All this week we are having a huge 99 cent eBook sale on Kindle. Nearly all of our books in our catalog are on sale for 99 cents only!
To help get the word out we are also having a giveaway!
To Buy 99 Cent books:
To Enter The Giveaway
Last year Ink Smith Publishing experienced Wondercon for the first. It was an absolutely wonderful experience. Book sales and networking were the best we had ever experienced.
So this year, we decided to up our situation. We now have a large, 10×10 booth centered towards the entrance.
A 10×10 booth can’t just have a few books and a table, we have to create a larger image.
So where do I (Ashley) start?
It’s the question I’ve been asking myself for a few weeks now. I want to get every detail correct! When we first started this journey for 2015 I had several authors planning on attending. Now it’s myself and a few Ink Smith minions.
Which is completely fine! We will be bringing all our books to the show, including Native Ink Press. All our authors will get as much attention with out having to drive or fly to California.
Next week is inventory week. I will be determining which books will be a show special due to the large quantity in the warehouse and who will be featured.
I have also ordered some other items to sell in the booth in the hopes of attracting all attendees! Hopefully they will arrive in time….
You never know.
We are pleased to announce that we will be open for submissions once more! Our submission reading period will start February 1st 2015 and run until July 2015. Any submission submitted before or after these dates will be read during the next submission reading period.
Please review our guidelines before submitting as they have changed.
If you are interested in submitting fiction:
If you are interested in submitting non-fiction or children’s stories:
There are plenty of ways to enter and over a hundred dollars worth in prizes!
Be sure to enter today.
The giveaway will run between July 1st and July 31st. We are very excited to enter into our 3rd year!
This is a very quick shout out to all the writers out there.
There are 7 days left to get your book submission in to Ink Smith Publishing for consideration. Any books submitted after July 1st will be read starting January 1st 2015. Please share the word! We want to give everyone a fair chance and enough notice.
Please follow all submission guidelines, or use our form.
Book Page: http://www.laurenscharhag.blogspot.com/p/order-of-four-sons_4.html
Publisher: Indie author
“I am the co-author of The Order of the Four Sons (O4S) series with Coyote Kishpaugh. Currently, we are working on Book IV, which is the final book of the series. O4S is about a group of paranormal investigators who get sucked through a series of interdimensional gates and have to find their way back home again. It’s very character-driven, like Buffy the Vampire Slayer.
I am also working on a solo project called Black Antler Farm, about a family in a small town whose teenage daughter goes missing. ”
Just carving time out of each and every day to do it. But I have to do it. It’s a compulsion. If I don’t get some regular writing time in, I feel a little unspooled.
I actually wrote my first book when I was 13. I had been writing short stories, poetry and little one-act plays from the time I was eight or so. I’ve always loved to read, and I remember one day I thought, “Hey, I could do this.” I remember thinking that there could be nothing better– and I was right about that part. There is nothing better than writing. But the first book was absolutely awful. The second one was also pretty bad. I think my third one was my first real, mature work. You just have to keep at it.
I like to think I have some stylistic trademarks– I like word play. I like clean, disciplined sentences. But I also like to make the voice suit the character, so I also like to think of myself as a chameleon, a mimic. In my novel, Under Julia, several different characters who are on parole tell their stories and I worked very hard to make them all different from each other.
Since we’re on Book IV of the O4S series, I’d like to say thanks to those who’ve stuck with us this far. I hope you’ve come to love the characters as much as we do. I hope you’re excited about the end. We do foresee writing some other books related to the O4S verse. We hope there are a lot of good things to come.
Book Page: http://greekislandmysteries.webs.com/the-olympus-killer
At the moment, I am promoting my thriller THE OLYMPUS KILLER. It was released April 2014 and has since appeared in various Kindle charts and is Book Of The Month in two Goodread’s groups. Until the 9th of June it is on offer through Amazon Countdown deals. Also, I have started writing book number 2 from my Greek Island Mysteries book series.
Of course! Chapter 1 from THE OLYMPUS KILLER.
The bright Greek sun had just sunk into the ocean.
It had been a beautiful sunset. The way the light jumped upon the waves, enflaming the waters of Vathy Bay, was spectacular.
‘‘Eye candy,’’ Stacy thought as she ambled past the colourful, little fishing boats, all lined up, waiting for their masters to arrive before setting off for the night’s late catch.
Stacy realised that this was the first time she had truly been alone since her divorce was finalized last week, back home in L.A. Her socialite friends had persuaded her to get away from it all and the very next day they were on their way to the Greek island of Rhodes.
It was so quiet and peaceful by the rock where she had sat and stared at the full moon. She gazed upon the shadowy, still ships sleeping on the dark horizon, before taking off her red Manolo Blahnik heels and carefully climbing down to lie on the golden sandy beach, isolated by the rocks from the rest of the world. All the aloneness felt a tad weird after being surrounded by crowds of every age and colour imaginable, just a few days ago at Faliraki, Rhode’s main club scene. After Rhodes, the gang headed to the island of Ko where they continued to party hard. She smiled as she remembered them all lined up on the bar counter at Jackson’s Beach Bar dancing the night away. Now, she was enjoying the serenity offered by the island of Samos. Jennifer, Ginger and the rest of the girls had done a terrific job taking her around the Greek islands -island hopping as Ginger liked to call it- to help her forget him. Him. She wondered what The God was up to at the moment. That’s what everyone called him at the company.
‘‘Hmm… to everyone but me,’’ she thought. Deep down, certain feelings lingered in her, but she could no longer bear the pain of staying with him.
‘‘Cheating bastard,’’ she said to herself and closed her eyes.
‘‘Beautiful night.’’ A voice from behind her interrupted her reverie.
Startled, she let out a brief scream as she leaped to her feet and turned towards the direction of the voice.
‘‘I’m so sorry. I didn’t mean to scare you,’’ the handsome, black haired man rushed to say, the moonlight revealing his sparkling green eyes as it danced across his face.
‘‘I don’t scare that easily,’’ she replied, trying to catch her breath. ‘‘You surprised me, that’s all. How long have you been there?’’
‘‘Oh, I’m not a stalker,’’ he joked, mocking her with his smooth, relaxing voice. ‘‘I come here to write.’’ His whole face lit up as he produced a silver Parker pen and a thin red notebook out of his backpack as evidence.
‘‘So you live here?’’
‘‘No, only been here a couple weeks. I’m on holiday too. Alone,’’ he pointed out. ‘‘Tom Smith,’’ he said, stretching out his right hand.
‘‘Stacy Anderson,’’ she replied. Her hand fitted perfectly into his. It felt strange using her maiden name again. Even stranger was the fact that she felt comfortable with this man she had just met. Ginger would have been so proud to see them sitting side by side in the sand, making small talk as the Aegean Sea caressed their feet.
‘‘So what are you writing about?’’ Stacy inquired.
‘‘It’s a thriller!’’ he announced, deepening his voice and taking on a scary tone. They both laughed. It had been a while since she had laughed and meant it.
‘‘I love thrillers,’’ she said with flirtatious excitement. It was the last thing Stacy Anderson ever said. As the knife hit her chest and penetrated her heart, Stacy tried to catch a breath and scream out, but her mouth was quickly covered by Tom’s left hand. His right hand lifted the knife again and the blade flashed silver in the moonlight. Blood was dripping from its sharp end as he stabbed her again with more passion this time and with obvious exhilaration in his devilish green eyes. All seven hits were to her heart. Tom leaned in close and slowly unbuttoned her bloody shirt, taking his time before turning his attention to the button of her jeans.
He gazed upon her beautiful naked body, gently touching her fake breasts. They were perfect, probably the best money could buy.
Then, with savage fury, he plunged the knife between Stacy’s legs, burying it deep inside her, before slicing viciously upward. He stopped when he was pleased that the pomegranate in his bag would fit. He stood up admiring his work. He then walked into the water and with a smile of satisfaction upon his face, Tom swam away.
The thoughts in my head. All those words swirling around in my mind, begging to be put to paper (well, screen). I have always been in love with books and admire authors for what they did. One day, I woke up and told myself off. I had to stop being insecure and take action. Now was the time. A year later, The Olympus Killer was completed and ideas for books 2 and 3 were structured into plots.
Cliche but true. Keep writing daily. Never stop. And while you write, do not make the common mistake and stop reading. On a more practical note, I would advise aspiring authors to build their platform on various social media before releasing their book and if they are going for a more traditional route, to search for the correct agent and press. Not everything suits everybody.
Agatha Christie. She was a genius at setting up a plot with twists and turns that kept you guessing all the way to the shocking finale. Poirot is one of my all time favourite book characters and the settings in which she placed her protagonist were always thrilling and new. She was ahead of her time and a major influence of mine.
Ink Smith Publishing and its imprint Native Ink Press are budding publishing companies. Together they publish both fiction and nonfiction.
Ink Smith Publishing was founded in 2012. It is now growing steady with over 15+ fiction titles.
Native Ink Press was founded in 2013 and has 5 nonfiction and children’s books.
Both publishing companies are traditional companies looking to make a difference in the industry.
We are building a PR/Marketing department. We are looking for someone who can come new ideas.
Our goal is to get our authors more coverage nation wide.
This is a non-paying internship that can turn into a paying position if sales increase.
We are looking for someone to do marketing with our PR intern. Candidates must be able to manage their time and preform duties on their own. There are no set hours, just deadline dates.
Please submit a cover letter, resume, and sample marketing package that you would do per book or author.
Email and work with our authors regularly.
Work with book reviewers.
Schedule book interviews
Get authors in newspapers and magazines
Schedule radio and TV interviews
Grow our contact list
Post blogs about marketing
Work with the authors
Tailor a campaign per author and book
General Overview: Get our authors more media coverage and increase sales.
Weekly duties can take 12-15 hours a week depending on your time management.
Bachelors Degree or working on one in any related field.
Must type at least 50 WPM
Must be familiar with social media websites: Goodreads, Facebook, Google+, Twitter, WordPress
Must be able to work at home and manage their time.
Must complete tasks by the deadline.
Must be a go getter and creative.
“I would be happy to! I have self published four books and my latest book, EARTHBORN, will be released June 12.
In Earthborn, Declan, Max and Olivia take center stage as old college buddies that endlessly debated the existence of giants, or Nephilim, in biblical times. When they are reunited for a mass murder investigation, they find that these slayings were not committed by men. A young student, Clementine, gets caught in the crossfire between her favorite professor, Olivia, and her best friend, Mae, when she is “”chosen.”” It has secret societies, government involvement and lots of twists and turns. I hope everyone has as much fun reading it as I did writing it.
The first three books are a series, Walking Among Them, a YA paranormal story, set in the small town of Hickman, Ky. I also have a novella, Willow’s Grace, a horror story set in my fictional town of Banesville, Ky. “
I have always wanted to write and found myself in a situation where a story was threatening bursting out of my head. At first, I planned for it to stand alone, but after I finished it, I wanted more for the other characters. This went on for three books. I fell in love with all of them and their circumstances and the world they lived in. I couldn’t get enough.
I can remember making little children’s books as a child. I would get my grandmother to staple sheets of papers together. It had to be all the way up and down the side, too. I had no tolerance for one staple at the top left. I would go through the pages and write in the story, then go back and draw pictures to go with it. Creating those stories is one of my first memories.
I can honestly say no. My latest book was my baby. It was the story I had always wanted to write and I was proud of myself. It took me two weeks to write it. It poured out of me. I wrote for 10-12 hours a day almost constantly. It was the best writing experience of my life.
Thank you for your time and be sure to check out Earthborn, releasing June 12. Also, keep up with book signings and other news on my website at http://www.mistywatts.com.
“The Doc conspiracy thriller to be released June 14.”
Civil War reenactor Hank Houston, MD, tries to find answers for death if two friends. It leads him to trouble with DHS and a domestic black ops unit.
Self editing. It’s difficult seeing as others see. Which brings up POV … basic but tough sometimes.
“The story evolved from a screenplay done in 1999. Novelizing it in 2005 was fun but full of problems as I had not included post 9/11 Patriot Act and DHS complications … hence more research needed.”
Unanswered questions about WW II veteran friends if my father. That was a novel too… but it had historical background and hometown front problems in my fictional rural California setting.