Archive for September, 2013


Now available for Kindle!

Now available for Kindle!

When No One Else Would Fly is now available for Kindle!

The eBook is done and looking good, and up for Amazon’s Kindle.

If you are an Amazon Prime member with a Kindle, the book is also available for you in the Kindle Lending Library!

This is all cause for big celebration.
Unless you have an e-reader that takes only ePUB,
In which case, you’ll have to wait three more months for the eBook BUT…

The print book is also available, and its batteries won’t run out like your e-reader’s will!

The three month wait is due to my enrolling “When No One Else Would Fly” in the Kindle Select Program – so that I can see how that works for my books.

Check out the five star reviews on Amazon.com for Tip’s biography – readers are enjoying the story!

My blog posts will come more slowly now, and less regularly as I focus on the projects below and bring more books to completion. For regular updates – about once every three months – sign up for our newsletter!

When No One Else Would Fly” is the aviation biography of Colonel C. J. Tippett and is now available on Amazon.com. It is a deeply detailed, vivid, interesting read of the aviation pioneering of Colonel C. J. Tippett. Tip’s own memoir is the heart of the book, and it is wrapped in aviation and world history. Soon to be ready in eBook form, it is a great read, getting great reviews. See my dedicated webpage for more information and news about the sequel.

 

Just a Couple of Chickens” is a laugh-out-loud funny family memoir packed with chicken-raising insights that you don’t have to have chickens to enjoy. It is available in retail stores across the USA and overseas, and in print and eBook format on Amazon.com. It continues to sell as people continue to enjoy backyard chicken raising and as a memoir. My dedicated webpage lists retail locations, reviews, and has news about the sequel.

 

The “How To Self Publish” series is next on my list of books for release, as soon as I get it finished. It will be a step by step manual designed to coach self publishers who have short amounts of time and lots to accomplish. The information is accurate, efficient, and offered in the order you need to do it. It is the kind of self publishing “how to” book I have always been been looking for. This dedicated webpage shows my progress toward book release, or you can sign up for notification when the books are ready.

This website contains dozens of blog posts about these books, and more. The categories are part of the menu, and you can find a tag cloud on the right as you scroll down. Each page is packed with info, pictures, and information not in the books themselves. I invite you to click through the blog posts, and to contact me with any questions.

 

Horned Lizard and The Westchester Press

The Horned Lizard of Self Publishing says “eBook” but secretly loves print books more.

Trying to decide whether to self publish your book as a print book or an eBook?

Ebook.

And then …. take a long think about all of your potential readers. How many of them may be interested in buying a print book?  For instance, for my newsest book “When No One Else Would Fly“, the aviation history biography of Colonel C. J. Tippett, I chose to put out the print book first because the majority of my target market are older readers who may not be on board with ereaders – and will prefer a print book.

And because the retailers I have in mind for my niche marketing plan will need books to put on the shelves – of air museums, air show lobbies, and fly-in stands.

My next step is to put the book into eBook form, as I have already done with my first book “Just a Couple of Chickens“, available on Kindle and as an ePub.

You have to choose early on in your book production work because the formatting for each book is different enough that you have to split off into two versions. Although CreateSpace will helpfully offer you files from your print book to go plug into KDP (Kindle Direct Publishing), those files will not likely make a useable eBook.

You will have to format the manuscript back at the MS Word stage – all as one document, starting from scratch with clean headers and links embedded. There are excellent tips on how to do this on the KDP site and at Smashwords – which is the ePub site. You have to format your ebook in one way for Kindle, and another way for ePub.

So, while the short answer to “Should I self publish my book as an eBook or Print Book” is eBook, there is another question in there – “Is there a market for your print book as well?”  And if the answer to that is no, then you can focus all your resources on your eBook.

But I am old enough to have some old-school in me, and I just love a print book. I think I will always have my books in print.

 

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