So Barnes and Noble is for sale as a franchise. This is no shock. You can’t run a business by sticking your head in the sand, pretending things aren’t changing, and THEN decide 5 years after the fact that you should try what Amazon has ALREADY done and attempt to corner the market share with your ereader, while being hideously oblique about your ebook format, and having a generally crappy ebook shopping set up. Newflash BN, Amazon already did it. You can’t play catch up that way.
If they were smart, they would not only put out a competitively priced ereader (which they’re doing), but they would be transparent about the fact that they sell EPUB, which is an industry standard that SHOULD work with most other readers besides Kindle. Open up your ebookstore to others. THAT’S something Amazon hasn’t done and where they are going wrong, IMO. And for God’s sake, get some people who are educated about digital fare, organize your site better, and GET PUBIT UP AND RUNNING!
Yesterday I put together the final PDF of my CP’s first book Hush Money. She’s registered for copyright, uploaded to Smashwords, Amazon, Scribd, etc. She’s just waiting on things to process, at which point I will do a more formal Squee and hit you with obsessive linkage and orders to buy. Which you should. Because it is made of awesome, just like she is.
I started my freebie this week. So far things are going well–not like it won’t need revisions, but if I can keep up 600 words a day, I should have the first draft completed by the end of August. Which would be great. My brain feels like it’s working again, for the first time this year. There’s some rough, clunky prose coming out, but not the mind-numbing OMG WHAT WORDS SHOULD I WRITE? that was stymieing my productivity earlier in the year.
It would help a lot if I could think of a flipping title. It’s not like I can’t write it without a title. This is actually the norm for me. But it would make me happy if I could get a title. If I had a title, I could go ahead and be getting a cover, which would just be that much more impetus to hurry my butt up and finish it. And I’ve totally got cover envy for Pot. Lookit. Isn’t her cover pretty?
Anyway, if anybody has any genius ideas about what I should call this thing about a wolf shifter and a demi-goddess who hook up to rescue their loved ones from a big baddie who plans to sacrifice them to gain crazy cosmic power and shift the balance of the universe, all before a hurricane flattens New Orleans–again–feel free to offer them up in comments.