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Creativity and Risk Management

Minimizing risk is another critical element of creating something you hope to sell. Last time I talked about how the financial and retail end of the creation game want to minimize risk as much as humanly possible. The risk is something you, as a creative type, have to address from multiple sources including the risk… Continue reading Creativity and Risk Management

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Adventures in Self-Publishing #3: The System

Last time I broke down the numbers on the cost to revenue chain. It was scary, right? How do you make any money being creative outside of the system? The cure for thin margins is volume. Quantity levels the playing field. The more units, the better in any scenario, and that’s how the system is structured.… Continue reading Adventures in Self-Publishing #3: The System

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Adventures in Self-publishing #2: Beyond Creation.

In November of 2016 I used Kickstarter to successfully crowdfund my first children’s chapter book, The Adventures of Penelope Hawk. Some of you already know that. Someone on the outskirts of my social sphere recently congratulated me and asked who my publisher was. I explained I was self-publishing the book for now, which kicked off… Continue reading Adventures in Self-publishing #2: Beyond Creation.

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Adventures in Self-Publishing: Hire an Editor.

Self-publishing in the graphic novel arena is different from self-publishing in the world of prose novels. So is the perception of publishing indie work. I understand the comic book end of this very well. If you want to get noticed in the world of comic books, your best bet is to self-publish. It isn’t a… Continue reading Adventures in Self-Publishing: Hire an Editor.

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I’m giving away a free Digital copy of my book: Filthy Human Overlords! At random.

I’m giving away a free DIGITAL copy of my science fiction anthology: Filthy, Human Overlords! The winner will be chosen at random thanks to #tweetdraw – I tried it out this morning and it is legit – to enter just click and retweet this FILTHY HUMAN OVERLORDS GIVEAWAY TWEET. The contest will end at noon tomorrow,… Continue reading I’m giving away a free Digital copy of my book: Filthy Human Overlords! At random.

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The Adventures of Penelope Hawk: a NEW SAMPLE from my chapter book for kids.

It is Friday so that means A NEW SAMPLE CHAPTER from The Adventures of Penelope Hawk! 86 Amazing Kickstarter Backers have pledged $4,233.00 to support The Adventures of Penelope Hawk so far and I’m very grateful to all of them. Many more people have been showing their support on social media and getting the word out… Continue reading The Adventures of Penelope Hawk: a NEW SAMPLE from my chapter book for kids.

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The Adventures of Penelope Hawk: a sample chapter from the novel.

Here we are day three of the KICKSTARTER and being a Friday I figured it might be a good idea to post a sample chapter for you to read. Have a great weekend! 1 As Penelope Hawk walked home from school along the gravel shoulder of Route 63, she stared at the pumpkins and scarecrows that decorated… Continue reading The Adventures of Penelope Hawk: a sample chapter from the novel.