It’s odd, this ebook journey. I find myself getting asked the same questions:
Where can I buy your book?
Not at the bookstore in town?
Oh. Not in print. (the tone changes right here. I’m sure you can hear it if you’re an indie ebook author)
Me: (wary now, but willing to be honest.) No, not in print. I published it myself electronically
Then the eyes glaze over. Either confusion sets in or it’s judgement. When I explain what it means to readers, they’re ok with it; when I explain to other writers, they get that other look in their eye. The one I’m sure I had in my eyes when I first heard about epublishing, the one, if you’re a writer, I’m sure you’ve had in your eyes at one time or other. The one that says, “Oh, then you couldn’t find someone to publish you.” The look that says, “Your writing sucks.”
Well, that might be the case. You can judge that one for yourself. But I thought I’d outline this process over the next weeks to kind of help folks out. To help explain myself. To inspire other writers in the same boat as me. To…enlighten…the masses. So visit often. I plan to give a good thorough but brief account of what put me here for those interested.