Being the only self-published author in the whole of P'kaboo, sometimes I lose hope for my own novels. I have my set fan base which is (as yet) not all that big; and I try to make sure that each gets a paperback copy of my books. But there are many, many places that sneeze at self-published authors, no matter how well-edited, how well-polished, and in fact, regardless the actual book.
I'm a bit of an idealist, I had always hoped my stories could speak for themselves, they are the actual thing for sale here, not the name of a brand or the ... you get where I fell short in my logic. It's not enough to have written a great read; you need Coca-Cola's name on it to sell it.
Well, the point is, Federi and crew came through for me again, Nikki Mason, thanks for this gorgeous review.
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