Debut Novel – SQUARE ONE – A cozy mystery by Janie Dean

Available Now at Amazon

Kelsey Lowell’s grandmother and her quilting group are being burglarized. Strange, but the only thing stolen is a quilt, meaningful to the owner but not valuable. The police are investigating but it is a low-profile case.

Kelsey steps up to investigate and protect her grandmother and the other quilters but the thief pins his attention on her and violence escalates. Can Kelsey piece the clues together before robbery becomes murder?

You can find Janie Dean on facebook where she plans to announce future book releases. Please follow her there!

Janie Dean Books

Janie Dean grew up in the south on a family acreage with her brothers and with a large extended family nearby. Even as a child, she read mysteries and played mystery games that let her imagination run wild.  After receiving a bachelor’s degree, she ventured from the south and pursued a master’s degree at a college in the Northeast and then job opportunities out west. Her husband’s work took her and her children overseas which led to many new experiences in foreign places.

Recently, she resettled from Florida to Colorado to be near family. Throughout her experiences she has written stories. Still enjoying mystery and intrigue, her passion continues through her cozy mystery stories.

As a child, she played under the quilt stretched on her grandmother’s quilting frame and later took her first inept stitches. In Square One, she combines her interest in quilting with her love of writing.

More good things coming! Stay tuned!

Self-Publishing vs. Traditional Publishing: Food for Thought

I’m beginning to think I’d be a lot further along in the game of publishing had I taken this route 2 years ago.  Hmmm…what do you think?  Amanda Hocking did it quite successfully, and now Barry Eisler’s about to switch gears and self-publish.

Here are some links to peruse and contemplate.  I’d love to know  if you’d give a self-published romance novel a read even though there’s a certain stigma of inferiority attached to such literary works.

Self-Publishing vs. Traditional Publishing: Which Way Will You Make More Money?

Nathan Bransford says:  “Thanks to Barry’s [Eisler] wonderfully transparent conversation with Joe Konrath, we know he was offered $500,000 for two books, turned it down, and currently plans to (I believe) self-publish his e-books on Amazon with a price around $4.99, or via Smashwords.”

http://blog.nathanbransford.com/2011/03/self-publishing-vs-traditional.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+NathanBransford+%28Nathan+Bransford+-+Blog%29


Self-publishing a book: 25 things you need to know by David Carnoy

Mr. Carnoy explains in great detail–easily readable–25 points for those considering the self-publishing route.  Definitely some good food for thought.

http://reviews.cnet.com/self-publishing/


Tools for Secure Self-Publishing

LockLizard is a service that Safeguards PDF Security and stops unauthorized distribution of your PDF documents and files, controls what users can do with them, and how long they can be used.

http://www.locklizard.com/pdf_security.htm?gclid=CNTlxIzZ9qcCFaYSNAoddyXJxg

Seller Tools: Five Ways to Sell your Digital Goods Online

Great article on how to sell your work on your own website or blog.

http://www.ecommerce-guide.com/article.php/3794706/E-Commerce-Tools-Five-Ways-to-Sell-Digital-Goods-Online.htm

Digital Goods Delivery

Sell downloads on your website and/or eBay with PayPal!

http://www.digitalgoodsdelivery.com/index.html

With Payloadz  you can easily upload your PDF, get a buy button and sell your ebook.

https://www.payloadz.com/


How to Publish and Distribute Your Ebook with Smashwords!  It’s fast, easy and FREE!  Publish to the Apple iPad, B&N nook, Sony Reader, Kobo, iPhone and more…  Earn 85% Net at Smashwords, and 60% of List Price from Major Ebook Retailers

http://www.smashwords.com/about/how_to_publish_on_smashwords


Lis’Anne ~ 🙂