Well, it was like giving birth to a cannonball, but I finished getting the book edited, proofed and angsted over enough to submit it to Amazon.com for publishing. So it is “live” for your viewing (and hopefully, buying) pleasure. The Kindle edition may or may not be coming soon. I’ve gotten mixed messages from them over content, so it just depends on who reviews it, I guess. Let’s hope I get someone who wasn’t potty trained too early and tends toward an anal retentive personality. We’ll see.
Kindle Update: So I did get an anal retentive for content reviewer and they’re not letting me publish on Kindle because I have one small excerpt from Robert Louis Stevenson’s poem The Land of Counterpane” that was published in 1905. Consequently, they’re saying that material is “widely available” on the internet, so I can’t include it in my copyright. I’m assuming that’s what the problem is because they don’t bother to tell you. Oh, well. The book’s still available in the old-fashioned way as a hard copy. Sorry. 😦
Kindle Update 2.0: I emailed the Kindle folks yesterday and asked them to please let me know what content they were objecting to and I got a reply from a different person this time who included a link to one of my own blog posts. This person was allowing me to re-submit my book files for consideration, at least. The last bimbo completely axed it from the site. So I jumped through some more hoops and we’ll see (again) in a couple of days if I get dispensation for my sin of claiming rights to my own work. Sheesh.
Kindle Update (Final): Okay, so now they’ve approved my book for Kindle and it’s live on Amazon.com. Apparently another reviewer felt it did, indeed, meet their guidelines for publishing. Woo hoo. No sales of either version yet, but I remain optimistic. I have big plans for that $1.95 in royalties.
Anyway, thank you to everyone who commented (or lurked and didn’t comment but laughed along with us) on my blog posts “Notes From The Elder Care Underground” which was the heart and soul of this book.
Your kind words and encouragement meant a lot to me. This one is for you.