I recently learned of a great blog feature for self-publishing authors, such as myself. Currently, I am working on a lot of different projects. I need a good interface in order to publish some materials, and I think I found it.
It’s called Issuu, and it is a self-publishing author’s dream. Although I was disappointed to learn they put their own advertisements on your work, I was excited to see my work in an edited, formatted style.
The following piece, “Rock”, is one I am working on for my short story collection to be available on January 1st, 2013. I am working on a quartet of pieces from different perspectives of the earth. From this, I will be incoporating the fire/water/air/earth theme into the whole short story collection.
I found it a bit tricky to get Issuu to work in WordPress, but with a few codes moved here and there, I was able to figure it out. If you all are interested, I can post about how I did it on WordPress too. Like I said, it was tricky.
Does anyone else use Issuu for their publications?
I am very excited about this method for self-publishing. While I know I will want to hold onto some of my most favorite works for a while, I also like the idea of sharing them with people. I am a creative spirit. As the law of attraction entails, the work I make and produce and share with the world will only double if I put it out there.
As I slowly start to edit my work and try to share it, I only get more excited with time. I love the internet age!
Also, read my piece! What do you think?
Since I am a self-publishing author, and always will be by choice, my works will now be available in the “Published Works” section of my page. Enjoy!
(Disclaimer: There is an accidental period at the end of the story “Rock” that will be edited out in the FINAL DRAFT of my Short Story Collection 2012. )