Hello. Thanks for stopping by. My name is DJ Donaldson, welcome.
I've written an assortment of works from poems to novels and a little bit of everything in between over 25 years ago, but never attempted to publish any of them. I enjoy letting my mind wander where it will to see where it goes. And it can get pretty crazy at times.
I am almost 60 years old and finally decided to do something with my talents. Recently I finished writing a children's book about a red Butterfly named Flutter. The first of a series of several magical adventures with different characters, locations and lessons to be learned.
My family was very eager to help and read it. After several grammar and story rewrites, it is finished. Now for the artwork!
This is a work in progress and since I've never published a book before, it is a major learning curve to boot! There is so much to read such as getting a literary agent to publish a book with a 'real' publisher or self-publishing. With a publisher you need to shell out a lot of money which, naturally, I don't have. So I'm looking into self-publishing. Today I learned self-publishing could cost me thousands of dollars as well. Some also charge a lot of money while others will only print your book after the order is made. You know how much the books will cost when you set them up with the service so the retail price makes sense. This is nice. No inventory! My goal is to get my book published somehow. Is Amazon the only self-publishing company available that is not charging hundreds or thousands of dollars to promote a dream?
So once the artwork is finished, I will be ready to get the book published. Family has definitely said... Hardcover! instead of an eBook. I listened and shall do my best.
Thanks for stopping by. The first book will be available soon. Watch for the release announcement!
Have a great day!