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Cloud Eight
06-05-2011, 08:28 PM
This was not my original goal, but I’m gonna go ahead and call it an accomplishment.

My ebook BADWATER has just been pubbed.

I’ve spent longer than I care to think on sub, and a month ago my agent suggested, and I agreed, to take my novel ebook. Partly because the subject matter is timely (nuclear safety) and, um, partly because editors weren’t doing a cage-match to buy it.

It’s been a lot of work: cover, maps, formatting…well, just learning what’s what in the e-pub world. I still have a boatload to learn. I’ve met some very cool people on Kindleboards, who are very generous with feedback and advice. Just like AW people. :)

The next hurdle, the biggest for me, will be the marketing and social networking necessary to get somebody to buy my book. Given that my avatar here is a rock, you won’t be surprised to hear that self-promotion is not my cup of tea. But it’s time to add some cream and drink it down.

Anyway, I wanted to share this news here at AW, which has been my home base for a good long while.

Here’s the link, if you want to take a peek:

06-05-2011, 09:06 PM




Ari Meermans
06-05-2011, 09:18 PM
It is an accomplishment. Congratulations!

Calla Lily
06-05-2011, 09:58 PM
It is an accomplishment. Congratulations!



06-05-2011, 10:40 PM
Congratulations, Eight!

Cloud Eight
06-05-2011, 10:46 PM
regdog, thanks! love all the cheering smilies.

True Believer, thanks! I'm feeling more and more that it is, indeed, an accomplishment but it sure helps to have that feeling validated :)

Lily, thanks! And thanks for starting the Next Circle thread, where I've been happily hanging out.

Hillary, thanks again!

Calla Lily
06-05-2011, 10:46 PM

06-06-2011, 03:32 AM
Congratulations, Cloud Eight!

Sweet Tea
06-06-2011, 05:47 AM
Congrats on this accomplisment! Am proud of you!

06-06-2011, 05:46 PM
CGs and good luck with the marketing and sales!

Cloud Eight
06-06-2011, 07:07 PM
heyjude, many thanks!

Sweet Tea, thanks! You're a sweetie.

Phael, thanks! Yes, gonna need luck and lots of sweat equity on the marketing and sales front but... I'm reenergized: you just gave me my first dancing banana! Always hoped for a banana! The other smilies are appropriate too :)

06-06-2011, 07:14 PM
Many congratulations!! :snoopy: :snoopy: :snoopy:

Cloud Eight
06-06-2011, 08:01 PM
Thanks, dg!

Ooooh, I get dancing snoopys too. Very cool.

06-07-2011, 07:04 PM
Congrats, Cloud Eight! You have a first-class cover -- looks brilliant.

Cloud Eight
06-07-2011, 07:37 PM
Awww, thanks Kellion!

Just hope my book can live up to the cover. ;)

06-08-2011, 12:51 AM

Cloud Eight
06-08-2011, 01:46 AM
Thanks elindson!

nancy sv
06-08-2011, 08:23 AM
That's great! Congrats!

06-08-2011, 03:58 PM
So awesome! Congratulations and best of luck with sales! :)

Cloud Eight
06-08-2011, 07:49 PM
Thanks, Nancy!

Thanks, Terra! Yes, please, I'll have some of that luck.

06-09-2011, 02:04 AM
Congrats, and here's an idea - make that image in your sig a link to the page on Amazon!

Cloud Eight
06-09-2011, 03:18 AM
Thanks benbradley!

Good idea. Will do.