How to Build a Catalog

While I’ve not made much progress in producing another book since July, lots of other people have. And some of them are operating under the belief that the books they offer have to be somewhere in that 80-100K word range.

That’s not true in today’s publishing world, unless the author insists on staying within the traditional (legacy, outmoded) publishing model.

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Publishing a Backlist Even if You Don’t Have One

One of the tricks of discoverability – which is how easy it is for readers to find your books, or “discover” you – is to publish many books at the same time, or within a short period.

One way of doing that is to publish your backlist – that is, books you’ve written which are either out of print or for which you’ve had rights reverted to you from the publisher.

But…what if you don’t have a backlist? Then what?

Well, even new authors can replicate the backlist. But, it will take time and patience.

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News and Updates

Sorry I’ve been away so long, gang. I didn’t mean to go dark, but I’ve been busy with other happenings lately, and I’ll fill you in shortly. There are some pretty exciting things going on for us (my beautiful wife and I), at least on the writing front, so let me get you caught up.

For those who like the TL;DR version: My last book is in the hands of a copy editor and proofreader, my wife and I have a new “publisher”, I’ll be taking my work into print going forward, and I started a new book. How’s that?

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“Siren Lake” is now LIVE! (…and priced correctly!)

My newest release, Siren Lake, is now live on Amazon’s Kindle store for a paltry 99 cents (as opposed to the 99 dollars I erroneously tagged it with before)!

Once again, here’s the blurb and link:

Siren Lake


Tam is a curious soul. When she overhears some small town teens talk about a monster in a nearby lake, it’s more than she can resist. Then she finds out the lake has been closed for years. The town’s drying up because of it, and plenty of people have gone missing on or near that lake. What’s happening, and why? Is the monster legend real?

When Tam tries to unearth the truth, the lake ranger steps in to put a stop to her digging. But Tam’s never been one to just give up and go home. She’ll find out what’s happening at Siren Lake, or die trying.

As a reminder, the story will be FREE tomorrow (hrk! another mistake!), but feel free to pick up beforehand if you’d like. I won’t object. 😉


“Scales of Justice” Officially Published!

Ladies and gentlemen, I would like to announce the publication of my third ebook, a novel called Scales of Justice. It’s been published exclusively on Amazon Kindle, in the Kindle Select program, and the book should go live sometime in the next twelve hours.

Here is the cover art:

Scales of Justice

And, here is the description, created by my loving wife:

A cowboy. A dragon. A lonely trail, twenty years long.

Connor is a licensed Hunter, and carries the gleaming silver irons to prove it. He’s been hunting a particular dragon for twenty long years.

When he lands in Gray Gulch, the old farmer Jed tells him a story of loss and revenge. But Connor’s not interested in riding with a partner – until Jed describes the very dragon Connor’s been chasing.

Connor lets Jed join him on the trail, and they set out after the dragon both men loathe. But Connor is a man with a history and a mission. One he won’t let anyone interfere with. At any cost. His single-minded purpose is tested when he discovers things aren’t exactly what he thought. Though he’s been on it for much of his life, he learns the trail still has a few mysteries for him to unravel.

Click HERE to get your copy for FREE from June 26, 2012 (Tuesday) through Friday, June 29, 2012!

We’re very excited, and almost as exciting is the ability to put this to bed and move on to the next project! I can’t wait!

More to come, including links, when available!