Treat everyday as a new adventure

My First Self Published Book

I wanted the experience of self publishing. Writing the story was the easy part and it is a classic type of love story, but the formatting, uploading, and figuring out imbedded fonts, just about drove me crazy 🙂 I used createspace to publish it, because I wanted it to be available for the KDP Select program. I also used createspace’s cover creator to see what type of options they have as to creating different covers. No there aren’t a lot of designs or photos to choose from, but I am happy with the design and photo I used, for now.

I will have a special promotion for the ebook on the 14th and 15th of February where you can download it to your kindle for free, and it is always free for Prime Members to borrow. You can find the book here on Amazon,


And did you know that even if you don’t own a kindle that Amazon has FREE Apps to read ebooks? Find the app you need here:


No, I don’t plan on getting rich from it, what I would like to see come out of this first book, are reviews, critiques, comments, good or bad as to, the characters, the plot, did it make sense, etc.  You can also read my ramblings about “Testing the waters” here


I’d love to have you check it out and let me know what you think in the comments section here, or leave a review on Amazon or you can tweet me @K_Einsel

Or send me a message on facebook, or post on my writers page there.


I look forward to hearing from you. Good or bad.

Wishing everyone a wonderful Sunday and a great week ahead!


  1. Congratulations!


  2. Happy ya got this done


  3. Denise



  4. This is awesome! Congratulations 🙂 xo


  5. Congrats! As someone who is venturing into self-publishing for the first time, I admire all of the hard work you put into this.


    • Thank you! And my son will be happy to hear I sold my first copy this morning, since he asks me every day have you sold any yet? 🙂


  6. Congratulations Karen! Very exciting! I’m still pursuing traditional with mine, but was thinking about writing a shorter one with the self-publishing route in mind. The indie market is really changing the way books are sold! Best of luck! Woo hoo! I shared the link on twitter!


    • Hi Debra
      I am still querying my series, but I wanted to see what the process was for self publishing, so this book is actually a novelette (12,000) I wrote for the experience and to let others read and see my writing style. I respect Indie authors but now have even more respect for them, for all the hard work they put into their books. Not only writing them, but formatting and uploading and getting it out there for others to read. Mine was only 12,000 words, think of the work involved in a novel of 100,000 words. Thank you for tweeting!


  7. Congratulations! 🙂


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