It’s approximately one month until the release of my next book.
What’s odd is I don’t have a single ‘book signing’ scheduled. No bookstore, library, or otherwise. And I’m not sure if that’s good or bad at this point.
My last book release was almost three years ago. At that time, print books were still doing well. Bookstores were beginning to slide, but there were only a couple eReaders on the market. My appearances were fewer than other releases, but I still did well.
But since the majority of my books now sell in eBook format, I’m just not sure that traveling across the East Coast to do signings for physical books is a financially sound idea. Fifty dollars in gas, eight-nine hours of my time, and all to sell a couple dozen books? Maybe? It’s just not worth it anymore.
Times have changed. Time to adapt to the new market. I think focusing on eBook sales and my seminars will be my best course of action.
I’ll miss those physical appearances though. Nothing like meeting fans face to face.
For those of you who’ve been around a while, does that sound familiar? And if you’re a new writer or author, does the idea of fifty signings a year scare you? At the time, I just did what I had to do…
I won’t have a post this Friday, but I didn’t want you to miss out on the inspirational images. You guys have viewed my photography for ages now, so I decided to show you some images I could brag on a bit.
My husband is a computer graphic artist, and below are some of the fun images he’s done. Most are a few years old, but his work has appeared in more places than you can imagine. He is incredibly talented, using 3D Studio Max, Z-Brush, and PhotoShop to create his masterpieces. I’ve also including his animated movie, Steve’s Bad Day, if you have time to watch it. (Yes, I was two of the voices.) Enjoy!