“Ripple” Effect of Convention Appearances

  Since doing conventions, I’ve noticed a trend. Despite whatever sales I make, there’s usually still several people who accept my business cards. A person tends to wonder how much attention browsing customers spend on you once the convention is over. I watch my Kindle sales every few days, tracking the editions bought or the number of pages read from Kindle Unlimited books. I did...

Posted:7thSep, 2018

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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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Dramatic Reading of “The Widow Brigade” on YouTube

I have a new treat for my book fans today. I have been trying to expand my YouTube to assist with my writing habit, and not just use it for streaming needs. I uploaded a dramatic reading of my highest rated fantasy novel, “The Widow Brigade”.   This was certainly a first-time attempt to do anything like this. I’m shy enough that I have a hard enough time doing readings in person…doing...

Posted:2ndJan, 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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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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Updates on Some Book Projects

Hello fans! Just a few updates on my book-related projects. As some may have noticed, ads for The Widow Brigade have been popping up on Facebook.  I really believe what folks have been telling me, that this is the book that will make me famous. I have to thank numerous people world-wide that have been giving the ad a like! Of course, I love it even better when those likes turn into book purchases....

Posted:24thNov, 2015

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