Monthly Archives: December 2012
By Matt Santos. Published 12/19/12 in the Chino Valley Review.
From spooky campfire stories to cookbooks and travel guides, local author Kimberly Eldredge does it all.
The 1999 Chino Valley High school graduate spent this past Saturday at Kathi’s Books in Chino Valley, signing copies of her paperbacks “Scary & Silly Campfire Stories,” a three-part series based on part fiction and real life adventures.
“Not everybody is interested in the traditional scary campfire stories, so my books are about half scary and half silly,” said Eldredge. “The scary ones have that urban legend feel to them, but some of the silly ones are definitely based on real experiences that I’ve had.”
Eldredge has been writing for as long as she can remember, but really got serious about telling stories when she realized she could make a career out of it.
“I’ve been writing all of my life, but then I realized you could get a degree in writing and how cool is that,” said the University of Arizona graduate.
In addition to her trilogy in paperback, she currently has eight e-books available on Kindle, Nook, and Kobo, through her web site TheOutdoorPrincess.com and through Amazon.
Her e-book titles include “Easy Camping Recipes From The Outdoor Princess,” “33 Great Camping Recipes,” “Must Know Trout Fishing Tricks, Tips, & Techniques,” and her most recent work published this past week, the sixth edition of “The Flagstaff Snow Guide,” a guide to all things outdoors in the Flagstaff area.
Eldredge recommends her campfire stories series to readers of all ages, but says she gears the writing style to fourth- and fifth-graders. Her advice to young writers?
“Don’t be afraid of it. You can do this,” said Eldredge. “Two, get a good editor, start with your local grammar Nazi or your English teacher. Three, your title and cover are key. You have to have a good title and cover or you won’t sell.”
Eldredge also teaches online e-book publishing classes to help new writers. Information on her classes is available at OnTheBeachPublishing.com/KillerTitles.
Kathi’s Books, located at 318 W Perkinsville Rd., Suite 10, hosts similar book signings and also a readers’ tea party every Tuesday afternoon.
Amazon.com announced today via their KDP Forum that authors may now publish their books in Brazil.
We are excited to announce Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP) is now available in Brazil! Your KDP published books, where you have indicated publication rights, are available in the new Brazil Kindle Store. To review your preferences for your titles sold in Brazil, simply visit your KDP Bookshelf.
Take advantage of these great benefits:
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The Kindle Direct Publishing Team
Amazon.com has announced that they are adding a bonus of $1.5 million to the global fund for Kindle Publishers. The bonus is only available to titles participating in KDP Select.
Announced Via Email
KDP Select is adding a bonus of $1.5 million to the global fund for the holidays and we don’t want you to miss out! The bonus is on top of the regular monthly fund during the three-month period from December 2012-February 2013. In December, the global fund will be $1,400,000 in total.
You will earn a share of the global fund amount every time your book is borrowed from the Kindle Owners’ Lending Library on Amazon.com, Amazon.co.uk, Amazon.de and Amazon.fr. Enrollment requires that the book be exclusive to Kindle for 90 days, and can be done on a title by title basis. Plus, you can reach more readers worldwide than ever before with millions of new Kindles being opened this holiday season.