Good Afternoon, Everyone! I trust all is going well in your neck of the woods. Everything is fine here. I have made a decision though. No, this does not have to do with MS. Actually, this has to do with my last best chance for making something of myself. If you’ve been following along for a while now then you will know that I published my book as an eBook several months ago. Many of you were gracious enough to buy it and I thank you with all my heart. I like the idea of the electronic book with a couple of exceptions. One is that if your reading device fails, so does your library. Two is the fact that a collection of books in your home says something about you that others can see when they visit. Plus it looks impressive in your home.
However, there is one thing that I have come to realize over these summer months and that is that a lot of people are still going to book stores and buying printed copies of books. I don’t think that can ever be replaced. The value of having a printed book does more than just to give you a page to dog ear. It also serves as a trophy, especially after you have read it. I think the eBook is a great thing and possibly the wave of the future, but that’s just it. It is the future and like a young tree, it is still growing. It’s nice to be in on the beginning of something like this. But in my lifetime, I doubt it will overtake the prestige of having a printed copy of a book.
So, I’ve adopted a new attitude about myself as an author. Yes, I have written a book. I’m sure it’s not a great book but it is a good read and it is better written than other books I have read that were published by the big book publishers and produced in massive quantities. I know that I have a lot of growing to do as a writer but I am getting there and this book is a good start. So, I’ve decided to give my book a fighting chance among other well read authors. I’ve submitted my book to be available in print. Due to lack of money, I have chosen to publish it through Create Space as it is the only affordable way for me to do that and the quality of the book will be equal to those that are published by the big publishing houses. Also, it will be made available to a much wider audience.
So, what’s all this about a face lift and a fighting chance? That’s just it. I’ve changed the title of the book to “On Barnacle Way.” It will also now have a professional cover. Up until now the covers I’ve used on
Amazon were what I could make up on my Paint program on my computer. Also, the title of the book was too used. By that I mean that if you do a search for “Lost Hearts” on your computer you will get many hits. As the new title, “On Barnacle Way” it will stand alone. What that means is this is a title that will always be attributed to me and not a hundred other people.
What does that mean for you? Well, if you already have a copy of “Lost Hearts” then you already have the book as an eBook and I do appreciate your support. However, in few short weeks the same book will be available also in print but under the new title of “On Barnacle Way,” for those of you who prefer the printed book.
I feel like I’ve missed out on a lot of book sales due to not having it in print. After all, when people go into bookstores, they aren’t looking for an eBook. As soon as it is available for print, I will change the name in Amazon too. So, there you have it. I’m taking more pride in my work and running with the big guys.