Monday, November 15, 2010
A book that's worth 20 times times its cost
Christy Pinheiro is a writer, publisher, blogger and an online buddy of mine. She is intelligent, knowledgable, hardworking, helpful, good-looking and funny.
She's also a pioneer in online literature. She used the F-word on her blog before I used it here.
Christy's most important characteristic, however, is that she thinks my funny book is funny. That's very important. After nearly 39 years of marriage, I seldom get a laugh from my wife.
Christy has built an impressive business publishing books about tax preparation and other subjects -- including self-publishing. Technically we're competitors, but we help each other. That's the way publishing is.
With the release of her newest book, Christy has become a public servant -- at least for the book-writing public.
This "labor of love" is a 99-cent PDF eBook, a much-needed directory of reviewers who will consider books from self-publishers and small presses, and don't charge for their services.
The book lists reviewers' likes, dislikes, contact information, website information, submission guidelines, pet peeves, etc.
Christy has taken on a huge task that I once considered and rejected -- but Christy succeeded extremely well. The Official Indie Book Reviewer List is an important addition to the writer's arsenal.
Thanks a lot, Christy.
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