Blogging…and new ebook release:

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I have been reading blog posts tons of themlately on the subject of blogging..Posts such as:

Those are just some examples of the many postsgoing on about why writers should or should not blog. Some saying it is dead ora waste of time. Some think that you should not do it if you want to become abestseller. I love it personally. It is not a time waster for me since I loveto read and write.

I love talking about the challenges of being awriter. The late nights dealing with inner demons. The insanity that comes withhaving too many characters in my head. I need caffeine like any writer does towrite sometimes because I was up late the night before thinking a spider is inmy bed. I love all aspects of being a writer which is why I blog about it.

I use blogging to showcase my work, talk aboutthe writing progress and process, and talk about research topics for mywriting. I love using blogs to network and talk to people. As I have said workand school keep me busy. I still am working on balance though, and I know Ineed to blog more. Blogging is also a time consuming activity, but it is wellworth it.

What is your opinion on it? Why do you blog andwhy do you read others?

On another note my second ebook is out onSmashwords and Amazon. It is volume 1 of my poem collection titled The DarkSide of Human Nature. There are poems on hate, depression, anger, betrayal, andother dark subjects. I will have a volume 2 out, and it will be the opposite ofthe dark one, and feature the better side of human nature.

Here is the description for volume 1:

Death, betrayal, lies, abuse. Being controlledby someone you thought you loved. Bored and depressed with life. These arepoems about the darker emotions of human nature. A time to deal with numbness,and the hardship of life. When you read about the world through the eyes of aperson with thoughts this dark you will be happier with the life you have now.Of course there is always light, and hope for a better future to those thatwait for a new day!

And here is the link to it:

I priced it $2.99. I thought that will be a goodprice since it has tons of poems in it. I hope you enjoyed my post, and I willtry to blog more, and maybe see if I can blog on Mondays, Tuesdays, andThursdays.

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