So, I did it.
Over the last several weeks I’ve had my head buried in all things indie publishing. I’ve read ’til my eyeballs ached. And ultimately, given the state of transition the publishing industry is in, and given the fact that I am not Kathy Griffen’s mom(don’t get me wrong, I love her), Chelsea Handler, or God help us, Flava Flav, I came to the decision self-publishing is the way to go for me. From here on out I am going to call it indie publishing though, because it sounds better. Like an indie film. No one thinks you’re pathetic if you make indie films, now do they? No. They think you are cool.
Then there was figuring out the process on a technical level. Formatting issues. Do it myself? Or pay someone. Making a cover. Buying rights to photos. More research. More eyeball ache. It’s been fascinating and so worth it. I’ve loved the learning.
Soooooo. Daughter of the Drunk at the Bar is now available as an e-book on Smashwords. Smashwords, if you don’t know, is a site where authors can publish their own material in ebook format. Readers can buy the book on Smashwords using a credit card or Paypal. Smashwords formatting allows you to view it on-line on your computer, on your Kindle, and using most other e-reading apps.
My book will also be available on Amazon in the near future. If it matters to you, I get more royalties if you buy it on Smashwords. I apologize for telling you that, but thought you might want to know.
Oh…and I made a little webpage, just for the book.
Much, much, more to come on this. Just wanted to put it out there. Dip my toe in. Get used to people knowing. That kind of thing. I’m going off to pretend I didn’t just post this, because basically I am terrified.
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Nice day today, isn’t it? A little hot here in Cleveland but it’s supposed to cool off in a few days. Any vacation plans coming up? Really? You do? Awesome! I have the perfect thing for you to read on your trip. TTFN.