After some thought, I have decided to sell Squeaking Pips books on Alibris as well as at other venues.
I'll be putting links up to the books in the Squeaking Pips Store over the next week.
In the meantime, feel free to visit the my little outpost over on Alibris. I'm still working on it, but eventually I'll figure that world out, too.
In the next week or so, I plan to have a presence in one other site, as well. This one is specifically for indie authors.
For those of you who are not authors but enjoying visiting my blog, let me explain that being an independent author is a difficult undertaking. Not only does the indie author need to write, edit and employ editors, and create covers or pay to have the created, but we are also our own publicity and marketing departments. The terrible truth is that those last two items are jobs in themselves.
Most authors, being introverts, are terrible at at marketing and publicity. At the very least, those two things are the most awkward, uncomfortable part of our job description. It's a major effort to get out there and tell people that our new book is going to rock their world.
"Why is that?" you ask.
Glad you posed the question.
It's because we authors also are quivering, fearful masses of jelly every time we release a new work. We tend to be full of self-doubt. "Is this thing any good at all? Does it stink on ice and I just don't know it?" And the list of insecure questions goes on an on.
Let me close by saying, "Have pity on the poor indie writer and, for heaven's sake, please buy one of our books."
I love your support if you've already done this. And, if you're willing, please get the word out there. Eli and Maggie and the gang have some great stories to tell the world. And, yes, I feel weird saying that, but Eli says, "It's true," and he's a good newspaperman. Right?
Janet Stafford, Squeaking Pips Founder