Okay, it’s summer, the temperature is slowly rising, and I’m getting ready to tackle two things: a new book coming out and finishing my third YA novel. So why am I suddenly coming up with random questions? I don’t have a clue unless, of course, it’s one of my strategies for stalling. Anyway, I do have the questions, so if you can help me out with some answers I’d be ever so grateful.
Question #1: How do you autograph a book on Kindle? I went to a book signing for Heidi Kling (SEA) the other night and I thought, “What would she do if someone presented a Kindle with her new novel downloaded on it and asked for an autograph?” Sticky notes slapped on the screen? Any other ideas?
Question #2: Is the Internet dumbing us down permanently? Nicholas Carr’s book says so. The Shallows: What the Internet is Doing to Our Brains. I’m putting myself on an Internet diet and now! I already feel the creeping up of shortened attention span. How about you? Could you once read War and Peace, but find that even the title is too long? Sheesh!
Question #3: Can self-publishing prove to be the road to success? I’ve heard this is a No No, yet I’ve met writers who swear by it. Then there’s Hilary Thayer Hamann who self-published Anthropology of an American Girl and is now a hot item with a publishing contract.
Question #4: Is there anything more beautiful than a Matilija? Show me.