Thursday, May 15, 2008

A more than usually pointless post--veinglory

I am having one of those days where I seem to be pissing everyone off, without meaning to. Also my dog chewed a hole in the wall. An actual hole in the dry wall big enough to pass a basketball through. Oh, and I offered to pay all my royalties to my next book to a charity and asked if I could just say so on the sales page in simple small type. Not use them in promo material or anything. Just put "all author royalties from this book will be donated to [charity name]" under the synopsis somewhere. Just that. No reply. So they're busy you say. Well it's been a month. I emailed three times (two different addresses) and called three times (actually made this request to three different people). No response. At all. Who thought giving money away would be so damned difficult? I guess I'll just have to do it incognito.

Thankfully I have coffee and a story about an amorous were-rat to write. that should cheer me up. Also I got a PM from a writer yesterday saying they found Liquid Silver Books through ERECsite and now have had their manuscript accepted. So it's not all bad. Apologies for the whiny self-indulgent post. I'll be back on the trail of publishers behaving badly and sales figures tomorrow. I am also unofficially scheduled to give a short talk at Authorfest 2008 (June 14th, Schaumburg IL) on "e-publishing romance: the reputation and sales volumes of small publishers." Anyone else planning on being there? Feel free to let me know what you think that talk should cover (given just half an hour part of which is presumably for discussion). Oh and as the month is starting to look depressingly fully booked I could use some guest bloggers. Anyone out there got something to say to us all. Now is the time!

7 comments:

Annmarie Ortega said...

I'll be at Authorfest again this year... and I am on the Romance panel again too... I'll see you next month!

Emily Veinglory said...

I'll look out for you. Be sure to say hi! :)

December/Stacia said...

Please to tape the speech?

And I can probably throw some guest blog posts together. I have that "Writing Heroes" series I did, I could expand that. Email me if you like.

Linda Mooney said...

Emily, I'll be there, too! Spurs and saddle are being left at home, tho. ;)

Emily Veinglory said...

December, I'll be in touch!

Linda, par-tay!

Tina said...

Gosh, Emily, we all have days like that. Um, you know that submissions call I pinged you about? Yeah, totally wrong date. We can both thank the heavens it's the weekend!

Tina said...

Okay, I just reread that and it sounds horrible! I got distracted by the kidlets in the middle of writing it, so what I forgot to say was...

we all have days like that...Hang in there! :) Didn't mean it to sound like you should get over it! LOL. Hugs.