Friday, January 4, 2013

Taking the Plunge

Into self publishing.

Yep - I did it.

As many of you know, I have made the trip into Eagle River to spend a few weeks, or maybe months (not too many) with my son and his wife. It's been a plan since summer. We tried to make it by Christmas, but that didn't quite work out, so we aimed for New Years, but that didn't quite work out either - then again, I'm only a few days late, not bad really. Living where I live, it's hard to just go somewhere for an extended visit. If it's going to snow a lot, there's roofs to worry about. And then there's the worry about how we're going to get back out there. Without someone there, there's no one to keep the runway packed and the trails broken out. But, those are just the standard worries that go along with my chosen lifestyle.

My chosen lifestyle does tend to get in the way of my publishing career once in a while, so part of the plunge is simply the trip to town. We'll work out the worries when we have to, plus I'm sure there's local help if I need it. We will make it; it's all logistics.

The best part of my plunge was when we got here to my son's apartment. They presented me with my long overdue Christmas present, A KINDLE FIRE!!! Now, I had planned on ordering a kindle and buying a bunch of books to put on it, but I was looking at the nice little fifty dollar one they had on Amazon; I was hoping to be able to find one here in a store.

The next part of my plunge was to successfully buy something from Amazon. For some bizarre reason Amazon wouldn't accept my credit card, so this morning, I broke down and used a different one, and what do you know, it worked. So now, not only is my husband going to get his Christmas present, but I've already loaded a few books onto my kindle.

Do you have any idea what that means???

That means that, not only do I get the privilege of posting a review or two in Amazon itself, but I also get to PUBLISH my blog novel.

Guess what I've been doing all afternoon, just guess. I'll even give you three guesses, but the first two don't count.

The Fortunes of Magic has been submitted for Amazon Review. All that remains is to wait for their email, they say twenty-four hours, so hopefully tomorrow. I started digging into doing it in Kindle too, but I think it needs to be on Amazon first, plus I'm tired, and I simply HAD to tell you all about my plunge into self-publishing.

I have been SO careful with this document, so I hope it's error free. I apologize profusely for setting a price, but I had to - publication costs and all that - so I set it to the lowest price I could. I'll only make pennies per copy. Best part is that it'll be available all over the world. I had no idea how far Amazon reached. It'll be available for less than $10.00 wherever you see it, but if that's too much, I do have a nice pdf with the cover picture as the first page, all you gotta do is ask for it.

Anyway, I'm so excited about it. Wish me luck


F.A.Ellis said...

Good,luck and congrats!

S.M. Carrière said...

Good luck!

Anna L. Walls said...

Thanks guys - SO exciting

William Kendall said...

Congratulations! Good luck, Anna!

Unknown said...

Congrats Anna. x

Sandra Tyler said...

ooh, I don't have the kindle fire but just got the paperwhite one and love it And congrats on your publishing! I hope you post more about the process I know nothing about it.

Anna L. Walls said...

I do plan on it, Sandra. It's new territory for me too.

Thanks for stopping by, everyone.