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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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Not Quite Lost – Travels Without A Sense of Direction


Not Quite Lost: Travels Without a Sense of Direction Monday, I published a “review” of Not Quite Lost – Travels Without A Sense of Direction by Roz Morris, that also had a video of Roz being interviewed by author, Joanna Penn—a fascinating conversation about this delightful “Travel Memoir”….

Yesterday, I followed all that with another conversation with Roz about Not Quite Lost—brilliant because Henry Hyde brings out aspects of the book that make it a must read for any serious writer ( not to demean it’s complete appropriateness for readers :-)

Today, I offer a short third-time’s-a-charm post, simply recreating a page of Review Snippets from Roz’s own blog (the name-link after each snippet takes you to the full review…):

NOT QUITE LOST

‘Sparkling with wit, humour and pathos’ – Vivienne Tuffnell

‘Filled with charm and wit … from small giggles to full-on guffaws’ – Davida Chazan aka The Chocolate Lady

‘Charming as h*ll!’ – Vic CWP

‘Well played, well crafted, funny and insightful’ – Just Another Bookworm

‘Turns the mundane into the hilarious or the dramatic’ – Andrew Collins

‘I devoured most of it in a single, long, bewitched session’ – Henry Hyde

‘Bloody good – keep a copy in your guest room and you’ll never see your guests’ – Clare Flynn

‘Laugh-out-loud moments and old-fashioned GOOD writing’ – Icy Sedgwick

‘Move over, Bill Bryson … beguiling’ – Peter Snell, independent bookseller

‘Engaging memoir of the road less travelled’ – Debbie Young

‘A novelist’s eye for detail … and for romance and drama in the everyday’ – Sandy Bennett-Haber

‘Stylish, lovely, well crafted’ – Ignite (top 1,000 Amazon reviewer)

‘Quirky, fun read .. made me want to go out and have adventures’ – Limey

‘Full of interior and exterior travel in the everyday and special … moving’ – Angela Kubinec, Easy Street Mag

‘Totally wonderful’ – Alexander M Zoltai

‘Wry humour, precise details, beautiful writing’ – Fictionreader

This blog’s regular fare will continue tomorrow………
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