By Patricia Gulley
I think. Do I actually have the contract, sign sealed and delivered, in my hand? No. But I have had several emails from editors and art director talking like it’s a done deal. I even have a publishing date of April 1. So, I’m going ahead and announcing it.
I’M E-PUBLISHED and, yes, there will be a paper POD book, Print on Demand, not Publish on Demand.
The title is DOWNSIZED TO DEATH and is about the branch manager of a nationwide travel company facing downsizing and office closure. If that isn’t stressful enough, her state supervisor is murdered, the agent in her office fired by that supervisor is missing, and the company fears bad publicity over an ex-employee going postal. What’s a woman to do? Find the killer? Isn’t that the cop’s job? No! Find the missing agent and prove her innocent-see head office, no postal ex-employee. Like it can be that easy!
So, I’ve been editing and fixing, and have started looking for reviews. Boy is that daunting for eBooks. I know it is hard enough for new authors with traditionally published books, especially if the publishing house doesn’t search those reviewers out for you. It’s an experience. Then get on Facebook—Yeeeee Uck. Was that an experience best left untalked about. Does that thing work? Does Twitter or My Space? And I’ve found an ad place that doesn’t sound to difficult or expensive.
So here I am, fellow stiffs, a soon to be published author. Somehow I thought it would feel different. Not yet. What do you think?