My first novel is on the verge of being self-published. Sorry. That’s a misleading statement. The book isn’t publishing itself. My self is publishing it.
The good news is, it’s absurdly easy to publish one’s own book today.
The bad news is, it’s absurdly easy to publish one’s own book today.
Thus, my book will be out there soon, fighting for attention amidst an overwhelming onslaught of similarly hopeful creations by similarly hopeful creators. My hope is that its quality rises above that of the average tome available. But who am I to judge?
I’ve already given a teaser in a previous post. Since then I’ve finished the book, changed the title (twice), and had a terrific designer create some fantastic cover art. Come back in a month or so and I’ll shamelessly and relentlessly plug it.
One agent told me that it’s a hard sell because it’s about Haiti and no one is interested in reading about Haiti. I hope that’s not true for many reasons, not just because it means no one will buy my book. More importantly, it saddens me to think that people might no longer have any concern for that sad and beautiful nation.
Six years ago this week Haiti was all anyone was talking about. This past Tuesday (January 12) marks the sixth anniversary of the horrific earthquake that killed tens of thousands of people, injured countless more – no one will ever know exactly how many of each – and put millions out of their homes.
Now, they tell me, no one cares.
I hope you do.
Have read the book pre-self-publishing (not the book, the author!). If people read it, they’ll be interested in Haiti. A movie of this book would also be great for so many reasons.
Kind words, if biased. This is one book I hope people will judge by its cover. For those reading this, the commenter designed the terrific graphics, cover and inside. More later on that topic.