Posts Tagged ‘publishing’

New Book for New Year!

Sunday, January 1st, 2012

Because my book, Lost and Found in London, has had problems galore from editing to printing, I am going to consider Jan. 1, 2012, the real launch date!  The most recent version with the publisher’s error removed will be the official one … The good news for those who bought the original copy is that it will be a collector’s item … if all goes well!  Never to be printed again!  Lost and Found in London is now on the shelf at Barnes & Noble, Union Square, New York City … Thus begins my year!  All the best for yours!!

The Waiting Game …

Sunday, August 14th, 2011

Have been so frustrated with cover and interior design process with self-pub company that I finally called and demanded to speak with a supervisor … Got one, stated my concerns … She had a look at the interior design page breaks and admitted they were “ugly.”  She then promised that both cover and interior would be fixed up by Tuesday … Will this actually happen?  And will I like the results?  Publishing self or otherwise shouldn’t be this tough for an author.  But it certainly has been for me!

More Editing Nightmares …

Monday, July 18th, 2011

Is it me, or do other writers come across editors who simply don’t respect them?  By this, I mean editors who take a writer’s precious work and words and make changes, without any sort of indication.  So, you get your manuscript back from this so-called editorial expert, and realize there are changes buried here and there … a word distorted, a ridiculous bit of punctuation … This is my second time experiencing this as I try to get my book, Lost and Found in London, published … I’m going to complain to the editorial higher ups.  It must be stopped!  Write on!

Going Literary … I Hope!

Tuesday, January 11th, 2011

This is a tough world, and it often helps to have help!  After bumping my way through the publishing world, signing with the wrong publisher, enduring the nightmare of dealing with an incompetent editor, proofreader, and designer, I’m in need of expert advice!  So, tomorrow I’m meeting with someone who has a close connection to the top literary agent in Canada.  Wish me luck!  Hope the lunch is good, too!

It’s Showtime!

Thursday, January 6th, 2011

My bookus interruptus made it’s first public appearance last night, in spite of my publishing problems!  After waiting for several other aspiring writers to read and perform, it was my turn … to walk to the podium.  I admitted to my audience that this was, in fact, my first time before the mic, and then began to read.  What fun!  It was quite intoxicating, hearing my words – the ones I’d been working on for more than a year – being sent out to others.  I’m going to do it again!  At the same time, I’m trying to break my contract with the publisher I’ve been dealing with.   Wish me luck!