Out of Darkness Sale Thingy

hi readers.

Out of Darkness is on sale this week, in case you wanted to know that. Here’s a nifty link https://www.amazon.com/dp/B079PSMDJR We’ll call it the “Tweaked Cover Sale” or something like that. Sounds legit. Only the eBook version because that’s just how it rolls I guess.

That’s the whole post, I didn’t think of anything else to write while I was typing that. So here is a picture of some kittens I wish existed.

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Well, obviously they exist, just not in those colors.

New Cover for Out of Darkness

Okay, well that’s not quite right. It’s not new so much as tweaked a bit. And the paperback now has a proper spine and back cover! But “new cover” is easier to say than “Slightly different cover for Out of Darkness that now also includes a back cover and spine.”

Paperback Link | eBook Link

I got the proof copy yesterday, and even with the huge “Not for Resale” across the front it’s still pretty. That’s the entire post, I don’t have any other updates or things to say.

Things I’ve Learned.

That’s an awfully vague title, but I didn’t feel like putting “Thinks I’ve Learned Since I Hit Publish on Out of Darkness Three Months Ago.” because that seemed absurd.

Anyway, I’ve realized a couple things over the past few months, that will help (me) a whole heck of a lot when I go to publish Out of Light.  Not the writing part, who even cares about that. (Kidding.)

Here is a small, unordered list of things that I’ve realized the past couple days.

  • You can’t just slap an ebook cover on a paperback. It just doesn’t look as good as you think. You need a spine/back cover.
  • Figure out your measurements. Otherwise, your cover is gonna be wonky.
  • Trust (some of) your instincts. If you’re uneasy about how it looks on screen, you’re probably going to be the same once it prints.
  • Proofread your blurb and bio. Three times. Maybe more.
  • Making other people format your stuff is good. (thanks ax)
  • It’s unhealthy to refresh the sales page 50 times per day.

I had more, but I got distracted. I really need to start writing these away from the main computer.

Till next time!

Note to self: Proofread everything.

 

PS: I have no updates on Out of Light, just been editing it up. Gonna start putting it up on Scribophile soon for initial fixes. Then I have to find a beta reader again I guess. Oh, also I’ve sold over 60 copies of Out of Darkness.

(Yes, that number is 61.)

 

 

Mini update and ?!?! Cover reveal?

The past two weeks I’ve cut, rearranged, unrearranged and re-rearranged until I’ve lost 4k words, and in my growing excitement decided it was a good time to do a cover reveal.

Do I know what I’m doing? Heck no. Am I gonna do it anyway? Heck yes.

I’m dangerously close to declaring myself capital D done, and felt this was a good time to share! As a side note, before you see the good bits, I want to mention that formatting, making page numbers, and making chapter headers is infuriating. Oh, also comma splices are my number one enemy.

I bought it from this designer!   (I adore their style, and will likely use them for book two as well!)

 

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