It’s been just over 24 hours since my e-book went live. The initial responses have been mostly positive. One or two comments of ‘could’ve used a spell-check’ irked me, as we’d been over the text with a fine tooth-comb, but heigh ho, it’s good that it can be updated again, no book is ever truly finished.
Some nice things have come out of it already, such as someone saying that reading my experiences at secondary school after coming out have prompted them to explore those same issues! Which without being over-sentimental and pious, what one of the books aims is!
I’m already ‘on the road’ so to speak. Telling all and sundry about the book. E-books aren’t receptive in Singapore it turns out, and not everyone has a Kindle e-reader or willingness for their app! So some bridges are still to be crossed.
I am still nervous about the book being out there in the world, unchaperoned. I don’t want my words groomed or abused in any way! But when you send your opus into the world you just don’t know what is going to happen to it.
Lots of kind words have been said, and quite a few people have downloaded the book without me forcing or even asking them, which is sweet.
I am currently looking for people to review the book; simply to put something on GoodReads/Amazon etc. so if you can do that, it would be wonderful!
I am writing this in a Starbucks in Vauxhall, my stomach is going billy-o from too much Mocha! I am charging my phone, my laptop and my e-reader simultaneously in the hope all will work smoothly at my first reading at Bar Wotever tonight (I am doing an open-mic reading) but with no real promotional material other than my old business cards with the BASTARDOGRAPHY hashtag on the back – will more people be inclined to read? I’ll let you know how I get on.
Peace and whimsey. Si x