A little something enjoyable from another blogger.
So there’s snow in the mountains and sun down here-most of the time. Saturday was the first time Stella (a calico kitty) saw hail. She’s an indoor kitty so she hasn’t felt it yet but being that she’s only 1 1/2, she may in her lifetime depending on where and when I move.
Still looking for a job- or I should say normal job. I don’t consider working at home normal-even for those that are able to survive on it.
Anyway, so for the second half of this month: Working on Rice book,getting job offers here and there and started a new collage. Eeh, no much.
Sorry I haven’t posted for such a long time. I’ve had computer and personal issues that just made it almost impossible to do things as usual. Anyway, The Pioneer Girl project which I spoke of in a previous article is done. Here is the link for more details:
Being a entrepreneur or ‘Trep may sound like the opposite of being a writer; instead of being out there and open to new ideas or whatever strikes your fancy,”Treps usually follow well worn paths to success – or at least find some new technique that will take them there. That being said, knowing how to take the business part of your writing life by the hand and make it work for you you and knowing how to self promote is important.
This is a great article I found at Techcrunch.com that better explains what I mean and talks about taking “write what you know” to a whole newlevel: that of self publicity for your writing.
At the beginning of the year when I was planning on getting my first ebook published, I became aware of a lot of Amazon Publishing bashing that goes on. Though I do know they have some questionable practices such as lowering the price of your book on Amazon without letting you know let alone asking permission, for me Amazon has been an exercise in learning about e-publishing and what works and what doesn’t, what I will accept in terms of my books and other venues for e-publishing and self publishing not to mention how brick and mortar bookstores feel about books put together physically by online book sellers. For me Amazon has been easy, fun, and helpful and I find alot of my clients only want to deal with them so they can’t be all that bad.
So this is my latest venture onto Amazon epublishing. SoonI ‘ll tackle setting up a real book with CreateSpace, the division of Amazon which deals with publishing of physicals like books and CDs. http://www.amazon.com/Color-Book-Poetry-Sheila-Gazlay-ebook/dp/B00NO6GMOK/ref=sr_1_3?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1411406952&sr=1-3&keywords=Gazlay