Thursday, September 08, 2011

Guest: Author Enid Wilson

Thank you Helen for hosting me today.

 I’m delighted to announce the release of Every Savage Can Reproduce, a Pride and Prejudice-inspired science fiction. This is my seventh novel since I started the self-publishing journey in 2009.

With the help of lulu, createspace, lightning source and smashwords, and lovely blog hosts like Helen, I’ve been able to promote my novels as authors from traditional publishing houses do. I’m still amazed that I’ve sold over 5000 copies of my books so far and some of them have reached top 50 best-selling lists on Amazon.

It’s a big learning curve for me and I want to share with you one of the great tools for self-publishing authors, especially those in USA: Amazon Author Central

If you have books published by createspace and Amazon’s digital publishing arm, Kindle, you can register with them. Author Central offers media contacts in different areas in USA, analysis of your sales data in USA, an easy dashboard to update your profile, books, upload video, link blog and join Search Inside, all free.

In fact, you can join Author Central from Amazon UK, Amazon Germany, Amazon Italy etc. I’ve joined all of them and set up profile and blog feed, with the help of Google translate, to maximise the exposure of my novels.

Good luck and I hope this is useful info for you!

To celebrate the release of Every Savage Can Reproduce, I am delighted to give out a pdf version of the book and an Aussie apron. Just comment below and share with use some of the useful tools you have discovered in your writing or publishing journey. The contest ends this Saturday, September 10th, and is open to worldwide readers.

Here is the back cover blurb:
In the futuristic society on Planet Earth, Elizabeth Bennet is accused of luring Fitzwilliam Darcy to an illegal establishment, which leads to their exile deep in the centre of a rebel planet. The subsequent galactic war exposes dark secrets regarding the autocratic Queen Immortal. Will Elizabeth and Darcy discover their love for one another and find their way back to Earth?

Set in the 39th Century, this novel is a tale of Pride and Prejudice-inspired science fiction, where Jane Austen’s characters take on new lives but still face the barrier of class distinction and seek to overcome their faults, as in the original classic.
Thank you Enid!

If you’d like to check out Every Savage Can Reproduce or learn more about Enid’s other books, visit her site at: http://steamydarcy.com/joomla/
You’ll also find purchase detail there.

Leave a comment or question for Enid. Remember, there will be a giveaway!

13 comments:

  1. Thank you Helen! Hope your journey back home went smoothly.

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  2. Don't think I need an apron! I wonder if other authors can join that as well.

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  3. Enid, that is totally awesome, those numbers, I mean. I'm nowhere near that number. You go girl!!!
    Karen

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  4. Excellent tour stop! I'm looking forward to hosting Enid on the 11th also. :-)

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  5. Thank you Enid for sharing with all of us.

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  6. Thanks for the tip about Author Central, Enid. My publisher died in July and I've been scrambling to put my books back online. Your book sounds fascinating.

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  7. It's always good to hear of the progress a self-published author is making. Congrats on your new release Enid.
    Ann

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  8. I agree, Ann. Each author that finds success in e-publishing is good news for all of us.

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  9. Dear Helen, sorry I didn't check in this morning Sydney time. I needed to present at a conference today and had to leave very early.

    The conference invited some motivational speakers to talk about inspiration "stuff" and all of them have written books and they were waving them all the time. Talking about self-promotion!

    @Alex, of course any authors can join. What do you mean you don't need an apron? Do you not cook for your sweety? @Karen and @Marvin, thanks for dropping by. It's great to have known you. You guys rock! @Jean, sorry to hear about your publisher. Hope you got everything back up smoothly. @Cozy, I hope more people take the plunge and publish their voice.

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  10. I'm thinking about self-publishing in the spring, but haven't fully decided yet. This is great information. Thanks.

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  11. It never occurred to me to join Amazon Central for other countries.

    PS The apron is an awesome idea! What a souvenir!

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  12. It wouldn't have occurred to me either Maria! That's why I love hearing from Enid. She's so willing to share what she's learned.

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  13. @Carol, go for it, life is too short to wait! @Maria, Amazon makes every thing standardise internationally so I can figure out how to link blog, add video in Author Central in Italy, France, Germany quite easily. @Helen, thanks, good that I can give some new info for your experienced readers too.

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