Book Tangle

So recently I launched my ebook, Allies and Enemies: Fallen to Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Kobo and Apple via a service called Book Tango. I used them because I was fearful that the format for my ebook would not work correctly across all the various platforms and they could do it for me for a modest fee. It seemed like an easy one stop shop for getting everything done.  Well, it ain’t that easy. It’s over two weeks now and I have no idea of how my book is doing in terms of sales. Therefore I have no idea if...

Book Review: Break Away by Jeff Favreau

So, this week I’m trying something new. I’m going to start posting book reviews for my fellow indie authors. My first victim, Jeff Favreau’s Break Away. It’s the first of a two parter, horror/thriller with Darryl Dixon’s favorite cross bow playpal, zombies… If the zombie apocalypse were to arrive tomorrow, any Walking Dead fan probably has mused how they would react. Some may envision themselves as heroes, rising to the challenge of fending off the hordes of living dead. Others might fantasize about taking shelter in a deserted shopping mall until the affair blows over. (Anyone that’s seen the movie...

My book is now on Amazon, peeps!

So after much hand-wringing and gnashing of teeth, looks like the tiny invisible internet fairies got off their pixie dust coated butts and trundled Allies and Enemies: Fallen over the the happy-go-lucky Amazon magic ebook factory! Check it out: http://tinyurl.com/ndqafo2

BookTango and SFF Marketing Podcast

I did it! Back on the 25th, I submitted my file to BookTango. Tiny internet genies are turning Allies and Enemies: Fallen into a real book as I type this. If you’re not familiar with BookTango, it’s a service that helps folks like me sort through the whole getting your book formatted and distributed. I’m not confident I’d be able to properly format a book for use on multiple platforms (Amazon’s Kindle apparently uses something different than iBooks like ground up unicorn horn or something) so I sprang for the fee to have the doc converted. I’m STILL waiting on...

So THAT Happened…

Because of the interesting world of instant access to info, you, dear reader, were more likely to have learned about the decision of Kindle Press to pass over Allies and Enemies: Fallen for the Kindle Scout program before I. Good thing it wasn’t something life-threatening and/or embarrassing. Right? (That’s OK. I know you’ve got my back and would have found a way to send carrier pigeon or fleet-footed messenger to get me the news.) I have learned a great deal through this experience with Kindle Scout. Here are a few things that I’ve learned or have happened during this experience:...

Get a free kindle book.

It’s a pretty easy deal. Nominate my book, Allies and Enemies: Fallen, during the Kindle Scout campaign at Amazon.com. If my book gets enough nominations from readers like you and it’s selected for publication as an ebook by Kindle Press, you’ll receive a copy for your kindle free. All just for being awesome you and voting for my book! You can vote for other writers looking for a shot at publication as well. Who knows? You can be looking at a bunch of free kindle ebooks just for throwing in your support today. Hurry. The end of the campaign is...

A post within a post! Trippy!

Remember that reading I did for the VT Speculative Fiction Writer’s series last Saturday? (Well, I do. That’s burned into my brain for ever!) Anyway, that’s where I met Michael J. Martinez, author of the thrilling and inventive Daedalus series. He very graciously offered me a guest blog to help get the word out on the Kindle Scout campaign for Allies and Enemies. Check out my guest post here:http://michaeljmartinez.net/2015/07/02/guest-post-amy-j-murphy-on-allies-and-enemies-fallen/ Plus, don’t forget to nominate my book. Click here. Already voted? Great! Tell a friend or three. You’ll have done your good deed for the day. Nothing like putting some good...

Achievement Level Unlocked: Survived Public Reading

Yesterday, I survived my first (and I say that with equal parts optimism and fear) public reading from  Allies and Enemies: Fallen. (It’s still up for nomination with KindleScout… so go vote for it & then come back to this page and finish reading this.) Great turn out at the VT Speculative Fiction Writers SeriesPhoto courtesy of Michael J. Martinez The very lovely AmyBeth Inverness &Michael J MartinezPhoto courtesy of AmyBeth Inverness I read last (yay) in the group of five other very talented writers. Although I look rather put upon in the picture here, I did have a fantastic time. It...