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My Five Dollar Book

Post Views: 345 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…


Looking over my shoulder, then looking ahead

Post Views: 196 So the turn of the year was a very eventful period for me. The week before Christmas had my son down to visit from his school-year home with his mother in Montreal, QC. I hadn’t really seen him beyond MMORPGs, Facebook and a couple of phone calls. Long Distance/ Instant Messenger -isn’t- as good as being there. I miss him, and I’m doing my best for him, but it’s hard. However, it is the arrangement he felt would work best, so I’m okay with it. The same period also saw the release of my first novel, “The Sauder Diaries – By Any Other Name”. It is a Steampunk pirate adventure romance novel which took me about 4 or 5 months to write in my spare…

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