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For a long time, I have been thinking about starting my own publishing company. I have been thinking about it since I finished writing my first book and while I was in college. I want the business to be author-centric. In other words, I want it to be a company where authors are the owners rather than just a commodity of the publishing business.
Since 2010, I have been learning how to self-publish. I made a lot of mistakes, but I learned from them, and I know I can help others avoid many of the mistakes that I made.

Over a year ago, I started writing a business plan. I decided that it would be best if the business was a corporation and I decided that it would be best if this corporation was an S corporation.
I also thought of a name for the business I decided to call it Jerjoboch Publications.
Then I got stuck. I got stuck because I was too busy writing books to find enough time to learn what I needed to learn about building a business.
I also needed money. You can’t establish a corporation without spending some money. However, I didn’t have the money to invest, nor did I feel that I had enough followers or connections with fellow authors to make this dream come true.
Because I needed to know more about marketing, since the end of NaNoWriMo last November, I have been researching that subject.

I have learned that one of the first things that I need to know is who my customers are. My customers are self-published authors who want to take charge of their own books and earn accordingly.


Starting last month, I have been reaching out to fellow self-published authors whose goal is to be in control of their own publishing fate. I am looking for authors who would like to form a corporation where we can work together to build an online self-published author nurturing center, a self-publishing author publishing company, an author PR firm and an author promotions company. In other words a corporation dedicated to helping authors control their own destiny.

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Do you have the dream of self-publishing a book, but you don’t know where to start or what to do next? Contact me at and we’ll see what we can do to help you. You can also check out the book I wrote about the writing process directed toward business owners who are considering self-publishing as well. Check it out at


Back in 2010 I wrote my first book. It felt like I was introducing my baby to the world and I didn’t like it when others found reason to criticize it. The problem was the book really did have problems. It had so many typos that some people didn’t like to read it. The formatting both in the print version and the e-book version were severely faulted.

Fortunately I didn’t have ten thousand copies of the book in my garage. I was smart enough to have written the book as a print-on-demand book. That was probably the only smart thing I did with that book.

Additionally, I am learning from my mistakes. I did a complete re-write of When God Turned His Head, reformatted it in print and on Kindle. My second book Soldiers Don’t Cry, The Locket Saga Continues was edited by a professional editor. I also used better formatting with that book. My third book Simply Vegetable Gardening is my first nonfiction book. It is a rewrite of numerous articles that I wrote on Hubpages. I published the book because I am passionate about this niche, and  I have a lot of experience to share.

My fourth book A Coward’s Solace I still need to get  back from my first beta reader and so I can make the necessary changes. When I finish, I will send it to my second beta reader and then to get it edited and finally I will be able to publish.

My biggest challenge in writing a book is not writing the book, editing, or formatting it. My biggest challenge is in marketing my books. if you are an author and have great tips on how to market and build platform, I would love to hear them. If you are a reader who loves the drama of great history, I believe you’ll love my books.

A Coward’s Solace

Thanks to everyone who voted for their favorite cover for my upcoming book, A Coward’s Solace.

Here is the winning cover! 

I also wrote the first draft of the description.  So, what do you think? Is this a book you would want to read?  Any suggestions for improvement?

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Out of the woods a feverish white man dressed as an Indian stumbles into Elizabeth Thorton McCray’s home. What is his connection with Elizabeth. Why does the sight of  this man make Martha Dawson;’s heart pound?

In the backdrop of these same frozen woods at Valley Forge, Continental Forces huddle together during the darkest hours of the American Revolution. General Washington had just suffered the worse campaigning season of his career. His contemporaries considered him a coward and incompetent. Phillip, Elizabeth’s husband, since deserting the British army is unsure what his place is in the conflict. Are these men cowards, or is some greater drama unfolding?





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Cygnet Brown has recently published her first nonfiction book: Simply Vegetable Gardening: Simple Organic Gardening Tips for the Beginning Gardener

She is also the author of historical fiction series The Locket Saga. Her upcoming book A Coward’s Solace will be available soon.

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