Welcome to the Dumpster Diary!

This diary will chronicle my journey to becoming a best selling author.

Website: http://www.interdimensionaldumpster.com/

Friday, August 27, 2010

The final countdown

It looks like the Final edit is done. There will be a few day wait however, since I applied for cataloging in the Library of Congress. It should take about one week. This gives me some time to rest before I start up the marketing machine!

Monday, August 23, 2010

This time!

I just sent the re-edit in. Thanks to my great wife for reading and re-reading the book with me, looking for spacing issues and the like. I just resent the files and hope to have new proofs this week.
Now to start on the Kindle version!

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

So That's Why....

I had to resubmit my cover a 3rd time. I now know the difference between picas and inches. InDesign was set in picas as a default. My actual size of my cover was shrunk down to 3" x 3"! Hopefully, this is the last fix!

Monday, August 16, 2010

The closer I get...

Had to reformat the cover 2 more times over the last two days. It was just a smidge too small according to CreateSpace. I also added a Publishing company.
How does DumpsterGold Publishing sound?

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Cover Art!

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This is the week

I just submitted The Interdimensional Dumpster to CreateSpace for verification. I should be able to order a proof copy in the next day or two. I am so excited to actually finish the project!

Stay tuned for details on how to order the book!

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Diving into the Dumpster!

I received a final copy of the cover from Marc last night. It looks awesome! I just asked for a teeny tweak and hope to have it back any day. Then the formatting begins. I'll have to upload the book to LULU and then check it out page by page to make sure I used the "white space" properly. I hope to have a sample copy next week.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Cover almost Ready

I emailed back and forth with cover artist Marc Lapierre last night. He is putting the finishing touches on the cover. Titles and Credits. He asked me if I was able to do it. I sent him back a copy of what it would look like if I did it. Not good!

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Self Publishing is the new model...

As I learn more about the book business, the more I discover on how hard it is for an unpublished author to even get soemone to look at their work. The economy and decline in printed book sales has everyone in the publishing industry running for cover. No one is willing to take a chance anymore. This is most likely contributing to the decline of their industry. Thankfully the self publishing revolution is here. This way the readers decide what they want to buy, not people in board rooms. Long live the revolution!

Monday, August 2, 2010

Tick Tock

I'm getting closer to actually dropping this book on the world. Each day closer seems like it get's farther away. I hope to have it almost finished by 8/14 and don the publisher hat on the 15th. Stay tuned!!!