Moved

Moved!

We’re moved. After a couple of weeks between two houses, fixing stuff in one, moving stuff to the other: we’re done. No, all the boxes are not unpacked, but we’re all in one house.

Blinds showed up. Damaged.

Blinds showed up. Damaged.

I’ll not go into all the details of trying to get Internet, TV and other services, as well as getting new things delivered and installed. Some of that was just a nightmare. We hoped to have one more thing delivered today, but I had to refuse it. Too damaged. We must now seek other options.

This is my excuse for being so quiet here and on social media for the last several weeks. Still, I managed to work with Scott some and we have a logo design just about ready. I’ll preview that on this blog as soon as we have the full color image.

Since I now have Internet again and can use resources, I’ll be getting the print versions of the Spirit Missions books ready. More details on that will follow.

I edited the Events page, so check it out. The Montana Book Festival in Missoula is shaping up. I also have another reading scheduled at Auntie’s in downtown Spokane. Hope to have the print editions going and available in time for those.

 

Transition

Transition

Over the next few weeks, I will transition homes and then begin transition of my books to a print edition. I’m looking forward to the new home. I’m of two minds on how to do the print editions.

The new home is a little roomier and has a place for the motorcycle, as well as an interesting location for an office. And a garden. Hmmmm … so, as the season progresses, I’ll be able to just go out in the back and pick fresh fruit and veggies. What a concept!

I’m still studying the pros and cons of a couple of different approaches to putting the books in print. What I want to do is have a print edition available for those readers who like print. I also want to have a print edition available in a way that allows bookstores who want to carry the books to do so. I’d like libraries to order copies for their collections, as well.

There are upfront costs for this level of print. There are also backend, behind the scenes costs. If you wonder why the big publishing houses charge so much for a paper or hard bound edition of a book, this is one of the costs they have to cover. Returns and returns that can’t resell.

My new garage may have more space, but I don’t want to fill it up with books. I may just have to bite the bullet.

Keep writing.