It’s the last day of Read an Ebook Week. Lots of free and discounted ebooks until the end of today on Smashwords! I’ve got a freebie there (my short scifi story Cyber) and big discounts on the rest: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/55055
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I’m putting on a workshop later this month. Here are the details from the event:
Selfpublish Your Ebook and Paperbook Workshop
Saturday March 22nd, 2014, 10am-4pm
The Gallery, 115 Birmingham St Toronto
Do you want to publish a book or an ebook but don’t know where to start?
Afraid of high costs? Where and how do you sell it? How do you get it on Amazon, iTunes, Kobo, or Barnes and Nobel? What about paper copies into book stores? ISBN numbers? Covers? Editing? Formatting?
Experienced author David Sloma is on the bleeding edge of the selfpublishing revolution. He will answer these questions for you and more.
He’s got over 20 titles for sale in ebook and/or paper versions on sites such as Amazon.com, Apple iBooks/iTunes, Kobo, Barnes and Noble, Scribd, Google Play, and many others, internationally. http://www.amazon.com/David-Sloma/e/B00CIC65S4/ref=ntt_athr_dp_pel_1
He’ll share his knowledge as a selfpublished author on how you can produce your own ebooks and paperbacks for very little, or even no upfront costs – and still publish professional books that sell.
Sound impossible? Well, David’s done just that many times over. Let him show you how in this brave new publishing world.
-Why selfpublishing isn’t a dirty word anymore
-Introduction to the new selfpublishing landscape and the state of the traditional publishing industry
-Do I need an agent?
-Contracts, deals, and lawyers
-Royalty rates for selfpublishers; much higher than in traditional publishing
-Should I still try to land a traditional publishing deal, too?
-Planning your book
-Editing your manuscript for publication
-Cover design options
-Formatting your digital files for multiple ebook readers
-Producing a paperback book from your digital files
-Audiobook options and production overview
-Pricing your books
-Distributing your books and placing them for sale with major sites like Amazon and iTunes
-Getting your books into brick and mortar bookstores
-Websites for authors
-Advertising myths and truths
-Innovative promotion for indies
-Affiliate links to drive sales and increase revenue
-Video as a promotional tool and specific considerations
-The best marketing you can do for your books
You will leave this class with enough tools to selfpublish your own professional-quality books without spending a bundle, or going into debt.
The site of the class has a TTC bus to the door (110 from Islington station), or it’s a short walk from the Lakeshore and Islington streetcar (504, which runs down to Queen St and to the Longbranch TTC/GO station at the far west end).
There is free, underground parking on-site, but come a few minutes early to arrange it.
Complimentary organic coffee made with filtered water, and cookies/cake provided.
Tickets $275 Early Bird until March 15. More info: http://www.eventbrite.ca/e/selfpublish-your-ebook-and-paperbook-workshop-tickets-10810479435
The event will be live streamed online for those who cannot attend. Live stream tickets: http://www.eventbrite.ca/e/selfpublish-your-ebook-and-paperbook-workshop-live-stream-tickets-10816459321
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It’s “Read an Ebook Week” at Smashwords. There’s deep discounts on ebooks and also lots of freebies until March 8. Look me up: https://www.smashwords.com/profile/view/davidsloma
My latest book is almost complete! It’s all written (and has been for some time). Right now, the final editing touches are being put on it. The title is “Stargate: D.U.M.B.s (Deep Underground Military Bases) – Book 3.” Here is the cover. Will tweak some of the back cover text slightly before the launch, soon, but the graphic design is done. It’s another great cover by Mel (let her know I sent ya!) at http://melchelledesigns.com
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It’s always good to see my books doing well! It warms an author’s heart! Today I see that my novel “Brainjob” is 91 in the Top 100 on Amazon(US): #91 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Science Fiction > Cyberpunk.
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I screened my documentary film “Liberty Village – Somewhere in Heaven” last November at the Gallery at 115 Birmingham Street, Toronto. I did an intro to the film, then answered questions from the audience after:
The film is available for instant rental/purchase, and on DVD. Be sure to contact me after you purchase the film, with proof of purchase (or better yet, buy it from me), and I’ll give you access to an hour of bonus footage!
This box arrived for me from Amazon.com with copies of my new novel in it!
I’m having an event this weekend, hope you can attend if you are in the
Book Signing & Launch
Oceandeep: D.U.M.B.s (Deep Underground Military Bases)- Book 2
by David Sloma
Sunday, January 26th, 2014
The Gallery, 115 Birmingham Street, Toronto (Etobicoke). Birmingham @
Ninth, a block west of Islington.
TTC 110 bus stops at the door. Free underground parking (speak to David
when you arrive, please arrive a few minutes early to arrange parking).
If you can’t make the event and would like to buy a copy:
https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00HLWCK3A (other countries, too – check your
local Amazon site)
Book 3 in the D.U.M.B.s series is done. I’m editing the manuscript right now, with help from a trusty reader. I’m aiming for a release date next month, so watch for that, fans of the series! I’ll reveal the title a bit later, but want to keep it under wraps for now. So, look for that, and the cover, coming soon!