Facebook Live Event – Interview Me!

Hey everyone! I am very excited to share this with you. I thought about doing something engaging for those who follow me, so I decided to host a Facebook Live event on June 1st at 10AM CST.

I will be talking about The Wanderer Trilogy, being an author, and future projects! If you would like to join, or have a question to ask, please follow my page and post in the comments. Click the link below to follow!

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Smashwords SALE!

Good morning all! I know it’s been awhile since I’ve posted but my computer is been acting up lately. I’m working really hard on my third book! Hopefully I’ll be able to post them or writing prompts here and update soon!

I decided to run a promo on Smashwords for their 12th annual read an e-book week. It runs between March 7th, 2021 and March 13th, 2021. Ebooks for both Purpose and Preservation will be 50% off during that time!!!!

Get it on sale while you can!

Book Pricing Rant (I hope other authors can relate)

I felt like this needed to be addressed and I hope that other published authors can relate. I have been getting some flack about the price of my paper copy book being $17.95 through Amazon. When I set up the book through Createspace and then KDP, the minimum price it allowed me to enter is $17.43. There are two categories with pricing – one is within Amazon and the other is through other sellers. Sure, I make more through purchases on Amazon, but it is not comparable to the EBook version, which I am selling for $4.99.

Part of the reason that the prices differ so greatly is because of the book itself. Obviously, a physical copy is going to cost more to produce than simply hosting an electronic version. And yes, I make more per book than I would if I had traditionally published Purpose. Either way, authors are artists who get very little comparatively.

If you think about it, tattoo artists get paid hundreds for their craft. Don’t get me wrong, it is well-deserved. I have a few tattoos and plan on getting more, gladly paying the money for another piece of art on my skin. Artists who sell stuff on Etsy charge for their time and their craft as well, which is why you tend to spend a bit more than if you were to purchase a similar item on a mass-produced website.

That is to be expected. If you provide a service and hand-craft something, you should charge more than something that a machine makes. Us authors spend years on our own craft, creating worlds, and working diligently to create a story. Hours of drafting, editing, and rewriting for one final copy, and I am charging $17.95 for a Print Copy.

What are your thoughts? I am open to hearing your opinions! 🙂