in print in my college alumni magazine. Is this publication success? I'd like to think so,
but how do you measure publication success?
Not as easy as it once was with all the options now out there. Self-published, small press, big six, in-print..
Seeing your book on the bookshelves of the local bookstore, which was once the dream of every aspiring author, may slowly be an impossible goal. Ereaders, smartphones, tablets, who reads a book anymore? Many of us do, and I have been polling all the younger generation I come in contact with, much to my teenage children's horror, on the viability of the printed book. So far the answer is still overwhelmingly--printed book. Maybe they look at me and my wrinkles and think that is the right answer. LOL
But for me, being able to hold a printed edition in my hands is still something I long for and now I can. This past week I was published in an anthology The White Sail available on Amazon!
I've never had anything available on Amazon before and it is a milestone. I need to do an Amazon author page. How cool is that? (baby steps for me, remember?)
Even though the monetary reward is smaller, and the prestige probably not as great as the contest win, this is a big deal to me. Another small step toward my even bigger goal of a book in print. You know the kind you can hold in your hands, and sign with wise words and the flourish of your practiced signature? (Okay, maybe that is only me)
By the way, you can also read my story here "Look Out for Fluffkins" here free. But this in no way diminishes my excitement of the printed anthology :)
Feel free to comment on your small steps toward publication and how you measure success, or anything else you'd like to comment on.