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Articles: My Weird Indie Publishing Project

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Things change in the publishing business. And we learn more every week about those changes if we’re committed to being a writer.
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The Journey of a Self-Publisher is Paved with Good Intentions

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“I couldn’t allow any room for excuses if I wanted to make my mark in the publishing business.” Continue reading

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What’s it like to be an indie author?

Author Cynet Brown shares her journey as an indie. Continue reading

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Intention of An Indie Author

The Cosmic Thump, the shock when all the drama ended, was a reminder to practice my chosen path of “Love.” Continue reading

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My Weird Publishing Project: Fun Stuff

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“…when you’re down, when you need to hear from someone else that you are a writer…” Continue reading

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Poll: Title for Book 3, Burnout to Bliss

Book 3 in Burnout to Bliss series is a tale of surrender, a tale of letting go and trusting that life is good and safe and that all needs will be met. It is the final story of an awakening … Continue reading

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What’s in a Name? A Lot!

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What’s in a name? Apparently a lot! I just discovered that some of my books were attributed to another author on Goodreads. Continue reading

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Weird Indy Publishing Project: Staying the Course

There comes a time when most people stop, look at the data, listen to the feedback, then decide whether or not to stay the course. That’s one way… Continue reading

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My Weird Indy Publishing Project: Book 2

CYCLING n the CITY is the story about the first several month’s breakaway from the career job with one paycheck and no plans. Continue reading

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My Weird Indy Publishing Project: Recovery from Crisis!

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I totally freaked when I did the Draft to Launch planning and realized that publishing a book every 3 months only left 6-7 weeks to write a 50,000 book… Continue reading

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My Weird Indy Publishing Project: Recovering from Zip Planning

Last time (yesterday) I wrote why you should have a written plan because I, the master planner, had not done mine. And “YIKES!” what a mess I created. I spent yesterday writing that blog post (and doing the rest of my life). I spent today planning so I could start fresh on Monday with only 15 days to write Book 2! Continue reading

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My Weird Indie Publishing Project: Why You Need A Written Plan

Before I started My Weird Indie Publishing Project — breaking a giant memoir into separate stories to publish as a series — I learned a lot about marketing. I intended to apply what I’d learned in this project. But I got side-tracked…

Being sidetracked is like being the bird who abandons the worm which will feed him to chase that bug over there that might fly away before the he gets there. Continue reading

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Bless You, Joe Vitale!

This morning’s email brought yet another offer from Joe Vitale. Because I enjoyed his books on Ho’oponopono, I decided to check it out. It was for a new recording, “The Result”. The lengthy ad we’ve come to expect for online marketing since the early 90s included the statement “Get what you want in 10 minutes!” Continue reading

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5 Ways to Support Your Favorite Indie Author

This post is intended to educate readers so they can participate in the process and get more of the books they like to read. If you read a book and like it, then here’s what you can do to get the author to write more books like it! Continue reading

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Tracking Results of 1st Launch

I promised to tell all — even when my Weird Indy Publishing Project failed. Notice I did not say “I failed.” That’s because this is new turf to me and I do not expect to be perfect the first time … Continue reading

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Lessons Learned My 1st Book Launch, Part 2

A friend who reads this blog sent me an email right after Lessons Learned from My 1st Book Launch was posted: “You really scared me! Is it that complicated, or can some be investigated earlier so it is all ready … Continue reading

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Joy! The Process of Publishing My Weird Indie Project

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This update of My Weird Indie Publishing Project is a follow-up to the “Preface” of the book published here earlier (“How I Wrote My Memoir”). It is a status report about the awakening process that is happening while I go … Continue reading

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About the Book Launch

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About the Book Launch addresses the five W’s about this insider term for Indies and their readers…

I vowed never again to write a book until I learned how to market one. I spent months reading books about other people’s success and how they did it. The topic that appeared most in my reading was “The Book Launch.”

I’m definitely doing one for my next book and you can even be a part of it! Continue reading

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Weird Indy’s Timeline: Draft to Launch

This tenth post in My Weird indie Publishing Project is a checklist I created so I could choose — from all the steps I must take from draft to launch — what I wanted to do based on how I felt at the time. Continue reading