They asked for authors to sign up for some slots to talk about their books; I am — oddly enough! — an author now*; so I will be blathering on for a half hour about my stuff. This would be on October 2nd, at the Fright Reads book fair in Severna Park, Maryland. If you can’t make it or can’t wait, buy my books now!
*It’d be nice if there was some kind of pin, honestly. Even a 10% off at the Staples frequent-publishing card.
I will, alas, probably miss the September 1st deadline at this point. But not by more than a few days. I’ll also definitely have to go through the book to look for proofing errors, and won’t that be fun? – but if all goes well, I’ll have it ready to sell at that book fair thing I’m doing in October, which is the important thing.
‘Happyish’ because they kind of need better deals for Prime Day. Although admittedly I got a decent sale on some DVDs yesterday… anyway, I have books! They’re not on Prime Day sales, but they’re priced rather nicely anyway. Check them out!
Short version: very useful information was gathered and I sold enough books to make back my table fee. Actually doing it gave me some insights on the entire process, I got a bunch of business cards and hopefully new readers out of it, and I now appreciate the value of art in a display. Notes were taken. Lessons were learned. I had a good time.
And man, but I am tired.
PS: My Amazon site is here, in case somebody’s using one of those business cards to check me out now.
Found here. NFReads emailed me a couple of days ago to offer to do the online interview thing, and since I’m always happy to talk about myself, I agreed right away. It was fun, actually. The nice thing about being asking questions is that sometimes your answers surprise you, if only because you didn’t quite realize you had specific opinions on certain topics.
We have funded, and are on our way to the first stretch goal! I currently have two in mind, and I’m going to worry about a third one when the second one is reached. I’m pretty confident about hitting the first one, at least. Besides, this is still the first week.
That being said: tell your friends! Heck, tell your enemies if you’ll think it’ll help. Well, maybe not enemies — but rivals would be fine, surely.
It’s very exciting. It’s also going to be a little more expensive, going forward, since I’m going to need to make sure that I have proper book covers for all formats. But such is the price of progress.
This was the thing I was talking about yesterday. I can’t really talk about anything else about it, though. Suffice it to say that with FROZEN DREAMS in hardcover I am, once again, blazing a trail through the wild lands of self-publishing. Tell all your friends!