by Laura Peters
Becoming an established author is easier today than it has ever been in the past. That is thanks to services like Createspace and Lightning Source that enable anyone with the skills to self-publish their work in a print-on-demand format.
However, getting your books onto Amazon doesn’t guarantee anyone will buy or read your stories. With that in mind, this article will provide you with a short step-by-step guide you can use to ensure you get the best results from your efforts.
Step 1: Decide if self-publishing is right for you
So, there are two options on the table for people in your position. You could try to find a traditional publisher like Stephen King, Daniel Handler, and other established authors, or you could self-publish.
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by Tracy A. Ball
Genre: Science Fiction & Fantasy/Mythology & Folktales/Fairy Tales
99¢ at time of posting! Kindle Unlimited!
Everything changed with one jump.
Shattered, Leaf fled to the last place she wanted to be- Onyx Narpole’s world…Onyx Narpole’s arms.
Leaf Harper was Onyx’s enemy; he made sure of it. Onyx could forget everybody and everything, but he could not forget why.
In the Elven world of Cassenia, there are good guys and then there was Onyx. The war was over for everyone but him. He took it upon himself to establish his father as the leader of the Elven Alliance. But, he didn’t count on Leaf. Leaf allied to Roman, Onyx’s cousin, and rightful heir. Leaf, set to marry Bin, Onyx’s sworn enemy. Leaf, trembling in his arms, melting under his touch and setting him on fire…
Amazing Matilda (Children’s Literature): The Tale of a Monarch Butterfly
by Bette A. Stevens
Genre: Children/Geography & Cultures/Action Adventure/Butterflies
3.99 at time of posting! Kindle Unlimited!
Inspire the Kids with an Award-winning (Excellence in Children’s Literature) Monarch Butterfly Tale.
In this age of instant gratification, there’s an award-winning children’s picture book out that teaches kids that patience and hard work really do pay off.
‘AMAZING MATILDA: A Monarch’s Tale’ is a timely tale that follows MATILDA, a tiny monarch caterpillar, from the time she hatches from her egg on a giant milkweed leaf until she realizes her dream to fly. The story provides challenges and adventure at every turn.
Grandparents, parents, and teachers will find that AMAZING MATILDA is a book that kids will want to read themselves and hear read to them again and again.
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by Amy Krouse Rosenthal, Tom Lichtenheld (Illustrator)
Genre: Children/Self-Esteem & Self-Respect/Emotions & Feelings
1.99 at time of posting!
From the beloved New York Times bestselling author of I Wish You More, Amy Krouse Rosenthal, a funny look at the one day of the year that can compete with Christmas for children’s affection: YES DAY!
No matter how silly the request, there is one day a year when kids always receive a positive response: Can I have pizza for breakfast? YES! Can we have a food fight? YES! Can I stay up really late? YES!
Amy Krouse Rosenthal’s simple text coupled with Tom Lichtenheld’s delightful illustrations will send kids on a journey into their wildest wishes. With humor and appreciation for life’s little pleasures, Yes Day! captures the excitement of being a kid.
Jennifer Garner uses Yes Day! as inspiration for an annual magical day of all things YES with her children. She was a little worn out after 24 hours of pure YES in 2017, but she still praised Yes Day! as “a fantastic children’s book.”
Follow Your Dog: A Story of Love and Trust
by Ann Chiappetta
3.99 at time of posting!
What, exactly, does it mean to share one’s life with a guide dog?
While there is practical merit to the human-canine bond, which developed over a period of 70,000 years, it’s not akin to any other human-animal relationship. It is unique.
The person and guide dog are interdependent, and the bond of mutual trust is what makes the partnership successful and fulfilling for both. Ask yourself how many people you would trust with your life, and after answering, ask yourself if you would trust an animal with your life. Unless you are bonded to and live with a working dog, you might hesitate in answering the second question.
To be sure, guide dogs have performed many heroic tasks and have saved handlers from innumerable dangers. However, there are smaller and subtler things that can mean so very much: the feel of your dog’s head on a foot while riding the bus, the whimpers and doggie dreaming, the way you and the dog move in sync when walking down the street, and countless other tokens of trust and affection.
With this book, I hope to take the reader on a journey of understanding: learning what it’s like to overcome the darker side of disability by walking the path of independence with a canine partner.
Mad Librarian: You Gotta Fight For Your Right to Library!
by Michael Guillebeau
Genre: Humor & Satire/Women Sleuths
FREE at time of posting! Kindle Unlimited
A Southern librarian fights back when the city cuts off funding for her library in this funny, angry book from award-winning author Michael Guillebeau.
“One of the most enjoyable books I have read this year…
“…quirky characters and lots of laughs.”
“A madcap adventure of a book where librarians have all the answers.”
“A wonderfully entertaining book! Every library should have this book on the shelf.”
“…jumps off the shelf and begs to be read…I would give it 7 or 8 on a 5* scale.”
“This book will make you angry while making you laugh out loud.”
Half of all income goes to the Awesome Foundation for Library Innovation.
A tempestuous fling…a marriage…a betrayal?
When Michalis Leonadis’ bride jumps ship at the first sign of rough waters, he’s annoyed. When she costs him a marriage and a billion-dollar deal, he’s furious; but when he discovers she ditched him whilst harboring a secret…he’s out for revenge.
Ex-model, Julia Armstrong gave up everything for Michalis but when she catches him with another woman, crushed, she jets out of his life. The proud Greek blasts back into her world seeking retribution—in exchange for a divorce, he demands she relinquish the one thing she cannot. Her daughter. Only one other bargaining chip remains…Julia herself.
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Author Bio – Sun Chara, an Amazon top 100 bestseller, writes sexy, hip ‘n fun contemporary romance for HarperImpulse. JABBIC winner, Manhattan Millionaire’s Cinderella launched her writing career, spinning the ‘global millionaires’ series’. She makes her home in southern California, and has appeared on stage/film to rave reviews in How the Other Half Loves, General Hospital, and McGee and Me. With a Masters Degree in Education, and membership in SAG/AFTRA and Romance Writers of America, she enjoys sipping Frappuccinos topped with whipped cream/sprinkles, and dancing on the beach…making everyday a celebration!
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Genre: Thriller & Suspense/Science Fiction & Fantasy/Supernatural/Paranormal/Witches
9.99 at time of posting! Kindle Unlimited!
Ana BuFaye definitely believes in things that go bump in the night. Unholy Pursuit: The Devil on My Trail is futuristic, paranormal, romance story that also contains elements of sci-fi, horror, common sense, and philosophy. It’s a novel about the eternal battle of good versus evil set 500 years in the future that features saints, immortals, demons, and spirits. A recently single mother with a supernatural past suddenly finds her life in turmoil. Energy and a fighting attitude are her two best friends as she is always on the road fleeing malevolent forces coming after her. She gives as good as she gets and always manages to stay one step ahead of her pursuers due to her inner qualities and otherworldly assistance. She is more than just a tough, strong woman fighting to save her family: she is a warrior called to battle to fight for the greater good.
Unbeknownst to her, the one in whose arms she sought love and comfort in is actually an immortal, who according to ancient texts and tomes, myths, and legends is far worse than Lucifer. Her new love is the former king of hell, Azazel.