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Friday, November 14, 2014
Monday, March 11, 2013
Well, it has been a long road for this book, but I’ve published Tome of Victims on the Kindle/PC/Mac through Unlimited Publishing LLC, and I wanted to give a bit more info about my book here on Editing Tomework.
So let’s get to the important questions: What genre is the book, how long is it, is this a single book or is it part of a series, and are there any other things I should know before purchasing Tome of Victims?
Tome of Victims is contemporary fiction, with a heavy emphasis on thriller/suspense.
This story is a proper novella. It is 59 pages in the format that it was published in.
Part of a series:
I am writing a book two for this series currently. That book, and following books after that, will be full-length novels, 150 pages plus. The next book should come out in the fall of this year.
Where to buy Tome of Victims:
You can find more, and/or purchase Tome of Victims at the link below.
|Click HERE to go to the Amazon store page for my book.|
Want to read the next book in the series?
After you finish reading Tome of Victims, you’ll realize that the world in this book is only just establishing the possibilities of various stories that could spawn from this series. I’m working on the next book in the series currently, so if you liked the first one, rate and leave a review on Amazon to help spread the word.
Posted by Author Paul Yoder at 12:01 PM
Thursday, January 24, 2013
As you may know from my last post, I’ve been writing quite a bit lately. I’ve actually finished two stories since my last post. They’re not “Robert Jordan” long, but they are novels which I’m at work trying to get published. I’m quite happy with them and I’m having a bit of success getting them placed. I’ll keep you informed when they are out on the market.
On another subject, one more related to Tomework, I wanted to share an article that I read this morning.
Guy Kawasaki is an author who has been in the spotlight recently, specifically for his book titled “APE” (Author, Publisher, Entrepreneur). The book gives some great advice on how to get your book published. In the article he wrote (that can be found at kirkusreviews.com), he lists his top ten tips on getting your book written. One of the tips is to hire a copyeditor.
Here’s what he had to say about copyeditors:
“If you’re going to self-publish your book, the worst way to try to save money is by not hiring a professional copyeditor. Copyediting is a specialized and refined skill—to use a medical analogy, only a fool would self-diagnose and self-medicate in an emergency. The goal is to produce a book that is as good as, or better, than a book from a large traditional publisher. You cannot do this without a professional copyeditor.”
It’s a great little article and worth your time to read if you’re a writer. Even though I’ve been tied up with writing lately, my Tomework doors are still open as most of my steady clients know; but, for any who are happening upon my site for the first time, send me an email at paulwroteyoder(at)gmail.com (don’t forget to replace the “(at)” with “@”) describing what type of document you have for me to look at (length, subject matter, business, academic, or literature, what genre, etc.) and we’ll go from there.
Until next time, thanks for stopping by!
Posted by Author Paul Yoder at 9:13 AM
Wednesday, August 29, 2012
Change of Plans
I mentioned two weeks ago that I planned to go back to college for my teaching degree. Well after finding out (two days before my first class started) that I needed to take the Praxis 1 test and two additional classes outside of the program before I could start my coursework, I took a step back and spent a good deal of time thinking about my future, what I wanted out of it, and if getting a teaching degree was really what I wanted to do.
I’ll spare you the details, but in the end it came down to this: I want to be an author. That’s been the only true dream, and only profession in life that I can truly say that I’ve want to do for a living. Teaching seemed to fit the bill for financially covering the necessities in life, but it isn’t what I feel I was made for. Writing full time is my main professional dream. It’s what I’ve aspired to do since I was 15. And I just feel that I need to chase that dream full force for a period of time.
Times are going to be tough for my family as I’m not going to be making any income, and it’s all going to fall on Nikki to support us, but she does make enough to support us, and she likes her job (which allows her to work from home). It’s a setup that society might frown upon, the wife supporting the family, but it is only temporary (our plan is to give me two full years of writing full time. If I’ve met with any success and see writing as a potential income garner, then that time frame might expand indefinitely). Besides that, though I do consider society’s judgment on issues like this (sometimes there’s a reason why so many people feel something is good or bad, and to just completely ignore the opinion of the masses would be foolish in my opinion), I don’t let it rule my, or my family’s, lifestyle.
So that’s the update! I’m going to follow my true dream! That’s pretty liberating to say. Who knows, this could work; and though, statistically speaking, it seems like an impossibility that I’d be able to support a family as an author, there’s always that slim possibility that my dream might be realized, which only increases in likelihood when you throw in a strong determination into the equation.
As far as Tomework goes, I still plan on accepting jobs, I’m just not going to be marketing. So feel free to send me an email to ask me questions about a job. I’ll make time and I’ll get to it if it’s a job I feel is a good match.
Posted by Author Paul Yoder at 9:12 AM
Friday, August 17, 2012
Recently I decided to return to school for my Master’s degree. My classes are starting soon and so during the course of my degree, I’ll be pressed for time with updating and marketing Tomework. I’m still taking on work, just not actively advertising for more other than through my website. So going forward, feel free to contact me about any jobs you have for me, and I’ll let you know when is the soonest possible date I can have your document returned to you.
Posted by Author Paul Yoder at 6:07 AM
Wednesday, July 11, 2012
With the new design pretty much complete, I feel I can take a nice sigh of relief. You wouldn’t believe how much work building your own site is—and my wife did most of it, I just filled in content. Hope you like the new look; I think it was worth it.
Business is getting back to normal here after a long two months with learning how to take care of a newborn. Cove is a handful and takes a lot of time and patience from us.
Posted by Author Paul Yoder at 2:53 PM