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Most Popular Book Categories & Genres

It’s hard to find conclusive information on this topic, but this is what I’ve found in my research. Going by physical shelf space in chain bookstores, which I guess is largely Barnes & Noble and Books-A-Million, these are the most popular categories: General Fiction (includes mystery, suspense, and thrillers) Non-Fiction/Religion/Inspirational Romance (including historical romance) Historical… Continue Reading

The DIY Publishing Diary: Volume Five

MONTH SIX This was a busy month! Since my last update, I’ve gotten to hold physical copies of my books in my hand, and the energy coming off of them feels so good! ^_^ I got proofs from Createspace and NookPress. NookPress uses Ingram/Lightning Source as their printer. In case anyone was wondering about the… Continue Reading

Cover Reveal: No Rest for the Wicked!

Whoo! It’s shiny cover reveal day at The Narcissistic Rose! ^_^ First some shout-outs to Xpresso Book Tours, the participating bloggers, and my writing friends for being awesome and helping me spread the book love today! ^_^┬áThe cover was designed by the great team at NajlaQamberDesigns.com – referred to me by fellow indie author and… Continue Reading

The DIY Publishing Diary: Volume Four – The Basics

Here are some things I’ve learned over the past few months: How to find a Cover Designer Cue mini rant – Never under any circumstances should anyone put their book out into the world without a cover. I read a story on the Absolute Write forum┬áby someone who actually put her book up on Amazon… Continue Reading

Formatting Tales + A Cover Reveal (The Elysian Prophesy)

Hey!! Dudes! After having a meltdown over formatting (haha), I finally used my brain and rewatched some of the Kristen Martin YouTube videos I found so helpful last September. Because I was thinking, “Surely she talked about formatting in her ‘How to Publish a Book’ series.” And she did! About the meltdown (bless my family,… Continue Reading