I will soon be a self-published author. And let me tell ya, it’s a lot of work! Through the Seasons with The Write Gardener is on schedule for publication this coming spring. Sources say that I should have begun announcing this a year ago because of the added work it’ll take to promote it myself. They say I’ll be competing with new books being readied for publication via traditional methods and that it’ll take much more labor to promote my self-published book. I was supposed to be making weekly announcements on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Bebo, and numerous other social networking sites (Oh my! I don’t have a Bebo account!) but I’ve been kind of lax.
Several of my friends have self-published works: Phillip Hartsock has three books, his latest can be had at a 15% discount; photographer extraordinaire Elizabeth Tenerelli has just released her first book of photographs paired with poems from the likes of Shakespeare, Browning, and Marlowe; and LK Hunsaker has self-published five books (I’m impressed with LK’s energy!). My first self-published book will be a collection of gardening articles from the past six years. I’ll include a few stories from here and there as well, and some favorite recipes. Illustrations are being drawn by my brother Don Conner, and you’ll not believe how great his work is until you see it, so please plan on buying a copy of Through the Seasons when it hits the book stores this coming spring. Of course you can always contact me personally for a signed copy.
MERRY CHRISTMAS and HAPPY NEW YEAR!!