Word around the internet campfire of authors is that the best place to make money, especially as a self-published author, is to have an extensive backlist. That way, when you have something even mildly successful, people will come back looking for more. As it happens, I have a backlist of self-published works, novellas mostly, but… Read More Backlist Publishing News: Amazon Price Shift
I like to call Solar System Blues my first novel. Certainly it was my first serious attempt at self-publishing, and my first serious review. Because of this, I didn’t have a clear idea of what I wanted for the cover, and just kind of used the templates that CreateSpace and KDP offered. That has changed. Self-Publishing… Read More Updating a Classic: Giving Solar System Blues a Cover it Deserves
I’m definitely an agnostic on National Novel-Writing Month. I’m not down on it, and if someone wants to take the moment as a inspiration to create, I’m the last guy to wrinkle my nose at such. Write, you guys. Write like the wind. But I also don’t participate. I’ve got a few reasons for this:… Read More I Don’t NaNoWriMo, But I Do Self-Publish
Looking over my bookshelf yesterday, I noticed that some of my books had prices that were all over the map. For example, The Devil Left Him was $3.99 for Kindle, $6.99 for Paperback. Last Tomorrow was 5.99 for paperback. The Right of Revolution was $2.99 for Kindle. I think at the time, I was testing to see what priced… Read More KDP-Amazon Price Reduction
Why would recycle a Ron Paul meme? Why wouldn’t I? Why aren’t you? Okay, so first thing, the new edition of the new quarterly Unnamed Journal is out tomorrow. Layouts will be finished tonight. Next, Void will finally see the light of day as a completed novella, at month’s end. The final edits are done, I… Read More New Stuff! New Stuff! New Stuff!
T.B. Markinson at Self-Publishing Review calls it “an exhilarating read”. Not only is this story science fiction, but it’s also a thriller. As Burton and his assistant travel further and further into space the story slowly unfolds. It all starts to make sense. In the meantime, Burton has music from decades ago to keep him company… Read More The Solar System Blues Review is In!
Is there anything lamer than having two “Sorry I no blog” posts in a row? But I seriously had a good reason. Seriously. Anyhoo, while I prep for the school year, here’s some nonsense. First my first feedback on Solar System Blues from someone who doesn’t know me and is therefore under no pressure to… Read More Content? Fie Upon Your “Content”
I am giving away 10 copies of my new book, Solar System Blues, to Goodreads members. Goodreads Book Giveaway Solar System Blues by Andrew J. Patrick Giveaway ends July 31, 2013. See the giveaway details at Goodreads. Enter to win You know what to do.
Solar System Blues began as a spoken-word element of a band show for The Fest, a music and arts festival that my brother and his friends used to put on in Lancaster, PA every July. It’s the first thing I consciously created a First Draft for, and circulated said draft for comments from friends and… Read More My Daddy Drives a UFO….The Official Launch of Solar System Blues