The Green Monster I really enjoyed reading Kim Dinan's memoir, The Yellow Envelope, especially because, before she began her traveling adventures, she seemed to experience many of the same feelings I had before before I set off in The Green Monster for mine. Although Kim's journey took her to far-away continents and in a rickshaw … Continue reading My First Blurb
Have you ever felt fed up with running the hamster wheel and just wanted to escape, maybe hit the road for a while? I did. At the age of 45 I wasn't ready for retirement, but I was tired of commuting to my dead-end job in the expensive and crowded San Francisco Bay Area. I … Continue reading Escaping the Hamster Wheel
My book won't be released until May 4th and is only available for pre-order, so imagine my surprise when I went to my book page on Amazon and saw this: My book was #1 New Release in Literary Travel. I got all excited, until I clicked on the link for new releases in Literary Travel … Continue reading Amazon, You Really Got Me Going
What a learning process publishing a book is! It turns out the delay in getting my print book available for pre-order on BarnesandNoble.com was my fault. Whoops! I had read on the Ingram Spark guide that it can take up to six weeks to get your book approved and available, so I assumed things were … Continue reading Print Book Stumbles
I'm not sure if it matters a whole lot for indie authors to do a press release when their book is launched, but I did one anyway. Maybe it will lead to some website traffic, at the very least. After doing some research on some of the press release distribution companies and finding out how … Continue reading Press Release–Does it Matter?