As you can see it has been almost a year since I announced the completion of my fictional memoir ” Leaving Cleveland.” What am I up to? Well, as one literary agent expressed ” You are a good writer and this is a good story and we would be interested in representing you BUT……you are not famous, yet.” He was absolutely right. Not to be deterred, I decided to go the self-publishing route. I am have researching the best way and have learned a lot about self-publishing and publishing on demand. The more I have learned the clearer it became that for this book it is the best way. I have been in contact with BookBaby and have gotten all their info and costs. I will be also applying for a grant through the college I teach photography , Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design. They award grants to help their faculty complete projects they are working on. If I do receive the grant, the wheels will be in motion and I hope to have this book out by early fall, just in time for the holiday season.
If you have been following my posts you will also notice that I have changed the title to Leaving Cleveland. When you follow the upcoming posts and read the book will make more sense. So please sign up for notices of new posts and tell your friends. If you are new to this blog , you can read some of the entries, although I will be submitting more entries in each new post as I keep you up to date with my experience of self publishing. I have also made a slight change to the cover, let me know what you think and if you have any suggestions. See if you can guess what the story is about by the cover….My goal is to post once a week and as things start to getting closer to publishing date even more.
Some Exciting News…Read On
Hi, I wanted to share some exciting news and developments concerning my book “Leaving Cleveland” .
1: I have been reaching out to notable writers to see if they would read my book and if they liked it would write a blurb for the back of the book. I am excited to say Murray Horwitz said YES!!! Although he may not be on your radar, he has an amazing career in the Arts. Most notable he is the creator of the Tony Award winning musical ” Ain’t Misbehavin’” . In addition he is a special guest on NPR and helped launch the very successful show ” Wait.,Wait, Don’t Tell Me.” He is a very talented person and I am so excited he wants to read my book…I hope he likes it ….
2: I have created a publishing company called ” Boulder Point Publishing ” and Leaving Cleveland will be the first title. The story behind the name is from a trail I would run/hike in the Bitterroots of Montana about 1 mile in I would see this amazing mountain with a knob, called Boulder Point. The logo is a rendered photo of the point.
3: 11 Days Left in my Kickstarter Campaign.
Although I have met my goal on Kickstarter I still have a 11 days to raise more funds, that will help me launch this book. There are some great awards for your pledges, your name in the book; a first edition signed copy , hardbound…a signed paperback and of course your choice of a sign photo from my awarding winning images on my website and more ….so please pledge. For those who have pledged a bit thank you for your generosity..and welcome to the journey….Click on the this link to learn more about the Kickstarter Campaign