Ink By Star

Yes. You see the banner. That’s the new book cover created by my magical illustrator Ksenija. I love it.

Let me be non-linear here and start with what excited me the most this week: this cover and a brand new name for the Lighting Heart Candles series. After quite some brainstorming, soul searching, and heart-melting tinkering with the word starlit that I truly wanted to use, my stellar editor Sarabi finally suggested something that everybody loved from the first moment on: Ink By Star! Wow — can you feel it, too?

But wait, it gets better. Each book in the series will be named after a constellation. And here are the names of the first six titles. Are you ready? Here we go, Orion, Cassiopeia, Andromeda, Cygnus, Lyra, Phoenix.

My current plan is to launch the first three books within a month and offer the next triplet for pre-order on Amazon at the same time. I’ll prepare all six books on my website soon. But as I already wrote about, I have many more installations coming out and I’d like to have a new one ready each month for as long as I possibly can.

I have to say that this development around Ink By Star has shifted something and opened the flow of my self-publishing adventure. We’re getting there!

What else is new? Ha, I almost forgot. Ksenija helped me redesign my website’s home page and I, for one, believe it looks so much more professional now, clearer, and trust-instilling. In fact, the website is live now, but since it’s not complete yet, I’m not gonna rant about it too much. But because I promised I’d be transparent about my work, why not, here’s the link and take a peek if you dare: borutlesjak.com. Now you can follow the progress yourselves. It still says Lighting Heart Candles, but not for long.

Oh, and I moved from MailChimp to MailerLite. It should already work, so you can safely give it a try. I promise I’ll send you the free e-books as soon as I have them ready for you. Why did I go for MailerLite? Well, everyone loves it and recommends it. They say it’s much easier-to-use, has super delivery rates, and is slightly cheaper. So there.

Let me stop here. The woods are lovely, dark, and deep, but I have promises to keep and go to sleep. (And do excuse me for butchering one of my most favorite poems.)

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