Just a word or two today about the difficulty of publishing a book. In the first place, I wanted to go the regular route of getting an agent and then having the agent present my proposal for a book to several publishing houses; hopefully, one would choose to publish me.
Guess what? I tried to get an agent and RonnAnn tried also. No luck. I have sent an inquiry or two to a publisher, but no luck there either. So..I had no other recourse but to self-publish. Little did I know the heart ache and hand ache that this would bring me. I have arthritis in my hands, neck, and back; I wrote the book and now have to spend more hours online to get the book published?
Yes. I chose Create Space, a publishing part of Amazon. It is not hard to do; however, it takes a long time to get to the finish line. Every time I make a correction, the entire book has to be re-viewed. This past week, I have worked on three of my books at the same time.
Heaven’s River was published. Pop-Tops and Smiley Faces was reviewed and 1 copy sent to me for approval. I received the book, made changes and a page added; now I have to wait until they approve it before I can review it again. I made an addition to Grace for Gypsy Girls: A Survival Memoir; I haven’t received the finished copy yet to go over it and approve it. This may take another week. When all is said and done, at least I did the work. I am not good at marketing my work, but I have taken a class or two and at least know more than I did. I will unload some things for you when I figure out how to do that.
Hope you had some turkey and pie today.