Goals for 2012:

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I now have a 2012 planner that I attend to use for school, work, and writing. I am getting my office set up, and organized too with my room clean maybe I can concentrate on writing now too. Work is now going to be slow now that the holidays are over which means more time to write, and concentrate on school work.

My goals are now realized…
·      Finish Astral Witch
·      Edit and type up Astral witch, and then find an agent to represent it.
·      Put out more ebooks, and get out the last poem collection ebook.
·      Finish editing Revenge anthology, and get it published.
·      Read more writing related books, and review them on the new blog once a month.
·      Keep up with blogging on both blogs more.
·      Balance everything, and write more in between everything.
·      Publish at least one free ebook.
·      Get better at marketing, and putting myself out there.
·      Keep up with social media, and build a better website.
·      Print out business cards.

Those goals are what I have so far, and I hope to achieve them by the end of the year. Hopefully the end of the world will never happen either.
Does anyone have goals for the new year?
Until next time,
Wolfdreamer25 
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My Smashwords Experience..

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It took me time to write out my experience, and a few ebooks to get from the actual website is: The Smashwords Book Marketing Guide and The Smashwords Style Guide they are both free, but they tell you the basics of ebook publishing with their website.

Here is my experience:

My Smashwords Experience
After tons of research on e-publishing I decided to use Smahwords as my ebook distributor. It was not an easy task.

I had to spend days  getting everything right. That means creating the story. Editing, and finding an editor to make my work shine. I had to find someone to help me create a good ebook cover. Thankfully I have my friend Eyvonne who is a very talented artist. She made the cover.

After everything was said and done I had to upload the cover as a .jpeg file, and the text of the story as a word .doc. I had to wait as it was converted to all the different formats. Then it kept having issues with the document, and it took me 4 times to correct it. After it was done it was published, and I had yet to get it into the premium catalogue there.

The premium catalogue:
Here is a quote on what the premium catalogue is from the Smashwords website: “Premium Catalog (Reaches Major Retailers): Once your book is accepted into the Premium Catalog, we automatically distribute it to major online retailers such as Apple, Barnes & Noble, Sony, Kobo, Borders Australia and Angus & Robertson Australia (both powered by Kobo), Whitcoulls (New Zealand, powered by Kobo), the Diesel eBook Store and other distribution outlets coming soon. On May 4, 2011, we announced a distribution agreement with ScrollMotion which will make all Premium Catalog titles available as single-book apps for sale in the major mobile app marketplaces (click here to see announcement) including Apple, Android, Windows Phone 7 and HP’s WebOS.”

I made all the changes to my stuff, and I have yet to make it in. After that was done I uploaded my short story ebook to the kindle  website, and filled out the information to sell it there.  After all that was done it was time to market it. I have yet to figure out how to properly do it since I just started. That is my experience, and it thrills me to not end to announce to my friends that I am a published author. I am also happy to see my book at different places.
I hope you found it helpful, and I am just starting out with it. I hope we talk again.
Until next time,
Wolfdreamer25