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I'm a published author!

July 11th, 2019 at 08:09 am

Well, self-published, but it's still exciting!

I finally managed to get one of my NaNoWriMo novels edited and uploaded to a self-publishing platform. It's now

Text is available on Amazon and Link is https://www.amazon.com/Viral-T-Berkeley/dp/1733140700/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=viral+berkeley&qid=1562858150&s=gateway&sr=8-1
available on Amazon as both an ebook and a paperback, if you want to check it out! (Warning: It's a thriller and a little bit gory and raunchy, in case that's not your thing!)

I decided to publish under a pseudonym since I'm also a writer in the marketing industry and don't necessarily want my clients to know that I write trashy novels! :-)

There's so much to learn about this process...I've learned many lessons and I'm sure there are more to come. Like, I tried to price my book so that I'd get a little bit of profit, but I found it hard to figure out. So I'll have to wait until I get my first sales report to see if I did it right.

If you're interested in learning more about my lessons learned so far and other things related to the book, I also have
Text is an author blog and Link is https://taberkeley.wordpress.com
an author blog.

Now I'm trying to figure out how to market the thing, and also working on a new book--a financial advice book based on my old Ordinary Savers blog!

17 Responses to “I'm a published author!”

  1. Wink Says:

    Congratulations!! Very eye catching cover.

  2. creditcardfree Says:


  3. Carol Says:

    How wonderful! Congratulations!

  4. Petunia 100 Says:

    So cool CeeJay, congrats!

  5. disneysteve Says:

    Congratulations! That's really exciting. Good luck with it. And don't down self-publishing. That's actually how the majority of books are published today. I kept telling my daughter that. The traditional route of getting an agent and using an old-school publishing house has become less common. It's cheaper and easier to do it yourself.

    My daughter has been doing NaNoWriMo for years. She published her first (and only so far) novel a little over 5 years ago when she was 18. She used BookBaby for hers. And she has actually made a small profit overall between paperback and e-book sales. Here's her book:https://www.amazon.com/Forced-Be-Traitor-Jennifer-Gitler-ebook/dp/B00II95294/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=jennifer+gitler&qid=1562870722&s=gateway&sr=8-1. Only the e-book is on Amazon. She has the paperbacks.

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  7. VS_ozgirl Says:

    That is awesome congratulations!!

  8. mumof2 Says:

    awesome congrats

  9. CB in the City Says:

    Congratulations! Very exciting!

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  11. ceejay74 Says:

    Thanks everyone! Steve, that is so cool -- and good to know a small profit can be made! I'll do a separate post about the financials of this, but basically I'm just trying to spend as little as possible and hoping to break even, since I have no idea how this will go.

  12. Lucky Robin Says:

    Good for you! The story sounds intriguing. I'm going to put it on my to buy list.

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  14. rob62521 Says:

    That is terrific! Congratulations!

  15. Dido Says:

    Congratulations! I'm not into thrillers but I like the sound of your NEW book!

  16. ceejay74 Says:

    Aw, thanks Robin! And thanks everyone for the congrats.

  17. My English Castle Says:

    Hooray for you, ceejay! You are great with your goals.

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