Tag: publishing

Another update for Liyanna 1

Hello all.

Thank you for the likes I received yesterday. ūüôā

As promised, I’ve completed uploading all chapters of the novel. All you have to do to view the other chapters is to hover over the Liyanna button on the nav¬†bar and click on Table of Contents. Again, if you prefer to read it in a different platform, here are the following links:


e-Publishing Adventures part 2

Note: This is for those who’ve decided to take the indie publishing route. Before you read this post, please visit¬†e-Publishing Adventures part 1.

Applying for an EIN

I called the IRS and was put on queue for 30 minutes. A nice lady called Jane assisted me in applying for¬†an EIN (Employer Identification Number)¬†which¬†took me another 30 minutes. Filling up the form is quite easy. It just took some time since you have to spell everything out and repeat things a few times. My only problem was my name. My first name consists of 3 names (long story) and the field could only fit in two: first and last¬†name. I felt very odd having to pick 1¬†out of 3. (more…)

Book blurb for Liyanna: The Realms of Ethair

The Realms of Ethair
New cover for The Realms of Ethair

So, what’s new in Liyanna Book 1: The Realms of Ethair?

Apart from the cover that I completely re-designed, I’ve changed my pen name to Cecilia Beatriz. The result of that symbol at the center¬†was accidental. I was doodling and experimenting with curves and before I knew it… Voila!

I love how the¬†knots overlap each other in¬†Celtic tradition¬†that I decided to use this as part of my novel. It actually means something, but I’m not going to spoil it for you. You’ll have to wait for it to be available in¬†Kindle. (more…)

e-Publishing Adventures part 1

Liyanna I cover ver.1
First version for book cover of the Realms of Ethair

My decision to publish a novel independently has been an adventure.

The rigors of¬†preparing your manuscript for ebook conversion has taught me a few tricks in Microsoft Word; specifically, creating¬†formatting styles you have to apply to your text, providing a table of contents through hyperlinks and bookmark and doing the proper way of inserting images in your document. Smashwords¬†has a manual to help you with this which you can use for Amazon’s KDP. Other alternatives are¬†to hire¬†someone to do the job for you or download a free template online. (more…)