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"Consider gain and loss, but never be greedy and everything will be all right." It's been an amazing journey self-publishing my Winston Wong cozy mystery. A truism of self-publishing is that e-books sell better than print copies. With that being said, let's delve into digital sales... KDP Select: Yes or No? Being a part of KDP Select means that you will sell your e-books only through them for a select period of time (90 days at a time, with an option for renewal after). The pros are: 1) … [Read more...]


Dinggwagwa: very goodDing means the "the top," and gwagwa is the transliteration of "good, good" in Cantonese. Be the best--go to the top. Confession: I own both a Nook Touch and a Kindle Fire.  Before the advent of e-readers and e-ink, I was skeptical about replacing written words with digital print.  Now, though, I love having portable books, an entire revolving library in the palm of my hand.  (It also preserves the life of my crammed bookshelves.)    Electronic books have swept the country.  … [Read more...]