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Brooke Johnson
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word wizard. steampunk and history geek.
word wizard. steampunk and history geek.

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time to update the ol' pinned post:

i write books. right now, all of my published books are steampunk.

you can find descriptions and links to all of my books here: https://brooke-johnson.com/books/
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hey friends, if you're buying gifts for your book-loving pals this holiday, consider THE BRASS GIANT and THE GUILD CONSPIRACY, the first two novels in my Chroniker City series! there's engineers! romance! political intrigue! clockwork! & yes, airships!

https://brooke-johnson.com/books/
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i've been planning out my next year (and a half) of writing projects and updated my long-term publishing goals today D:

picture on left: immediate goals
picture on right: all the books i have conceived and wish to finish
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12/4/17
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at +Dog Ear Books​ in Russellville, AR until 9pm tonight! there's popcorn behind me 🍿🍿🍿
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12/1/17
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i have a bit of a dilemma i'm hoping some of my indie pros can help me with.

so, long story short, my publisher passed on the remaining books in my steampunk series, so i'm looking to self-publish them.

my problem is: which printer/distributor do i use? Createspace or Ingram?

Pros for Createspace: less expensive ($99 per ISBN, or free, if i use CS as my publisher of record), higher profit margin on Amazon
Cons for Createspace: can't match existing trim size

Pros for Ingram: can match existing trim size, establish pre-orders
Cons for Ingram: more expensive ($125 for 1 ISBN, or $295 for 10 ISBNs, plus listing fees), lower profits per book

no matter which one i use, the print versions of my next books will be more expensive than the existing mass market paperbacks. my dilemma is, do i eat the cost of Ingram's fees and lower profits to have a better quality book, matching trim sizes, and make pre-orders available? or do i save a bit of money and be eternally annoyed that the series switches trim sizes in the middle of it?

tagging +Nathan Lowell & +Steve Turnbull, bc you guys are the most experienced indies i know
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a quick write up of what i accomplished in November, my upcoming plans for December, and some NEWS regarding REBEL ENGINEER (Chroniker City #4) and any subsequent books in the series:

https://brooke-johnson.com/news/december-update-and-some-news/

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i wrote a blog post about how much i hate #nanowrimo 🖕and why i won't be attempting it again after this year:

#amwriting

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hey fam! i'll be at +Dog Ear Books this Friday, from 6-9pm in Russellville, AR for the December Art Walk. join us for a fun night downtown!

(FB event: https://www.facebook.com/events/163617824240582/)

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i can't write a retelling of THE BEAUTY AND THE BEAST without an egg reference. i mean...
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