Nice To Be Back

Digital technology is fabulous, but is also incredibly fragile.  We had a catastrophic system breakdown a while back, and it’s taken until now to get this site restored and up and running. Although fiction will always be the raison d’être for Libreleft Books, at this point we are considering a foray into political nonfiction. Libreleft’s… (read more)



Self publishing encompasses a lot more than just writing a book and putting it out there, and Libreleft Books will be publishing “The Girl In The Blue Flame Cafe” this year. Since launching a book with fanfare can be a pricey proposition, I’ve decided to try my hand at crowdfunding with Pubslush, a crowdfunding platform specifically for… (read more)

Promotional Artwork

Getting “The Girl In The Blue Flame Cafe” ready for publication includes the creation of original artwork. I need to pick one promotional image from the three digitally composited images I’ve created here. I worked hard on them all, but I’m having a hard time deciding which one to use, so I’m hoping you will… (read more)

Happy International Book Giving Day

  February 14th isn’t just Valentine’s Day. it’s the International Book Giving Day, a wonderful initiative to promote literacy. Libreleft Books is celebrating by giving away “Inconstant Moon” eBooks to the first 5 people who


Promotion is necessary to sell books.  That’s one of the distasteful jobs traditional publishers saved novelists from.  Although many self publishers have a hard time doing this, it needs to get done. In today’s world, we need an online presence.   Authors need blogs, whether we self publish or not.  Registering our blogs with Technorati… (read more)

Publishing DRM-Free

Although I’ve always understood censorship to be a bad thing, like everyone else — particularly other creators — I grew up believing copyright was beneficial for authors and culture.   It is only in recent years, as copyright maximalists have successfully lobbied for copyright terms extending into the realm of the ridiculous  that that I’ve… (read more)

Adventures with Amazon Central

[This article is reprinted from the Laurel L. Russwurm, Author blog.] When you decide to self publish, it’s important to be as visible as possible. This is a big part of why I am all over the Internet, and why I’ve just set up my “Author Page” on Amazon Central. Unfortunately the Amazon page is… (read more)

NaNoWriMo Success

I’ve just successfully validated my third NaNoWriMo novel “win”, with my draft of “Incoherent” which has been written during the 30 days of NaNoWriMo 2012. At the moment, this first draft is sitting at 50983 words so far. This is, however, perhaps only as much as half way through the novel. At some point, probably… (read more)


I will be writing my third novel during NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month). This time around, my goal is to get an entire draft written during November.  Although I intend to start writing at 12:01 AM, I have scheduled a Write-In at the Kitchener Public Library downtown branch for 6:00 – 9:00 PM, November 1st,… (read more)

Libreleft Books on Kobo

Up until now, the only available eBook version of “Inconstant Moon” was for the Amazon Kindle. My intent was always to make my work available here, but I have not yet evaluated alternatives to PayPal, which I will not use. [Admittedly, reading legalese makes my brain glaze over…] This state of affairs has now changed,… (read more)