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david-alderman's picture
And now, it is with great pride that I release my latest creation to the world. The next installment in my apocalyptic sci-fi/fantasy series - Black Earth: The Broken Daisy - is now available in paperback and digital editions. You can get your copy by clicking here. For those of you new to my...
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I'll be honest. I've never really worked hard to seek out reviews for the books I self-publish. I think it's just been an oversight of mine in the past. I tend to get tunnel vision and hyper-focus on writing or marketing or this or that. So once I finish a book and self-publish it, I wind up...
marcia-meier's picture
One of the questions that frequently comes up when I am talking with writers groups about self-publishing is the role of bookstores in promoting your book. Bookstores are essentially places where publishers rent shelf space and then pay a commission to the store for selling their books. Publishers...
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Well, I'm less than two weeks away from the release of my latest scifi/fantasy novel, Black Earth: The Broken Daisy. With the release of a new novel comes everything marketing related to lead the way for it. Including book signings. Last year I managed to line up five book signings for the...
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Writing is my passion! I have a few stories floating around out there, but I need some advice. I've been working on a new series of books, and I want the best for my characters. I want them to *SHINE*, but I also want to make sure that their "home" is the right one. I could go Print-on-...
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Which lawsuits are killing books? Which comic strip was banned for the punchline "Where's Muhammed?" Are picture books going the way of the dinosaur? Is it plagiarism or your perfect mate? These and other writing and publishing headlines are in this week's Write Report.
david-alderman's picture
I know many of you, especially those that have read the first Black Earth book, End of the Innocence, have been waiting patiently for the sequel to come out. I'm happy to announce that the second book in the series, The Broken Daisy, is slated for release the very beginning of November. And in...
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I just received my proof copy of Black Earth: The Broken Daisy! Aside from a few formatting tweaks that need to be done, and the repositioning of the front cover title (it's too close to the edge), the book is looking pretty good. It is by far the thickest, longest book I have self-published...
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Here's a sneak peek at the cover design for Black Earth: The Broken Daisy... My wife put the majority of this together. The sunset and the cityscape are actually photos that my wife took. I kept the same fonts that I did for the original, aside from the back cover text which was originally done...
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After a few revisions, some advice from a couple other authors, and a good polishing by my editor, the back cover copy to my latest novel is good to go: ---------- Black Earth: The Broken Daisy - Back Cover Copy Final ---------- The stars have fallen, and the world is tilting into darkness… “...