Which Self-Publishing Platform – Or All Of Them?

“Where can I find your books?” A reader’s question – and a writer’s dilemma. After all, readers are likely to find your books where you, the author, have put them.

Levity aside, as far as self-publishing authors are concerned, I’ve found that many of my peers will simply choose one publishing platform and then stick with it, relying solely on that single channel of distribution to get their books out there. But is it enough? More

For Your Convenience – Improvements To My Author Site!

To make it easier for my loyal readers to find the format of book they’re looking for, I’ve improved the landing page on my website!
As of now, instead of arriving on a bulk-listing of all my titles only in eBook format, you’ll arrive on a welcome page from where you’ll be able to choose what format book you’re looking for: eBooks, paperbacks or audiobooks – and then redirected to specific listings of titles available in those formats!
As before, cover links will direct visitors to sales pages for the books they’re interested in – Smashwords (eBooks) and Amazon for paperbacks and audiobooks!


The COVID-19 Reader’s Lockdown Sale

In order to make life more bearable for people stuck at home during the various lockdowns around the world due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Smashwords has given authors the opportunity to sell their books marked down between 60 and 30% for the month of March 20 to April 20!

Consequently, all 35 of my titles including 29 marked-down books and 16 free titles listed at Smashwords are available for your enjoyment! More

A Plethora Of Books!

Looking for something new to read? Do you enjoy science fiction? Horror? Both occasionally intermingled? Sometimes with a touch of humor? Hold on then – this is the place for you!

Christina Engela is one of South Africa’s most unique and skilled storytellers, bringing a wealth of personal experience to each of her stories, having already written four distinct science fiction and horror series and also several non-fiction titles. She is best known for her realistic characterization and for casting fully-fleshed-out LGBT characters in leading roles. With several new offerings already in the pipeline, including several standalone titles, 2020 is bound to be a busy year for her fans!

All titles are available as eBooks, with most also available as paperbacks!

(Click on the cover images to view product pages for each title.) More

It’s The Big Annual Smashwords Sale!

Until the 7th of March, ALL my books will be available in eBook format at discount prices! Most will be at 50% off (with some usually paid items being FREE) for the duration of the annual sale!
This will ONLY apply to books sold from Smashwords!
Drop by there now! 🙂

If you would like to know more about Christina Engela and her writing, please feel free to browse her website.

If you’d like to send Christina Engela a question about her life as a writer or transactivist, please send an email to christinaengela@gmail.com or use the Contact form.

Show your appreciation for Christina’s work!

All material copyright © Christina Engela, 2020.

Bookinistika: eBook Piracy Website With An Attitude

This morning I was alerted by a post in one of the writers groups I belong to on Facebook – about a website that’s been ripping off dozens of authors by selling their books from their website without due process or authorization, and keeping the profits for themselves. The name of the website – Bookinistika.

I decided to hop along and check their website out, and to see if there were any of mine up there. I wasn’t to be disappointed. More

Check It Out: New Releases In Paperback Format!


For those of you who’ve been asking when I’d be getting round to putting up paperback editions of my stories, I’ve some really exciting news to share with you! All my books in “Galaxii”, “Quantum” and “Panic! Horror In Space” have now been made available on Amazon in paperback edition by Moon Books Publishing! That’s right – they’re already up there and available via my Amazon listing! (Availability of existing eBook editions will not be affected! Isn’t that great?)

More will follow, in the shape of several more fiction and non-fiction titles!


Some readers have also asked me where they can find my books in audiobook format, and I have good news on that front as well – fret not! Audiobook versions for select titles in the fiction section are in the pipeline… 5×5! I’ll be keeping you up to date on that front via regular posts and my newsletter of course!

Why not drop in at my Amazon listing and look them over? Feel free to let me know what you think! 🙂

Have a great day!

…And Now, The Moment You’ve All Been Waiting For!

(Drumroll and fanfare please) I’m proud and really excited to be able to tell you that the new paperback versions of my books will ALL shortly become available from Moon Books Publishing, starting with “Blachart – Galaxii Book 1” and “Static – Panic! Horror In Space #1“- in the brand new paperback format!

So far, the first two have already made it through to the sales page, and the rest should filter through in the next few hours!

All titles in all three of my sci-fi series Galaxii, Quantum and Panic! Horror In Space will be appearing in 6×9″ paperback AND audiobook formats soon on Amazon! EBook versions will continue to be available – and I’ll be keeping you updated on that front as things unfold!

I’d like to take this opportunity to express my sincere thanks and appreciation to Brandon Mullins of Moon Books Publishing! It’s not often you meet a publisher – albeit a small press – who is so accommodating towards the writer’s creative instincts! Thank you!

Keep watching!

You can find out more about Christina Engela and her books at ChristinaEngela.com

FAQ’s Answered #7: What Do I Write About (& Other Questions)

Today in a series of replies to FAQ (frequently asked questions) sent to me by fans (and sometimes not so much), I answer a few similar questions together under the umbrella question:  “What do you write about?

These were asked by several people over the last few months, and because the answers were likely to be shorter than for previous questions, I thought it best to combine them into one post!

So, without further ado, answers to the questions: “What do you write about?”, “When did you first start writing?”, “Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?”, Which authors do you feel influenced you as a writer?”, “Do you write to music?”, “Do you self-publish?”, “What motivated you to indie publish?” and “Where can I get your books?”


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