Featured Image: First trilogy book covers designed by Hollis Machala. (Photo by A. Keith Carreiro, 11 August 2019.)
It is frustrating to learn such information after paying for publishing—as well as writing, editorial, pr and marketing—assistance, especially when one is not told the proper way of setting up a book. Learning the correct procedures, formats and protocols after the fact sure are frustrating and can be economically punishing.
I have learned that it is critically important to join well–respected writing associations and writers groups. Isolation is punitive to an individual writer’s literary life. Attending, participating and giving presentations at conferences or other literary events are vital ways to invigorate inspiration, network with other colleagues and keep the passion going for storytelling.
On the other hand, I have met some incredible individuals who have been invaluable to me. Other than the people mentioned above, those listed here below have been invaluable to me in helping me along my literary path:
I have two more trilogies planned:
the Pilgrim, and
I have spent as much time as I have been able to this summer in researching and planning the setting of the second trilogy. I am developing some intriguing concepts and hope to get a cast of characters soon created. I also will be developing the story arc for the next three books.
Almost all of the preparations are done for the First Trilogy Book Launch. Just have to order some food and cake, of course, and we’re set to have some fun.
Please know that, if you can be there, you are invited to my First Trilogy Book Launch. Join us for a slice of cake as we also celebrate my birthday! Prizes, light refreshments … and of course, books! See you there.
It is being held at 2:00 p.m. EST this Sunday, 18 August, Stillwater Books, 175 Main Street, Pawtucket, Rhode Island.
1According to Laura Nunn, in her blog article, “Widows and Orphans,”
“An orphan is the first line of a paragraph that is left at the bottom of the page (or column) and a widow is the last few words of a paragraph that end up at the top by themselves. In the world of desktop publishing a single line of a paragraph hanging out alone should be avoided whenever possible.”
Nunn, Laura. “WIDOWS AND ORPHANS.” BellaOnline: The Voice of Women, 2018, www.bellaonline.com/articles/art174536.asp.
Disclosure of Material Connection: I have not received any compensation for writing this post. As the sole author of the first trilogy, the Penitent, in my series The Immortality Wars, and as the sole proprietor of Copper Beech Press, I have a material connection to these books, as well as to the publishing press, I have just listed. Other than my previously stated novels and publishing press, I have no material connection to the brands, products or services that I have mentioned here. I am disclosing this information in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”
© 13 August 2019 by A. Keith Carreiro
For information about my series, The Immortality Wars, please go to my home page: https://immortalitywars.com/