Thursday, September 29, 2011

Where have you been?

To everyone reading this post I want to say "Thank You!"  
Thank you for the support and encouragement.

I also wanted you all to know; my first ebook has been self-published on smashwords.  It is called Rockbottom.  (smashwords made me capitalize it)

What is smashwords you ask?  It is a marketplace for self-published material from around the world.  It is for readers and writers.  For the reader, it provides a library at your finger tips.  For the writer, it provides a platform to create an ebook for the reader. 

Why did I publish on smashwords?  Because I thought it was cool.  ebooks are cool y'all.  Why did you buy your iphone, ipad, tablet, Kindle, or Mac?  Right, because they are cool.    

If you decide to checkout Rockbottom at smashwords, it will be familiar to you as it is a compilation of some of the original rockbottom posts put together all in one place for easy reading.  The effort put forth to make it an ebook has been both challenging and exciting.  It has taken me several months to organize, edit, and format to the specifications of smashwords but I finally got it. 

The only favor I ask is - go check out the book cover - I am curious to know how many of you will be able to pick out the hidden picture.  If you can't, I guess you will just have to spend the $0.99 to find out what it is.  :p

Big THANKS to my buddy Phil for providing the artwork for the bookcover.

Here is the direct link to Rockbottom on smashwords:



SherilinR said...

kipp, is that you? i thought you were gone.
congrats on getting your book done & into "print". now i shall go see if i can find the hidden picture. any hint about what the hidden picture is?

RottenAnn said...

I saw the secret in the picture..Hillarious!

Donna Perugini said...

Hey! You beat me to ebook publishing! I have my 4 books ready but decided not to go public until I run it all by one other ebook publisher. The first one was free, the second one is $.

Congratulations on all of it. I'm going over to look for your secret picture. Did you have to have an editor for typos, etc. or did someone you know do it for you? Hopefully you put in some photos..they're always attention grabbers. Will you be putting it out for all the other platforms?

I'm impressed! You did it yourself with Smashwords. Brilliant!

Donna Perugini said...

Is the secret picture the armadillo that's over in the trees biting a man's ankle? No way! Is that you that the armadillo is biting??? Wow! Great secret picture!!

Clipped Wings said...

I don't know...looks like a big teddy bear taking a donkey for a spin in a car, hahaha. I guess I'll have to dish out the $.99. Congratulations! I was beginning to wonder what happened to you.

Kipp said...

Sherilin - HEY! Whats up?!
Wooop Wooop! Holla! Yep, still around.
Thank you; there was of course the fast, easy way - pay somebody to do it vs the do it yourself free way that takes hours and hours. :)
Hmmm hint...Some incorrect guesses so far have been: my wife parachuting into the woods to find my golf ball.

Kipp said...

Rotten Ann - OK sweet, so it can be seen. But don't tell anybody yet.
Thanks for pushing me to get this done. Keep me up to date on the spelling errors you find. :)

Kipp said...

Donna - Thank you. I asked poeple I knew to look over the material. I tried to select people with different personalities. I told them to return an honest critique. They were very helpful. There may be some typos or spelling errors because it was not professionally edited, but with smashwords the errors can be corrected quickly. ebooks are cool that way.

Kipp said...

Donna - funny! The armadillo story was not put in the first book. But you can be sure Stripes will be on the cover of that ebook.

Kipp said...

Clipped - What the...oh I see you were up late...your glasses must have fallen off, put your glasses back on and try again. LOL!

Hilary said...

Kipp, Congrats! I am so happy for you.. I can't wait to download it!

EmptyNester said...

I had so much planned for today. Now, I'm going to sit here and read your book. And I'm going to enjoy it much more than chores. LOL I'm excited! And I did just purchase a copy!

Kipp said...

Hilary - Thanks. I hope you enjoy it. :)

Kipp said...

EmptyNester - Thank you.
As long as you let hubs read it so he can skip his chores ... :)

Unknown said...

Ooo, Congrats!

Very excited for you (my long ago table buddy.)

I'll hit your linky in a bit.
(in the editing saddle, ugh!)

Good Luck, Kip!!

Kipp said...

D....what's up?! It took me a bit to figure out who my table buddy was...:)
Thanks for stopping by again.

"Editing saddle" - sounds promising, are you getting ready to publish?