Merry Christmas, everyone! I hope you and your loved ones have a day rich with serenity, love, and joy.
I know several of you were waiting on this – Now live! Black Cat vols 21-31 Mini-Mysteries – complete your set! Just in time for the holidays :).
In CreateSpace, choosing or changing the channels the book is available on has a marked impact on the base price of that book. You can do this selection either when you set up your book or after it’s live.
The pricing discussion gets a little tricky. I’ll try my best to simplify. The base price, here in CreateSpace, has to account for both Amazon’s cut and for the third party’s cut, just in case the book does sell at a third party location. Barnes & Noble wants to list the book at the same price that Amazon does. So even on Amazon, where that cut isn’t being shared, it’ll still have the higher price. That across-the-board price has to always account for Barnes & Noble having a share of the price. So what that means is for a $30 full-color book, on Barnes & Noble (expanded distribution) they get a share of $6, Amazon gets their share of $6 (as the distributor) and I make a share of under $1. In comparison, if the book sells directly on Amazon, since Barnes & Noble isn’t getting a share of that sale, I now get a cut of nearly $7. And if the book sells on CreateSpace, where neither Amazon nor Barnes & Noble are getting a cut, I get a large cut of nearly $13. That one global price is being shown on all systems, even if there isn’t a “reason” for it to be that high on a given system beyond the price match desire.
Example with images:
Across the River is now LIVE! Grab your copy today!
Part black. Part Irish. Part Lumbee Indian.
Wholly determined to protect her family.
Naomi Jackson made a mistake. Born in the tumltuous years following the American Revolution, she embraced change, excitement, and adventure. So when the Devil Bill Williams swaggered into town, she launched into his arms, determined that her love for him could overcome all obstacles.
Now she has two young children, a life of misery, and a hopeless, desperate desire to escape.
Then David Oxendine arrives for a Christmas visit – and things will never be the same.
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Across the River – an 1800s Black / Native American Novella is the first in a series of novellas about Naomi Jackson’s heartfelt, challenging life. These stories are based loosely on author Lisa Shea’s real-life ancestor, Naomi Jackson, who was born in 1784 in Guilford County, North Carolina. Her father had been taken from Northern Ireland as a child, while her mother was mixed-blood black, Lumbee, and Irish. Each novella has a cliff-hanger ending, much like Naomi’s life.
An important note for readers of my various series. Normally my content is quite “clean” with little to no swearing, violence, or physical intimacy. With this being based on the immense hardships my ancestor struggled through, I wanted to be authentic to the issues she rose above. This book therefore includes period-appropriate harsh language as well as several scenes of conflict. I gave a great deal of thought to including these and feel they are necessary to fully convey the trials she overcame.
Please feel free to contact me at my website if you have any questions or comments – I thrive on your feedback.
Just about time for my 10pm meditation. I’m writing the announcement for the 2014 BellaOnline Ebook Awards. I’m so proud of these authors. It’s amazing what they were able to create without the support of a traditional large-size publisher. It shows how rich our modern world of self-publishing and small-press can be.
I’m heading into time for my 10pm meditation. I’ve nearly finalized choosing the BellaOnline ebook winners. There are so many awesome books in here! 🙂
It’s inspiring to see how talented self-published authors are. And it’s not just one genre. There are stunning sci-fi stories, mystery stories, spiritual explorations, and much more. It makes me all warm-and-fuzzy about the future of writing.
James Bond had his cocktails shaken, not stirred. In Casablanca they drank French 75s to drive away the angst of the war. Every era has its cocktails. There’s no need to give them up when you’re enjoying a low carb lifestyle!
This is the first release of this cocktails book – it’s got my favorite 24 recipes. I’ll be adding to it over the coming months, and as an early buyer, you’ll get those updates for free! Not only that, but if you write me and tell me which one you’d like me to add in, I’ll research it and figure out how to make it in the most low carb way possible for you.
I look forward to hearing your ideas and feedback!