Things are moving along nicely with my new horror novel “The Dead Phone.” It has been a while since I have made a novel available in print. I mean, I have had books published by other publishers in print, but it’s been a while since I have self-published.
Back in the day, when Print-on-Demand (POD) publishers first came into being, I turned to them as a last ditch thing. I would send out my books to your regular publishers and then, in a kind of act of defiance, I would turn to a POD publisher and make my book available. I never sold very many. However, it was cool to be able to guide people to Amazon.com and have them see my books.
|From August 30, 2011|
I never took it that seriously. I mean, I had often been living with the novel for months, maybe even years. Then the months of anger and bitterness over being turned down by agents and publishers made me be just frustrated over my novels by the time I published them. So, I never spent time editing them or proofing them.
Now that I have achieved some success as an indie publisher, that has all changed. And the one that has been reviewed the most will be “The Dead Phone.”
Right now, the draft is being formatted by the printer. Once that is approved, I get a “proof” copy which means a copy I can review one last time and make changes on. I make those changes and give my approval and then the book goes live.
I will have the novel available on Amazon.com and a special online store-front created via the folks at CreateSpace. I have to admit, I am excited about this. With the books in print, I will be able to get a few copies in some independent bookstores and maybe do a book reading or signing. I have missed that.
I love my ebooks. I am still a proponent of the Kindle and Nook and Smashwords. However, it is very cool to have this book in a format that will make it available for everyone, no matter what.
So stay tuned. Halloween is approaching and so is the terror of “The Dead Phone.”