About

David Gaughran is a 34-year old Irish writer, living in London, who spends most of his time travelling the world, collecting stories.

He is the author of the South American historical adventure A Storm Hits Valparaiso and the short stories If You Go Into The Woods and Transfection as well as the popular self-publishing guide Let’s Get Digital: How To Self-Publish, And Why You Should.

He runs the publishing blog Let’s Get Digital and the South American history site South Americana, has a regular column at Indie Reader, and his work has been featured in the Huffington Post, The Sunday Times, the Irish Times, and the Irish Examiner.

All of his titles are only available as e-books (but paperback editions of A Storm Hits Valparaiso and Let’s Get Digital will be released later this month). Don’t forget that you can read e-books on any computer, tablet, or laptop, and on most phones, with this free software.

A Storm Hits Valparaiso

Catalina Flores de la Peña’s tongue got her in more trouble than any other part of her body, even though there were far more likely candidates.

But when a storm rolls into her sleepy port town, she finds herself embroiled with a gang of adventurers, mercenaries, and prostitutes on a journey to free South America from the Spanish Empire.

A Storm Hits Valparaiso is an epic, historical adventure starring two brothers torn apart by love; a slave running for his life; a disgraced British sailor seeking redemption; and José de San Martín, an Argentine general who deserts the Spanish Army to lead a bloody revolt against his former masters.

Praise for A Storm Hits Valparaiso (from Amazon reviewers):

“Gaughran assembles a multi-national cast of characters in an ambitious story of love and betrayal, sea and land battles, victory and defeat in a war for independence. In characters drawn from real historical figures, the author delves into the politics of war and how battles turn on the smallest of details or the whims of a single man.”–JW Manus

“A work of sweeping historical fiction that captivates and entertains … engaging and richly textured.”–John Glass

“A romping classico… it reminded me of Louis de Bernières.”–Stuart Noss

A Storm Hits Valparaíso is available for $4.99/£3.99/3.99 Euro from Amazon USAmazon UK, and Amazon Germany, as well as Smashwords (if you own a different e-reader). If you are in Ireland/South Africa/Canada/Australia, you can pick up a copy from Amazon US.

Download the first six chapters as a PDF:

A Storm Hits Valparaíso by David Gaughran – First Six Chapters

If You Go Into The Woods

If You Go Into The Woods is a collection of two short stories for $0.99, is available from AmazonAmazon UKBarnes & Noble, and Smashwords.

One of these stories was chosen to appear in the Short Story America Anthology, Volume 1 a collection of their best stories of the past year, published May 2011. The other – The Reset Button – is published for the first time in any format.

You can read a free sample here.

Praise for If You Go Into The Woods:

“A fine story that looms in the mind of the reader long after the last page … aspirational fiction, the kind of magic realism that reads deliciously, but like a delicate soufflé, is a difficult feat to pull off.”–Matt Ellis, author of Strange As Angels and Lumpen.

“There are definite shades of HP Lovecraft in both stories…punchy, entertaining reads with a bit of mental gymnastics thrown in, you can’t go wrong with this one.” — Jenny Mounfield, The Compulsive Reader, author of The Ice-cream Man.

“Two very well-constructed and thought-provoking tales from an author I know I will be keeping my eyes on. 4.5 stars.” –Heather L. Faville, Doubleshot Reviews

“This is the most professional design – both inside and out – that I have seen since I started reviewing at SIFT. The writing in this story is top-notch. The writer has a strong, clean voice. He’s able to sustain an air of mystery and suspense without it feeling cheap.” — Sarah Nicolas, SIFT Book Reviews

“I heartily recommend this masterful piece of work to any and all that thoroughly enjoy the art of the word, and especially to those that have a special place in their hearts for short stories, as I believe this to be a fabulous exponent of the genre.” — LE Olteano, Butterfly Books

Transfection

Transfection is another short story, but this time with an old-school science fiction vibe. It’s also available for $0.99 from AmazonAmazon UK, and Smashwords.

You can read a sample here.

Praise for Transfection:

“I recently bought and read Transfection and I’m happy to say it is terrific, and well worth the 99 cents.”–JA Konrath, bestselling author of The List.

“I laughed out loud at some of the antics as I was reading. Transfection is well worth the price-tag…yet another well written and, dare I say again, thought provoking, tale from David Gaughran.” –Heather L. Faville, Doubleshot Reviews

“Well written…a polished product.” — TC, Booked Up Reviews

“Very strong images … a haunting quality … I totally did not expect that ending. I really didn’t see it coming … I recommend this to people who enjoy well written sci-fi.” — LE Olteano, Butterfly Books

Let’s Get Digital: How To Self-Publish, And Why You Should

60,000 words of essays, articles, and how-to guides covering every aspect of digital self-publishing, along with contributions from 33 bestselling indie authors including Bob Mayer, Victorine Lieske, Mark Edwards, and J Carson Black.

Praise for Let’s Get Digital:

“Let’s Get Digital is a must read for anyone considering self-publishing.” — JA Konrath, bestselling author of TrappedOrigin, and Whiskey Sour.

“Credible and comprehensive. I’d recommend it to any writer who is considering self-publishing or anyone interested in the current state of publishing… 5 stars” — Big Al’s Books and Pals.

“Even with my background as an indie writer, I picked up several valuable tips…this is simply the best book about the ebook revolution that I have read.” — Michael Wallace, bestselling author of the Righteous series.

“It should be THE starting point for anyone considering self-publishing today. This book is a Pixel Pick, and should be considered required reading for any Indie author.” — Pixel of Ink.

Let’s Get Digital is available from Amazon USAmazon UKAmazon DEAmazon FRBarnes & NobleSmashwordsSonyDiesel, as well as Apple (through both iTunes and the iBookstore).

The PDF version is FREE here.

113 Responses to About

  1. R.E. McDermott says:

    David – I’d like to subscribe but prefer receiving posts through Google Reader rather than email. However, I didn’t see an RSS feel link anywhere on your site. How about adding one.

    Thanks,

    Bob

    • SoundEagle says:

      Thank you very much to you, David, for being the trailblazer in mythbuster in the business of self-publishing, and for helping others to learn the ins and outs of the (self-)publising industry.

      May you continue to blaze many trails with your lovely blog . . . . .

  2. R.E. McDermott says:

    Make that RSS “feed link” instead of “feel link.”

  3. Sweetney says:

    So I guess there’s about a 99.9% chance we’re in some way related :)

  4. Meg says:

    Hi David,
    I’m looking at you to tell me if it’s better to self publish or wait until I’ve been to the October workshop in London and met agents and writers and had a one to one. I find it hard to wait for anything these days as I’m over 60, I will need to learn a lot as i’m not terribly digital But there is help out there as you have mentioned. I live in Uppsala..but am from England. My great grandfathers were from Cork. Meg, Lyons

    • Hi Meg,

      I’m from Dublin, I live in Stockholm, but I have lived in England a couple of times before – London, and Bradford of all places.

      Choosing what to do with your book is a very personal decision, and I would be wary of giving blanket advice to anyone without knowing a lot more. Each writer must decide for themselves what’s best for them and their book. I would suggest that you make a list of all the pros and cons of each path before making any decision. If you want to chat about it, you can send me an email to david [dot] gaughran [at] gmail.com

  5. Hey David–I gave you an award at Kshoop.com Just something to recognize your great work and generosity to other writers!

  6. stu noss says:

    hi david,

    just wanted to say how much I’m enjoying the blog and your work. Your south american story is brill and has shades of Louise de Bernieres series, which I loved. So keep up the good work.

  7. Frank Clark says:

    Hi Dave. Thanks for discovering me and following me on Twitter.
    There’s nothing like short stories. Read my brief bio about how
    I come up with all my story ideas. It’s a secret, yet so obvious.
    I laugh about it all the time. I’m following you too now on Twitter.
    My web address is: http://www.frankclarkshortstories.com/?p=545
    This link will take you to my Hello Readers! page where you can
    read my bio and the latest comments about my site and stories.
    Frank

  8. Bill Davis says:

    Great blogged. Just signed up. Thanks for the Twitter follow, David, which led me here to this!

  9. Red Tash says:

    I don’t know if I have ever thanked you for this book, but it has been so helpful to me. Rock on, David.

  10. Tracey says:

    HI David, Thanks for the help on this blog site. I’m just venturing into writing a short e-book and wondered if you know or could recommend an illustrator. I read your formatting post and will be taking up your recommendation of formatting services. I would like to have a go myself and appreciate the encouragement on your blog, however, I have to limit my time hunched over the computer. Due to a chronic spine condition, the chair is the devil for me so happy to pay reasonable prices. Have followed you on twitter – I’m @ozfactorz and I blog at http://www.oz-factor.com about Australia where I’ll be living for the next couple of years. Thanks, Tracey

    • I think Kindle Boards is probably the best place to ask that question – you will get responses from people that have actually used one. The Writer’s Cafe is here: kindleboards.com/index.php/board,60.0.html

      Best of luck!

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  13. Bravo on offering Lets Get Digital in a free, online format. Ballsy, and very much appreciated.

  14. Mark Abrams (@mark10210mea) says:

    I am going to check out Let’s Get Digital and probably buy for my Kindle. I’ll leave a review when I’m finished on Amazon (US). Thanks for the follow on Twitter, btw.

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  16. Ben says:

    Hey David, I have nominated you for the ‘Versatile Blogger Award’ as part of my ‘recently found bloggers’ group. You can see here – http://thechronosphere.wordpress.com/2011/12/16/versatile-blogger-award/

    I want to take this chance to further say this blog has been really helpful so far, and i have no doubt it will continue be so in the future. Thanks!

  17. Ryan Petty says:

    David,
    Thanks for writing and sharing the Let’s Get Digital book.
    At top of page 23 of the .pdf you have this typo:
    “I think the digital revolution will eventually to lead to an increase in readership, with people now reading on computers, laptops, tablets, e-readers and smartphones—some of them people who haven’t bought a book in years.”
    [Remove "to" the first time it appears.]
    Ryan Petty, Tacoma, Washington, USA

    • Thanks Ryan – correcting now. Appreciated – Dave.

      It just shows you, despite the attentions of my (excellent) editor, numerous rounds of self-editing and self-proofing, and the attentions of around 10 proofers, typos can still slip in…

  18. Marcela says:

    Just as a curiosity…do you speak Spanish?… I mean, Valpo is not a English speaking port for any chance of imagination.
    Interesting material I can read here, hope to have the chance of a kindle some day.

    Regards.
    Marcela Suazo Toro
    Chile

    • Hi Marcela,

      I speak a little Spanish. I’ve been to South America for two trips now, once in 2005, and once in 2008, both for 9 months, and have spent a little time in Valparaiso. I lived in Buenos Aires for a while, and northern Peru. My Spanish got pretty good by the end, although I struggle a little in Buenos Aires when they speak so fast and chop all the words in half and I haven’t had much opportunity to practice in the last three years.

      I love South America, and will return the first chance I get. Maybe I won’t leave the next time :)

      Dave

  19. The Hook says:

    I’m currently in the process of translating material from my two blogs into a single volume self-published book and i have to say, I feel overwhelmed!
    Did you feel like you were being crushed between your dreams and reality?

    • I felt like that at times with my last book – A Storm Hits Valparaiso – but mostly because I had bitten off more than I could chew. I was too inexperienced in 2006 to realize what a difficult task I had set myself, and I have to say it nearly beat me. I walked away several times and it took me five-and-a-half years to finally get it out there (which I did just before Christmas).

      In comparison, the book that came from this blog “Let’s Get Digital” was a doddle. I think I wrote it in 3 weeks, more or less.

  20. Mark Abrams (@mark10210mea) says:

    Yes, but it was a helpful doodle! “…Digital” was very good for what it was.

  21. Celeste says:

    Hey David

    Not sure if you enjoy these things, but I’ve just won the Versatile Blogger Award and in my acceptance I have to nominate 15 others. After following your blog for some time, you sprung to mind. The post is here: http://storieswritingadventure.wordpress.com/

  22. I wanted to mention to you that my experiment with KDPSelect is going very well so far. I pit it up January thirtieth and have a two day freebie starting today. Amazing numbers that have transferred to my first book and some cross sales already.

  23. Pit? Where is autocorrect when you need it?

  24. rogerdcolby says:

    Happy St. Pats Day (early). Nominated you for “The Versatile Blogger Award”. Blessings!

  25. Steph Wagner says:

    Hi David,

    Do you accept contributors for guest blog?

    I look forward to hearing from you.

    Many thanks,
    Steph Wagner

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  27. Susan Davis says:

    Thank you, David. After dithering for months, ‘Lets Get Digital’ sent me rushing to the drawer to dust off my old manuscripts and story collections. I’ve had 3 novels published by a major publisher, but am weary of the whole game. The inclusion of the personal success stories is both generous and inspiring. At long last, after a 5 year drought, I feel I can write again. As both a writer and editor, I also like the way you emphasise the need for professional editing. It’s a terrific book, well on the way to becoming my Bible!

  28. dborys says:

    Thanks for the follow on my Writers’ Resources blog. Knowing people are actually going to look at it will help keep me on track to not let it slide this time.

  29. I just wanted to copy this to you for informational purposes as I know you write for Huffington. I have to teach myself to make links.

    Below is the email I received today from the new NWU ‘Pay the Writer’ Campaign at http://paythewriter.org
    My name is Martin Zabell. I am working on the National Writers Union’s “Pay the Writer” campaign. The campaign was launched after The Huffington Post, which was built as a not-for profit on free contributions by professional journalists, was sold to AOL last year for $315 million. In the process, Arianna Huffington landed a $4 million/year job as AOL’s Director of Content. Now, she claims that The Huffington Post doesn’t use freelancers anymore, and the freelancers have been replaced by “Citizen Journalists” at no pay.

    The National Writers Union believes that people who are writing news articles for commercial enterprises deserve to be paid and is seeking to establish a standard for payfor people who write for The Huffington Post and other online publications. The low rate of pay in the online industry is having a devastating effect on writers, including those who work for print publications. Freelance writers need to support each other to improve their wages.

    We are currently collecting information from online writers….

    At the same time, we are organizing writers who [wish] to get actively involved in pressuring online publications to pay their writers fairly.

    The NWU intends to communicate with writers on a regular basis. For example, we intend to write reports on numerous websites so you will know how much they pay, whether their payments are reliable, how writers work with the websites’ editors and other pertinent information.

    If you’re interested in helping the “Pay the Writer” campaign, please answer [our questionaire] (or we can arrange a phone conversation).

    I hope you are as outraged by what has happened to the journalism industry in recent years as I am and are motivated to help the “Pay the Writer” campaign try to do something about it.

    Thank you very much,
    Martin
    nwupaythewriter@gmail.com
    (campaign’s website is http://paythewriter.org)
    fighting to establish a fair pay scale for freelance journalists and… paythewriter.org
    Help us show the Huffington Post that not paying for quality journalism is unacceptable. Join our fight to establish a fair pay scale for freelance.

  30. E.W. Soper says:

    Hey, I like your blog so I nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award (http://versatilebloggeraward.wordpress.com/). I link to you in my post: http://blog.sopoweredproductions.com/2012/03/20/technically-heroic-an-authors-adventure-has-been-deemed-versatile/#more-508
    Congrats!

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  33. Hollis Belshay says:

    Perhaps I have chosen the wrong place to ask the wrong questions to the wrong people and if this is the case I apologize. My ignorance isn’t educated enough to understand it’s own depth so please bare with me. I have written several short story’s and before I would even suppose they were worthy of being published I would like to give my work a chance to be read and commented upon by those of worthy opinion. Is there such an outlet for someone in my position?.

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  35. Honie Briggs says:

    David, your blog found me via unbelievable clickery. A link to a link that circled back and drew a straight line in the sand between my toes, and here I am.
    Interesting stuff you’ve got here about self-pubbing – I’m gonna stick around, read awhile and see if I can’t learn something.

  36. jdanryan says:

    Just a brief note to let you know that I’ve put you up for a Liebster:

    http://raginggail.wordpress.com/2012/07/29/going-on-the-account-taking-notice/

    Thanks!

  37. horsecents says:

    David, I stumbled upon your blog this morning through the Recommended Blogs feature of WordPress.com. The stuff I’ve read so far here and in the free (thank you for that) PDF has given me hope. Thank you very much.

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  39. acflory says:

    I’ve just nominated you for the ‘Super Sweet Blogger’s Award’! You can find the details here : http://wp.me/p25AFu-iB

  40. Kevin Finley says:

    I really like what you’re doing here. Informative and helpful information. I work with self-published authors and will definitely be directing them to your blog. I started something that focuses more on the PR side of our business. Here’s to informing authors: businesssideofbooks.com

  41. Nephrolepis says:

    You’re helping give me the confidence to realize my dream of publishing! Woohoo!

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  43. George from Toronto says:

    SMASHWORDS AND PAYPAL

    Hi David

    love your site (and that article you wrote on another blog about getting EIN and W8-BEN to avoid the US withholding tax saved me from huge headaches –thank you so much–I just found it recently).

    I am getting ready to upload my books, never done anything like this before. I do have a question
    I wasn’t sure about emailing you privately but I think if I post it here maybe it can help other indies. I apologize if this about me is not for this purpose. If its a problem please erase it and I can email you instead.

    I noticed that for authors/publishers outside the US (I’m in Canada) Mark Coker’s Smashwords
    only pays you by paypal deposit. Paypal works okay for the most part but there have been
    many situations in the past where they FREEZE your account and even keep the funds (even after the 180 day ‘evaluation’ period) when they see a spike in your receiving money. This has happened mostly to people who sell items via ebay or online stores or have received donations.

    Say Non-US author writes book X and puts it on Smashwords and it sells very little or moderately as they are new and its only one book. Then the book picks up steam and a sales spike occurs, and Smashwords sends a payment of 4 digits instead of the previous 2 in cash. Is there not a real danger for a cash freeze? (or does Smashwords have an arrangement for paypal –which I highly doubt not to do that to Smashwords authors).

    Your excellent book “A Storm Hits Valparasio” has been successful and you are a Non Us writer –have you ever had problems with paypal due to getting a larger payment from Smashwords?

    I do wish Smashwords would allow for direct deposit or even send payment by checks to Non-Us authors. I really dont trust paypal, they are not a bank and are not regulated nor under the FDIC.

    I can post various news links covering some of their more famous horror stories on here if you like –just let me know (though they are easy to find if you google Paypal account freeze, etc).

    Best,
    George
    Toronto

    PS they have done this (funds freeze) to authors and editors already, who have been successful but I have not heard it done to Smashword authors. examples Steve Berry’s Behind the Sofa, and with Elliot Jay Stock’s 8 faces magazines order, Andy Micmallin’s The Manual magazine etc.

    • Hi George. I haven’t had any problems receiving money from Smashwords via PayPal, or with PayPal generally. I have heard some horror stories re. PayPal, but not from writers using Smashwords.

      P.S. You can go direct now with Kobo (and with Apple if you have Mac), which would reduce the amount of money coming via PayPal – if that makes the proposition a little more palatable for you.

      • George from Toronto says:

        Wow David very kind of you to respond so quickly!

        Thank you very much. I think that’s exactly what I’ll do. I reduce it via having some direct accounts (kobo has offices in Canada) and Pubit (ill get a us ccard as I already have a US bank checking account) and that will leave Smashwords, diesel and sony who insist on Smashwords. Well I think sony allows AuthorHouse also, but I’ll stay away from them.

        I think from what you are telling me it shows that Paypal are familiar with Smashwords authors’ payments so it doesn’t set off their ‘paranoia switch. The ones I mentioned were all non Smashwords related. Your experience is very reassuring! I stayed up late all night today with insomnia. I have a few books that I am finally pushing myself to ‘take the plunge’ with as the Americans say.

        Best,
        George

        PS I understand you are in Ireland? I visited once when I was a boy, what a beautiful countryside!

  44. George from Toronto says:

    oh and Apple/ Mac… I think Father Christmas will be bringing one to my tree this year so no worries there, cant forget the ibookstore..

    • Anywhere you can go direct, do. It’s infinitely better. Your book gets in the right category (crucial), you will have up to date sales reports (they are a month or two behind on smashwords), and you get paid quicker.

      I can’t promise there will be no problems with PayPal – they aren’t the most customer friendly – but at least this way you minimize the potential. And it’s a superior approach anyway.

      • George from Toronto says:

        Hi David

        I wanted to report back to you and in doing so perhaps help others.

        Smashwords would not respond after a million emails. Their customer service is nonexistent and I think Mr Coker likes it that way. I even tried to post on his personal blog he simply erased it and sent me a canned response to my email showing he had not read what I wrote. Finally after a million more emails Smashwords responded by emailing that only direct deposit from Paypal is available now but other ways might be available in the future.

        I talked to BN and had a high level upper management fellow actually call my number. He told me that BN are working on allowing nonUS writers to go directly to them in the new year.

        Finally I wanted to let you know I added a long-ish comment on your post at Catherine Caffeinated about how you got your EIN. (I posted under my pen name Yorgos -greek for George) A lady commentator there and I assume others later got a letter from IRS to “fill out FORM1120F”. This a form you do NOT have to fill out as all your obligations to the IRS as a foreign business entity (EIN holder) are met at the withholding source . I wanted to point that out in case other readers of your blog have run into this like I did. I phoned the IRS at the international number and they expunged that from my file as we are not required to fill such forms.

        I am curious if the IRS automated system sent you a letter to that effect from the time you got your EIN?

        Best regards,
        George

        PS Merry Christmas to you sir!

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  46. theyapster says:

    i know one of your stories, the a storm hits valparaiso and it’s in my reading list!!!! looking forward to knowing more about your blog!

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  49. youngteresa says:

    Greetings, David, I’m excited to find your blog and begin accessing it. Thanks for your work and for your generous approach to it!

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  51. Jatrova.org says:

    Hi.. David
    Your Blog is nice…. Thanks for sharing article…

  52. Hello David. Its been a while since I read anything about the self publication. And I think that is because like you say, it seems like a gigantic task and where to begin? Thats why I tend to stay away. But right now focus is on writing. I am right now primarily a writer of short stories. I am swedish, but write in english first, due to my multicultural background. Anyway your tips are most appreciated for the future. As a thank you i will give you a link to my blog here at wordpress, for whenever you have the time. http://www.theobservastory.wordpress.com

    Health and happiness!

    /Robert

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  54. babylonmagus says:

    You are truly a great find!

  55. Johann Thun says:

    … why you should not: the e-world can be very easily manipulated; it also contaminates traditional information.

  56. Hey! hear from Concepción Chile, being born in Valparaiso, the first paragraph caught me… I ll read more about you coetarean… :D (I am 34 too)

  57. lostinmist says:

    It would be nice if there were a list of recommended publishing services all in one easy to find page.

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  60. cdmyers00 says:

    I have nominated you for a Versatile Blogger Award – as good as your blog is you’ve probably already gotten one!

  61. acflory says:

    Another calm, thoughtful examination of a ‘crisis’. Thanks David. I was particularly interested in /why/ Amazon would want Goodreads in the first place. Somehow we never think of data as being akin to gold on the net.

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  63. Joanna says:

    David, your blog is so helpful. I have nominated you for a “Best Moment” Award. I hope you don’t mind. Please click here for more info: http://joannafunk.wordpress.com/2013/04/20/a-best-moment-award-and-named-in-an-outstanding-blogger-list/

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    I have been nominated for this blog award and would like to share it with you – see http://www.wildhorse33.wordpress.com Have a great day!

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  72. Hi D-technical issue, bought let’s get digital and its loaded to kindle on laptop just fine but can’t read on sony e-reader, is there anyway to get pdf version? Was told e reader would work on kindle, but clearly doesn’t! Heelp!

  73. Wow! That was fast- thank you! Will try new format. Wish I’d thought to contact you sooner – I bought an android tablet which could download my kindle library but because it’s not compatible I couldn’t access it and had to return tablet. Very frustrating. If it works how do I buy let’s get visible in compatible format?

  74. And the suprise for today – not all tablets read kindle! I bought the Prestigeo tablet and downloaded the kindle reader and all my books showed up but I couldn’t access them. I got hold of online techies at Amazon and after mucking about for half an hour they eventually realised that the tablet was not compatible- this tab had an e-reader facility already so when I downloaded kindle reader it wasn’t happy! they said they might develop software for it in the future but they couldn’t guarantee the compatibility of all tablets.

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  76. I really like your style of writing. As a young writer, it’s really great to hear from someone who knows their way around and is willing to send out great advice. I’m excited to keep reading and see what else you’ve shared. Thanks for the tips!

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  78. This is Danny O. Snow with Self-Publishers Monthly. I thought that your readers might like to know that the August issue is free on Amazon until Monday, 9/2.

    Thanks for all you do for the self-publishing community, and best wishes.

    Dan
    http://www.selfpublishersmonthly.com
    publisher@selfpublishersmonthly.com

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  81. jameshcrocker says:

    David,

    Great blog and great remarks about Author House and the like. Your books on self-publishing, marketing and eBooks are much appreciated. Also Great Hat and Beard! I’m taking a class on WordPress and am building my own writer and book sites. Yours is very cool.

    Cheers!
    Jim in Montana

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  83. all this IS a bit scary and weird re yet another way that large publishers are seeking to make money *from authors instead of *with authors

    there is also a burgeoning oped writing industry run by some do gooders who want to help people learn to write OPEDS for placement in the NYT and Guardian and other big major papers and websites and of course they charge money for this online classes and in person seminars, even telling would be oped writers they can pair with a published oped writer to learn who to contact and how to do it when IN FACT it is all BS since the oped pages only publish opeds that they commsion, they never publish over the

  84. Hi David.
    I just wanted to thank you for your excellent book, Let’s Get Digital. It was recommended to me and I’ll definitely be recommending it to others!
    I have to say, I was doubtful about diving into the self-publishing pool at first for all of the usual reasons. Will I ever actually be able to sell any books? Will people judge me as a fake for publishing myself and not having someone else choose me? Will I … Will I … Will I … etc.
    But, after finishing your book (and talking to some other people, too), I am currently in the process of formating my first ebook (with the help of Guido Henckel’s guide and blog replies) so, here goes!

    Thanks anyway and all the best.

    Davey Northcott

    See more about me and join in some IMAGINATION FUN in The imAgine RooM:
    http://daveynorthcottauthorwriter.blogspot.com.es/
    and
    @DaveyNorthcott on Twitter

  85. WordsFallFromMyEyes says:

    You have a wonderful blog, David, total quality here, & style. Just excellent.

  86. Great book, your “Let’s Get Digital”, David. Two things: when, if at all, are you considering updating it, as to the information within it? I’d buy the next edition, too. Btw I came across your book on Amazon when looking at self-publishing ebooks, like The Naked Truth About Self-Publishing.
    And two, on page 60 you seem to have a word too many or missing: “some OF are selling more than 1000 copies a day.” You can edit this post before publishing by deleting this part, if you’d like, but I wanted to pay forward, and I look forward to seeing the next edition soon. Off to buy your “Let’s Get Visible”, now. Thanks. Tanya Freedman, writing as Gloria SIlk.

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  88. ucronin says:

    Congratulations!

    I have nominated your blog for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award.

    More on this nomination is at

    http://ucronin.wordpress.com/2014/03/02/very-inspiring-blogger-award-thanks-petrel41/

    Regards,

    Ultan

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