Stepping Away From the Giant

rev-coverSo after a lot of thought, discussions with my husband, and doing a fair amount of research, I have come to a decision.  In the grand scheme of things it is not that big a decision, and it may prove to be the wrong one.  But the decision still needs to be made.

I have decided to not offer or promote my next book, The Revelation of Jack on Amazon.

There, I said it.  I am stepping away from the giant.

Now the reasons for this, I have, are varied- and perhaps I will detail them in a later post.  I haven’t decided yet. The last thing, I want, is to set off a firestorm of fighting between Amazon supporters and detractors.  To each their own, I say, and if you find Amazon is the best choice for you then I say go for it.

No, this blog post is to take a look at some of the alternatives that I will be using to promote, and hopefully sell my books in the future.  They are in no particular order, and I invite you to check them out as both readers and authors- I think you’ll find that they measure up to the giant in question in terms of quality, customer service, and author relations.

Writing, Communication and other Frustrating Activities

What a week. For those who dream of a writer’s life, let me bring you in on a little secret. Yes, it is worth it, but there are times when tearing your hair out do seem like a more enjoyable pastime.

Earlier this week I had the distinct pleasure of talking with a small publisher and distributor in the Chicago region concerning The Spring and Autumn Murders . I met him through a friend, and he was considering helping me out with the distribution of the book by featuring it, possibly in his 2013 catalog.

I was happy and excited to meet with the gentlemen, and of course a bit wary. True, I had done my research and hadn’t discovered anything bad about him or the company he worked for, but still, this book is precious to me. I wanted to both allow it to spread its wings and keep it protected from the predators that might exist. Still, with a mixture of hesitation, trepidation, and a fair amount of excitement I went to the meeting.

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