Trying New Things

LittleAndBigShoalsTrail09182014 (29)I don’t know about you but I sometimes find it very hard to try new things. We all get in a routine and it is difficult to break out of it. Don’t get me wrong I love traveling in our old RV, creating websites for people and making my bead and wire jewelry but now I have pushed myself to publish my very own book. Hey! I am now a Northeast Florida writer too now.

In the last couple of days I finally bit the bullet and finished my first eBook about workamping in Florida. From Our Great Adventure website you can read about where we have been, see pictures, read reviews and telling our readers about volunteering. I thought it would be a great idea to write a resource book for those who may not know of all the opportunities available for those of us who like being on the road, seeing new sights and learning about history, ecology and our environment. Continue reading “Trying New Things”

Have You Been on KDP Amazon Yet

BookCoverHave you been on KDP Amazon Yet? I have and have started the self-publishing journey with my first book. They have some really great tools for new authors such as eBook cover art studio, how to promote your book tools, and even preview tools so you can see how your eBook will look on various eBook readers including IPads, IPhones and more. They have simple instructions on how to create your book in a Microsoft Word document and then converts your book into their .mobi format to sell online. https://kdp.amazon.com/

For those of us who are willing to learn how to self-publish they seem to have the simplest tools to use. You, alone, have to decide if their terms are worth it to you. All you have to do is create your account with the publishing branch of Amazon. You can use your Amazon account, if you like, and they transfer most of your information over for you. You will have to link a bank account to this account as the royalties you receive from your sales will go directly into your bank account. Of course, you will have to fill our a W-9 form for taxes. You will have to file and pay your own income taxes from these earnings and might want to talk to an accountant about that. And you can read more about it on the IRS website under self-employement And, depending, on what state you live in you might have to file state taxes as well.
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Local Author Expo at RAM

BookStacksHey all you Northeast Florida Writers out there if you haven’t signed up for the Riverside Arts Market Local Author Expo for June 29th you are missing out on a great opportunity. We just saw the reminder posting on their Facebook page:

We’re thrilled to share that our Local Authors Expo on June 29th will feature more than 30 writers from throughout Northeast Florida. Here’s a list for your reading pleasure!

Tami Blake
Mark Chapman, Jr.
Connie Davies
Ennis Davis
Cheryl Dubberly
Tyler Edwards
Cynthia Enuton
Marti Forchion
Constance Frankenberg Continue reading “Local Author Expo at RAM”

Are You A NE Florida Writer

books12Are you a Northeast Florida Writer? Would you like to get some free publicity? We are asking that all the NE Florida Writers send us their information so that we can share it with local libraries, public schools and local bookstores. We are in the process of creating a booklet of all the writers and writing a series of articles that will feature each of those writers who wish to participate. You don’t have to participate to be put in the booklet. Continue reading “Are You A NE Florida Writer”