More Book Promotion

I swear I’m going to spend more effort promoting our book than it took to write. We will now have Duck Blood Soup (The Caldarium War) featured on ask David. Reviews are welcome and requested. People who have Amazon Prime can read for free: scifi, science fiction, fantasy, steampunk, novel, kindle, book, YA, teen, wizard, magic, amazon prime, free
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Artwork for Kindle Version

A copy of Duck Blood Soup was given to an artist-friend yesterday so that he can begin work on the cover art as well as a map of the countries of Ozeanchor and Eizenfeng. I can’t wait to see what he comes up with. After I get the artwork back, I will do the cover lettering and finish up the formatting for the Kindle submission. We considered adding a small picture at the start of each chapter, but not sure how popular that is on the eReaders like Kindle.
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Heading to Kindle

After a lot of research and conversations with agents and advisers, we’ve decided to move forward with creating a Kindle version of Duck Blood Soup.  This means a lot of time working on formatting, another pass on editing, and getting with an artist friend to create the cover art and a map of our world. Look for more updates coming soon.
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Publishing

Check out The Sugar Mommas

Sending out a big thanks to The Sugar Mommas for their help with our search for an agent. The Sugar Mommas After graduating law school together, Kimberly and Jenna went off to practice law…for a while. Then Kimberly became a fudge queen while Jenna became a rock star. After having two delicious sons, in 2005 Kimberly “Momma” Reiner started a cottage industry – Momma Reiner’s Fudge – which was recently featured as one of Oprah’s Favorite Things. Also, Kimberly has appeared on The Martha Stewart Show, making her fudge right alongside Martha. Jenna has been the lead singer of...
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On goes the editing

We are still churning through the latest round of editing.  I think Frank has gone through almost the entire book again.  I’m a little more than halfway through with my edits. It is fun rereading the book, but editing can be tricky – there are spots where I get wound up in the story and temporarily turn off my editing filter, so then I have to go back an reread each sentence slowly to make sure it is worded as well as possible; that the sentence flow well and there is no ambiguity on who is speaking when.  It...
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eBook Options

This might be an avenue for us to get Duck Blood Soup published. Introducing “KDP Select” – A $6 Million Fund for Kindle Direct Publishing Authors and Publishers KDP Select is a new option that gives independent authors and publishers access to a whole new source of royalties and readers SEATTLE–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Dec. 8, 2011– (NASDAQ: AMZN)—, announced KDP Select, a new option featuring a$6 millionannual fund dedicated to independent authors and publishers. Here’s how KDP Select works: if a KDP author or publisher chooses to make any of their books exclusive to theKindle Storefor at least 90 days,...
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