Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Personal Relationship

I wasn't going to do this, but it has been a few really nuttso days, trying to get this afloat. I believe there were over a dozen emails between me and the support team at the Book Patch. After an 'Internal Error' and having to start the process all over in the middle of the night, I managed to get it in there. I put the little 'Buy it Now' button on my page and checked it out. Worked fine. The next day, I went to the site itself to check out how it looked with the two other books I have. I couldn't find it. Then I had the bright idea to put in my (gasp) name. Low and behold, there it was, all by itself with my name.

My mind went a little blurry. Why would I bother using the S. J. if I was going to tell the world my name was Sharon? After emails and changing my name on my account to S. J. I was told, "All better now." Now, if by some extremely odd quirk of fate, I was ever sent a royalty check - will I be able to CASH it? I feel like I know this person that I am emailing and figure he/she must sigh every time they see my email address. All fixed? Yeah, I think so, after this afternoon when I did a search on the bookstore site and couldn't find my book by the book name, my name, or even the name that should have been up there. My helpful helper had entered S J without the periods and has included them now.

Now, I am not saying the company is a bad one - I may have done something in the midnight hours when I first tried to make it and it had a domino effect. They are always courteous and helpful and I will use them again. I liked that I could offer pdfs and believe me, I can't figure out mobi or epub - it was an option I could handle. 

Have a nice evening/morning whatever. Now, I get to clean up the deceased baby spiders on the ceiling. Have a good one!

10 comments:

  1. Oh dear, I am really dense. I saw your post about the ceiling yesterday but didn't see any spiders. Oops. Now about writing and publishing. You left me at the start gate on that subject. I know nothing. Writing other than my blog is far down on the list of things I want to do. I always felt I should write some family stories passed down to me by my mother from her mother but just never could make myself do it. It's wonderful when families have a writer in them to tell their stories. Perhaps that's not the kind of writing you do though.

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    1. I just write fiction, except for one short in my latest collection. I did write about playing pioneer (it wasn't really playing, it was hard work) back in 1982.
      Hadn't thought about it, might make a book for just my kids about bits of memories of my family, back in the day.

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  2. My dad family all seem to sign and list there name with letters only...My dad was list as H.S.
    Coffee is on

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    1. My husband's family did a lot of that. I never knew a couple of his uncles' real names.

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  3. I know next to nothing about epublishing or the sites that offer epublishing but it sounds frustrating. When I have a bit of time, I will do a bit of research so I am not quite so "uninformed" about how any of that works.

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    1. If you consider a writing career, it will be more than a bit of research. I write to write and I have never considered, dreamed, or hoped for that 'Great American Novel' in my accomplishments. I cannot remember the rules, LOL. My writing is rather homespun, but a few like it. I looked into the POD (print on demand) deals after I wrote my first Julia book. This company is by far the cheapest and I basically wanted a hard copy for posterity.

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    1. I do not write in foreign languages, lol!

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  5. Hey, if it's available, shouldn't they make it easy to get to? Sigh. But hopefully you have the bugs worked out. Spiders next... ;) Oh, and I haven't been ignoring you, for some reason, I couldn't get onto your blog when I was at a different computer, and this is the first time I've had more than a few minutes at my own computer. So, HI!
    Cat

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    1. Hi!
      Like anything on the computer, you have to know the right question to ask it. I guess. It should be there now - and no, I'm not going to look right now. Nerves of steel, not.

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