Anyone who’s done a smidgen of research on the differences between self-publishing and traditional publishing would know that self-publishing takes a lot more effort. That’s not to say the traditional way doesn’t take effort, but once you get a publisher, it’s pretty much smooth sailing from there. There’s a whole team working for you, and you don’t really have to worry about marketing.
Self-publishing on the other hand Continue reading My Struggles as an Indie Author
Hey guys! I found a few errors in Emergent that I’ve now fixed as of posting this. It appears to be automatically pushing the new version to the devices of people who have a copy. I’m not really sure why, because I’ve always heard I had to request that to happen, but I’m quite happy whether it’s a glitch in the matrix or not because I’ve ALSO heard that’s it near impossible to have a request to push updated versions to devices approved.
So, if you already have a copy and noticed any of the errors I did, check it out in 24 hours or so and it should have updated. If not, let me know!
Update: If you ordered or bought a copy before January 19, 2020 and your copy still hasn’t updated with the version with the fixed errors, please contact me through social media or with the form on the Contact page and let me know and I will try my best to get the updated version pushed to your device.
How do we succeed when the Earth is on its knees? War, famine, pestilence, and death. It’s all caused by greed.
Nowhere to run. Nowhere to hide. Sometimes it feels like we’re just along for the ride.
When do we say enough is enough? When do we pick up our swords and start being tough?
It’s time to say, “This ends now.” Never again back out and bow.
This is our home. We deserve what’s right. If it’s the only way, we will stand up and fight.
Written by: CJ Embers
I’m running my first ever free book promotion! Emergent is free on Kindle until until January 12th, 2020 @ 11:59pm PST!
If you give it a read, please don’t forget to leave a review!
Hey all! Remember when I opened up my site to allow others to submit their own work? Well, I’ve decided to close that down for two reasons. Continue reading The Fate of Submissions
As an update to the previous post about making a new edition of Dragons’ Myth to have a controllable ISBN and therefore also make some changes, I did some searching and asking around about a certain question I had.
So, it seems like not only will I not be able to get the new edition of the eBook pushed to the device of those who have already bought it, but that I should make an entirely new listing for it as well because previous buyers won’t be able to re-buy the new edition if it’s the same listing. Not sure why, but apparently that’s just the way it is.
Not a big deal either way, but just wanted to let people know.
Ciao for now.
Back when I published Dragons’ Myth, it was when CreateSpace was still a thing, and I chose the free ISBN option. Using the free ISBN meant that particular ISBN would be exclusive to CreateSpace. Therefore, I wouldn’t be able to take that file with that ISBN and go print my book elsewhere. That still applies now that CreateSpace merged with KDP. Continue reading The Third Time’s The Charm
Hey guys, so I’ve decided that I want to get a professional book cover designer for the future. This is so I will not only have covers that look much better, but also so then I can just focus on writing, which means I can publish more books more often. Also, as I move move away from the Dragons’ Myth series, there are fewer and fewer covers that I will be able to do myself anyway. Some covers will also be best done by someone who can draw (an illustrator), and I can’t draw nearly well enough. So, if you design book covers or know someone who does, read on for the details:
This will be long-term if everything goes well, as I have many books planned for the future. I write YA and NA fantasy novels, and I’m looking for someone who can design good covers that have depth, vibrancy, and beautiful art. Examples of covers I like:
– The Tiger’s Curse series by Colleen Houck
– Analiese Rising by Brenda Drake
– The Divergent series by Veronica Roth
It doesn’t matter if you’re a freelancer or a company, but experience in designing fantasy covers is a must. Please email me with your details, and include your prices, samples/your portfolio, and/or a link to your website.
I will update this post when I find a designer.
A dark past, a forbidden love, and a mysterious ability…
Continue reading Emergent is Here!
This is what I was asked when I told someone that I was using a mug instead of the cup they offered because I didn’t like using single-use items. In this situation, it was a polystyrene cup I didn’t want to use. Continue reading Do You Want To Wash The Dishes?