Monday, December 5, 2011


   The books have been out for awhile. Down home is listed on Amazon and Solstice Publishing and On My Own is only listed at Lulu.com so far. I hate to say it but it looks like  outside of a very narrow audience their just not going to be very popular. I think that at least part of the problem is that they are both overpriced. I knew Lulu being a print on demand place was going to end up being expensive but I thought I'd go ahead and give it a try. The disappointing part was that I didn't know that Solstice was also going to send Down Home to the same type of publisher. I thought Solstice was a real publisher and they would do the print books themselves. Their contract says the book will be published first as an E-Book and later as a print book. I have no problem with the E-Book. A lot of people are getting the readers nowadays, hell, I even have one myself. But I still enjoy the feel of a real printed book in my hands and I believe a lot of other people do also. The problem with Solstice is they don't tell you they use a POD Publisher. The first I heard of it was when the print version came up on Amazon and had Createspace listed as the publisher. I guess my dream was for anyone to be able to walk into a bookstore and pick up a copy but unfortunately, that's not going to happen. I do want everyone to know that if you think the books aren't interesting enough to pay the price that the online people are asking I don't blame you at all, I'm not sure I'd pay their price even knowing it's my own book!
   I regret now not just keeping on adding my stories to this blog at least there seemed to be a lot of interest in them while I was doing that. Now that I have the contract with Solstice I can't add the new ones that are in the book. I did really enjoy checking to see who all had been checking this blog out and being totally amassed at all the different countries that were represented here.
   I still enjoy trying to put a few stories on here and as long as I think I can get a smile out of someone I'll keep working at it. There might be a little space between them for awhile. But if you can bear with me I'll see what I can come up with.