NEW Book Release: Teacher’s Pets by Leroy Maclin

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5″ x 8″ (12.7 x 20.32 cm)
Black & White on Cream paper
108 pages
ISBN-13: 978-1543078190
BISAC: Fiction / Occult & Supernatural
Witchita R Forreal could hold a grudge. That’s not such a good thing for a witch. Well, not a good thing for you, perhaps, if you get on her bad side.

And the boys in her class did just that, over and over again, year after year after year. Efrem was the latest in a long list of class clowns, bullies and other transgressors that felt Witchita’s wrath.

Now Efram was alone. He missed his house, his room, his Mom and actually being at school, if you can believe that.

But Witchita didn’t stop at just taking out her grudge on bad boys. She was influencing the whole town.

It would take a coven of witches to stop her.

This book is suitable from 8th Grade through Adult. It is a lighthearted look at witches with a bit of history at the beginning and contemporary context.
Visit http://www.woolyswagon.com to purchase your copy at Amazon, Kobo, Barnes and Noble or consider purchasing a paperback copy directly from Createspace. Bulk orders can be negotiated by contacting robin@woolyswagon.com.
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NEW RELEASE The Ticket by George Rolston

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List Price: $13.99 Print/$5.99 eBook
6″ x 9″ (15.24 x 22.86 cm)
Black & White on Cream paper
264 pages
ISBN-13: 978-1539910879
BISAC: Fiction / Crime
Life is difficult for illegal immigrants in the U.S.A. Such was the situation for Manuel Contreras, a clerk in a convenience store in the New York neighborhood of Flatbush.

He dreamed of winning the lottery, and he would study the winning numbers as he sat at the counter night after night. It distracted him from a fear that this would be the night when some thug would again rob the store, threatening or maybe even ending his life.

This night would be different for Manuel. He would see a chance to make his dreams come true.                                                             And he would take it.

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Price Promotion-Ends Sept 30th

No Other Way by Jackson Sullivan offered at special pricing. Begins at 99¢ and progressively the price increases to the full price over the next week. GET IN EARLY for the 99¢ low price. Go to www.woolyswagon.com or directly to Amazon – https://www.amazon.com/No-Other-Way-Jackson-Sullivan-ebook/dp/B01K7C93LW 

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Oh how he loved her. And she loved him.

The problem was that he was married and his wife wasn’t getting divorced.

Not without ruining both her husband and his mistress.

As you might suspect, the mistress wants her gone.

 

Jackson Sullivan is a writer in the Mystery/Horror and Metaphysical/Visionary genres. To promote his body of work, we will be offering a free download from Amazon.com of one of his award winning Mystery ebook short stories later this week.

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Yes, Bookmomma/daddy, There is more.

There are so many steps in the publishing process. Each one I walk through with you will help you learn or decide something…but until you reach the end you will not have the information to complete your plan. At this point you will be thinking about your book publishing budget or lack of one. You will be beginning to understand the truth about your very close relationship with your baby and how it is both a blessing and a stumbling block toward its growth. That big sigh of relief upon completing your book has been replaced with…what? Dread? Excitement? Confusion? Determination?

Let me just make you a list. The processes a book needs to pass through before it can be published. Give you a little glimpse into your baby’s future.

  • It has to be written.
  • It needs to be beta read. (by friends, family, groups)
  • It needs to be edited again by you.
  • It needs to be formally edited.
  • Front, back and cover matter needs to be written. (Dedication, Acknowledgements, Author Bio, Back cover blurb for the paperback and subsequent book description.
  • It needs to be formatted for the paperback edition. (Known as book designing)
  • It needs to be formatted for the ebook edition.
  • A publishing file for each needs to be prepared. This is also know as ebook conversion for the ebook version.
  • Book cover designs
  • Publishing files of the covers need to be created.
  • You need to start, if you haven’t been doing this already, thinking how you will publicize your book.
  • You need an author’s Facebook page or possibly a website.

This is not an exhaustive list, but it will begin to help you understand the complexities of publishing.

Each part of this process can mean money spent or processes learned, depending on your situation. Everything except the professional editing you can learn to do yourself to some degree or other depending on your skills and talent. The reality is that you need to figure out what you can and want to do yourself and which ones you will be hiring/bartering out to others.

Let me clear up a few more bits of terminology.

Self publishing: This term is bandied about in all types of contexts. Put simply, self publishing is handling all the steps necessary to publication of a book. So in effect you are the book’s manager. You can contract needed services, do processes yourself or contract or hire someone to manage the process for you. However you get to the end, a self publisher will end up setting up accounts with online book retailers and uploading content to those accounts. They will provide these retailers with information on how to make payment of royalties for sales, in other words, bank account details. You will receive royalty report directly and manage all communications from retailers, fans, etc. After publication you will manage (contract services or self promote) promotion of your book. You will also manage any tax obligations.

The pros and cons: You have complete control. You have complete responsibility. There is a rather large learning curve. You need to vet service providers. You retain all royalties from sales minus retail commission. You need to invest time you could be spending writing. You need to reply to fan comments and email.

Publishing or Author Service Company: This is a business that provides services an author needs to publish a book. Whether you are self publishing and looking for specific services or looking for someone to do it all, you will be engaging with one of these more than likely. (At the least an editing service as it is not recommended you edit your own work completely.)

There are people available to do any single service you may need or those offering packages including several or all of the services needed. My biggest piece of advice here is to be provided in writing exactly what the service(s) being sold includes. Reading post after post from authors saying, “I thought…”, or “They said…”, should clearly tell you that this is the biggest hurdle you will face-vetting a service provider. Due diligence and reading the fine PRINT, not phone conversations, is the only way to accomplish this when securing services yourself.

Again, depending on the money, time, skills and learning you want to invest, there are innumerable paths and combinations to your end goal. So let’s walk a few…

Scenario: You have a lot of skilled and talented friends and are no novice yourself with technology or perhaps administration. So you garner support and either pay, barter or secure without cost some of the services needed to publish. You get the edit, and an illustration for the book covers. You research. You discover that Createspace has interior book templates and cover templates for the paperback editions. You obtain them and because of your personal knowledge of using word or InDesign, you are able to create the properly formatted interior file for your book’s paperback edition. Then you tackle the book cover with equal success. At this point, your technical skill is exhausted so you engage someone to properly format and convert to obtain the ebook files. You set up accounts with the three or four or five major online book retailers. You then research again to learn their programs and rules. Or, perhaps you decide to throw your eggs all in one basket and up for one exclusive outlet.

Next you set up all the other promotional accounts: Facebook, author central, Goodreads, website, … Knowing you must maintain them and post content. You have everything sorted, post your book files, send off tweets, posts, blogs, and your life as a self published author begins.

Scenario: You want control of your sales reports, managing your book prices and the like, but have no desire to really be involved in the process of getting there. You could learn some of the skills for some of the steps but you really want to start on that next book in the series that is nagging at you or that next book idea that has captured your fancy. You decided long ago you don’t want to do the Big Publisher Dance of learning how to submit manuscripts, find an agent. Do you have money to pay for services knowing it can be thousands? Can you find a small independent publisher interested? You decide to invest in your book. It won’t be the last and you want to get on with it. You decide to hire someone to manage it all for you. You contract a book publishing manager. This might be a small publisher or an independent book manager. You discuss services needed, decide on a budget and after contract, they go to work and you get back to writing, stopping occasionally to view and possibly approve something or other from your publishing manager. When the process is complete, your book manager assists you in opening various accounts so your book can be self published by them. Then you change the passwords and your book is for sale. You, in the meantime are well on your way to a second book.

Or: you decide to buy a publishing package from an author services company. What does that include and where will it leave you? Will you get files you can upload for sale and are confident you can navigate that process of opening accounts with retailers? Have you fully understood what is included and what services you will need to secure and purchase on your own? Will that package make you an ongoing client and not a self published author, paying a portion of your royalties to them in addition to paying for services? Remaining under contract for how long? Being sent reports and royalties how often?

Scenario: You have no such thing as a book publishing budget. You could run the gauntlet through the Big Publisher submissions. You could enter various book writing contests to secure the win of a publishing contract. You can seek out a small publisher that, while not paying any advance, do pay higher royalties than the major publishers. The contracts may be longer than the pay for services options. They won’t be getting paid up front. They only get paid through sales. They do exist. Research to find them.

As you may have gathered, this blog isn’t designed to directly teach you to self publish or to suggest or endorsing any particular service providers. Except WoolysWagon, which is inherent in this being WoolysWagon ePublishing’s blog. It is to inform you on the process in general. It is also designed to clarify the responsibilities of an author and the publishing process as a whole.

Next: I need help with my baby! Where and how do I find it?

 

 

 

For the Evil Returned – A Novel by Jackson Sullivan

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AVAILABLE FROM www.woolyswagon.com and all major online book and ebook outlets
List Price: $13.99/$5.99 ebook
5″ x 8″ (12.7 x 20.32 cm)
Black & White on Cream paper
242 pages
ISBN-13: 978-1533352781
ISBN-10: 153335278X
BISAC: Fiction / Visionary & Metaphysical

What is evil? Is it something you can touch? Is it something that transcends time? What creates it?

Married only two years, Jeff and Angie were happy. Despite recent financial setbacks, Jeff’s new business was finally showing promise and he could not wait to treat his beautiful and understanding wife to a long overdue night out.

Evil was afoot that night. It had been for a long time. One innocent decision and it would cross paths with them. Everything Jeff feared would touch him. Everything he knew would be shaken and turned upside down.

Not in the least his sanity.

 

Visionary Fiction, as defined by the Visionary Fiction Alliance, are stories or novels that portray esoteric wisdom and experiences that awaken or catalyze transformation within the reader by way of character/plot. True visionary fiction is not preachy and does not focus on specific belief systems. It does focus on teachings and traditions concerning human consciousness and enlightenment. VF may incorporate fantastic elements (e.g., dreams, visions, the occult, psychic abilities) as plot devices.

A metaphysical novel or story makes the metaphysical/otherworldly element the focus of the story, rather than a just plot device. Metaphysical Fiction encompasses topics like energy healing, past lives, intuition. Metaphysical (“beyond the physical”) refers to events or experiences that we may be able to subjectively experience or sense but cannot objectively measure or explain. In the narrative, metaphysical phenomenon is part of ordinary human experience in ways that create conflict for the characters, propelling the story forward to find out how will the character deal with these events.

JACKSON SULLIVAN was born in the South and grew up avid reader of any book he could get his hands on and a willing listener of any tall-tail within hearing. At an early age he discovered horror movies and horror fiction; he freely admits that both affected him, the fiction to the greatest degree. For his affliction he credits (or blames as the mood to write moves him) two writers in particular: Stephen King and Robert McCammon and their stories It and Swan Song, respectively.

He has won some minor awards from regional writing competitions along the way for his short suspense and horror fiction; this is his first novel. He lives in the South not far from a house that has a tombstone in the front yard and along a stretch of highway that is as well known for its ghost stories and old legends, as it is among the many motorcycle enthusiasts who ride it each year.
Readers who wish to contact him may do so through Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/AuthorJacksonSullivan
and by email at jacksonsullivan@woolyswagon.com
Collection of work:

For the Evil Returned – Novel
That Time between LIFE and DEATH Volume One – Short Story Collection
That Time between LIFE and DEATH Volume Two – Short Story Collection

New Release – That Time between LIFE and DEATH -Volume Two by Jackson Sullivan

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AVAILABLE FROM www.woolyswagon.com and all major online book and ebook outlets
List Price: $13.99/$5.99 ebook
5″ x 8″ (12.7 x 20.32 cm)
Black & White on Cream paper
222 pages
ISBN-13: 978-1533246035 (CreateSpace-Assigned)
ISBN-10: 1533246033
BISAC: Fiction / Visionary & Metaphysical

What happens or could happen after you die?
Do you disappear?
Do you stay around for a time?
Can you do things, help others, change things?
Do you even know that you are no longer living?

These stories delve into the good, the bad, the possibilities. Jackson Sullivan takes you to the dark and lighter sides of that grey period, making you think, wonder and shudder at the possibilities.

Volume Two:
Comes the Breaking Dawn
The Last Ride
The Laughter in His Head
The Monster
When the Moon Was Full

Visionary Fiction, as defined by the Visionary Fiction Alliance, are stories or novels that portray esoteric wisdom and experiences that awaken or catalyze transformation within the reader by way of character/plot. True visionary fiction is not preachy and does not focus on specific belief systems. It does focus on teachings and traditions concerning human consciousness and enlightenment. VF may incorporate fantastic elements (e.g., dreams, visions, the occult, psychic abilities) as plot devices.

A metaphysical novel or story makes the metaphysical/otherworldly element the focus of the story, rather than a just plot device. Metaphysical Fiction encompasses topics like energy healing, past lives, intuition. Metaphysical (“beyond the physical”) refers to events or experiences that we may be able to subjectively experience or sense but cannot objectively measure or explain. In the narrative, metaphysical phenomenon is part of ordinary human experience in ways that create conflict for the characters, propelling the story forward to find out how will the character deal with these events.

JACKSON SULLIVAN was born in the South and grew up avid reader of any book he could get his hands on and a willing listener of any tall-tail within hearing. At an early age he discovered horror movies and horror fiction; he freely admits that both affected him, the fiction to the greatest degree. For his affliction he credits (or blames as the mood to write moves him) two writers in particular: Stephen King and Robert McCammon and their stories It and Swan Song, respectively.

He has won some minor awards from regional writing competitions along the way for his short suspense and horror fiction; this is his first novel. He lives in the South not far from a house that has a tombstone in the front yard and along a stretch of highway that is as well known for its ghost stories and old legends, as it is among the many motorcycle enthusiasts who ride it each year.
Readers who wish to contact him may do so through Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/AuthorJacksonSullivan
and by email at jacksonsullivan@woolyswagon.com
Collection of work:

For the Evil Returned – Novel
That Time between LIFE and DEATH Volume One – Short Story Collection
That Time between LIFE and DEATH Volume Two – Short Story Collection

New Release – That Time between LIFE and DEATH – Volume One by Jackson Sullivan

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AVAILABLE FROM www.woolyswagon.com and all major online book and ebook outlets
List Price: $13.99/$5.99 ebook
5″ x 8″ (12.7 x 20.32 cm)
Black & White on Cream paper
228 pages
ISBN-13: 978-1533184368 (CreateSpace-Assigned)
ISBN-10: 1533184364
BISAC: Fiction / Visionary & Metaphysical

What happens or could happen after you die?
Do you disappear?
Do you stay around for a time?
Can you do things, help others, change things?
Do you even know that you are no longer living?

These stories delve into the good, the bad, the possibilities. Jackson Sullivan takes you to the dark and lighter sides of that grey period, making you think, wonder and shudder at the possibilities.

Volume One (Contains Erotic Content):
Black Hollow
Circle of Eight
From out of the Fog
One Night Only

 

Visionary Fiction, as defined by the Visionary Fiction Alliance, are stories or novels that portray esoteric wisdom and experiences that awaken or catalyze transformation within the reader by way of character/plot. True visionary fiction is not preachy and does not focus on specific belief systems. It does focus on teachings and traditions concerning human consciousness and enlightenment. VF may incorporate fantastic elements (e.g., dreams, visions, the occult, psychic abilities) as plot devices.

A metaphysical novel or story makes the metaphysical/otherworldly element the focus of the story, rather than a just plot device. Metaphysical Fiction encompasses topics like energy healing, past lives, intuition. Metaphysical (“beyond the physical”) refers to events or experiences that we may be able to subjectively experience or sense but cannot objectively measure or explain. In the narrative, metaphysical phenomenon is part of ordinary human experience in ways that create conflict for the characters, propelling the story forward to find out how will the character deal with these events.

JACKSON SULLIVAN was born in the South and grew up avid reader of any book he could get his hands on and a willing listener of any tall-tail within hearing. At an early age he discovered horror movies and horror fiction; he freely admits that both affected him, the fiction to the greatest degree. For his affliction he credits (or blames as the mood to write moves him) two writers in particular: Stephen King and Robert McCammon and their stories It and Swan Song, respectively.

He has won some minor awards from regional writing competitions along the way for his short suspense and horror fiction; this is his first novel. He lives in the South not far from a house that has a tombstone in the front yard and along a stretch of highway that is as well known for its ghost stories and old legends, as it is among the many motorcycle enthusiasts who ride it each year.
Readers who wish to contact him may do so through Facebook:

and by email at jacksonsullivan@woolyswagon.com
Collection of work:

For the Evil Returned – Novel
That Time between LIFE and DEATH Volume One – Short Story Collection
That Time between LIFE and DEATH Volume Two – Short Story Collection

 

New Release – One Not of the Blood by Lila Maddock

List Price: $12.99/$5.99
5″ x 8″ (12.7 x 20.32 cm)
Black & White on Cream paper

150 pages
ISBN-13: 978-1530130993
ISBN-10: 1530130999
BISAC: Fiction / Fantasy / Paranormal
The Anonymous Prophecy Trilogy begins with One Not of the Blood.

When Elsa begins her career as an investigative journalist she is strangely drawn to unexplained and odd stories. From her published articles, she captures the attention of a group calling themselves ANONYMOUS whose purpose is to protect the existence of inhumans, werewolves and others, from becoming human knowledge. ANONYMOUS knows Elsa is special. Elsa has felt special since she was young but doesn’t understand why.

Stories are hard to come by and Elsa needs stories to make a living. When ANONYMOUS offers to provide them with a few rules she hesitantly agrees. Things have gone pretty smoothly so far. She has learned more about why she is special and is feeling confident. But her new case will test all she thinks she knows and push her emotions to the limit.

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New Release – A Magic Past by Lila Maddock

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List Price: $12.99/$5.99
5″ x 8″ (12.7 x 20.32 cm)
Black & White on Cream paper
140 pages
ISBN-13: 978-1518862472
ISBN-10: 1518862470
BISAC: Fiction / Romance / Paranormal

Elle is 33, a mother with twin daughters and a normal life until she begins having black-outs. During these black-outs she has vivid visions of another time, another place. Now her life is not so normal.

Confused about the content of her visions and frightened that the black-outs can happen any time, she consults a hypnotist.

But her help eventually comes from an unlikely source. An author of travel books. She discovers a past that changes her life and returns a love that had been thought lost forever.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Lila Maddock is the pen name used by Lisa C. Maddock from Lancashire in the United Kingdom. As a child Lisa loved animals and dreamed of being a veterinarian. She was employed in several jobs before she made the decision to stay home and care for her two sons, Matthew and Alex.

As a child Lila found she liked being alone reading and writing poems and later, stories. She found she had numerous stories taking form in her mind and felt her characters wanted her to tell their stories. With her eldest son’s encouragement she began putting the stories to paper. Finding the solitude she discovered she needs to write remains her biggest hurdle.

Lila resides with her partner, David and her two sons along with their pets Tiger, the cat and Sonic, a bearded dragon. She enjoys watching television and reading, particularly Paranormal Romance.

Please write to Lila and let her know what you thought about her book.

LilaMaddock@woolyswagon.com