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As many of you know, I have been on my author walk for a few years now. I self published for the first time May 30, 2018 and have never looked back. I live indie publishing. It gives me a great amount of control over when and how to publish my stories. That is awesome. Over the last two years, I have seriously studied publishing and marketing. I have learned a lot. I have also realized that I have a whole lot more I still do not understand. That's okay. It is part of the journey. A while back I realized that I needed to do something radically different if I was going to have a real hope of competing with other authors and get my stories in front of readers. I made the decision to publish short read miniseries. I am very pleased with the results.
While beginning to publish the short reads, I learned some more about self publishing. For me, pre-orders don't work well. I have a very large back list of written stories that I want to publish. In order to publish them quickly, I need to stop wasting time uploading then revisiting for changes to include links to the next title in the book before it in the series after the second one comes out. So I began reverse publishing. Once a title is live, I copy the embed link into the title that comes before it and publish the entire miniseries in reverse one title at a time. As I am publishing several miniseries at the same time while waiting on Amazon, this could potentially get confusing. So I wanted to explain so no one gets upset. Also, to all who read my stories whether in order or not, thank you!
Shameless Self Promotion
I have begun publishing Past in the Present. I will finally be answering where the dragons came from and who they really are at least partly. I hope you will enjoy Vadi Kavanaugh's story. Wade Leviathai is an awesome Warg King. As a youth he is an excellent shot with a bow. As a 929 year old warg, he still hits the mark. He is a little warped and has some interesting hangups after spending 300 years being trained by dominatrix demoness in Asmodeus's harem, but that pales in comparison to the necromancy he perpetrated against his friends in his quest for vengeance against his cousin and his older brother. This miniseries gets seriously twisted. There are twelve parts. Each one is only $.99. It is currently being published in reverse. I will be publishing a complete volume as soon as I finish publishing all 12 parts. Publishing completion is projected for the end of next week. I hope you enjoy volume 15 in theDraoithe saga as much as you have enjoyed all the rest.
Social Media Updates
I am in and out of Twitter jail still. Why? Who knows. But due to that situation, I have not been as active there lately. I have been focusing on Facebook and Instagram. So if you have been looking for me, you will likely find me there. I am still on Pinterest and Tumblr as well, but more importantly, I am still uploading video to YouTube. If you have not subscribed yet, head over and watch a few book trailers or listen to a read.
Project Publish Update!
I may never finish with this project. LOL. I love publishing stories in the dream. The more I put on Amazon, the more I realize I still need to publish. I currently have around 120 titles published and I am still going strong. Draoithe: Dragons Come short read miniseries should finish publishing within the next three days! Dragons ramp up the steam and the action! Enjoy.
I have a lot of work to do. I need to get more published so I am back at it hard while it rains in Florida! Allow me to remind you to be kind and please leave your reviews when you read.
Welcome to Ophelia Kee Speaks. This is a blog chronicling my independent author walk. The journey into the dream has been a life-changing experience as I try to become a full-time writer and leave the professional world behind me. In my blog each day, you will find information on the ‘behind the scenes’ for writing contemporary adult fantasy fiction and paranormal romance stories set in the dream. I will speak on topics detailing with my writing, publishing, promotion, and marketing as well as social media dealing with my books, book trailers, book launches, book art, music, audio, and video, as well as shameless self-promotion. I am not an expert and am not claiming to be one. I am simply one writer offering a glimpse of my struggle to become a successful independent author. Thank you for considering my words. All rights reserved.
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