Friday, March 26, 2010
My New Book "nameless faces" Listed on Amazon.com
Taken at the Botanical Gardens and Used as The Cover for "nameless faces"
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Well, it has been quite a journey. My new poetry book release has just been published and is now available on Amazon.com. This is my first "full length" book of poetry and what makes it even more special is that it is self published. You never really know the meaning of self published until you go through the process.
To be honest, in the very beginning I thought "there's no way I can do this." However it was not difficult at all and was for me a very exciting process. I learned so much about formatting, working with Microsoft word and PDF files that I feel like a pro :) Seriously though, I had a blast publishing this book and to see it on Amazon.com is really something special.
I have to admit that there was one particular day when dealing with the Table of Contents formatting through Word Doc. was making me crazy. I was pulling my hair out at one point though the good news is I pulled much of the gray out. However, you learn through trial and error.
The book depicts some of my journey through Hong Kong in 2008 with the bulk of the poetry focused on my love of nature and respect for all living things. I write from the heart and that's what you will find throughout the pages of "nameless faces," my heart. I wanted to use a photo of the Botanical Gardens for the cover which you can see above. I literally have hundreds of photos of the gardens and the one I chose for some reason just stood out and begged "pick me." Designing the cover was for me the best part of creating this book. I love playing around with photos and designing things so I enjoyed that aspect very much.
Being able to get my work out to an audience using the CreateSpace platform was a fantastic experience. It was easy, fun and the time lines were wonderful. It only took two days for the book to appear on Amazon.com after my final approval. I was amazed. I would love to create a photo book with CreateSpace as well. I have absolutely no idea how to do that but then again, I had no idea how to self publish a book a couple of weeks ago.
I want to again thank Christy Pinheiro at PassKey Publications. Her detailed how-to on self publishing gave me the tools I needed to complete this book.
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