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Day: January 12, 2012

My Five Dollar Book

Post Views: 359 A conversation came up today on Twitter about pricing books for sales on Amazon. The “eternal question” is what price is the right price. Well, lets take a look at a few numbers, shall we? “The Sauder Diaries – By Any Other Name” is ~97.5k words. When I’m in my “zone”, I manage about 750 words an hour. So, that’s 130 hours of time to draft. I estimate that for every 3h of writing I did, there was 0.75h of research that I needed to do. That’s another 32 hours. Total so far is 162 hours. Then there were three full sets of edits on this; each being about a 10 hour job. That brings us to 192 hours. Artwork creation and selection was a…

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Upcoming Give Away

Post Views: 251 So, my publisher Trestle Press is so happy with how my first novel it doing, he wants me to give away a few copies. That makes sense, right? I’m sure it does. So over the next five weeks, I’ll be announcing a new contest every week with an opportunity to win a signed PDF copy of “The Sauder Diaries – By Any Other Name“. The first place you can start is with my author interview over at romance author Carrie Ann Ryan’s blog page.  Just leave a comment on the interview on her site with your email address in it, and in two weeks I’ll randomly draw from the addresses there and send you your copy!  It’s that easy!  While you’re there, check out her…

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