Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Women Biz Owner Radio interviewed me about making money with my novels

I had the pleasure last week of giving an interview for WBO online talk radio about how I make money selling my novels online, mostly as ebooks. I talked about internet marketing and my process for developing my ebooks and bringing them to market. Of course this remains an ongoing journey for me, and I'm still learning but I think that my interview will give people thinking about writing a book and/or ebook some good take-away advice about how to go about it and market themselves online.

Thank you to Jylian who interviewed me and Altha the program coordinator who put together the show. I am flattered that I was selected for your show. WBO has lots of good interviews from all kinds of interesting people if you go through their other episodes.

Anyone else interested in interviewing me on the subject of ebooks, self publishing, and/or fantasy writing can contact me at Falbe Publishing.

You can listen to my WBO interview at this link:

Novelist Builds Online Income with Publishing

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Try a new fantasy series in DRM-free epub

At long last I now have my fantasy series The Rys Chronicles available in the epub format. This is an open industry ebook format that some people want to see become the industry standard. I'm personally indifferent about that but I am aware that some readers prefer this ebook format.

Union of Renegades, the first book of my series, is a free download accessed by thousands of people around the world.

Here's some of the feedback I've had about The Rys Chronicles:

"This story grabbed me from the very first few chapters. Falbe was able to capture the fantasy genre and make it her own. I could not put this book down and was itching for the 2nd. The story is so compelling, you feel like you are on this journey with the lead characters. There is so much action in this book and so much character development, it amazes me that more people don't know about it. I recommend this book for anyone looking for something new and exciting. You will not be disappointed!"

-- Raichail Y., United States

"I started reading fantasy novels only 2 years ago after a good friend introduced me to Tad Williams, Robin Hobb, Raymond E. Feist, Terry Goodkind and others. In my opinion your name belongs in that list."

-- Erik Z., The Netherlands

"You are one of the best fiction writers."

-- Barbara S., South Africa

I invite fantasy readers to visit Brave Luck Books (TM) and my free fantasy novel.

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Science fiction readers and writers have a new site to check out on April 15th

A few days ago I received an email out of the blue informing me of the upcoming launch of a new science fiction and fantasy online magazine called Kalkion. There is not much at the website right now except for a video teaser trailer, but presumably starting April 15th, the rest of the website will be published.

The email I received stated that Kalkion was open for submission from new and established ficiton writers. There was also a stated interest in submission of articles and reviews about topics such as science fiction and fantasy writing, conventions, and other events.

The purpose of Kalkion is supposed to be to create an online community where writers get feedback from readers and both sides can benefit from an interactive online discussion.

For science fiction and fantasy writers looking for their first breaks, they should bookmark Kalkion and find out more about submitting their writing once the site goes live.