It’s coming up on 3 years since I’ve started self-publishing my books. In this time I have only sold 2 books and have made a profit of $0.00, but that is not what is bothering me today.
I love to create and I will always do so weather or not I ever turn a profit. I will do so because I must. I will do so because it’s fun and it makes me happy. It’s as necessary as eating and sleeping. It’s part of each and every day in some form or another, even if I only have 5 minutes to spare by jotting down an idea.
Most of the art I make I end up giving away. There’s always somebody who likes what I’ve made and I am happy to give it to them for two reasons.
1)I’m running out of room in the house for all my projects.
2) It makes me feel good to see somebody enjoying something that I made, something that didn’t exist in this world until I thought it up and made it so. It makes me feel special and useful.
I have 3 books that I have created on blurb.com. I have made the entire book, on each of the books available to read in a preview. Creating books on blurb is a wonderful thing. When the books are printed they look beautiful, but I realize it is very expensive to actually print the books, but that doesn’t mean you can’t read them!
I would like to invite anybody and everybody to stop by my RojoRabbit page on blub.com and read my books. I have 3 books available right now.
When previewing these books look for the “full screen” mode in the lower right hand corner of the preview window and make the books full screen so you can read them.
Everything Alice-Snapshots from the Darker Side of Wonderland is my first creation. It’s a collection of photographs I took several years ago. This book was fueled by my obsession with Wonderland. You can view this book (here).
Allegory of the Dolls was my second book. When Jasper was a baby Myke and I would take trips to Antique Malls and thrift stores so I could find and photograph dolls. I love dolls and I can find a story in each and every one I meet. I can introcduce you to the friends I’ve made on this journey. To escape into the bizarre life of a forgotten doll, preview the book (here).
Hidden Sanctuaries is a collection of landscapes and garden photos that I have taken over the years. These are the magical places I’ve uncovered on my adventures. I had to preserve them and share them, they seemed so perfect. I sat down with each photo and wrote a small poem to go with it. Please take a few moments and travel with me to some of my favorite places. View this book (here).
It has been almost 3 years since my first book. I do make these books for me, in a way. I make them because it is fun and a great way to pass the time but I also want them to have an audience. I make them for everybody and anybody. I would love to entertain you with my stories so if you have some time I would like to invite you to read them. Read all of them or read one of them or maybe just stop by and look at the pictures.
If you do stop by, leave me a comment. Let me know what you think. Tell me if you liked them or if you didn’t, hit the like button if you wish. Share these stories with as many friends as you’d like. I welcome any discussion, advice or comment because I was just wondering…
“Is anybody listening?”