My Experience with KDP Print

kdp logoA few months ago, like a lot of you, I received the email stating Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP) was going to be “merging” and taking over the print business from CreateSpace (CS). I’ve long been a customer of CS, and 99% of my interactions with them have been positive. So when I heard they were being pushed to the side, I was rather bummed.

I ignored KDP for a while since I didn’t have any books to publish. When it came time, I logged into my KDP account and followed their directions to merge my books. At least it wasn’t difficult. Then I decided to poke around in one of my files since I was going to upgrade the covers on a series of eBooks. Nothing had really changed on the eBook side (and I did not expect it to), but when I logged in to the print side, oh, that was interesting! Continue reading “My Experience with KDP Print”

eBook Deals March 21 – 27

ebook-3106983_640There’s nothing like sitting back and relaxing with a good book, is there? This week, you can fill up your Kindle or other eReader with some awesome eBooks. We’ve got plenty of free and 99 cent eBooks here on Thrifty Thursday!

Readers: look in the comment section below. If you see one you like, click over and buy it. How easy is that? (If you don’t see the book covers, adjust your browser’s adblock settings.)

Authors: if you have a book priced at 99¢ or less (that’s right, post your free eBooks here, too!), follow the instructions below Continue reading “eBook Deals March 21 – 27”

Which “Smoke” Flash Fiction Story Gets Your Vote?

Vote5It’s that time again…time to choose your favorite flash fiction story of the week! It’s all up to you now – only one can win Flash Fiction Readers’ Choice Champion honors. It’s super easy – choose your favorite and cast your vote below.

Check out this week’s entries here. Make your decision, then come back to THIS page and click the gray circle next to the person’s name. Scroll down to the vote button which will turn blue, and then click it. Please then use those share buttons at the bottom of the post to spread the word. Attention Authors: It is okay if you ask people to vote for you!

Voting polls close Thursday at 5 PM Pacific time. If the poll doesn’t close on time, any votes received after 5 pm will be removed.

REMINDER – entries over the 250 limit are disqualified.

Which "Smoke" Flash Fiction Story Gets Your Vote?

  • P. Mills (35%, 8 Votes)
  • Marc Twine (13%, 3 Votes)
  • Judith Garcia (13%, 3 Votes)
  • Rutger Galtiarii (13%, 3 Votes)
  • Lou Silvestri (9%, 2 Votes)
  • Tamara McLanahan (9%, 2 Votes)
  • Jeremy Cook (4%, 1 Votes)
  • JB Wocoski (4%, 1 Votes)
  • Emem Javier Zshornack (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Ed Cooke (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Paula Evans (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Virginia Gayl Salazar (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 23

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NOTE: Entrants whose submissions exceed the 250 word limit will be disqualified even if they win. ONE VOTE PER PERSON, please. Duplicate votes will be deleted. The results displayed above are unofficial until verified by administration.

March 2019 Writing Exercise: Encroach

writing exercise stretching-498256_960_720Our overworked administrator is getting a well-deserved break today, so we figured you all might like to take this time to exercise your writing chops.

Therefore, here’s a writing prompt for you; do as you wish – short story, flash fiction, poem, what have you. There is no deadline or word count restriction, and no judging. Just write. (Comments are closed – write on your own.)

This week’s word: Encroach

Use it however you’d like: as the title, in a sentence, or as inspiration. Ready, set, write!