Friday, October 2, 2015

Novum: Rubicom is live all over the planet

Novum: Rubicon, the third book in my Novum series, is now live all over the planet. Go to to find US and international links to the paperback and Kindle eBook versions.

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Novum: Rubicon paperback

If you want to read Novum: Rubicon before everyone else, the paperback is now available exclusively from the publisher for $7.99 ( LINK ) Digital eBook editions still coming in 10 days.

Friday, August 28, 2015

Who said self publishing was hard?

The Novum: Rubicon (Novum #3) manuscript came back from my editors last night with only minor fixes (not enough commas, apparently), so I spent the morning putting everything into paperback and ebook formats. In the past, those "publishing" steps used to take me weeks of trial and error - not any more. Two hours and I was done. Everything is now uploaded for the October 1st release date, and next Monday I should be able to post the Pre-Order links for all formats. This will be a very relaxing weekend for me.

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Novum: Rubicon coming October 1st

NOVUM: RUBICON will be available worldwide in paperback and all ebook formats on October 1st. Expect a pre-order link from Amazon soon. You heard it here first.


Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Getting close!

Novum: Rubicon has gone through 4 edits, and has been shined and polished as much as I can do on my own. Next week it goes to a professional editing service for a final proof read. I am excited to get this story out to the world.

Saturday, August 8, 2015


Novum: Rubicon is finished! Editing starts Monday, but tonight I will celebrate. :D

Thursday, August 6, 2015

The dreaded EDITING phase

As the writing phase for the third book in my Novum series, Rubicon, nears the end (two final chapters to finish) the "polishing" and editing phase will soon begin. For me this involves several steps:

1)  A last but through read through from beginning to end in a quiet room
2)  Several long walks listening to a British woman's voice read my story back to me (Ivona text-to-speech program is best for this.)  This completes my final polish.
3)  Next I send the manuscript to my brother, Dave, for his nit-picky and very detailed review
4)  The I send copies to a few select beta readers for overall impression.
5)  Finally, the manuscript is emailed to the well-paid-but-worth-it editors for final proof reading.

Following this, I start the publishing process. I format two editions, one for paperback and one for the various eBook formats, and then upload it all to the various distributors, along with my brother Dave's final version of the book jacket and cover. This part used to be very difficult to get right, but I have a lot of experience now so this doesn't take me long. After the final proofs of all versions are checked out, I give them the "okay" to publish, then I let all of you know it's available.

Check back soon for that!