Monday, May 28, 2012

Christchurch Writing Workshops

What a great weekend. Free writing workshops in Christchurch thanks to the New Zealand Society of Authors and Copyright Licensing Limited.

I presented a session on how to self-publish a Kindle novel on which was very well received. I promised to make the details available and here they are. I made a PDF document with the main part of the presentation and some of the useful resources I talked about. You should be able to download it by clicking the following link:

How to Self-Publish a Kindle Novel.pdf

I also promised to make the Word document template that I used for the book available. You can download it by clicking the following link:

CreateSpace 5 inch by 8 inch template

You might have some fun with the page numbers in this template. The blank pages need to be totally blank (no page numbers), the About the Author section at the end does not require page numbers either. If you find these start to appear check the properties of the sections. This is how I sorted it out. The document uses different sections to handle the page numbering for the front matter, main text and appendices.

If you want to read Coding Isis and have a Kobo, Sony Reader, Nook, or one of many other readers, you can find out how to buy the book and convert it in this blog post: 

It was great to meet all of you and thanks to the event organisers for making it such an enjoyable weekend.

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Happy Mother’s Day!

OK, so it’s not Mother’s Day quite yet, but I figured I’d drop the price of Coding Isis to 99c to celebrate mums everywhere. I’m going to put the price back up after May 13th.

Thank you to everyone that’s supported Coding Isis since it was published in February. I really appreciate the Facebook ‘likes’ and reviews on