Change in the Weather, Change in the Title…

New cover, What do you think?

As you can see it has been almost a year since I announced the completion of my fictional memoir ” Leaving Cleveland.” What am I up to? Well, as one literary agent expressed ” You are a good writer and this is a good story and we would be interested in representing you BUT……you are not famous, yet.” He was absolutely right. Not to be deterred, I decided to go the self-publishing route. I am have researching the best way and have learned a lot about self-publishing and publishing on demand. The more I have learned the clearer it became that for this book it is the best way. I have been in contact with BookBaby and have gotten all their info and costs. I will be also applying for a grant through the college I teach photography , Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design. They award grants to help their faculty complete projects they are working on. If I do receive the grant, the wheels will be in motion and I hope to have this book out by early fall, just in time for the holiday season.

If you have been following my posts you will also notice that I have changed the title to Leaving Cleveland. When you follow the upcoming posts and read the book will make more sense. So please sign up for notices of new posts and tell your friends. If you are new to this blog , you can read some of the entries, although I will be submitting more entries in each new post as I keep you up to date with my experience of self publishing. I have also made a slight change to the cover, let me know what you think and if you have any suggestions. See if you can guess what the story is about by the cover….My goal is to post once a week and as things start to getting closer to publishing date even more.

Big News! Leaving Cleveland

I wanted to share my exciting news that my book Leaving Cleveland is off the final Proof Reader. What does that mean? It is the first step to publishing my book. If there aren’t any major issues I should get the copy back mid January and will send the corrected manuscript and art work/cover to the printer.

Of course there are many potential setbacks to delay the final printing but as it stands the final book should be printed and out in the market by March. I wanted to give a big should out to Saudamini Siegrist for doing the final edit and really making this book shine. Fortunately I have a patient nature and it really helped moving this project along. It always takes longer than you think but my mantra has has always been ” make this the best possible book regardless of the time it takes to complete.”

The First Step to Publishing a Book:

Leaving Cleveland Proofreading

Congratulations on taking the first step on your publishing journey. Our editing team is now working on your supplied files. If we have any questions we’ll contact you. Otherwise we’ll send you an email in 10-12 business days alerting you that your editing project is complete and that your edited files are available for download in your BookBaby account

As I had mentioned in the past book cover is not final and once the proof reading is complete I will send my art work to professional designers to create the book cover and design the book. My next post will be the actual book cover. So please subscribe and share.

Happy New Year,

Steven H. Begleiter

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