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 Amazon.com, 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 Amazon.com
- 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 (or 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.
June 25th, 2014 at 1:50 pm
Reblogged this on readful things blog and commented:
Kate is looking for reviewers:) Also, her book cover looks incredible so take a moment to check it out.
June 25th, 2014 at 2:08 pm
I’d love to review your book!
June 25th, 2014 at 2:11 pm
Fantastic! If you’d like to send me an e-mail at kate.sparkes (at) live.ca, we can chat. 🙂
June 25th, 2014 at 2:57 pm
I’d love to review your book – great cover!
June 25th, 2014 at 3:05 pm
Great! My e-mail is kate.sparkes (at) live.ca, if you’d like to send me a message and let me know what e-book format you prefer, etc.
And thanks– I wish I could take credit for the cover art, but I can’t. I’m really happy with it, though!
June 25th, 2014 at 6:38 pm
Wonderful congrats to you on your publishing. That is really awesome that you got it out. I wish you all the best on getting the marketing rolling on it. Glad to see you had a successful round.
I have another Canadian friend who said she had really good luck calling the IRS for the EIN number. Hope you get that figured out.
June 25th, 2014 at 6:40 pm
Thanks, Andrew (and thanks for stopping by!)
I’ve found a few blog posts that outline how the call should go, and it seems relatively simple as long as you get someone reasonable manning the phones. It’s just a case of making the call.
June 26th, 2014 at 12:09 pm
I understand. I hate making phone calls too. My excuse is that most of them here have to be in German.
June 26th, 2014 at 12:41 pm
I assume you’re better at that than I would be… O.o
June 25th, 2014 at 8:59 pm
I’m always willing to review YA Fantasy 🙂
July 2nd, 2014 at 7:47 pm
Hey, I just saw this comment– silly WordPress. 🙂
Fel free to e-mail me at kate.sparkes (at) live.ca if you’d like a free copy in exchange for honest review. I’d be thrilled to have you on board!
June 25th, 2014 at 9:49 pm
ME ME ME
June 26th, 2014 at 8:07 am
Okay! My e-mail is kate.sparkes (at) live.ca if you want to let me know what e-book format you prefer. 🙂
June 26th, 2014 at 2:23 am
Congratulations! And good luck getting your EIN!
June 26th, 2014 at 12:59 pm
June 26th, 2014 at 11:16 pm
I would say this was a totally successful Round for you. Congratulations on the book! And I understand about making that phone call. I hate, hate, hate making phone calls. I don’t know how I survived before the internet, when we actually had to take to someone on the phone for any communication to take place (maybe I used smoke signals, I don’t remember). Best of luck with everything, including phone calls.
June 27th, 2014 at 11:42 am
Hey Kate, I review books all the time on Lone Star Inspirations! Feel free to contact me if you are interested. I would love to review your book.
June 27th, 2014 at 11:46 am
Will do, thanks!
June 27th, 2014 at 11:58 am
Is your e-mail address on there? I didn’t see it. Mine is kate.sparkes (at) live.ca if you’d like to contact me.
I like your blog. It’s nice to see someone with strong faith who doesn’t shy away from non-Christian media. 🙂
June 27th, 2014 at 12:00 pm
My email address is firstname.lastname@example.org 🙂
Yes, I find that too many Christians review thing to one-sided. I try to be fair with my reviews. I hope you found that the case. 🙂
June 30th, 2014 at 9:07 pm