Wednesday, January 25, 2012

I’m Joining the Movement!

I’ve decided to join the movement – to self-publish! While I thoroughly enjoyed having two books "traditionally" published and hope to walk that path again, the idea of self-publishing a collection of short stories is rather exciting.

It’s been over a decade since I submitted one of the stories to a few magazines, only to learn there was no interest in my anthropomorphic blackbird. But as I looked over my somewhat dusty drafts I also found flaws in the writing, which further explains the rejections. So there’s editing in my immediate future along with additional research on which service to use. Amazon? Smashwords? Lulu? Do I want an ebook and hard copies or just an ebook? What about the title? Do I really like Tail Winds or should it be Trail Winds? Decisions, decisions, decisions! All good. All fun.

Speaking of fun, as you can see I’ve already developed the first draft of my cover, though it needs more work. Now that was a blast! No fretting over what the publisher or cover artist might want, just me and Photoshop in the dark of the night. Heh!

I’m joining the movement! Are you?

~ Folio


  1. Congrats! From my experience, you sell alot more books by going to amazon directly than from using smashwords as an amazon distributor. Good luck. Love the cover BTW.

  2. Nice cover...
    And you and other writers are tempting me to go the same route. Inkpot

  3. Wow! This is news! I"m excited for your new project. I think one market (self pub) will feed off the other market (Traditional) and visa versa. Good luck. I can't wait to read them!

  4. Yay! So glad those stories will see the light of day! I'll be interested in what you find out about the various venues.

  5. Folio, I love the cover and look forward to seeing the story published! great idea!

    S. Petrel