From Author to Indie Publishing Company

Authorship and Publisher

Plaisted Publishing

A short  blog on my business.

Some of the questions I am continually asked is – How & Why did you become a Publisher? Why didn’t you stick it out as an Author. (I am still an Author.)

I have no idea who knows what rules on Amazon and other similar websites, so the first part out-of-the-way is – Did you know authors who live in a country without an Amazon site don’t get paid out straight away. (28th each month)  This means in the four years I have been an author, I have yet to be paid.  Amazon won’t pay out until you reach the $100 threshold or equivalent in each country you sell in aka  USA, UK and Europe and Australia. As you can well imagine from this comment, I don’t sell many books at all. There again I don’t overly market them either.  On Smashwords it is…

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Blog Tour with Peachy Insights

Please share and follow this wonderful woman and her blog tour today.  Meet Indie Authors and get to know them on the Love Clamined Blog Tour. Fabulous Authors with awesome stories. Thank you Lavern for doing this Tour.  You're amazing. https://peachysinsights.wordpress.com/2016/06/17/love-claimed-blog-tour/

Make an Authors Dream Come True

PRE ORDER YOUR BOOK NOW! Michelle Diana Lowe is a British Author of Multiracial Books which deal in Young Mental Health Issues.  Her Dream to to achive a signing with Britian's Next Bestseller, helping to draw in more readers and understanding of Mental Health in Youth.  PLEASE support this author by pre-ordering her book today.…

Gems of Strength

Great reviews for the first book ‘Gems of Strength’ by The Sisterhood. My story is ‘Deep in the Valley’

Karen's Book Buzz Blog

GOSI’m presenting this one a little differently to my usual book review posts as it is a collection of different stories.

Strong female characters written by women authors and it was published by Metamorph Publishing in 2016.

There are two more books  planned – Gems of Gratitude and Gems of Freedom.

Indeed, you will find some little gems amongst these stories and everyone of them deserve its place in this great read.

Please note – This is my own interpretation of what I understood from the stories. You quite possible might have a different perspective. I would be interested to know what those are in the comment section below.


Angel Strong by Alana Madden

It’s a an interesting concept that God is a women, although one I have heard before. Ms Madden goes one step further and makes God a title of office, which is an interesting concept, too.

The main character…

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Frankentech

I love writing, because I can kill people off.  Warning to family, friends and enemies - you may just find yourself at the wrong end of the gun or knife and be sliced or diced, depending on my mood. I'm not usually one for deliberately killing characters off, however after a few irritations in recent…

First Top Entry for Sponsorship Voting

Plaisted Publishing

Old typewriter on a vintage wooden floor isolated on white

Well this is the exciting part for everyone…  We have chosen the two best entries for the Sponsorship of 2016.  Below is the first 1K of one of our competitiors.  Please read it.  If you like it, that will be considered your vote.

If you are members of ‘The Awethors,’ Author Professional Co-op,’ or Author 4 Author then you can vote in those groups too via a poll.  Thank you for participating.

Competitor One

Chapter 1

The Pulse

The pulse came every two point five seconds and from its location it took seventeen minutes and seven seconds to reach Earth, according to the computers in the SETI laboratory. Code scrolled down monitors, sheets of data printing off at near break neck speed to coil on the ground.

James Faulkner was asleep at his desk, legs propped up next to his computer, arms folded across his chest just beneath his…

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Second Top Entry for Sponsorship Voting

Plaisted Publishing

book-1012275_1280Well this is the exciting part for everyone…  We have chosen the two best entries for the Sponsorship of 2016.  Below is the first 1K of one of our competitiors.  Please read it.  If you like it, that will be considered your vote.

If you are members of ‘The Awethors,’ Author Professional Co-op,’ or Author 4 Author then you can vote in those groups too via a poll.  Thank you for participating.

Competitor Two

The Grubbers Book One.

Prologue

Collie’s Growler assault craft with two Interceptor class Falcon escorts swung in low orbit above the planet Armon waiting on countdown to planet drop. The configuration reminded her of the last operation on Jimson Three. That was another rush job covering someone’s arse. Intelligence had screwed up yet again. The first troop elements had grounded in the middle of a multi battalion sized firefight. Murphy’s Law, the brawl they were…

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