Category «Adventures in Self-Publishing»

Meeting “My” Readers

One of the magnificent aspects of self-publishing is actually encountering your readers. When I read at a bookstore and signed books, I hardly ever got to speak more than three sentences to any book-buyer. Earlier today I was preparing a mailing of two copies of LOVE LIKE A DOG, from an order placed on my …

Meeting “Animal” Readers

This is my first book about dogs (in Animal Studies departments referred to as “nonhuman animals.”) Which means that, although I’ve gone to dog parks and beaches and through the neighborhood on dog walks, and although I used to volunteer at an animal shelter, I am suddenly meeting many more dog people than ever before. …

My Mother & Books

My mother used to leave people’s homes saying, “Well, they had a nice library.” Or “Can you believe it, not one book in sight! Do you think they even read???” My sister and I grew up believing that books had to be seen, saved, and, most importantly, displayed. Because of this we both have spent …

I Dream of Michael Vick

In Publishers Weekly, an article about Book Expo America a striking quote by Diane Gedymin, (founder of The Publishers Desk) appears: “Eighty-three percent of Americans dream of writing a book before they die.” Now that’s’ a majority. But 83% of Americans aren’t reading books. I want to know why would a person want others to …

AWARDS for Love Like A Dog, 2011!

Love Like A Dog won First Place in the category First Novel from the “Next Generation Indie Book Awards.” The awards were announced on May 24th, 2011, in NYC at the Plaza. Love Like A Dog was also a finalist in the category: Animals/Pets Books. Read more about: Next Generation Indie Book Awards Love Like …