Today was a little hard for me,
I found out that my ebook Publisher, Pronoun, is shutting down for good in January. As a result, I pulled my book from their website and ebooks are going to be offline until further notice. This is both a blessing and a curse because I really loved publishing through them.
I chose to Publish through Pronoun because I really believed in their mission to provide free ebook publishing services to writers. They helped me find a cover designer, make my ebook, market it and design a page which I could advertise through. I was one of their early users and have been with them since the beginning. I was also very excited for their upcoming features and services. They set me up with my favorite online bookstores, and I appreciated all their news articles and advice for self-published authors. I'm really sad that they are shutting down for good, but I understand that not all missions and businesses like theirs are profitable enough to survive. It was a fun run, Pronoun, and I thank you for getting me started in helping my dreams become a reality. You helped me Publish my first book and bring it to family and friends for their enjoyment. I'm grateful for that experience, because you made it pretty effortless.
The good news is that I plan to re-publish my book through another site soon, but it may take me awhile to get the formatting finished, as Pronoun required a completely different manuscript layout. Since I'm in the middle of NaNoWriMo this month, I find myself short on time as it is, with much of my free hours spent writing and recovering from a nasty cold. Getting sick is the worst. The other good news is that my book will be available through many more channels and formats, and hopefully be able to reach more readers as a result. Maybe this will be a good change for my book as I finish up the sequel in the series. I'm trying to focus on the positives.
It's been awhile since I added to my blog, partly because of moving in July, getting a new job in August, and most recently getting engaged to my partner of seven years at the end of October. Life has just been one crazy change after another--and all for the better, but now that things are settling down I'm doing my best to return to my happy place which is the sound of the keyboard keys as I frantically type the next exciting scene in the Andraos series.
Have a wonderful November!