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The Velvet Zebra

not dead!

I haven’t stopped my Indie publishing series – I’m just swealtering in a nasty, evil heatwave-from-hell.  I’ll resume posting next week, when the temps come down from the triple digits. […]

two thumbs up?

So now that you have that novel written, edited, polished and printed – you’ve gone out and found yourself an ISBN, maybe a bar code too – and while you […]

commercial break

One of the biggest hurdles facing anyone self publishing or trying to make it in the Independent world is reaching the public. Letting readers, potential readers, buyers, and creepy stalkers […]

isbn addendum

I’ve just stumbled into something that might allow the purchase of a single ISBN for a cost of $125.00 without requiring enrollment into any sort of service while keeping myself […]

to isbn or not to isbn

Okay, so I’m struggling with this question myself right now, and I thought it might help to talk it out, hopefully inform everyone else out there still trying to figure […]

adventures in eBooks

Or How I Stopped Worrying, and Learned To Love The Byte. When I first made the decision to become an Independent, I knew I’d be posting my novels on the […]

it’s dark in here

The big scary world of Going It Alone — or as I and many others prefer: Indie publishing — is huge, dark, a tad chilly and often intimidating. And if […]

did you know?

That the website has been redesigned? www.Midnightreading.com That you can purchase my novels in Trade Paperback, or eBook? They make great gifts, and summer beach reads. www.Midnightreading.com That you can […]

kindle-ing.

So there I was, sitting at home watching a baseball game, and I get this email from Lulu telling me the books I have there are now also available through Amazon. Just […]

girls just wanna have fun

I was going to write a ranting post about an article on Yahoo yesterday, wherein a family earning $250,000/year claimed they were really “poor” with that income – then I […]

economy = fail

Contrary to the familiar movie line – Failure IS an option.  Sometimes it’s the best option, in the long run. Think about when you learned how to ride a bike. […]

Good Girl!

Lori posted over at the Commune about some escaped parrots in her town, and chatting with her about it reminded me of a funny thing that happened to a co-worker […]