Thursday, January 9, 2014

Navigating the world of ebook publishing

Thanks to Charity for letting me hijack her site for a very special announcement.

Did you know that 45% of the population makes a New Year's Resolution? Almost half of the citizens make a decision to make a change in their life every year. I wonder how many of those resolutions deal with taking the plunge into getting published. Are you one of those people that made the resolution to get published in 2014? Do you know where to start? Do you know what you don't know?

Writing the manuscript is just the start, there is a plethora of things to take into consideration after - editing, formatting, cover design, social media, promotion, and author accessibility- the list can be endless and confusing.

E-BookBuilders, aka Deena Rae has compiled some of the information newbie writers and aspiring authors to be considered and decided on. It's not just new authors that will find this book useful either. Since the book is filled with advice ranging from the size of your cover to how to get Twitter followers, pricing your novel and the importance of linking footnotes, this guide can be used by authors and publishers alike.

On January 13th, the book 2 years in the making will be released. Compiled from years of research for blog posts and for clients alike, this book touches on many areas of utmost importance to the authors in the indie publishing industry today.

If you are serious about publishing your own work, or just kicking the idea around, be on the look out for the book, Navigating The World Of E-Book Publishing, by E-BookBuilders' Digital Director Deena Rae, available January 13, exclusively on Amazon. My contact methods are below, feel free to stalk me that way or even join my mailing list for a special announcement and sale opportunities.

Who I Am

E-BookBuilders is my online alias. I was born and raised in Texas — home of bluebonnets, boots, beef and big hair — into a family that was in the printing and publishing industries. My father was a computer programmer for major newspapers when the equipment took up whole rooms and my mother has been a publisher for almost 30 years — trying, unsuccessfully, to bring me into the family business. I have been told I am a second-generation genetically perfected super-nerd.

I was happily living my life, having three third-generation genetically perfected super-nerds myself, but then through a series of events (unfortunate and fortunate), I officially joined The Book Connection — my mother's publishing and packaging company — as the Digital Director, to create the e-publishing division in 2011. My computer skills, willingness to help authors, love of literature, no-nonsense attitude and quick wit has helped shepherd many authors through the maze of digital publishing.

Through my work with E-BookBuilders, I have been able to meet authors and writers from all over the world and in every genre imaginable. My wit, obscure sense of humor, awareness of the absurd, and a love of literature all which led to the creation of Bluebonnets, Bagpipes and Books, the NSFW publishing discussion podcast I produce and host with Janet Wrenn and Peter Burnett. My no-nonsense attitude makes for some hilarious discussions and plenty of “Oh my God, did she really just say that?” moments. Sometimes it is as if there is no filter between my brain and mouth. But if I like you I try to be nice — sometimes. I also have a safe-for-everyone author interview show, B3's Bookworm. You can find me most hours of everyday attached to my computer either researching, tweeting on the 6 accounts I maintain, posting on my different Facebook timelines and pages, coding e-books for my fabulous friends/clients or with my nose buried in my Kindle reading.

So, if you are serious about publishing your own work, or just kicking the idea around, be on the look out for my book, Navigating the World of E-Book Publishing, available January 13, exclusively on Amazon. My contact methods are below, feel free to stalk me that way or even join my mailing list for a special announcement and sale opportunites.

If you would like to add the book to your Goodread's shelf - just click the button!

2 comments:

  1. Thanks Charity for letting me hijack your blog on my quest for world domination LOL. It's an honor to appear.

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