Is this mic on?
Welcome to my new chunk of prime real estate on the web! My blog got a makeover and she’s got an entourage now – check out the rest of my site, y’all.
I wrestled with the chicken-and-egginess of the whole operation: do I publish first and then build a site, or build a site in preparation for eventual publication? I’ve got a literary agent and my debut is under consideration at several publishing houses. Book two is unfurling delightfully before my eyes. Balls are rolling in Authorland.
Then I decided: I’m going for it. Let’s rock and roll. I’m an unpublished author, but is that any different than an unsigned band, shopping for a label? They’ve got their demo, their EPK, their flashy web site with music living in a cloud. Long gone are the days of cassette tapes and smudgy press kits and going door-to-door, club-to-club. In fact, when it comes to web sites, it may be difficult to distinguish the multi-platinum artists from the basement rec room hacks. Well, maybe their tour dates page might give them away.
Authors are the new rock stars. They are doing blog tours and hosting book release parties on social media sites. They seem to be handling the digital book revolution better than the music industry and musicians handled the digital music coup d’etat. Or perhaps they were just slightly more prepared? Writers are good note-takers, after all.
Throwing horns in the direction of Mindy Reznik at dupreeblue.com – this site would not have been possible without her help, her vision, humor and wizardry. \m/ Check it – she made my name into an ambigram. It can be read upside down! Flip your laptop, smartphone, iPad over to check it out.
Stay tuned to BLOGGING ON THE BRINK…there’s more on the way!