Hey Stitch Fans! Just wanted to let you know about a few quick updates made to Stitch & Shudder’s distribution. Lots of details below, but here’s the short version: don’t worry if you don’t see Stitch or Shudder available for sale where they should be for a couple days. And if you bought Stitch or Shudder from Amazon in print, you can now grab a Kindle copy at a reduced price! Okay, and here’s the long version: First, it recently came to my attention that Shudder had not be
From the Alessa/Isaac interview:Naomi: Hi Alessa and Isaac! Welcome to my Paranormal Palace!!
Alessa: We’re very excited to be here!
Isaac: Thanks so much for having us, Naomi!
Naomi: The pleasure is mine, I assure you! Alright, let’s get straight into the nitty gritty. How are you both adjusting to life now that you are out of the spotlight, not that you realised that you were being filmed before…
A: (big sigh) It’s a relief! It was SO difficult during Stitch once I realize
Here’s where you can grab your copy: Amazon: Kindle ($2.99) or print ($9.49) formats Smashwords: all other e-book formats ($2.99) Coming soon to B&N Nook, iTunes, Kobo, etc. in e-book format, expected by early July (And for anyone you know who hasn’t read Stitch yet, it’s available in all the same places for just $0.99!) To celebrate Shudder’s arrival, today we’re also kicking off an EPIC 12-week Blog Tour running from now until September 1st with 150+ stops at amazing blogs
Here it is, hot off the presses for your reading pleasure – TA DA! The Shudder Sample Chapters. :-D Inside you’ll find 31 pages of BRAND NEW, never-before-seen Shudder content. (Well, okay, if you read the sneak peek Epilogue in Stitch, then you’ve seen the Preface, but the rest is new!) Can’t wait to hear what you guys think! Be sure to let me know in the comments. So what are you waiting for?? Head over to the Shudder Sample Chapters page now to download a copy and get
AHHHHHH! They’re here!!!!! Can’t wait to crack one of these babies open and find me some typos! (Actually, I hate proofreading, but whatevs – needs to be done.) And if you’re one of the bloggers on the tour, good news: I’ve got the e-ARCs ready to go as well! Just need to give those one more read-through to make sure they’re functioning properly, and then I’ll be sending them out. Get ready!! :-D #process #print #createspace #omg #arc #shudder #publishing #amazing
It’s almost here! Squeeee!! (Okay, I’m really not a squee-er, but you get the point.) So I know my blogging has been a little slow lately (sorry!), and that’s because I’ve been working diligently on finishing up the revisions to Shudder and getting this publishing/promotion train MOOOVIN’! I’ve now got an almost-final ARC manuscript ready to send to the printer (and to myself for e-book formatting, ughhhh), 80+ bloggers signed up for the tour (and more on the way!), and a lo
In a new guest post up today at Reutreads, I’m offering a glimpse into the handful of things that are keeping me awake in these nights leading up to Shudder’s release. Here’s a quick preview: 1. How do I make my book NOT SUCK?
Okay, I’ll be straight with you – I don’t think the current draft of my next book sucks. I actually think it’s pretty good. But I thought that about my last book, too, up until the day I released it, and then almost immediately after I realized that I
If you own a Kindle version of Stitch, you may have received an email from Amazon in the wee hours of the morning that went something a little like this: An updated version of your past Kindle purchase of Stitch (Stitch Trilogy, Book 1) by Samantha Durante is now available.
The updated version contains the following changes:
– Typos have been corrected.
– Significant editorial changes have been made. Since that email is entirely cryptic and makes the changes I made so
Hey guys – just wanted to give you a heads up that the Stitch print/Kindle versions may not be available in the Amazon store temporarily over the next 48 hours or so. I published an update to the files (nothing major, just fixing the 2 typos I found since publication last summer), so while the new files are being reviewed, you might not be able to buy the book. No worries! I’d imagine everything should be back to normal by the end of Monday if not before. :-) #process #pu
So… Easter weekend got a *bit* in the way of my progress with the Shudder drafts the past few days, but never fear – the release train is still on schedule! In fact, starting today and continuing for the next few weeks, you may notice some Shudder buzz popping up at your favorite book blogs… And that’s because it’s time to reveal the Shudder cover! So without further ado, here ya go: Here’s a little more about what you can expect to see in Shudder: It’s only been three days
Check out a guest post I wrote up today at A Dash of YA titled, “Top 5 Things I Love About Being an (Indie) Author.” Here’s a sneak peek: 1. Total empowerment.
There were a lot of reasons I decided to go the indie route when publishing Stitch, but by far the main one is that I’m a bit of a control freak and I really liked the idea of having final say over every little detail of my book. I worked with an artist to design the cover, devoted painstaking hours to formatting the
Stitch has been officially published for 10 days now, and I’m still trying to wrap my mind around the fact that I am the author of a published book. So in the meantime, I’ve been keeping track of the timeline by which Stitch went up on Amazon and Smashwords after I hit the “go” button to put it out in the world, since I thought that a) this would help me to better remember this pivotal moment in my life, and b) I thought it might be useful information for other self-publishe
So, the blog tour planning is going PHENOMENALLY, but there’s one hitch that’s got me a little worried: book bugs. Okay, I might have just made that term up, but this is what happens when a software engineer transitions into an author! As some of you may know, before I decided to pursue writing full time, I worked at Microsoft for three years. More specifically, I was a Program Manager, which basically meant that I did a variety of things including designing and documenting