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Publishing platforms interview #1, featuring Caitlin M.S. Buxbaum

 

A lot has changed in four months, and yet, I still stand by most of my answers in this interview (the only thing I would change is that, obviously, I did publish some more books of poetry this year, and I am planning to self-publish The Blame Game).

Thanks again to Dave for sharing my thoughts with the world 🙂

On Writing Dragons

CMSB Interview

This past year, I’ve made the decision to self-publish The Dark Queen of Darkness. I met with a local graphic artist/cover designer to start that process going and he offered up a tremendous amount of really good advice. This is my first time to this rodeo, so there’s a hell of a lot I don’t know, which isn’t really a surprise to me, but it leaves me with huge, icy snowdrifts of work. One of the things he pointed out was that I needed to start thinking about a publishing platform. It seems to me that everyone uses Amazon Create Space, which is what I was sort of expecting to do. However, he presented a really good argument about using a different platform so I’ve got additional avenues for advertising and marketing.

With all this in mind, I’m going to try to do a series of ‘interview-style’ blog posts…

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So…self publishing

This week, I self-published four books: Songs from the Underground; Ever Unknown, Ever Misunderstood; Uneven Lanes; and Wabi-Sabi World: An Artist's Search. The first three are available as eBooks on Smashwords, and the last is available on Blurb in softcover and hardback. But that's not what this post is about (really). I hadn't intended to self publish. I admit… Continue reading So…self publishing

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Let’s talk about that earthquake

By now you've probably heard the basics: At approximately 8:30 a.m. on Friday, November 30th, 2018, a 7.0-magnitude earthquake struck Southcentral Alaska. No deaths, no serious injuries, not much structural damage, but significant road damage. Of course, there's always more to the story. This post's featured photo, from the Associated Press, was taken 2.1 miles… Continue reading Let’s talk about that earthquake