Thursday – A Little Personal

His Revenge front final

For those who wonder, I have a small update on the progress of my venture into the world of self-publishing. So far, notwithstanding the fact I have no hair, I think things are going well. I have been successful in setting up the print version of His Revenge, and the e-book is also ready to go. The imprint of His Revenge is my new publishing company Keewaydin Lane Books. Also not sure I made the right choice but I have signed up for KDP Select for Ninety days. It really  means I have to stay with Kindle for the time being. I can go after the 90 days to the other e-book formats if not satisfied.

The only thing holding up publication is I’m waiting for a copy of the book so I can do a physical check on whether the real thing looks like its digital doppelgänger. It is due to be delivered tomorrow. Once confirmed then it is a ready-set-go situation. Before launch, I will be setting up all the various places to announce the book.

I have planned to launch on November 2nd and so far have a bunch of delightful folks who have volunteered plus some guest blog appearances. There have been more interested in helping, but I haven’t received an e-mail. If I don’t get the e-mail, then I suppose a reblog will work. Thank you all.


  1. John, I know you’re on pins & needles waiting to see what the hard copy looks like. Wishing you huge success — and a thriving Thursday. Hugs!

    1. You as well Teagan. Hugs to you.

  2. Exciting times. Doesn’t hurt to try KDP Select even for a bit. Some people have good luck with it and others don’t. Only way to find out is give a shot. 🙂

    1. That is what I figured. My GRL is on every e-platform on the planet and 99% of the sales are through Kindle.

      1. Kindle definitely has the majority, so that makes sense. Not sure if Nook is still around though, so maybe one would only need Kindle and Smashwords.

      2. Smashwords gets you everything else. Have to wait 90 days though.

      3. True. Though maybe that’s a good thing. Amazon can boost it in their bigger market share and then the epic debut on other venues.

  3. I’m fascinated by the process John. So many things I never imagined.

    1. You would love putting a book together. All the elements are there which you enjoy. i.e. planning, set up, quality checks, and production. The only thing missing is the digit danger.

      1. That’s a good thing.

  4. Much as I resent monumental monopolies I’d never yet sold an eBook anywhere else but Amazon and so, with it’s global reach and commission advantages, I’ve bitten the bullet and put all my titles on KDP Select now. It just makes it so much more manageable… 😦

    Print is another deal altogether – I use Lightning Source/Ingram Spark as their products are really great quality, and their POD deal is really simple to set up and stretches much further than that big ole river and out into the ‘real’ world of bricks and mortar stores so you have the best of all words! ;-).

    1. Thanks, Jan. The Ingram listing comes with the river as well but maybe the alternative is more effective. I’ll check it out on the next book. (should have talked to you earlier)

      1. Ingrams are the top print publication distributor in the world so, in the ‘physical’ book world, they’re actually bigger than that darned River as they service them and just about everyone else!

        With the first novel I produced, I was so pleased with Lightning Source (Ingrams POD sub-company) I went and loaded up the eBook with them, only to find that they didn’t launch it on the River at all… Durrr! I should have worked that one out myself, but it was my 1st time! lol To be fair they DID get it out just about everywhere else – except Barnes & Noble & Kobo… but like I said I’ve only ever sold eReader versions down that River 😀

  5. Excited for you and wishing you the best of luck with this first publishing endeavor. Really do love that cover 🙂

    1. Thank you Susan. So far all is good.

  6. Nice. That cover really is quite impressive. Just let me know! I can’t wait for it. Plus, ordering your first novel very soon.

    1. Be careful it may bite you.

      1. Nah, I have armor on, the sudden.

  7. Exciting time. Other versions work fine, but there’s nothing like a physical paper book in your hands.
    Hurry Thursday! ^^’

    1. Thank you, Tess. Have a great Friday.

      1. Same to you, John, and you’re more than welcome.

  8. Best wishes for a successful launch.

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