Wool Gathering

Have been wool gathering for longer than I should, but almost have enough to knit another story together. In the mean time, I’ve been trying to update the covers on a few books. Not sure I improved the look on the Ghost Warrior but since it has sold a few more copies, must not be any worse than before.

Updated Happy Girl, same picture, just removed the filters and enlarged the image size to fill the cover. getBook.at/HG

Updated both titles in the Myth Retold Series. The Mermaid’s Gift now has the subtitle of Glimmer of Moonlight so it is more in line with the first novel. getBook.at/TMG

The second novel, Glitter of Magic, now has the subtitle of The Knight and the Fairy. getBook.at/GOM

Realize should change the title not the subtitle on the mermaid story, but you can only make interior and cover changes, without getting a new ISBN number, and when you do, you lose your reviews. At least both have similar words on the front and both hint at their genre and fantasy characters now.

Think these two may never get going. Few reviews have been kind and the Beta readers were enthusiastic.  Of course, I loved them too. Have them as young adult and this may not be the right audience. They just aren’t selling.

There is an enormous amount that goes into successfully publishing a book. Guess that is why we are left with only five big name publishers. All the mid-level and small press publishing firms have vanished. What remains, besides the super publishers, are a lot of businesses assisting authors to self-publish. And of course, the thousands of new Indie-publishing authors. At times I think I have figured out how to make it all work, at others, I feel totally clueless. It is super competitive too, 5400 new ebooks each month.

Reviews are so hard to come by.  Appreciate everyone who has ever taken the time to read and review one of them.  You people are awesome.

Here is a joke my sister, a retired lawyer, sent me.

Heart-Warming Lawyer Story

One  afternoon a lawyer was riding in his limousine when he saw  two men along the road-side eating grass.
Disturbed, he ordered his driver  to stop and got out to investigate.

> He asked one man, “Why are you  eating grass?”

> “We don’t have any money for food,” the poor man  replied.  “We have to eat grass.”

> “Well, then, you can come with me to my house and I’ll feed you.”  the lawyer said.

> “But sir, I  have a wife and two children with me. They are over there, under that  tree.”

> “Bring them along,” the lawyer replied

> Turning to  the other poor man he stated, “You may come with us, also.”
> The second  man, in a pitiful voice, then said, “But sir, I also have a wife and  SIX children with me!”

> “Bring them all as well,” the lawyer  answered.

> They all entered the car, which was no easy task, even for a car as large as the limousine was.

> Once under way, one of  the poor fellows turned to the lawyer and said, “Sir, you are too kind. Thank you for taking all of us with you.”

> The lawyer  replied, “Glad to do it. You’ll really love my place. The grass is almost a foot high.”

> Come  on now…you really didn’t think there was such a thing as a heart-warming lawyer story.. did you?
Kind of made me think of all these Syrian refugees and the countries welcoming them.

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