So, I’ve been sitting on two manuscripts for eight months. I didn’t research any publishers. I just sat on them in fear…you know the sink or swim theory? Well, I came to the conclusion (I’m a slow learner at times!) that I can’t possibly swim if I don’t jump in the water.
I often tell my own children to do their best and one asked me why I hadn’t published yet… When the words I tell others smacked me in the face I decided to get with it. I formatted the manuscripts for Kindle and print. And then, I actually pushed the publish button on the first one. The second one will come along in a few weeks.
I found there’s a big difference between book formatting and kindle formatting…and even bigger issues when using a significant amount of photographs. Due to the expense of color printing, my paperback version will be in black and white. I would have to price my book too high to even break even, and would still take a loss per book with expanded distribution. I want it affordable and accessible.
The first book is titled Stepping into the Wilderness. It is book of sixty affirmations. Each has an accompanying photograph and is followed by a set of five questions for pondering or journaling to promote inner growth and a set of five writing exercises/prompts to enrich the writing experience. Here’s the link to the Kindle version.
The second book is titled Swimming the River. It has the same premise of sixty affirmations, photographs, questions and exercises. This one will be published within the next few weeks.
These books are part one and two of a series called Responsible Living. In all, each book contains a total of six hundred questions/prompts/exercises for the reflective person.
The print version of Stepping into the Wilderness will be available in a few days. I will post the link when it becomes available as well as when the second book hits the market. Here is the link to the Kindle version of Stepping into the Wilderness.
It feels good to get my feet wet. Sink or Swim…I guess we’ll see.