First of all, I have caught up on all of my books that needed to be edited. They are fully released and available as ebooks from just about any online store now. I also made some more progress on the magazine conversion. I have volumes 7-13 done for The Moon and the second half of volume 6 done so far.
Yesterday, I uploaded 27 of 28 books I have available to Amazon. My free promo book, The Strange & Unusual Universe of Silver Moon Unicorn, I left out because that is a free book. Amazon is somewhat difficult to deal with directly because they aren’t always clear about hidden fees and what they expect from us as far as formatting ebooks or even printed books. I’m not sure why that is. I just wish they had a bulk uploader so I wouldn’t have to deal with them at all.
The only reason I did this now is because I was hoping to increase my royalties. However, I prefer just to use Smashwords because they are clear cut as to what they expect for ebook formatting and everything else related to having an account with them. Also, once an ebook in enrolled in their premium catalog, it gets shipped to other retailers. They don’t always ship to Amazon because Amazon is the only retailer who doesn’t have a bulk uploader.
So, I will try Amazon for now, but there might be problems later on. I will let everyone know if there are problems and what I’ll do about them.
And moving on… I will of course participate in the April Camp NaNoWriMo this year. I will draft at least 2 novels and at least 50,000 words. I may do more depending upon how much time I have. I will be working another job, so that will cut into my writing.
That’s all for now.