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Subject:  Marketing a Novel as an eBook, the Final Chapter Date:  7/16/2012  7:08 AM
Author:  Varlot Number:  4840 of 4871

It's been quite some time since I last posted on the ongoing process of self-publishing my novel, House of Shadows. One of the more interesting developments occured when I discovered that another author by the name of Rachel Neumeier was publishing a novel with this same exact title with a publication date approximately two weeks to follow my own. Odd bit of serendipity, that. Ah well, these things happen. (Though not very often...)

My own version of this title came out last month. The trade paperback version was put together by Createspace, a subsidiary of Amazon, and made available on June 14. These same folks made an electronic version of the manuscript for the Kindle (the format is called 'mobi'), which was made available a couple of weeks later, on June 28.

This process was quite time consuming, which is why I am only now getting around to posting about it. I will try to keep my comments regarding the process as brief as possible and not overwhelm anyone with unnecessary jargon.

Createspace is quite the professional outfit. Their primary focus is the creation of trade paperback books. While they will convert a property into Kindle format (as they did mine), it is not necessary to utilize the