Final ROW80 Check-In

Whew. We made it!

“We” being those participating in round 2 of A Round of Words in 80 Days, and also those of you who have been patiently listening to my ramblings all these many long weeks.

How have I done for goals?

Well, there’s a book in the world that wasn’t there before. So I guess we’ll call that a victory.


All of the e-book sales channels I’m currently using are live (click here for links). The paperback is on, and should be available for Matchbook and on other Amazon sites in a few days.

Looks like I hit almost all of the small goals, too.

  • Facebook author page is up and running (and check out the t-shirt an ARC reader made for me– Team Arrow. I COULD JUST DIE)
  • Sparrowcat Press site is a work in progress, but is up and has sales links
  • AuthorCentral profile is up on
  • Bound is on Goodreads
  • I didn’t get a word count in for the next book during JuNoWriMo, but I have everything re-outlined, and I have a game plan
  • Still need to make that phone call about getting an EIN so Amazon won’t withhold 30% of any sales money. This would totally not be a big deal if I wasn’t afraid of making phone calls. UGH. I’ll do it. I swear.
  • Ditto for the Goodreads giveaway. This will happen when I have my lovely books in-hand.

One thing I still need is REVIEWERS. If you are or know of anyone who reviews YA Fantasy (orย Fantasy in general, unless they’re the “wimmins and their romantic notions are ruining SF/F breed) and accepts e-books, please let me know in the comments! I’d be happy to send you a copy.

So I’m calling this a successful round.

I have a few other things to say about the publishing process, but that will keep for another day. For now… just thank you all.


About Kate Sparkes

Kate Sparkes was born in Hamilton, Ontario, but now resides in Newfoundland, where she tries not to talk too much about the dragons she sees in the fog. She lives with five cats, two dogs, and just the right amount of humans. USA Today bestselling author of the Bound Trilogy (mature YA Fantasy), Into Elurien, and Vines and Vices. Writing dark, decadent, and deadly Urban Fantasy as Tanith Frost. View all posts by Kate Sparkes

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