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...

Nominate Allies and Enemies: Fallen for Kindle Scout

It’s go time! Allies and Enemies: Fallen is up for nomination with Amazon’s Kindle Scout page. It’s your chance to show your support for my little endeavor. Each book featured has 30 days to collect nominations by you, the reader. Books that have the most nominations are considered for publication by Kindle Press. And the best part, if the book you nominate is selected for publication, you get a free ebook. It’s a win-win for everyone! Click on this link & nominate Allies and Enemies today!https://kindlescout.amazon.com/p/1F4R79WXQUFQ8

KindleScout Campaign for Allies and Enemies: Fallen – Launches June 18th!

So, I’ve gotten all my rejection emails back from the various literary agents out there. And so, ends that grand little experiment/adventure. I don’t know what I was thinking. My luck doesn’t tend to work like that. With a last name like Murphy? Come on. And now, it is time for Plan B, subsection 9, paragraph 12: Kindle Scout! Got the log line, the description and my bio all set up nice and proper and the book excerpt even shows up looking pretty nice on the preview screen. And now for the rest of my devious plan: I’ll just sit...