Thursday, April 14, 2011
Not much today
I have big plans for tomorrow, and today I MUST finally finish this book, which was allegedly published last December. Because of the delay, the book is now bigger and better, and that's probably good. This morning I am updating the index, which is the worst part of bookmaking -- but can't be trusted to anyone else.
This book is the last part of a trio (triumvirate? troika?) When it's done, I'll have books to help writers who want to start their own little publishing companies, writers who want to use a self-publishing company, and writers who are not sure which way to go.
I am slowly building a publishing empire, and I'm having a ball doing it. In 2008 I formed Silver Sands Books with the intention to publish exactly one book. Now I can honestly say that I don't know how many I've published. . . but it's approaching 20!
In a few hours I should have a proof of the hardcover edition of my "stories" book -- so it will be available hard, soft, and "e."
E-book, shmeebook. I've been writing professionally since 1969 or '70, but without the hardcover, my mother won't think I'm a "real" writer. OK, Mom, this one's for you.