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This Is What Happens When a Blogger Goofs; Or, My Attempt to Actually Feature Roz Morris Talking about #SelfPublishing…


So, back at the fated time of shortly after midnight, I turned one of Roz Morris’ posts into a re-blog…

Big mistake in my own estimation, since my schedule (devised after years of blogging) is “full” posts on Monday and Wednesday, new short Tales on Friday, and re-blogs on the other days (to encourage my readers to widen their travels in the blogosphere)…

And, since, back on the 10th of this month, I ignored a re-blog in favor of a full post about Roz’s new book, it only seems fair that I do a full post about the re-blog I did only hours ago…

Not Quite Lost: Travels Without a Sense of Direction Here’s why:

Roz has a new book out…

I blogged about it in these posts:

#BookReview of #RozMorris ’ #NewBook ~ a Wonderful ! #Travel #Memoir

Follow-up Video about Roz Morris’ #NewBook

Not Quite Lost – Travels Without A Sense of Direction

And, the re-blog earlier today also points toward this warm and wonderful book…

The post-proper is, The Real Schedule of a Self-Published Book.

And, if some of my readers feel that I don’t have to “go to this ‘trouble'”, when I’ve already “pointed” to Roz’s post with the re-blog, I must confess I believe most blog readers don’t take links out of posts; but, if the post has enough white space in it, they actually might read the excerpts provided…

Excerpts:

Roz’s reason for her post:

“A report of the Frankfurt Book Fair in The Hot Sheet caught my eye this week, and I have to admit it’s got me a trifle narked….Here’s the point that worried me. In self-publishing, every manuscript ‘is accepted and each title is invested with the minimum amount of means’”.

Then, after providing critical information about her editorial work with other writers, Roz says:

“…by way of example, let me take you through the editorial process for my latest book, Not Quite Lost.”

I will now leave it to each reader’s conscience to actually go read Roz’s detailed run-through of the work she engaged in for her Self-Published new book…

However, for the non-link-takers:

“This is not the schedule of a book that was ‘invested with the minimum amount’, either financially or in terms of time. Indeed, I’ll wager my book had more care than it would get in a traditional publishing house. How do I know this? Because I’ve worked for them as well.”

Pow! Take that, whoever made that ill-advised statement at the Frankfurt Book Fair

And, while encouraging you to not deprive yourself of reading Roz’s Full Post, here’s a refreshingly accurate statement from her:

“Yes, self-publishing is done by amateurs. It’s also done by responsible, professional authors who nurture a book properly and take care in its production to create a book that’s worth a reader’s time.”

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4 responses to “This Is What Happens When a Blogger Goofs; Or, My Attempt to Actually Feature Roz Morris Talking about #SelfPublishing…

  1. Angela Yuriko Smith October 23, 2017 at 10:18 am

    I read this and got a bit “narked” myself! I just spent two days rebuilding the templates for our Everywhere series to fit them into Amazon’s standard trim size rules. This is after all the hours spent writing, editing, creating art, layout, publishing and then the long list of marketing/promo afterwards. This is ALL effort, and most authors receive very little compensation for the time spent. It’s a labor of love. Thanks for reblogging this. It’s something I (and most of us) feel very passionate about.

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  2. Roz Morris @Roz_Morris October 24, 2017 at 2:47 am

    Thanks for the (accurate) reblog! And thanks, Angela, for reading. It’s amazing how even the smallest production tasks can be frustrating and exacting.

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    • Alexander M Zoltai October 24, 2017 at 10:01 am

      Working on getting an essential oil diffuser to combat mold in my basement apartment—fairly sure it’s causing my nearly constant “stupefaction” (which led me to do a re-blog when I had every intention of writing the full post I eventually did…) — hoping the constant fatigue isn’t just old age :-)

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