Tuesday, March 27, 2012

The Book

I put a little teaser in the last post about the book I've written.

I recently read a book by another (and quite well known) author about his adventures and I thought mine were as good, if not better. So, for the last six months or so I've been writing my little heart out.

I put the book together, contracted with a publisher, and the book is on it's way.

I'm not sure if any of you (with the exception of Kirk Werner and his Olive the Little Wooly Bugger series) have ever gone through this process, so I thought I'd walk you through it as I'm walking through it.

With my publisher the first step is getting getting the manuscript to the Submission Representative which I did last Friday. Step two, where I'm at now, is for the book to go to through copyediting process. They look, tweek, correct, and make sure I have all the right grammer in the book. Completion of this phase in about two to three weeks.

When I contracted with the publisher, he asked if I had mentioned the book or had anyone read the book. I told him I hadn't and he wondered why. He thought it would be good to start getting the word out that the book was coming. So I did, yesterday.

For those that want to read it in hardback or paperback, it will be available on Amazon.com. For those more techy, it will be available for Kindle, Nook, and a couple of other electronic tablets (I can't remember which ones).

Callan (Fish Whisperer), Phillip (drakensview), and anybody outside the US, unless you want to pay a gazillion $$$$ for postage, that is probably your best bet.

I'm still a ways away from having it ready, but you'll know how it's going just as soon as I do. My next step is to do a "stunning" photo of Moi for the "about the author" section. That's this weekend. While the copyediting is being done, the graphics department is working up a cover based on the title of the book.

There you have it. I'll share the title as soon as I have the graphics for the cover completed.

Stay tuned.

Mark
        

13 comments:

  1. Looking forward to it! I just recently obtained a Kindle and I like it. Is a Pulitzer in your future?
    By the way, see my follow-up comment on your Trout v Steelhead comment.

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    1. No Pulitzer in my future. I don't have an answer to your last question, maybe Oregon State U can answer that.

      Mark

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  2. I'll have to pay gazzillion $$$$ here for one of those Kindle thingies. Anyway it's not a book. I like the real thing, signed by the author.

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    1. You got it. Signed, sealed, and delivered in 2-3 months.

      Mark

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  3. Mark,
    That's good news.
    It's something I have been pondering with for a few years.
    I may have to pick your brain a bit, if you wouldn't mind.

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    1. Any time. give me a shout at mkautz@volcano.net and I'll give you what I have.

      Mark

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    1. Thanks Blake. Hang in there, it'll be a while.

      Mark

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  5. Ok, I would love a signed (Shoreman's Autographed) version whenever it is ready. If it takes a while that is ok. I won't be settled in for awhile as you know from reading my last post. Wouldn't want to store it someplace in the moving and forget where I put it. You know how us ol' geezers are!

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  6. Mark, I still like my books on paper. I pay the $$$ just so I can hold it and read it.
    Congrats, that's quite an achievement.
    Callan

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  7. Congratulations Mark.

    Publishers get an untold amount of manuscripts so to get selected is pretty special. I'll be on the lookout.

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  8. Really nice job, bud. You do have some stories to tell!!

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