We now take a break from celebrating the sixth anniversary of my first e-book (by quoting each chapter) to celebrate my latest book!
A paperback of VISION BENT (half-blind poems) has officially been available since March 1st. Unofficially, the book has been available since February 22nd because I accidentally published it on the 21st.
I was pretty much ready when either my ring finger or pinky brushed the "Publish" button as I zoomed in my tablet's screen with my thumb and pointy finger. I had not ordered a proof copy, and I had to wait until Amazon approved VISION BENT to do anything else. Thankfully, that only took 24 hours, but then I had to decide to either unpublish or to move forward by ordering a copy.
I didn't want to start from scratch, so I kept my mouth mostly shut and placed my order. Then I had to wait, which is my favorite pastime. One week of agonizing over what my book might look like while worrying someone might order it before I was ready. It's weird to be happy about no one purchasing my book.
My copy arrived a day earlier than scheduled and I held my breath while opening the padded envelope. (insert suspense music here) I could see, through my Mad Scientist Glasses, that I loved everything about how the VISION BENT paperback looked. I also enjoyed how the cover felt under my fingertips, but I was disappointed over the lack of smell. It must have something to do with how Amazon prints books. Guess they need to market a "new book" scent for paperbacks.
A half-blind freakboy & his book
Thank you to any readers, both digital & physical, for finding life within my words.
P.S. Much like the paperback, the VISION BENT trailer has been live for awhile. I didn't want to say much about the video until the paperback was officially available.