish on time. Of course I will not sacrifice the book to keep a deadline but it would be nice to be able to follow the plan I worked so hard on.