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Launching an Indie Publishing Career

September 2016. I took my first clumsy steps in indie publishing. A few falls and head bumps later, I ended up directly publishing to Amazon and using Draft2Digital for distribution to iBooks, Kobo, Nook, and other distributors.

My first series was The Rimes Trilogy. It's now available, as individual books or a boxed set. The first book, Momentary Stasis, has over 80 reviews on Amazon and nearly as many ratings on Goodreads. Turning Point, the first book of the follow-on ERF (Elite Response Force) series was published in December. Book two, Valley of Death, comes out Spring 2017.

I launched The Chain, a contemporary fantasy/magical realism/urban fantasy/horror series in late December 2016 exclusively on Amazon (Kindle Select). Ever Shining, the fourth book in the series, should be out by March 2017. I should start Lake of Fire, the fifth book, in March/April 2017.

I’m still learning as I go, both as a writer and as a publisher. I hope folks will hang in there until I get it right.

One of the people who really helped me up my game was fellow author DeAnna Knippling, who did significant developmental and content editing (and basic coaching) on Momentary Stasis. She is currently editing Beneath Burning Sands, the first book in my post-apocalypse series.

I'm taking chances not sticking to one sub-genre and one series at a time, but I've been working on these books for years, preparing for launch. I’m still learning as I go, both as a writer and as a publisher. I hope folks will hang in there until I get it right.