Mon 18 March 2013

Character Development

Posted by James Jackson. This article was posted in Self Publishing, eBook Marketing and tagged with Indie Authors, Characters

Exposing your characters to the reader in an eBook Series.

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Stories are defined by the characters within their pages. There is often a main character who portrays a hero and conversely a villain or two. Some stories involve groups of characters that have to overcome insurmountable odds to achieve the success of their goal. This goal could simply be to stay alive!


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Tue 12 February 2013

Branding, the next step

Posted by James Jackson. This article was posted in Self Publishing, eBook Marketing and tagged with Self-Publishing, marketing, Brand, Indie Authors, Branding

Promoting the eBook series rather than the author.

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This modern era is both a boon and a curse for writers. We ‘indie authors’ write, edit, publish, and market our own efforts. For better or worse, millions of eBooks are now available to the public. So how do we capture the interest of the discerning readers out there? Indie authors, by definition, do not have access to a pool of professional editors, nor the resources of a major publishing house, thus the question of quality will always hang in the air. Ultimately, the decision of when the work is good


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Fri 07 September 2012

Why Write a Free Ebook?

Posted by James Jackson. This article was posted in Self Publishing and tagged with Reviews, Ratings, Self-Publishing, Free Ebooks
Considering writing an eBook and giving it away?  Make sure you have a plan.

terran chronicles universe blogThere are many reader audiences; science fiction, drama, horror, fantasy, romance novels, and the latest fad, which has even been described as, ‘mommy porn’. We as writers, find our own niche and do what we do best, write.

The idea of spending many hours laboring over a story, then giving it away, can be a tough one to get around. I suggest thinking long and hard over doing this. Make sure there is an underlying marketing plan involved before giving away an eBook, no matter how small.


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Sat 05 May 2012

James Jackson - Why I write Self-Published eBooks

Posted by James Jackson. This article was posted in Self Publishing
When deciding what was to be the first article for this blog it seemed best to start at the beginning.

terran chronicles universe blogMany people have hopes, dreams, and ambitions. One of mine was to write a tale rivaling that of the epics. This idea remained a fanciful dream for a long time. I got the writing bug when I was very young. At twelve years of age I sent a story to a magazine about my Siamese cat. I won one of fifty Garfield magazines for my efforts. Like many young people I kept jumping from idea to idea without settling back down. At fifteen I discovered Dungeons and Dragons, this opened up new ways to release my creative energies. This was followed by another role playing game, Star Trek. Once again I found myself spending weeks creating adventures and worlds to explore.


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