Self-Publishing Part 12: the Book Hunts for 500 Buyers or A Marathon, Not a Sprint

Going it Mostly Alone: the Publishing Path of A Perfect Blindness

Speaking of marathons, A Perfect Blindness has been out for about 6 months.

Sales?

Not nearly what I wanted, hoped, nor planned for. I’m creaking along with about half of what I need for the first milestone (with an asterisk explained later).

Likely owing to that I’ve avoided doing what’s important. By which I mean the hard parts. Been busy as hell. But not getting what I need to get done: outreach. The letting people know the book exists part. The scary part. Read More

Self-Publishing Part 10: The Launch Nears and a Forgotten Service

Going it Mostly Alone: the Publishing Path of A Perfect Blindness

Starting in March , the month before the launch, I’d begun writing a long essay, describing all the steps I’ve taken with A Perfect Blindness from my initial decision to self-publish, through getting onto the Traditional Publishing Path, each round of editing and all secondary paths and distractions along the way to getting the Rising Star designation and then a few tentative paragraphs about the Star designation, including various misunderstandings, issues, bumps and ego strokes. But, I included some factual items that I only surmised, so I was able to convince my Rising Star contact to look it over to answer the questions I had about how iUniverse worked, such as the percentage of people who get whatever level of designation. While she looked over what was to become the main thrust of this blog, I went back over my own route to make sure I didn’t miss anything along the way to include later in the blog. Read More

Will Creationism Be Booted From Texas Textbooks For Good?

Yes Virgina, it does seem that actual science has a place science classrooms in Texas.   Source: Will Creationism Be Booted From Texas Textbooks For Good?

Missouri’s Amendment 3 Is A Wolf In Sheep’s Clothing

by wlancehunt in Church-State

Source: Missouri’s Amendment 3 Is A Wolf In Sheep’s Clothing   Within this noble-sounding law to implement a cigarette tax to help improve health care and access to early childhood education hides a sneak around Missouri’s own constitution prohibiting government endorsement of and aid to religious institutions. These places already get tax exemption; they already get privileges not afforded to other […]

White Nationalism Moves Republican Mainstream in Montana

  Montana Republicans Warmly Embrace a White Nationalist’s Legislative Candidacy One of many examples of White Nationalism moving from the fringe to the mainstream through the Republican party: The nice clean cut boy from a small town in Montana, winning the support of the local and state Republican party, yet “[w]hat many voters may not realize, […]

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