My novel Blue Rubber Pool goes live today, meaning it’s been published and available for sale. Did you hear the stampede?
I don’t know what to expect. Although it’s contracted with a traditional
press—not self-published, not print on demand (wherein copies are printed as they’re ordered, one at a time)—there’s a lot of new books out there, a lot of new authors hoping to be discovered.
I was always told not to quit my day job so I didn’t. I wrote an hour or two a day, usually in the early morning, until moving to Jonesville and having more freedom to do as I want.
Although I have a background in marketing, it wasn’t book marketing. I’ve needed oxygen to climb the learning curve: submissions to publishers, line edits, galley edits, cover design, teaser copy, etc. Who says you can’t teach a beat up old dog new tricks?
Anyway, it’s out there now. For better or worse. I’m looking forward to seeing what happens next.
— Tim Bryant
Author of Blue Rubber Pool
Surf Director at Pineapple Hill.