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Friday, August 27, 2010
Writing, August 27
I have two pretty exciting things to tell you about today. First, I've published my first eBook. This is an electronic version of a booklet I've been selling for a few years.
I'm actually working on a series of eBooks that are collections of the essays I write for my monthly newspaper column. But as I've been struggling to format the first one correctly, I decided to start with Devotions for Hikers, because it's all text except for the cover photo. It made a really good test case to be sure I was doing things right. It went through the "AutoVetter" on the first try! (In other words, I did it right.)
The second book, and first collection of essays, should be done this weekend, and will be called "Get Off the Couch with Joan." The column is "Get off the Couch," so these collections will all have that theme in the name. I'm having a hard time deciding on a price though. I'm open to suggestions. What would you think is a reasonable price for an electronic book of about 5000 words with about 30 photos? I'm seriously looking for help here. Most of the eBook catalogs don't tell you how many words you are getting for $X.XX, and there are no pages in eBooks.
Devotions for Hikers
My second announcement is the beginning of another blog. I'm a little scared about this one. It's something I've wanted to do for a long, long time. But it's also going to require some serious work. It's called "Off the Sanctuary Wall," and the tag line is "Exploring Christian faith with intelligence and integrity (and a quirk or two)." This blog is meant to provoke thought about Christian living, Christian philosophy, and interpretation of Scripture.
I know that not all readers of this blog will find "Off the Wall" appealing. That's ok. But, anyone who wants to stop by and read, comment, play the Friday games, is more than welcome.
Off the Sanctuary Wall
Tomorrow... something RED!