Category Archives: epublishing

This weeks updates: Smashwords, Black Sheep and Online Publishing

This week I’ve updated multiple of my blogs, here is just a list to bring them all together.


The first one is a post that is interesting for people with ereaders. Smashwords is holding a promotion this week that is part of “read an ebook week”. Indie writers offer their books at a reduced price or even for free, even if you don’t read a lot, check it out, sometimes you only need a little encouragement to start reading a new writer.

Smashwords Promotion!

Post can be found on Blogspot and WordPress.


The second one is a bi-weekly update of course, my ongoing series called Black Sheep has updated tot he second chapter of the last part of the story.

 Black Sheep Part 3, Chapter 2

On a sidenote, Black Sheep is also available at Booksie. If you like to read a chapter a day this is a good way to catch up with the story. I upload 1 chapter each day until I have reached the same chapter as the other places. If you’re interested I’m at Part 1, Chapter 15 right now, come check it out.


The third one ties in quite a bit with Black Sheep, as it is a guide for writers (like me) who publish online to websites like FictionPress, FanFiction, Booksie and other places where you can upload your chapters/stories for free. It deals with mechanics of writing stories (not the grammar and punctuation but how to find the right POV and how to format dialogue) and how to find readers for your work. The first instalment is now online.

Guide for online published stories, Part 1

WordPress and Blogspot





Black Sheep, an online serial by Kia Zi Shiru can be found on WordPress and Blogspot


Ideas on cheaper reading

After hanging around different places on the net for a while I have seen a couple of questions pop up about ereaders and ebooks. Some or more technical and I won’t go into those but some others I find to be interesting as they have more to do with our outlook on books and not per-se with ebooks.

Cost of ebooks
Samples/trying out small pieces
Lending/giving away/sharing

Posted by on April 6, 2011 in cheap reading, ebooks, epublishing, reading


Ebooks, Ereaders and Epublishing. Part 1

A revolution is going on, not many customers fully realize it yet but writers do. Ebooks and epublishing are growing. This changes the way we perceive writing, reading, books and how to sell them.
On different boards I’ve had discussions about ebooks, ereaders and epublishing, discussions that have been going stronger and stronger over the past couple of months. It is no longer a new thing, something some geeks thoughts of. Ebooks have established themselves in the market. People are scared, curious and uncertain about the whole thing and although I might not be the most knowledgeable about things I will share what I do know.

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Posted by on February 15, 2011 in ebooks, epublishing, reading