I am happy, proud, excited, and mostly relieved to inform you all that my debut novel, A Shot at Redemption, is now available in the Amazon Kindle Store. I do still hope and plan to have a print edition available at some point. I’ll of course keep you posted on that. I may also format the manuscript for other e-book sellers. I agreed to a 90 day exclusive with Amazon so, at least for now, Kindle it is.
This has been a long time coming and I’d like to thank all those who repeatedly kicked me in the butt and got me to finally finish what I started. The biggest contributors are listed on my acknowledgements page but plenty of other people had a hand in making my dream a reality. I’m very grateful to my early readers, especially those who had the guts to tell me if something stunk. Thanks to George Caruso and Speedway Press for, years ago, giving me the opportunity to use the Oswego Eagle as my chalkboard and get the very first version of the Cash Douglas story in print. Thank you to Meigo Kao for designing my website, and to Michael Marble for helping me come up with a workable blueprint. One of the things I’ve enjoyed most about having a website is my Turn the Page book reviews blog. Mike gets all the credit for that. I doubt I would have thought of it on my own. It’s also nice to have someone willing to troubleshoot when something goes wrong. Programming and web design are definitely not in my skill set. Thanks, pal. I owe a tremendous debt of gratitude to all those who read, enjoy, and best of all, SHARE my posts. As a self published author, promotion and marketing fall entirely on my shoulders. That is, as they say, a tough row to hoe. Well, I think they used to say that. Anyway, every tag, every like, every share, every book review is extremely helpful and very much appreciated. And finally, thank you to my son, Michael, for devoting some of his time to researching Kindle Direct Publishing and learning how to do things like create an active table of contents for a Kindle book. Without his assistance, doing a search on Michael Sova in the books category on Amazon would generate nothing more than a hit on The Joan Rivers Handbook–Everything You Need to Know About Joan Rivers. It’s by Melanie Doyle if you’re interested. Why her book comes up in a Michael Sova search I really couldn’t say. My book does not come up when I do a search on her. That kind of ticks me off but I don’t see where there’s a heck of a lot I can do about it. Miss Doyle is obviously better at playing the logarithm/trick the database game. I don’t care. My book’s got a better title, a way cooler cover, and it’s got to be more fun to read. I mean, Joan Rivers? How much do you really want to know?
So now, at long last, I can call myself an author. I have a book in virtual print, and I know of at least a few people who’ve actually bought it. Some of them aren’t even related to me. New York Times Bestsellers List here I come! Would anyone like to talk to me