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 http://www.shared-self-publishing.com/index.html 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. http://www.sitesell.com/ 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.