Currently re-reading - Storm Front by Jim Butcher
I dumped today's original blog post in favor of a link to this story in the L.A. Times Business section from yesterday. (Thanks to fellow RWA chapter member Chuck Emerson for bringing it to my attention.)
Surprisingly, instead of a "OMG, the sky is falling" piece, it's a decent analysis of where the publishing business is headed. The e-readers are picking up steam as the latest must-have electronic gadget. Heck, even my boss at the Day Job got a Nook for Christmas. (And yes, I'm envious. *sigh*) The rapid changes are even making me rethink my five-year-business plan and my ultimate goal.
I spent yesterday evening (since the Eagles' game is delayed until Tuesday) after work reviewing the criteria for uploading a manuscript to Amazon. Pretty effing simple even with my rudimentary HTML skills. I know a graphic artist I would LOVE to hire as a cover artist. That only leaves constructing a dedicated website (on my list of to-do things for 2011 anyway) and hiring a decent freelance editor.
Before I do anything, I must have a long, sit-down talk with my business partner, i.e. DH. Becoming my own publisher will impact the family. But the prospects are so damn exciting!