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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Author Initiative show with me on Geekside Network Earning Views

A video I helped produce on Geekside Network has been channeling in the views. Zoe and myself talked about character creation, and discussed a character of his in the making during the show. We cover the many steps and considerations undertaken when designing a character for a book. Although I tend to focus fantasy, and he treads between fantasy and science fiction, these techniques could apply to...

Posted:29thOct, 2017

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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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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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Musical Trailer for Dhea Loral on YouTube

I have some EXTREMELY exciting news for today! I’m just now releasing a video trailer for the world of Dhea Loral, complete with an awesome soundtrack by Pr0t0typ3. I hope new and old fans alike follow the link to check it out! It’s got pictures of my covers, a few choice reviews, and a bit of a preview of things to come this year. And of course, set to a musical piece called “The...

Posted:28thMar, 2017

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Pilgrims with Blades, 2nd book creation

Well, I just did an update about Pilgrims with Blades last week, but I have another reason to get fans excited. I talked about the premiere novella in the series, but today let’s discuss the second! After all, Pilgrims with Blades is intended to be a series. Even as the first Pilgrims with Blades is getting edited and polished, the second episode is taking shape. The name will be Grandfather’s...

Posted:24thFeb, 2017

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Muster of Heroes is sent to the Publisher!

The Earthrin Stones 3 of 3: Muster of Heroes, has been completely revised! The finished version is now on its way to the publisher! Expect some time, perhaps a few weeks, before it becomes available. That depends on how the proof looks and any corrections that need to be addressed. Of course, as before, this will be available on Kindle (and Kindle Unlimited). I will also continue to make sure that...

Posted:20thOct, 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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A great review from a friend

A friend of mine contacted me recently, having read a copy of “The Widow Brigade”. People are making me blush! I just finished reading your book, Widow Brigade! Great job! Needless to say I was a bit hesitant to read it, but I’m glad I did! You are an impressive writer and the book kept me interested from start to finish! I loved how your main character was a woman! Keep up the great...

Posted:6thFeb, 2016

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6th Straight 5-star Review hits Amazon

The Widow Brigade has earned its 6th straight 5-star review on Amazon! Of course I am overjoyed to receive all this good feedback from fans. Despite my laptop biting the dust, I’ve been working hard to put in some extra hours writing.   Here is a link with the latest review at the top: http://www.amazon.com/The-Widow-Brigade-Douglas-Dyke/product-reviews/1502427192/ref=cm_cr_dp_synop?ie=UTF8&showViewpoints=0&sortBy=bySubmissionDateDescending#R3TQ223X8CTGJ2 (Click...

Posted:20thDec, 2015

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