Monday, June 21, 2010

Reports are good!

The book is being described on Amazon reviews as "a great book for ALL ages!" and "an English teacher's treasure." Initial reviews from some former professors are positive, too! Excellent!

In other news, the book is now listed on eBay!

...It's been listed on Amazon,

And of course, Lulu----------------->

Many thanks to those of you who found a copy. If you enjoyed the book, you can do me a great service by writing a review online, especially under the product listing on Amazon. And of course, tell all your friends about it!

To date, the book has sold a handful of copies, and I've recouped about half of the money I've spent so far advertising and purchasing drafts during the writing process. Not bad!

Thursday, June 10, 2010

10% discount through June 30 on!

Ok, so you already get free shipping on the book over the summer. Now factor in a 10% discount until June 30! Enter in the code: SUMMERREAD305

Amazon Step #1... COMPLETE

Ug Goes Out is now a proud resident of Amazon Marketplace, the venue through which Amazon sells other people's products and adds their own shipping rate on top of the price. This is a major step in the marketing process, as Amazon is a huge vendor! Hopefully soon the book will be endowed with an ISBN, and then I can make the shift to have Amazon listed as a regular product.

Who will go on and review the product for me?

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Amazon: Get Ready for Ug

Ug Goes Out:
This story is written in the perspective of a caveman's journal entries, so it could be a great teaching tool to go over voice, style, and first-person perspective. The story line could also be a great tool to teach kids about identity and self worth, of which Ug begins with very little. There are illustrated cameos of me as a little boy, a guy I with whom I went to middle school, and a man who may or may not have been a part of my student teaching experience in college.

The second edition of the book came in the mail, and all the changes look excellent. The cover is now very highly detailed and not all pixely, and I fixed a grammatical error. We're all set!

I paid the fee to have give the book an ISBN and load it onto, where it will hopefully reach a much wider audience. Stay tuned on that front!

Also, about my summer work interview: although I was ready to have a sales position, it turns out the position being offered was not in a store. I was to be a door-to-door kitchen knife salesman. No foul meaning if that's your job, but it's not for me. I was unpleasantly surprised, and I walked out. So will the revenue from the book be of any significance? Time will tell!

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Summer Work

I interview this afternoon with a temp agency to try to get that opening they have with a summer retail position. I look forward to the change of pace from teaching for a few months until the fall... that said, an even better option would be to make a living from book sales. A would-be self-published author can dream, can't he?