Saturday, May 19, 2012

Indie News

I love pimpin' other indie authors, so today I am dedicating this post to the pimpage of others. Well, not before I do a little blatant self-promotion for myself.

I'm in the BLACK, y'all! Getting books to all you fabulous readers can cost some serious dough...cover art, proofing services, formatting, print books for giveaways, promotion materials, etc. Not that I'm complaining... But my point is...I am now making a profit from my books and do you know what that means? No, not means, I have awesome readers out there. Sure, I'm looking forward to the very generous royalties from Amazon these next couple months, but just knowing I have *gasp* fans means the world to me. Besides, those upcoming royalties? Those go right back into my books...and readers are forever (I hope)!

And for those who just happened to stumble upon this post, PARALLEL, the first in the Travelers Series, is FREE on iTunes. It's been a few months since I've done a free promotion, so don't forget to get your free copy. I am sure Amazon will follow suit in a few days, so if you have a Kindle, it will be free sometime next week.

Now, if you remember my post from last week, I featured Shauna Granger's book EARTH and how much I enjoyed it. Today, I picked up a copy of AIR, book two. Well, yesterday, Shauna decided to run a Kickstarter campaign for the third book in the series, WATER. What's a Kickstarter campaign? Basically, it's a fundraising platform for creative projects (i.e. art, music, publishing, etc). As many of y'all know, being an indie writer comes with out-of-pocket expenses and this is a great way to get investors to back your project. But the best part about Kickstarter is, you get rewards (ebooks, signed books, swag, etc.) for your's a win-win for both author and reader. Think of it like pre-ordering a book. I happily sent in a contribution and can't wait to get my copy of Water next month! If you'd like to check out her campaign, click on the video below or check out her Kickstarter site here.

In other indie news, do you also remember the same exact post where I told you to read the WOOL series by Hugh Howey because his series totally rocked (and he's such a terrific guy)? Well, how's this for a picture:

Photo by Hugh Howey

I hate to say I told you so, but I TOLD YOU SO. This was in this weeks Entertainment Weekly, shortly after Hugh announced this week that his book not only was optioned by 20th Century Fox, but also landed a sweet deal with Random House UK. He will remain an indie author here in the US, but folks in the UK, Australia, and New Zealand will be able to enjoy his work! So, if you know what's good for you...pick up your copy of WOOL Omnibus! And Hugh, if you're reading this, WordPress will NOT let me log on to comment on your blog and I have an account! 

Check back tomorrow where I'll have another ROW80 update on how I slacked on my writing to do this post for you today. 


  1. It's so great that you're featuring fellow Indie authors, Claudia! And a huge congrats on your successes. It feels great, no? Ha!

    As for the writing...get to it! I'm still finishing up chapter four. Yesterday and the day before, I had low word counts. I was absolutely distracted by the beautiful weather. Well...that and the new fencing going up around my yard. :} I'll have to take my own good advice. lol. Have a relaxing Sunday!

    1. Thanks Nadja! I was distracted by the weather as well. Spent most of the day with the pugs outside on the deck working on book stuff and spending entirely too long on writing this post.

  2. Thanks for the pimpin', Claudia! I love our indie community!


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