Hi folks, it’s been a while since I stopped in here, but I’ve been busy editing my next book and getting more distribution channels for my short stories. That’s an interesting adventure. Uploading to the different sites is a lot of work, much more than I expected it to be and no two sites seem to have a consistent process. Such is the life of the self-published.
Beyond being busy with editing and uploads, I’ve been thinking about branding. I’m hoping the path I’m going down will elevate J.E. Taylor into a recognizable brand. At first, my short stories were put under Taylor Publications – not very original and not something that leaves a lasting impression. I wanted something with more punch. More pizzazz. Why? Because Taylor Publications is just too boring a label for me.
Going back to the image I’ve been building for many years – I decided to leverage JET - my nickname in writing circles which has even been expanded to "JET-powered Jane" by one of my online writing teachers (shout out to Margie Lawson – you rock!). Thus, my own personal imprint ‘tis born: JET-Fueled Fiction.
So now, I’m changing all my e-books and paperbacks to have JET-Fueled Fiction listed on the title page in addition to my name. It’s a fun and tiring exercise – updating documents, reformatting, replacing copies on all the distribution sites that I utilize, updating the paperbacks on CreateSpace, and all in preparation for my official launch of Hunting Season this month.
And this is my first official blog in my blog tour and giveaway that I’m doing in May. If you’re interested in getting in on the giveaway, swing by my blog at http://JETaylor75.blogspot.com and check out the rules.
Happy Cinco De Mayo!