Sunday, September 30, 2012

My Book is Published! And Other Stuff

Or for those of you who are (still) finding my blog in Spanish... Mi libro es publicado!  Seriously, I have no idea what is wrong with my blog so keep and eye on this space, I may be switching over to soon.
On a happier note, I think I have everything done for my book to be published, both the paperback version on Amazon and the Kindle version.  I believe it will take about 48 hours for it to actually be listed so my project for today is to finish the website for the book and make a Facebook page for it.  I am also going to order about 20 books and have friends in Washington shop them around to various bookstores, Chambers of Commerce, tourism organizations, etc.  I need to develop a guerrilla (read, free) marketing program!
p.s.  When the Amazon link goes live I will of course post it here.

Another project for this week is having a "going away" party for one of the cousins.  She comes to Las Vegas for a few months each year and on Wednesday she will be heading home so we told her and everyone else that we will have a party for her.  The only problem is that this is a tight month financially (we paid a year of house insurance, six months of car insurance, gave money to one of the kids for house repairs, and we live on a fixed income!) so our budget is stretched super this this month but since we set up the party, we need to pay for all of the food for the party.  Yikes.  So we are putting together an inexpensive menu and I will blog about our success (or lack thereof) next week.  Have a great Sunday!

Another p.s.  If you have ever had the idea of writing and publishing your own book, I highly recommend that you do so.  It is such a cool experience and these days you don't have to suffer through rejections from multiple publishers...just write and self publish and it really is as easy as that!


  1. Congratulations!! Looks wonderful! :)

  2. You can get a free amazon widget to paste on your blog for sales. Good luck!

  3. "Mi libro es publicado!"
    lol! That's rolling with the punches! Unfortunately your blog is shown in my reader again as Vetor S.A
    The link to your post works correctly, but there is no Cash Only Living Link. I think it may be time to make a change in your platform unless there is a way to contact blogger help to fix it.
    Congratulations on your book! The cover is beautiful!

  4. Congratulations - hope you are celebrating!

  5. congratulations on the book! great idea for a travel book and love the cover, hope it does well.