That first review of a book is always a milestone. Will people like it or does it suck? This one came in and had me picking up my pom pons and dancing around my living room on tiptoes. Alice Munro!! Really and truly?! My writing reminds her of Alice Munro?! The Nobel Prize winner Alice Munro?! That Alice Munro?! Okay, enough with the question/exclamation marks, already!
But, it did make me feel good! Thank you to my beautiful reviewer.
Social Media -
Create Space -
My husband Rik and I have been up to our ears with the spring cleaning of our sailboat, aptly named Mystery. This boat is our summer cottage. When you buy a cheap old boat, though, things break. This year it needed a humongous amount of fiberglas poured into a hole in the bottom. Don’t ask.
But, when that is finished, we plan to set up a Create Space account and get Strange Faces out there as a paper book.
Can I go for a walk with you? -
I love audio books. They are great for 1) driving, 2) walking, 3) nights of insomnia 4) cooking. Soon we'll be looking into getting Strange Faces up there as an audio book
Amazon vs. Hachette -
And in the other corner of the rink is Amazon, the upstart, the guy with the big fists who wants to come in and change publishing from the inside out and from the bottom to the top.
Amazon has changed all that. Amazon has taken the stigma of self-publishing. Self-publishers get to wear the Cool Kids tee shirts.
They have another platform—ACX, which allows authors, again with minimal outlay of moolah to get their books narrated and turned into audio books and into places like Audible.com.
As an Indie author I'm glad we have people like Joe Konrath sticking up for us. Here's another take on it, a thoughtful one which I found on the Maine Crime Writers blog site.
And if you're nerding out on this, just Google Hachette and Amazon and you'll find enough reading material to last for days and days, until maybe the dispute is hopefully, resolved.