Saturday, April 30, 2011
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
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.