Saturday, September 15, 2018

Christmas Get It Organized is now available!


Hello friends! I have good news! My new book, Christmas...Get It Organized is now available for purchase through Amazon in Kindle and paperback!

Kindle: Christmas...Get It Organized

Paperback: Christmas...Get It Organized

Here is a description of my latest book:

Do you find yourself dreading the Holiday season? Does the word Christmas make you cringe? Christmas…Get It Organized by Deanna Martinez provides easy steps to be ready for the Holiday without all the stress, crowds and expenses.
Learn easy ways to stay organized, spend less and have more time to spend with the people you love, doing the things you love.
Deanna will show you how to make lists, shop ahead of time, have parties, bake treats, create drinks, add new family traditions and much more.
Gifts do not have to be things we buy. They can be things we make or time we can give.
Put Deanna’s organizing ideas into practice this year and find yourself laughing instead of crying this Christmas.

To view and purchase other works written by me: Author: Deanna Martinez

The Publishing Process: 
I have to say that the self publishing process was not a piece of cake. The digital version was easier to publish than the paperback for sure. But, neither were particularly EASY. I'm sure as I publish more books, it will come easier.
Formatting the text was difficult and to be honest, is not exactly how I want it to look. However, after trying and trying to fix it and make my text begin at the top of the pages, I was not successful.

The cover gave me gray hairs!!! I downloaded the cover I created and it would not fit. Finally, I went into the cover creator from Amazon (that I tried to use at the beginning of the process, but to no avail) and got it to work.

Thankfully, I now have a Kindle version AND a paperback version available for your to purchase. This book is filled with easy tips and ideas to help he Holidays go smoothly. Thank you for your support!

Monday, September 3, 2018

Book cover reveal: Christmas...Get it Organized (How I created my book cover)


Well... what do you think? This is the cover I created with Canva for my new book release! I tried using the Amazon cover creator, but it did not come easy for me.

So, I did a Google search and Canva popped up. I had used this free site before to create some book promotional materials and some Instagram posts for my baking events (Yes, I bake too: www.thefierywhisk.com)

Here is a brief description of what this book is about:

Do you find yourself dreading the Holiday season? Does the word Christmas make you cringe?
Christmas…Get It Organized by Deanna Martinez provides easy steps to be ready for the Holiday without all the stress, crowds and expenses.
Learn easy ways to stay organized, spend less and have more time to spend with the people you love, doing the things you love.
Deanna will show you how to make lists, shop ahead of time, have parties, bake treats, create drinks, add new family traditions and much more.
Gifts do not have to be things we buy. They can be things we make or time we can give.
Put Deanna’s organizing ideas into practice this year and find yourself laughing instead of crying this Christmas. 

I will post as soon as it is ready to be purchased!

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Saturday, September 1, 2018

Self publishing books...yey or nah?


I have been reading an excellent book about how to make money blogging. I plan on writing a post about it in the near future.

In addition to blogging, the author suggests writing books about what you know and self-publishing said books on Amazon.

I have 3 novels published through a traditional publisher. But, I have been doing everything this book suggests and it seems to be working. With that said, I am in the process of self-publishing non-fiction / self-help books.

My hope is to have my first one ready to publish within the next week. I have just finished creating the cover and have already edited the book as it needed some love because I originally wrote it years ago.

I will give you a hint as to what it is about...Organizing and Recipes! That is all I will say at this time. haha

You will see a new post about this book very soon...including the cover, which I am in LOVE with!

If you would like to check out my novels, here is a link to my Amazon Author Page: Deanna Martinez

Helpful information:

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Create a personal planner / organizer

Follow your heart, even if the world doesn't look at you as being "normal"