Finished The Book - At Last

24-05-2014

Yea, so I haven't exactly kept up the old ranting despite what I said in the last post. That's due in no small part to being one lazy asshole :). Also I think that ranting/blogging seems to be dying out amongst the pages of the interwebs. To quote one of the guys from work 'If you can't say it in one hundred and forty four characters or less then I don't want to read it!'. You could say that he has a point, but then it is an indication that things are getting worse in the world as well. Bite sized information or nothing is becoming the norm.

But I digress, because after all that's what I always did on this ;)

The main reason I am dusting off The Bauble for yet another splurge of crap from my head is because it was here that I first ranted about this topic and I figure it is fitting to come full circle with an update on the same.

I have finally gotten around to publishing my book. After writing, re-writing, editing, hiring an editor, getting others to read it, tweaking it based on their feedback I finally got the damn thing finished. Initially I tried to shop it around to some agents/publishers but one of them actually came back with the advice that I would be better just going straight to Kindle myself. Not as negative feedback or anything (although that is entirely possible as well, just very polite negative feedback) but because in his opinion I was wasting my time otherwise. With the popularity of the Kindle he said that the entire publishing industry was facing the same issues that the music industry did when the iPod first came out. They are playing catchup and not entirely sure how to.

So away I went and published it on the Kindle store. Then I went one further and created a Createspace account (owned by Amazon nonetheless) and spent the best part of a week working on a print-on-demand version for those that don't have a Kindle.

All this basically means that in about three days times I will be able to point people to eBook and Book-book versions of something that I wrote. Which is bloody huge.

Now, back about a year ago I did start a writing site which I was going to use as my main point of contact on the web for all things book/novel/writing related. But if I was having trouble keeping this site updated what chance did I really have keeping two updated? Then again, like I said, I first started to post entries about writing up on The Bauble, so it is only fitting that the post to inform the world that I completed it at long last is up on The Bauble as well.

Once I get the official links from Amazon I'll probably post another entry here.

But for now I am starting work on the follow-up. Sure how else am I going to retire and be a full time writer ;)

Blue_jester




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