As I wrote in a recent blog post, I am launching my own publishing operation, where I can publish my own books and have total control - bwahahaha. To do this well I will need a few things, including my own publisher’s website, the ability to build my own epub and mobi files without the interference of Draft2Digital or Kindle Direct Publishing. I want to do this as professionally as possible, which means each Mobi or epub file would have a logo in, just like a book released by Bantam or Penguin.
I am launching my own publishing operation, where I can publish my own books and maybe, in the future, even books by other authors, too. I’m also toying with the idea of releasing books with my illustrations in. Anyway, for the new publishing operation, one of the first things I will need is a new logo. Step one was to draw the logo in my sketchbook. I did this the old-school way with a pencil and a sheet of paper, so the first step to turning my idea into a logo was to get the logo into my computer so I could I work on it and make it look beautiful.
My latest book, Cosmic Girl, has just been published. Cosmic girl is on Amazon and many other platforms. I had a lot of fun writing it, and I’m quite pleased with the results. Cosmic Girl is a mix of young adult, sci-fi, and horror. I love sci-fi and fantasy, and I’m a child of the 1970s and so Star Wars type space opera will always find a warm welcome in my reading stack.
I write sci-fi books like Galaxy Dog and there are lots of options for selling them as ebooks, such as Kobo and Amazon. But then I started thinking that there was no reason why I couldn’t have my own platform, and sell my books through it. A platform that I create myself will likely never get the number of visitors of an Amazon or a Kobo, but it will be mine, and I will have complete control over it.
I posted about working on the cover of Cosmic Girl a couple of days ago, and I’m coming back to the subject again, because I left off when the cover was far from finished. The cover is probably one of the most important factors in getting people interested in a book, so it is worth investing time. The amount of time I would need to invest in this cover, however, was significantly more than I had anticipated.
My latest book, Cosmic Girl, is nearing completion, and that means it is time to think about the thousand and one side tasks you have to do when you are self-publishing and you have to do… well… everything. By the time the text is ready, which is as I said very soon now, I want the cover to be ready, and I want to have a nice compelling blurb for the back cover of the book, and some kind of marketing strategy, and a good idea of the price point I want to sell it at… and a thousand other things.
This page is where I have collected all the books I have written, and it is getting to be quite a long list. I have had to divide it into genres. So far I have written some Sci-fi, some Fantasy, and even a little Horror. Let’s get going with the Sci-Fi first. Sci-FI Galaxy Dog (Dark Galaxy) Start Reading the Dark Galaxy Trilogy Galaxy Dog is an epic space opera.