Fri 17 August 2012

Terran Chronicles - Pythos Part 2

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Pythos (Part 2) By James Jackson

Copyright © 2012 James Jackson.

This eBook is licensed for your personal enjoyment only. 'Pythos' may not be re-sold or given away to other people.
This short story is available to those that have purchased book two, 'Discovery', of the Terran Chronicles saga.
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Larry steps away, his face beams in a wide smile. Dave blinks in surprise, then manages to offer a light chuckle. My friends

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Sun 05 August 2012

Why revise an eBook that's released?

Posted by James Jackson. This article was posted in Reviews & Ratings, eBook Marketing and tagged with Reviews, Ratings, Self-Publishing
Write or Re-write? That is the question?

terran chronicles universe blogThere are a number of thoughts on this matter. One concept, is that the book should be left alone, as it reflects the skill level at the time of release. Another is that any and all errors should be corrected. Somewhere in between exists reality.

For the Terran Chronicles saga we have expanded the team to include a finishing editor. Thus we have a storyline editor, a group of test readers and now this finishing editor. After I finish writing there are eight people that review my work. For my first book, 'First Contact',

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Tue 03 July 2012

Marketing a Self-Published eBook

Posted by James Jackson. This article was posted in eBook Marketing

OK, so you have written a great book, it's available on all the popular platforms... Now what?

terran chronicles universe blogWell for starters the work is now just beginning. Did you aim at a cheap $0.99 option to get mass sales, or a high price to maximize profits from each sale? I went for the middle of the road at $3.99, let me explain my reasoning. Firstly, after all expenses this provides about $1.00 in the authors pocket. No! You say. Well, most companies will take thirty percent off the top (or more), then there are taxes to consider. What about hidden costs such as; printing test

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Wed 06 June 2012

e-Book Reviews and Ratings - Taking the hard knocks?

Posted by James Jackson. This article was posted in Reviews & Ratings

We all love those glowing reviews and five star ratings, especially when delivered from strangers. Our efforts are vindicated and we celebrate.

terran chronicles universe blogThe four star reviews we take with equal enthusiasm, four is close to five, right?. We are still happy and elated. Now we get to the two and three star review area where comments are made knocking some aspect of our story we have worked so hard on. Well the fact is we all think a little differently and reading is all about interpretation and impression.

For example I could write, "Joe was feeling fine on this cool

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Sat 05 May 2012

James Jackson - Why I write Self-Published eBooks

Posted by James Jackson. This article was posted in Self Publishing
When deciding what was to be the first article for this blog it seemed best to start at the beginning.

terran chronicles universe blogMany people have hopes, dreams, and ambitions. One of mine was to write a tale rivaling that of the epics. This idea remained a fanciful dream for a long time. I got the writing bug when I was very young. At twelve years of age I sent a story to a magazine about my Siamese cat. I won one of fifty Garfield magazines for my efforts. Like many young people I kept jumping from idea to idea without settling back down. At fifteen I discovered Dungeons and Dragons,

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