Sunday, March 2, 2014


We're here today with an introduction from 
Bewitching Book Tours of
Visionary Untamed, Book Two in the series
from Author,  N. Dunham.
It's a YA Fantasy that incorporates
psychic phenomena with spirit animals…
looks like a good read.
The Author is giving away 5 ebook copies
make your entry in the rafflecopter below…good luck! 
Please enjoy your visit today and don't forget to 
leave a comment….thx, from Pressed Leaf Publishing.

Book Description:

Aislinn and Sebastian, along with Mya and Caleb, set off to the Amazon Rainforest in search of the legendary visionary guru. When Aislinn and Caleb become separated from the group, they must adapt to the extreme conditions of the rainforest. Fending off exotic animals, building shelter, and finding food become necessities in this mysterious world.

During their separation, Sebastian and Mya are captured and must find a way to escape being sacrificed by the Rebel Leaders. Luckily, Aislinn and Caleb come to their rescue only to come face to face with an uprising.

As Aislinn learns more about her spirit animal, the red-tailed hawk, she discovers that she holds the keys to her memories and that her memories hold the keys to her purpose.

A very special guest post from our author about 
she's got some good tips here…enjoy!

BookBaby vs. CreateSpace- What vs. What? Who knows!
There are many good links with information discussing the differences and similarities between publishers such as Bookbaby or Lulu versus CreateSpace. Not only have I researched both extensively, but I have tried both! In the beginning of my writing experience, I was becoming a little overwhelmed. Frustrated is more like it. There was so much to learn. Things like setting up a website, Facebook, Goodreads account, proper formatting, cover art, marketing, pricing, distributing, etc. I was more than confused. I thought that I could just type up my fascinating story (fascinating in my eyes of course, lol) and that would be it. Um, no. What was all this other stuff? So after trying to understand all of this other exciting stuff, I realized that I don’t really understand it at all.
So, that’s when I decided to try BookBaby. I used BookBaby with my first book and I was more than pleased with their customer service. They definitely held my hand as some would say. I was just starting out and I needed some help. They answered when I called or emailed them with a question. They converted my book from word format to that fancy format that would work for ebooks. They created a cover for me. They sold me print copies of my books. They even distributed my book to many distributors that I never even heard of before. It was all pretty exciting, for a price of course. And, I don’t regret any of it. Because they do exactly what they advertise they do! In fact, I thoroughly enjoyed my experience and I’m happy I tried that first. It was a learning curve with support.
But, after a little time, you learn a little more. You learn something new each day as some would say. Heck, I’m still learning about this business. But, I realized that I could do many of those things myself now, and for free! Did I just say free? I did! Free sounds good in this business. Especially when you’re paying for book covers, editing, book tours, etc.
So, I tried CreateSpace the second time around. At times it was a little disgruntling. Especially when your book format got kicked back with numerous errors, ugh. And then when you try to reconfigure the problems in word you end up messing up other things. Yes, I have nightmares about page numbers, headers, font, sizing, you name it. It’s a freaking nightmare. Maybe I’m the only one. I must have watched this one particular YouTube video like 700 times before I understood some of the page breaks and hyperlink stuff. I actually would have conversations (more like yelling matches) with my computer, but it never answered me.
But in the end, I was able to get my books published through CreateSpace (with added nervous ticks that come whenever I hear the word pagebreak). I was able to hire a fabulous cover and typographer designer and submit those files successfully to CreateSpace. For now, I think I’ll stick with CreateSpace. It’s free. It’s easy (after trying it a million times). And, I’m starting to like it a little bit. Yes, CreateSpace and me are starting to have a nice little relationship going. As long as it does what I say, then we’ll be all right!
So, my advice to anyone who is contemplating one resource over another, google other people’s opinions. Watch the YouTube videos on formatting. Try and try again and never give up. Good Luck!
~N. Dunham

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