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After The Event – Available for FREE

I wanted to give you all a heads up to let you know that on Friday July 18th &  Saturday July 19th After The Event is going to be available for FREE!!  You can pick up your free copy HERE or if you want to check out the trailer you can below.

I’ll also post a blog soon going over how the first couple weeks have went (spoilers, surprisingly well), and how the Kindle Select Promo went (so far mind-blowingly amazing).

As always I appreciate all the support and thank you everyone who has picked up the book!

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I’m A Published Author

Despite the fact I have been for a week and a day I still haven’t wrapped my head around that yet.  The journey to get published has been an even longer one than even I have been able to realize.  But it’s done!

So what does that mean?  That means that I have to prevent myself from checking how many books I have sold every hour on the hour.  It means that I need to balance pimping my book through social media and actually interacting with people.  It also means I need to get back to work writing.

I have been pleased with the progress so far.  I expected to have good days and bad days but so far – knock on wood – I have sold at least a couple books every day.  While I’m still trying to gather a few more reviews, the one I have gotten was a 5-star so I can’t complain too much.

I’m a published author and yet the world still goes on, only now the sun seems a little brighter and the air just a tad bit fresher!

 

@TheTAWilliams

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Self Publishing – The Book Is Available!

Self-Publishing is a series of posts that follows my desperate attempts at developing, writing, and eventually self-publishing my own book.  Follow along if you dare, or if you’re just really bored.

 

I am proud to announce that both After The Event and The Remnants are now available on Amazon!

cover.jpg                                     The Remnants

You pick them up at the links above ; You can also get more info on my website

Lastly, in case you missed it, here is the trailer for After The Event

 

Thanks again for all the support! I can honestly say that without your support I probably would not have accomplished this, thanks!

@TheTAWilliams

 

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Self-Publishing – At The Eve Of Launch

Self-Publishing is a series of posts that follows my desperate attempts at developing, writing, and eventually self-publishing my own book.  Follow along if you dare, or if you’re just really bored.

After The EventThe Remnants

I’ve talked about the idea , the hook, how I was going to publish, how many books I was going to write, announced the title, revealed the cover, debuted the trailer, and introduced my website.  The only thing left to do is to release the damn thing!

This journey has been a long one, and some of you have been riding along with me since the beginning over 2 years ago!!  I just want to thank everyone for their support, advice and interest.  As every writer knows there were days when it felt like everything I put down on paper was gold, than there were days when it felt like I was just puking on the page.  Some days publishing seemed possible, others, nothing more than a pipe dream. Yet through it all I continued to write and read your encouragement and advice until I finally got to this point.

I’ll be releasing another post here shortly when the books go live so you all will be the first to know, but before things got crazy I just wanted to say thanks!

 

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Self Publishing – The Website

Self-Publishing is a series of posts that follows my desperate attempts at developing, writing, and eventually self-publishing my own book.  Follow along if you dare, or if you’re just really bored.

 

As we get closer and closer to the release of my first two books After The Event & The RemnantsI wanted to share my author website with you all!

For my website I choose Wix.com.

I know next to nothing when it comes to designing a website so I used one of their pre-made templates, and modified a few things with their easy to use tools.

And here it is!

TheTAWilliams.com

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Self-Publishing – The Covers

Self-Publishing is a series of posts that follows my desperate attempts at developing, writing, and eventually self-publishing my own book.  Follow along if you dare, or if you’re just really bored.

We all know how important a cover can be.  I know the saying don’t judge a book by it’s cover, but I will admit that when I am scrolling through hundreds of books one of the ways I narrow down what I want to check out further is a good looking cover.  I have read great books that have had horrible covers & horrible books with great covers, but the need to stick out is important.

I used the website Fiverr.com

This is a site where everything starts at $5 and you can find someone to do pretty much anything.  I located an individual named Jimmy Gibbs and four days later I had this…

After The Event

And

The Remnants

If you’re looking for someone to design your cover I would recommend this guy.  I gave a brief description of what I wanted, he allowed to pick an image and presto!

With a cover selected for both of my books there was one last thing I wanted to do in order to stand out from the crowd…

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Self-Publishing – The Title

Self-Publishing is a series of posts that follows my desperate attempts at developing, writing, and eventually self-publishing my own book.  Follow along if you dare, or if you’re just really bored.

I have been told that the title is nearly as important as the cover when it comes to capturing the attention of a prospective reader, so needless to say I struggled with the title of the 1st book and ultimately the series.

As I was writing the 1st book I had a piece of paper sitting to the side where I would jot down ideas as the story progressed.  Most where lacking, many were already used, and others were just down right dumb.  Ultimately I scribbled one down that I really liked but was certain had been already taken.  Much to my delight once my 1st book was completed I searched and found out that this particular title had not been used.  So the title of the 1st book in the series, which will also be the title of the entire series is……

AFTER THE EVENT

Dun Dun Dunnnnnnn!  🙂

I’m happy with it.  Outside of the prologue the entire book is set after a mysterious event which completely changes the world.

The 2nd book wasn’t nearly as difficult to name…

THE REMNANTS

This is fitting because this book not only examines the nearly deserted state of the world but also the psyche of  a handful of characters who feel left behind.

So the books are completed, the title has been picked, next up is the all important cover!!!

@TheTAWilliams

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