Getting your work out there

This is as much for me as it is for you. I was browsing Warren Ellis’ blog feed today (he has an interesting mix of stuff) and he posted a link to the Not .99 Method DIY iBookstore.

If you are considering self publishing your work you should check it out.

Of course, you’ll have to do the marketing yourself, but that is pretty standard if you are working toward self publishing. Anyway, I think it is a cool method and I wanted to have the link around later if I decide to go that route. I also hate that everything is priced at .99. Thanks car makers, putting that car at 9,999 is a huge difference from 10,000. OMG an extra digit, I think my brain is melting…

Of course the drawback to this method is you won’t show up on Amazon or Apple or whomever you want to share the pie with. What’s that you say? You don’t want to share the pie with the corporate machine? I don’t want this to turn in to a “sell out vs wither in anonymity” debate. This is merely one method to consider when you are holding that manuscript you slaved over for months or years of your life.

Ahem.

As for me, life has been life. Writing has been sporadic, much as life. Had some great times with the kids sledding over the weekend. Started reading The Way of Kings by Brandon Sanderson (a book which makes an excellent argument for ebooks. I won’t take the massive tome from my house, which is making reading slow to say the least. I am enjoying the book, but man it is huge. I can has digital copy with my dead tree version plzkthx.) Getting ready for that trip to the big D.

Feel like some equilibrium will be coming along soon. Though the only time life is going to let up, it will already be too late. So best to make of it what I can.

I feel sorely tempted to count these posts toward overall word count. But that just feels like cheating.