Someone once said, ‘Why don’t you self-publish?’

‘No,’ I answered, stamping my foot. ‘I won’t do it, I just won’t do it.’

Then someone said, ‘Why don’t you publish as an eBook?’

‘No, I won’t do it, I just won’t….’

I did it!

Okay, so it’s a cop out.  A cop out, because a part of me is wondering, shouldn’t I still be thrashing around in the publishing sea with all the other fish. At least till I get hooked and thrown back.

The other part sees logic, and knows when thrashing can…just…wear…you…out….zzz

EBooks are 'THE big thing' at the moment and anyone like me who can’t get published, would be crazy to turn down an opportunity to be among the winners of the ePublishing racket.

There was a program on the radio last week, all about a couple of unknown authors who posted their eBooks on Amazon and got over a million hits.  I did the math. 99p less 65% commission per book is…a lot.

That’s when I posted mine and went live on Monday.

24 hours later, I have 3 buyers. (I am Euphoric). Only 999,999,997 to go and I’ll be a millionaire. But, better still, I had a great review. It was so good, if my mother was alive, I would have sworn she wrote it.  The guy, scriptinator, called it brilliant, innovative and stylish. Don’t you just love him as much as I do?

(If scriptinator is reading this, come out and I’ll give you that tenner I owe you).

Everyone else…To help me reach my million and to enable me to continue in the manner I’ve become accustomed to, despite a lack of funds, you can buy ‘the Perfects’ on kindle version here:-

http://www.amazon.co.uk/The-Perfects-ebook/dp/B0059LY66Y/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&m=A3TVV12T0I6NSM&s=digital-text&qid=1309717668&sr=1-1

Or here, for all other formats...

https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/71102

I’ll keep you posted.

I bet you’re waiting with baited breath aren’t you?

Wendyxxx
Fiona
7/6/2011

Dear Wendy,

Just a thought - if you're trying to sell ebooks, you might want to take the free version of The Perfects off bookrix.

Good luck x

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Wendy
7/6/2011

Hi Fiona,

Unfortunately I can't do that because the Bookrix edition is in a competition.

In any event, you can't download the Bookrix one, so I'm not overly concerned.

Thank you for your concern.
Best wishes
Wendyx

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Patrick Lee
7/23/2011

Hi Wendy:)
I was particularly interested in your homepage post. Yeah, it's a bit** out there in traditional publishing land! At least the agents who responded to you...responded! Have you revised and resent queries???
and, yep, the punctuation always goes inside the ending quotes:)
I've read The Perfects...you are accomplished!

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Patrick Lee
7/23/2011

Lol...
I just read this post on ebook publishing, Wendy. I SWORE when ebooks just began to get noticed a few years back that I would NEVER, EVER do it that way! Then I heard about Amanda Hocking. Hmm... Haven't bought any of her books at Amazon Kindle, but it changed my thinking. Yes, I'll buy The Perfects:)
The neat thing about having a book published traditionally is the gratification you as an author receive. Plus it's a major add to your bio/credits. There are many reasons to write, "getting rich" is only one of them, right? Sigh.

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avid fan
8/14/2011

Wendy!

How are you? WHERE are you? I miss your irreverent humor, your honest confessions of your highs and lows as a writer and your witty social commentary! Please come back to us...

Yours sincerely,

an avid fan

xxxx

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