Thursday, June 18, 2015

My Book Is Now on Amazon!

In the timeline of exciting things that happen when a book is in the pipeline to be published, the day it shows up on Amazon is right up there for thrills. Somehow, everything feels that much more real, seeing the book up on the computer screen with a price (which I assume will be discounted at some point).

And this is its best moment up there, really, before the one-star reviews get posted, berating me for using a curse word or angry because this isn't a book about Heaven; before the used copies show up for a penny each; before I see that readers who viewed my book also viewed some book/author I despise; before there’s a cheesy pedi-perfect electronic foot file ad cluttering up the page—oh wait, that’s already happening, there at the bottom.

Pre-order if you feel inspired to do so, but also feel free to wait and put in a request from your favorite independent bookstore and/or library.  Even better: BOTH!  (But stay away from that foot file…it looks like the thing that buzzes scarily to life in a Stephen King novel!)


DC-area author Leslie Pietrzyk explores the creative process and all things literary.