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Progress update on the “Lazarus Edition”

Post Views: 291 The hope had been to have the “The Sauder Diaries – By Any Other Name” republished for April 1st. However, I’m personally not happy where the editing stands at this time. Essentially, I’m re-polishing the entire book. There were a lot of spots in the Trestle Edition that the book would have benefited from a proper editing job. So, what about you folks who bought the Trestle Edition? Well, the plan is that when the “Lazarus Edition” goes up on Smashwords, if you send me proof-of-purchase from either Barnes & Noble or Amazon of the Trestle Edition, then I’ll give you a voucher for a free copy of the Lazarus Edition. That seems fair to me. Let me know what you think. I am hoping…

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A quick update about the state of progress for “The Sauder Diaries”

Post Views: 383 So I am pleased to report that my former publisher delivered both my sales numbers for December 2011 as well as my royalties today. My rate of sales for the 12 day period from the 19th to the 31st was about double my “hopeful” target, which certainly feels good. The royalties recieved will be going into financing the Book Cover Contest, for which I’ve already recieved some smashing submissions. I’m in the process of reading up on Amazon Kindle’s publishing requirements and then I’ll be moving on to Chapters and then Barnes & Noble. With the current fracturing going on in the distribution space as a result of Amazon’s decision to open its own imprint, I’ve decided to work as broadly as I can. There…


Book Cover Contest – Making Lemonade and Spreading the Sweets

Post Views: 1,507 Contest Announcement! As you likely heard, I’ve been obligated to remove my first novel, “The Sauder Diaries – By Any Other Name“, from the shelves as a result of a copyright infringement issue stemming from the systemically unethical actions of my former publisher. This is a bit of a kick in the teeth, since the book was doing remarkably well for a new author’s first release by any metric I was able to determine from blogs and common wisdom. This has left me with a problem of likely not being able to have another publisher of any size touch the title due to legal mire issues. So, I’ll be self-publishing this one to get it back out on shelves where people can enjoy it. The…


Taking Corrective Action and A Public Apology

Post Views: 1,278 As I posted earlier today, I instructed Trestle Press Publishing to delist “The Sauder Diaries – By Any Other Name” from Amazon and Barnes & Noble. The reason is because of a serious copyright infringement on the part of Trestle Press who are contracted to represent me for “The Sauder Diaries – By Any Other Name”. The cover you all have seen is this: This is the original, used without permission of the artist: When a fan alerted me to the issue, I instructed Trestle Press to contact Mr. Tomasz Jedruszek (AKA Morano) and obtain permission or arrange compensation. That’s the job of a publishing company for it’s writers, so I firmly told them to go do their job. Trestle Press indicated that they had…


My thoughts on a first manuscript and an editor

Post Views: 362 Recently a friend of mine — who is both and editor and a writer — published a piece on her blog about the need for every author to have a good editor.  I have also seen a lot of Tweets from a variety of editors-for-hire whose sales tactic seems to be to imply I’m an incompetent writer who, for a suitable sum of money, they can rescue from literary oblivion. I’m not sold on either point.  I am going to be unpopular here and say that I know too many editors who don’t ask one simple question… “what are you trying to do?” Allow me to be gauche and talk about my current novel, “The Sauder Diaries – By Any Other Name“.   I had two different…


From Trestle Press – One Day Throw Down!

Post Views: 411 Sale Within A Sale — Paul D. Brazill’s “Brit Grit Too -Monday- And Monday Only -$.99, Plus The Buy One Get One Free Is Still In Force!! Amazon Kindle Best-Selling and trailblazing author Paul D. Brazill has decided to drop the price of his legendary “Brit Grit Too” to $0.99 for one day, Monday, January 16, 2012. If you purchase “Brit Grit Too” Trestle Press will match that with any title up to the full purchase price of $4.99 as part of the BOGO sale. Just email Paul D. Brazill or find him at his legendary blog- Or email Trestle Press directly with your proof of This is what you will find contained within “Brit Grit Too”: Edited by Paul D Brazill, Brit…

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