Saturday, April 30, 2011

Entering the Home Stretch

The cover is approved and I am now almost finished proofing the final galleys.  The book should be out sometime in May!  To hold a book in my hands that says my name beneath that little word "by" is a very exciting thought.  After I give myself a few days to just stare at my accomplishment, I will begin the next phase of self-publishing...the marketing.  I have been saving blogs and google alerts and have to go through them and sort out the doables from the improbables.  But, as I keep saying, as long as it is fun, I will hang in there.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Self-Publishing Success Story

I finally finished the galley corrections and bid a fond farewell to all those little formatting dots and backwards paragraph signs.  I picked up a back issue of The New York Times from the pile that has accumulated on my coffee table and found the most encouraging article.  It seems that self-publishing star, Amanda Hocking, has signed a substantial deal with the traditional St. Martins Press.  How wonderful to read a self-publishing success story.  I volunteer to be next.