I Want to Write a Book

4 Jun

By the Book now available for purchase on Amazon

28 Jan

Sixteen Press

By the Book: Tips of the Trade for Writers is now available for purchase on Amazon. Interestingly, after I’d uploaded it to the Kindle Direct Publishing site, I got an email from Amazon telling me that some of the works in the book had previously been published online, and asking me if a/I owned the copyright to them, and b/why the works had been published online in the first place. This is what they said:

During a review of your KDP submission(s), we found content that is widely available on the web. You can do an online search for the content inside your book(s) to discover which sites are offering the content for free. Copyright is important to us – we want to make sure that no author or other copyright holder has their work claimed and sold by anyone else.

To confirm you have publishing rights to and control…

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Smashwords: New Ebook Cover Image Requirements Coming to Satisfy Higher Resolution E-Reading Devices

1 May

Source: Smashwords: New Ebook Cover Image Requirements Coming to Satisfy Higher Resolution E-Reading Devices

Creative Kiwis, an Amazing Journey

17 Feb

Creative Kiwis: "Write, Create, Innovate"





Don’t worry about the world ending today…
as it’s already tomorrow in scenic and tranquil ‘little’ New Zealand

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By the Sea

14 Dec


Source: By the Sea

“Dropped out in Godzone”

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Amazon Sales Reports

26 Nov




Sales Dashboard Use the dashboard to view a summary of units ordered and royalties earned for your titles.
Sales & Royalties This report is part of the Sales Dashboard page. You can generate and download a detailed report to view sales and royalties from any marketplace and timeframe within the past 90 days.
Prior Months’ Royalties These reports show summaries of previous months’ royalties earned, for the last 12 months. Reports are generated near the 15th day of each month and include sales that occurred within the prior month.
Promotions This report includes the performance of your Kindle Countdown Deals promotions.
Payments This report includes the payment amounts, tax withholding, payment type, and other information in a view that you can sort by sales period, marketplace, and status.
Month-to-Date Unit Sales Use this report to get a quick snapshot of your unit sales and transactions for the current month’s sales.
Pre-order Report Use this report to see how many pre-orders (and cancellations) you’ve received on each day, as well as the total for each book in each marketplace.
Prior Six Weeks’ Royalties* This report shows transactions and royalties you’ve earned over the six weeks prior to the current week.

These reports give a good guide on which of your books are selling (most popular)

I find Month-to-Date Unit Sales easiest, btw (by the way)


Hope this “info” may be helpful to you on the writing and publishing journey




and http://www.craigswritingjourney.wordpress.com


Go for it and good luck*

* luck is sometimes defined as “where  work (hard) meets opportunity”

Happy publishing


Best wishes from the First City to see the light each new day

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A writer’s dreams
Picture (great) by my good friend, Jenny, whose photographic talents I definitely do NOT possess!
Don’t worry about the world ending today.
It’s already tomorrow in scenic and tranquil ‘little’ New Zealand

Dropped out in Godzone

18 Nov

Books by Ray Carruthers ("RC")



… and LOVING it even more.

A South African’s and “exile Kiwi’s” light-hearted look at life in laid-back, provincial New Zealand. Eventually life in “Sleepy Hollow” became so quiet that we decided to write a book about it… although there were one or two adventures from time to time.

A new immigrant family’s view of rural ‘Godzone’ and culture shock after arriving from a large city in South Africa to start a new lifestyle … with a rather drastic change of pace on the other side of the world. Now six years later, no, now twenty-five, I take it all for granted…

and appreciate it even more.

Nothing much happens…

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