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If you have a question that you want answered in a future post then feel free to ask in the comments.
Want my opinion on a writing practice or something about Windemere? Go right ahead and ask.
Good Format. I just finished GypsieS and don’t really have a question right now. I really enjoyed getting to know the characters and am looking forward to the next. I’ll come back when I have a question.
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Thanks. I’ll be here. 🙂
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Do you see yourself writing a science fiction series someday?
Interesting. I’ll put that on the list. Think I have the next 2-3 weeks scheduled, but that one will take more thought.
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Hi Charles, If you check out http://nicholasrossis.me/awards/ you’ll see that I’ve nominated you for a blog award! I hope you accept 🙂
Thanks. I don’t do the awards any more, but I appreciate it. 🙂
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Hey Charles~~You’re the best, man. I’ve got a Wattpad story I’m about ready to wrap up which currently has 100,000 reads. Seems it’s resonating with a lot of women in the romance genre. I’m a guy and write it under a female pen name. Will that present a problem if I shift over to KDP? (I plan on keeping the pseudonym). I already have a paper book available through Amazon’s Advantage program. Would I then need to set up a new account with Amazon? Lastly–(sorry). I am a USA citizen living permanently in Greece (but maintain an American bank account). Can I still call myself a USA Contributor?
Thanx in advance, Obi Wan.
I don’t know much about pen names, but I don’t believe that should be a problem. You’re bound to have some people that whine about you using a female name, but they’ll only be a vocal minority.
I don’t know about about the Amazon Advantage program or the contributor status. You would have to contact them about the former. As for the latter, I don’t really know what the pro or con of that would be. I’d need to learn more about that.
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I don’t generally read any book series unless it’s complete. This is after waiting 5 years between books 4 and 5 of the Game of Throne novels. Basically, how many books are you planning for the Windemere series? it looks really good and has lots of positive reviews so I’m definitely interested but don’t want to start if you’ve got another 5 or so books to come!
Thanks in advance 😀
It’s going to be 15 books, which I’m releasing at a rate of 3 a year. As long as everything stays on track, I should be publishing the last book in December of 2017.
thanks for your prompt reply! I’ll be eagerly waiting til then 😀
thank you for the likes on my blogs. It sounds you are an experienced author(I’m so glad to drop by). Now that you provide such a great platform. As a “Question Girl” as I am still, I’d love to ask a big question:
How do you think of the market of paperback publishing and ebook like amazon?
(Personally, I think too many rubbish on Amazon. So I am struggling to find an agent to publish my first English novel. And some of my writer friends don’t care. They just put whatever on Amazon, once they finish any works. I really don’t like that. I want to be serious. Really serious.)
Thank you again!
I’ll try to make a more thorough post to go up next month, but I can give you a basic thought on it. There is plenty of rubbish on Amazon, but there are many gems in there too. When you have an open, do-it-yourself platform then you’re going to have a wide variety of authors there. Some take the trade seriously while others are in it to make a quick buck. I would fall into the same category as your friends with putting my books on Amazon after I finish the writing, editing, and get a cover. This is after spending over a decade submitting to publishing companies and agents to be constantly rejected. Rarely got a reason and many times I was told it was because I didn’t come with a reputation.
Keep in mind that many established authors are using the Amazon platform now. The landscape is changing and people are starting to take indie authors seriously. There will always be rubbish even in the paperback market. eBook just needs to reach the stage where it has more good than bad, which I think it’s been at for a while.
Really appreciate it, Charles! I’ve contacted total 12 agents, 8 replies nicely yet rejected, 1 no reply and 3 are waiting for response. My aim is to get published on paperback then ebook. I guess I would stick to 3 years so. But you know things would change more quickly than the plan. So will see after 2018. I don’t think a decade is my fucking time… I’ve just followed you back. So I look forward to your new project. If I’m busy at something else. You can also notify me via a msg like this. 🙂
I have the bigger post going up tomorrow, but I can only really speak from the indie side.
I actually started trying to get published when I was 17 and submitted to 10-20 agents/publishers every 6 months. Getting 8 replies out of 12 even for rejections is impressive. I used to get nothing and that left me wondering what I should do. It’ll be interesting to see where things stand in 2018 too. I started with Amazon in 2013 and it already feels like the entire landscape changed.
Your story has, somehow, encouraged me. I am moved and thank you! Sometime,I may ask about the details of how the entire landscapechanged. :0
I’ll do my best to answer. Honestly, I’m not really sure about it myself. The atmosphere definitely feels different. Good luck with your book.
Or I’ll make a post tomorrow about it. Diving into a new project on Thursday, so I probably want to get this hot button topic done on a day that I’m not trying to minimize my blog time. 🙂
I can not find your e-books on Apple iTunes, Barnes&Noble or even Kobo. Do you plan to sell epub versions?
I used to have my first book on the other sites, but they never sold even with marketing. I went KDP Select/Amazon exclusive since it was the only place I had activity. For now, I don’t know when I’ll try the other sites again.
Hey Charles, I nominated you for the Liebster Blog Award! Here is the link: https://princessofthelight.wordpress.com/2015/05/26/so-honored-to-receive-a-liebster-award-blogging-blogaward-amwriting/
Thanks. Though I don’t really do the Blog Awards any more. I appreciate it.
No worries, I just wanted you to know you’re appreciated and that I never miss a post. 🙂
Thanks. Now I’m blushing. 🙂
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Hey Charles, got pulled into some type of weird traveling interview blog and had to list 5 other writer-bloggers so I felt as if your sarcastic wit would go perfectly. If you’d like to go for it, my blog starts it at https://fanfictales.wordpress.com/2016/01/15/sunshine-blogger-award/
Hope you enjoy it…
Sure. Guess I’ll give it a shot. Don’t usually do them, but I’m kind of in limbo for the next hour. Perfect timing. 🙂
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Here you go, Charles:
Thanks for the review. Really appreciate it and I’m happy you’re enjoying the series.
You’re most welcome… Loving it! 😊
Hi! Cool blog! Marina
Is there an e-mail I could reach out to you with? I would like to ask you if you’re willing to write a guest post on a series I’m doing for my blog. If you would, you can give me your e-mail or e-mail me at RAPoli03@gmail.com. Or, if you’re not interested in doing the post, you can just say so right here. Thanks. 🙂
I’d be happy to write up a guest post for your series. The email address is email@example.com
When would you need it by?
I just sent you an e-mail. 🙂
Got it and sent a reply. 😀
Which you just replied to, so I’m slow on that.
I like how we’re have two different conversations at the same time, lol.
The fun and amusement of the Internet. 😀
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When can we expect path of traitors to be released? I have really enjoyed reading this series and I just finished book 13 and I can’t wait until the next one comes. Thanks for writing a very enjoyable story.
Glad you’re enjoying the series. Path of Traitors should be released late August/early September. It’s a little tougher to edit this one because it’s a story that runs alongside the finale.
I wanted to let you know, that I now have a new website, and the old site will be deleted very soon. So that you don’t miss out, I have popped you onto the Follow Me subscription so that you can continue receiving notifications of my blog posts. Could I ask you to confirm the subscription by press the “Follow” button and please put your email in? Thank you so much. That is all you have to do.
I look forward to being able to keep in touch with you on my new website.
Thank you very much
Thanks. Although, I thought I followed that one earlier in the week. I did it again just to be safe.
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Hi Charles! I want to say that these books look amazing and I will definitely be giving them a read. I’m working on a series of books myself, and I want to point out how beautiful your covers look. Who did your cover design? I’m in need of a cover designer and I would like to know.
Thanks. My covers were done by my wife’s cousin, Jason Pedersen. Unfortunately, he was doing this for me as a favor. His last cover was the last book of my series and he’s focusing on his tattoo work now. I’m using a local person for my next series.
What kind of series are you writing?
Thank you for following my blog. Sure appreciate it.
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