Conversion to Ingram, (Still using Createspace)

Now that the family vacation is over, I have a big project to continue. This is basically a continuation of acting on my thoughts in an earlier blog: https://dhealoral.com/indie-author-navigating-choices-in-self-publishing/ Most of my successful book sales venues will not be affected. I sell a lot through Amazon and Kindle, so I’m keeping both of those. (My Createspace books maximize my Amazon...

Posted:25thMar, 2018

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1st Review in for Pilgrims with Blades – 5 Star Debut!

Pilgrims with Blades (Click for a larger picture) I was overjoyed to see the first review hit Amazon for Pilgrims with Blades: Pressed into Service. 5 stars! I knew a lot of folks were impressed by it, but an author needs to see folks give a thumbs up in their public reviews. Many thanks to the reader for giving me this boost. Ok, I feel like getting in more writing right now… Link to Amazon...

Posted:19thJan, 2018

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Indie-Author Navigating Choices in Self-Publishing

I’ve mentioned around this webpage and on bios before, how I’m constantly trying to navigate and contemplate the surge of indie-authors and self-publishing in a growing digital literature field. Recently, I cam face to face with some harsh consequences to my decisions. Roll back the clock to when Trafford published my books. Having had rejection after rejection, I found a company called...

Posted:27thSep, 2017

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Pilgrims with Blades now Available!

The first copies of Pilgrims with Blades: A01 Pressed into Service have arrived!   For those who have anxiously been waiting for that next read, I have it! The debut novel in the Pilgrims with Blades series, Pressed into Service, is now available! (I beat my October deadline!) Notice its home page has been moved to the published section. For those of you who live near me in the Twin Cities, Minnesota...

Posted:20thSep, 2017

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Tearfully Good 10th 5-star Review for Widow Brigade

Last night, I checked through the ratings and comments on my books at Amazon and found a wonderful surprise. It wouldn’t be enough to say that The Widow Brigade now has a streak of ten 5-star reviews. Much as that alone would make me jump for joy, that doesn’t sum up what truly got to me. The reviewer introduced herself as a recent widow. She praised Duli and said she related to her more...

Posted:28thJun, 2017

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How is the Writing Going?

How is the writing going? Have you sold many books? Do you make much money?   These are questions I get asked a lot by coworkers and family. I’m sure lots of fans would ask these same questions as well. I’m proud to say that I have sold more books than I’d ever realistically expect that I could without the backing of a major publisher. Every week I see more books go out. A number...

Posted:14thApr, 2017

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“Muster of Heroes” Now Available!

“The Earthrin Stones 3 of 3: Muster of Heroes“, is now available in all formats and online stores. I had previously announced the Kindle version when it was immediately available. Now, the paperback version is listed on both Amazon.com and CreateSpace sites. This is the epic conclusion to my largest project. The revision features just a few added or altered scenes compared to the original....

Posted:8thNov, 2016

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Muster of Heroes Approved!

Great news folks! I have ok’d the proof of The Earthrin Stones 3 of 3: Muster of Heroes! In fact, it’s already available on Kindle! (Grab it here!) The physical copy will be listed this week, at Createspace and Amazon.com This will hopefully please all our newer readers that have been grabbing “Inheritance of a Sword and a Path” left and right! Need a book to settle in and enjoy...

Posted:5thNov, 2016

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Kindle Discount on The Widow Brigade

The time is this week! Oct 3rd-9th, you can get The Widow Brigade through Kindle for a discount. This applies to both US and UK Amazon. https://www.amazon.com/Widow-Brigade-Douglas-Van-Dyke-ebook/dp/B00YCQ29KW/ref=tmm_kin_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr= This is your chance to get the book my wife says will make me famous! It already debuted with 9 straight 5-star reviews! Don’t be the...

Posted:3rdOct, 2016

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9th Straight 5-star, Widow Brigade

Another good review this morning…but, let’s set the scene properly. This past two weeks I have churned out dozens of pages in revisions to “Muster of Heroes”. I’ve got a lot of new fans eager to read that one. I’ve been in the mood to write   Then, despite the many good reviews, I end up catching a bad review on one of my books. Insert sad face here. I realize...

Posted:23rdAug, 2016

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