The End of spring Break

Posted On March 18, 2022

Photo by Michele Venne

Tucson Festival of Books is back! Fewer attendees, but people came and bought books. I discovered that these readers prefer print to ebooks, even if they weigh a lot; they came to see authors they’d found in 2019; fantasy, science fiction, and young adult are genres that most read. On the drive back to Phoenix, I had time to think about next year and what plans I might make.

Just when I thought I was done with admin tasks… I completed the uploads of revised books to all the platforms. I started some ads for my short stories on Amazon. I got approved to put my print books on another platform. I opened an account for Patreon and Findaway Voices. I checked in with an indie book store that carries my titles so I could restock their inventory. Whew!

I had a different idea for the short stories I originally planned for MV2. I’ll share that once I get things set up. And as I do life tasks, I’m rewarding myself with putting titles in the queue for audio book creation! And those real life tasks have taken up (more than) their fair share of my time and effort.

I’ll be finishing up comments on a friend’s manuscript this weekend. I’ll dabble in the two new platforms, see if I can familiarize myself with them (it’ll likely be trial and error!). I can finish setting up all print books on the platform… then there will be nothing in the way of me and finishing The Bookie (said the writer who has done everything BUT work on this project the past 6 weeks…)

I hope spring is coming (or has arrived) where you are. A little time in nature can do wonders for the mind and body. Even spark imagination…

Written by Michele Venne

Writer of immersive and intriguing stories.

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