Giveaway on Goodreads

Two signed FREE that’s right folks FREE copies will be given away on Goodreads So head on over and join the fun!

https://www.goodreads.com/giveaway/show/92996-the-genesis-project-prophecy-of-the-seven

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Print on Demand

So I was wondering what your experience is or has been in the past with print on demand using create a space or some other POD site…

I’m self-publishing in May and I would LOVE to see my book in print…but I would love to hear your experiences and issues with any POD you have used in the past.

My journey to Self Publishing

So last night I was up until four am-yet again-obsessing over everything I need to do to self publish.

Honestly I think this is the hardest I’ve ever worked for anything in my life, but it’s well worth it. I chose to self publish because most of the agents and traditional publishing houses I looked into weren’t accepting queries due to a high volume of clients and or my book just didn’t fit their criteria.

When I first began this journey around a year ago, I wrote my entire first draft (based on some crazy dreams I was having at the time) in a week. I probably could have pounded it out faster, lol, lord knows I wanted to but I am a mother and a wife and a fairly responsable adult.

Recently I finished my third and I believe the final draft of my first book ‘Prophecy of the Seven’ the first installment in ‘The Genesis Project Series’. I am beyond overjoyed at this…but this is where the hard work truly begins.

I now have to market my book, find beta readers (had some but would love for a few more to have a look), find someone who can and will do my book cover and it actually looked targeted toward the age group I wrote it for (18+) and be able to afford it!

Has anyone else struggled with finding and affording a quality cover?

Then I thought well I would love to have a few copies of my book printed…thus I stumbled onto a blog about Create a space a subsidiary of Amazon…Well would you look at that! I can have my book out there in paper-how exciting!

But the cost of POD is a cost no matter how you spin it….but I’ve talked to my husband and we decided that maybe after a week or two of the Kindle and Barnes and Nobles Nook version being out there we would go ahead and order a few and see how they do…You never know…I may be in for a super surprise, then again maybe not…but at least I tried and saw the whole process through.

What other eReader do you use? I would LOVE to hear.

Are you self published, or attempting like me to stumble blind through everything, reading anything and everything you can find on self publishing?

If you are self published what was your experience? DId you POD?

And what do you believe the best form of marking is? Facebook, WordPress, Twitter, Goodreads?

How did you grow your audience?

 

These are all questions that flow through my mind all day long. How…How…How… lol.

In the end I suppose it will all be done…My early May release date is almost threatened due to this cover mishap *Sigh* but in the end I know when it does release it will be phenomenal.

 

Can’t wait to hear your side of the ‘story’.

C.L.D.

Over haul & Facebook Information

So I noticed a new theme I really liked and decided…what they hey…I’ll change it up. Now I can not get the facebook widget to work (BOO) SO… For anyone who is new if you would like to like my Facebook page please use the following link until further notice.

Thanks!

C.L.D.

 

http://www.facebook.com/authorcldeleon

Calling all Beta Readers!

Hello all!
I’m looking and hoping I can snag a few people who love a good Contemporary Fantasy with some paranormal romance involved and a dash of magical realism to Beta read for me. I have had two Betas drop out of the running due to circumstances which I totally understand and support but I would really love to get that extra insight and make changes to whatever I need to.

There is a book description on my blog and I can answer any other questions at any time.

If you’re interested please message me on my facebook page or through WordPress if you so choose.

Thanks!
C.L.D.

http://www.facebook.com/authorcldeleon