My CP’s book is here!
Fiercely liberal Monica Remy prefers to blend in. Despite her tattoos, piercings, and outspoken personality, she transferred to Central to escape—before she finds out that her next door neighbor is the uber conservative governor son, Trey Chapman.
No matter how hard she tries to avoid Trey, he still finds a way to get under her skin. Monica can’t stand his crisp white shirts or his staunch views on women. But she can’t help counting every freckle on his face and wondering what it would feel like to have him stop talking politics and kiss her.
A class debate project forces the unlikely pair to work together, and the political lines are blurred in late-night make out sessions. But despite their fiery chemistry, Trey’s politics threatens to smother their relationship for good.
Hey, go visit Magan’s blog – she has rafflecopter going on to celebrate!
I always enjoyed reading posts by self-pubbed authors who shared how much they spent to produce/publish their books, and then they shared the sales. It was … helpful, I think. I can’t promise if I’ll share about my sales yet. I think I’ll only know that once the book is out and start selling (*grins*) … but I can definitely share how much it cost me to edit, produce and publish Destiny Gift.
Cover = $195 (e-book and paperback)
Cover reveal = $30 by Giselle from Xpresso Book Tours
Blog tour = $150 by Giselle from Xpresso Book Tours
Content Editing = $75.89 by Danielle Crabtree from Hedanicreations
Line-editing = $ 145.65 by Danielle Crabtree from Hedanicreations
Proofreading = $73.41 by Danielle Crabtree from Hedanicreations
Bookmarks design = $50
Bookmarks production (+ shipping) = $45.70 by Overnight Prints
Formatting = $0 – I did it myself
Necklaces (swag) = $55 by Little Literature
Giftcard given during blog tour = $25
Createspace proof copy = $7.64
Paperbacks for giveaways (10 + shipping) = $48.60
Copyright = $35
TOTAL = $936.89
Before deciding to self-pub Destiny Gift, I did send it to other two editors for critiques and that also cost money. I decided to get those critiques because I was getting full requests from agents but they ended passing on the fulls. My CPs loved the damned story … and I even signed a contract to publish it with a small press, but ended pulling it out. I knew Paranormal Romance was a tough sell on the traditional market, so I wanted to make sure I had a good story here. Besides, I couldn’t see it clearly anymore – not after going through it 5000000000 times. After these 2 editors critiqued the manuscript and told me it was great, only a little tightening would do the trick, I decided to self-pub. So, if you want to add the critique of those two editors to my list, here it is: $328.
I’ll have more swag done by Sep/Oct, so that will add to the expenses.
Hope that helps!
Hey friends! Welcome to my weekly ROW80 update!
First, let me tell you about what has been happening over here. Well, I’ve been quite busy … Destiny Gift just released and the blog tour is close, so I’m writing guest posts and interviews right and left. And we’re moving this next week. We bought a house and I’ve been running up and down organizing everything (asking documents from Brazil, translating them, home insurance, transferring the electric and cable accounts, organizing the moving per se, and all else that it involves). So, I foresee almost no writing this next week.
Here are my goals for the past week and how it went:
- Participate of CampNaNo. It’s going …
- Writing: continue writing Breaking the Reins. I think I wrote only a little over 2k this week. But I also reread the 25k words I already have and revised them a bit …
- Reading: keep up with Goodreads challenge. Done.
- Social media: Twitter: try to be present, but not too much. Blog: post a couple of times. Done.
- Exercising: at least 3x. Only 2x. With the moving, birthday parties, and walk-throughs, I barely had time to write. And write is more important than exercising lol
My goals for the next week:
- Participate of CampNaNo
- Writing: keep writing Breaking the Reins.
- Reading: keep up with Goodreads challenge.
- Social media: Twitter: try to be present, but not too much. Blog: post a couple of times.
- Exercising: none.
Like I said above, this week is going to be crazy because of the closing and moving, so I kept it realistic: I doubt I can get any exercising done, and I know I’ll write only a little =(
On my blogs (this one and NA Alley) this week:
- Interview With Travis “Mad Dog” Maddox from Walking Disaster and Beautiful Disaster
- Featured Book of the Month: The Burning of Isobel Key by Jen McConnel (giveaway!)
- Announcement: Pitch Contest with Spencer Hill Press
- Vote for the next book on the Alley Reads!
- Cover Love: The Trouble with Goodbye by Sarra Cannon
- Cover Love: The Faerie Prince by Rachel Morgan
Oh, don’t forget that my novel Destiny Gift is out!
Have a great week, guys!
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