Getting views

I finally got my book format approved on smashwords and so far I have had three sample downloads 🙂 Its so exciting. I keep checking the site daily for any more news but it’s pretty quite, not much traffic. I can’t wait for March to come around. Thinking about how many people will have come across it by then and how many will buy it when it becomes available makes me feel wonderful. This is my first published book and there will be more to follow 🙂

Feet or Fins ebook cover

I’ve learnt so much about self-publishing world as I wrote. And I think I can say that, I as a person, have learnt that I can achieve great things when I keep at something. Books don’t write themselves 🙂 And neither will my other ones 🙂

I also am so grateful that I have people around me that support me on my writing journey. My wonderful Chris has been so interested in my writing, even though he isn’t one to read that much fiction (aka stories/genres that I write). But he takes the time to read all of the stuff I give/send him. And he gives me critical feedback to help improve my writing 🙂 I don’t know where I’d be if I didn’t have him or someone who wasn’t so supportive 🙂

OMG Smashwords!

So I uploaded my first novel Feet or Fins to Smashwords a week or so ago, but I keep getting formatting errors. First to do with the fact that I had change the 2010 word doc down to the 97-2003 version, but now for the last 3/4 times it has been to do with chapter bookmarks in the table of contents. It is so frustrating and I hope I finally got it right.

I put up the book for pre-release because I haven’t got my ITIN yet as I only got around to getting everything in order for it two-ish weeks ago. So I’m expecting it to come in the mail this month or so. It better coz I spent $60 for a US embassy passport certification too. So once I get it in the mail I’m going to submit the W-8ben straight away. Getting an ITIN has been such an issue to me, but I think it is finally over 🙂 It’s going to make every thing so much easier from now on.

Feet or Fins ebook cover