My holiday is now over and I managed to write all but the last chapter of the new book! I am very happy with what I have done so far. I still need to add a lot of stuff, but I will step back for a few weeks and focus on other things.
Yesterday I received an email from a Dutch Amazon-like website, which is now letting people publish their own books on their site, in ebook form, as well as Print on Demand paperbacks. This is really big news, as for a while now I have been pulling my hair in frustration that I couldn’t publish the Dutch translation of Time Zones as ebook on a Dutch site. I could (and have) published it via Smashwords, but for Dutchies it is not easy to buy ebooks from Smashwords.
So finally, in the coming week I am publishing the Dutch Time Zones ebook on a Dutch website! Not only that, for they allow English language ebooks as well, so I am publishing Time Zones and More Stories on the site at the same time. I just have to wait for the arrival of three ISBN numbers and then sales can begin!
It’s high time I earn a bit of dough again, as I got a disappointing letter from the tax office the other day informing me that I hadn’t paid enough tax last year. Better not to dwell on that too much and just look forward to a busy few weeks in which editing my new book has the highest priority.
On a side note, this coming week I have a meeting with an illustrator about the cover for the new book. She makes the most amazing cartoons, which I feel are perfect for my story, so fingers crossed that we can work something out.
Now that everything is starting to take shape I can’t wait to see the result.
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