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How did you survive the heat wave last week?  Hope everybody was able to stay cool.

 

There is another one starting this afternoon here in Indiana and staying around for the next seven days. Just what we need more humid weather.

 

The first eBook Hollywood Dream is published on Amazon for the Kindle at http://tinyurl.com/3wdvyg5.

 

For Nook and other eReaders go to Smashwords at http://tinyurl.com/3hh7vbf.

Hollywood Dream -- Cindy went to Hollywood chasing her dream of becoming a Star. However, she ends up meeting Linda, a murderous woman. Will she ever become that Star and make her dream come true?

 

If you decide to read it, please post a review on the site you purchased it from. Thanks!

 

The second book cover has came in for All in the Family Cruise. It will be uploaded in a day or two to both sites as well.

 

It is actually the third cover on my list. The book cover designer is working backwards on the cover list.

 

Tell us what your plans are for this next heat wave?  Staying indoors or finding a huge body of water to relax in?

 

Leave a comment below. It is easy and no one will pick on you for it.

 

Have a great week and upcoming weekend.

 

JohnNew eBook

 

 
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Ebook sales hit Vending Machine as reported by The Digital Reader.

 

At the Tokyo Ebook Fair, Glory, a Japanese company, had their prototype machine there to show how it would work. You pay and get a receipt that has a code to download the Ebook to your smartphone. 

 

Read more about it at http://tinyurl.com/6ct7mdg

 

What will they invent next?

 

There is no word if that machine will leave Japan, so we need to keep submitting our stories to the regular places that  we submit to.

 

This has been a busy week for me.  No writing time at all.

 

So, now it is your time to tell us all what you have been up to. The Comment section below is active.

 

How is your summer going?

 

What are you writing?

 

Any good news on the submissions of your work?

 

Please post and let us know how it is going.

 

Until next week,

John

 

 


 
Posted By John Poindexter

Wow!  The 4th of July is here already.  Before long I will be going back to work.  Of course it will start off bad for me, as I will still be recuperating from the joint replacement surgery. The bad part is that it is in my left hand and I am left-handed. Now that is going to be fun. At least I can type one handed, but writing, what a joke that will be.

The stories are coming along great. They are ready for publication except for one thing…the covers. I am still waiting for the covers to get done. We do have the one for Hollywood Dream, but not the others.

There seems to be an increase in eBooks hitting the market. Everyone has found out that eBooks are selling, and publishing them is not the taboo that self-publishing has lived under up to this year.

 It is not looked upon as selling out your dream to go ahead and self publish an eBook. Like it was/is if you pay to have books published and try to sell the hard-back copy.

That is still look upon as a bad decision. Big publishers won’t touch a self-publish book most of the time. Now I will not say all the time, because I am sure there have been some that were picked up by a big time publisher. But the odds are not with you.

I recently read that now the eBook author/publisher is not looked upon as being someone that the big-time publishers would just pass by, as their next novel might sell as good as the eBook one, assuming that the eBook sold numerous copies (numerous equals thousands).

With all that said, what should you do?  Do you publish the eBook and hope to sell thousands of copies, or do you keep going after an agent and try to sell to a big-time publisher?

That is something only you can decide. Look at what you wrote, is it a great story? Is it error free and been edited by a professional?  Either way you go, all that needs to be done.

It will take a long time to get an agent and get that book deal. Of course, if you are writing to make money, then you are writing for the wrong purpose. There are not that many authors that just write for a living.

Rarely will people like you (or I) ever become the next Stephen King. But, we could sell enough books to make a little money, even if it is only just enough to pay for a meal with your sweetheart.

But, don’t give up writing. Writers write. Whether they sell it or not, they still write.

For me, I am going both routes. I am selling some eBooks and keeping the Steve Hawks series to be sold to a big-time publisher (hopefully).

Okay, it is your turn. What are your thoughts?  How do you plan to proceed with your writing?  Are you going after that agented deal with a big-time publisher or will you go strictly the eBook route?

Post your answer down in the comment section and let us know.

Enjoy the holiday and the rest of summer.

John

 

 

 
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