Sunday, April 10, 2011

A work in progress is turning out to be an apt name

Hi kids,

Sorry for my lengthy stay away. I'm still trying to get my arms around this whole Independant Publishing thing. There is a lot to absorb and, ironically, I made contact with an old friend of mine whose mother in law is a literary agent in NYC. Well, even if she expresses interest in my manuscript I am starting to get really excited about the potential of self publishing. I am well past the traditional stigma of "Vanity Publishing". I have received enough positive comments at Critique Circle that I am confident in the quality of the The Vagabond King. It may not be every bodies cup of tea but then nothing is.

I wanted to share some really great sites that I found just yesterday. the first is The Shared Self Publishing Experience contains tales from people who have been down the road before. It is a great place to learn a lot as well as a good place to paste a link tou your book at the end of your article.

The other site is one I found through one of the articles on The Shared Self Publishing Experience. Site Build It contains a suite of products and services to help you launch a web based business (rather than just a web site). After having viewed the intro video I think I will probably buy the product. The thing I like about it is that it looks as if it will clear a lot of comnfusion out of the way for me about what I should and should not be doing. Once I get it and start building a business around my book I'll let you know how it works for me.