Yesterday was a very awesome day. It was a day that I’ll always remember. It was the day that the proof for the print version of my book arrived.
As a writer you put in countless hours to develop a story full of great characters with an exciting plot. You write, you read, you write, you change, you read etc (you get the picture). You get to the point to where you publish your e-book which is a major milestone – “Yay for me!” you say, “I’ve reached my goal.”
Then you set your next goal. I need to sell to the bazillion people who I know are desperately waiting for my book to change their lives. I need these superfans to know that Quest One is ready. To do this it’s as simple as finding this ‘word of mouth’ dude so he/she can help me out. I’ve mentioned this dude before, and I have to say I’m still looking – has anyone seen him/her? Is he/she reading this right now? Is it you?
Are you so fascinated by Quest One and the irresistible lure of four more totally magnificent quests that you have the uncontrollable urge to tell every living human that you meet, or to Tweet to all your loyal followers, or to tell all your Facebook friends, or to tell all of your Goodreads or book club friends that this is such an amazing story full of action / adventure / magic / time-travel that the whole family will be better for reading it. Well, if it isn’t you then can you ask someone else for me and put them in contact with me?
Before long you find that you have another goal. One that will be awesome and that will be the magic bullet that will start the ball rolling to magnificent success. For me that next goal was to offer my book in print. In this age of ebooks it’s a huge revelation. This would be a fantastic way cater for all of the readers (kids and adult) who don’t have an Amazon Kindle or iDevice. They could actually buy and read a paperback book.
What a totally unique idea I’ve come up with – I’ll be the only one who has ever thought of it. This is going to give me the edge and it’s going to see my book snapped up as quickly as the last donut on the Simpsons dinner table.
So, once I had this amazing idea I set the wheels in motion to get Quest One into print. Now it’s here and it is the most beautiful thing I have ever laid my eyes upon (except for my wife and kids – I need this disclaimer in here). It is revolutionary. It has a sturdy glossy colorful cover that hugs 220 pages made from paper, keeping them all in the right order – this is a very important feature that will assist those who read it. It weighs something and I can even turn it over and look at the back cover – yes, you did read that, it has a back cover which is as equally sturdy and glossy and colorful as the front cover. This book has also been specially designed so that it can stand upright on a bookshelf. Once you have more than one they can stand next to each other with the name of the book showing on its spine.
Like a proud parent I’ve taken some cool and cute pictures of my new arrival and it looks as beautiful from any angle. I’ve limited myself to sharing only one of them with you on here, but if anyone would like one to put on their mantle in a frame just let me know and I’ll see what I can arrange. And I don’t think this adoration is just because I’m biased – it’s because it really is a beautiful thing.
Who knows, this paperback book thing might just take off. Once my soon to be superfans cast their eyes on it they won’t be able to resist – they’ll want at least one of their own. Do you?
Are you ready to join the Quest?
Jump there now … http://www.amazon.com/Quest-One-Golden-Scarab-ebook/dp/B006X00KVA/