New Novel: Glass People

Glass People by Jumbled WriterDear Reader,

I feel shame in doing this, but I promise this will be one of the only times I try to sound like a door-to-door (or rather blog-to-blog) salesman. I have written a book entitled Glass People and I am prepared to publish it. For the last three years, I’ve tried my best with it and feel that I have pushed it and taken it as far as I know how to go. It may or may not be a good, solid piece of work. That is up to the reader (perhaps you, if you are willing?) to decide.

The main story concerns a failed comedian named Fred Isaac, who looks to resurrect his image by starting a support group for those considering suicide. With Fred as the leader, the five strangers that make up the group start interacting with each other in unexpected ways.

That’s my synopsis for Amazon and CreateSpace as well and I don’t think I am going to change it. I really don’t like it when the synopsis is half the length of the book. Since I am self-publishing this work, there will be no fancy sentences like “This astounding work” or “A tour-de-force” or any of that other marketing silliness. I rarely believe it when I see that printed on the back of the book and I know you won’t be fooled by that, either. (After all, the synopses are written by the publishers, and what publisher is going to publicly deface a work that they are putting out?) My approach to marketing is simpler; if you want it, it’s yours. If not, there are other vines to swing on.

If this is a story you are interested in reading, you are welcome to read about it or (possibly) buy the whole thing. No pressure either way. Happy reading.

Sincerely,

Jumbled Writer

Link to Amazon: Click here.

Link to CreateSpace: Click here.

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54 Responses to New Novel: Glass People

  1. Congratulations on publishing your book. I don’t see a link for your Amazon listing–if you don’t have one, you might consider adding that information.

    • That’s a very good idea. As soon as the link to Amazon works (it takes a few hours once you publish for it to appear), I will set that up.
      –JW

  2. It sounds like an interesting book depending on how you develop it. I hope that you get lots of response. Unfortunately I wouldn’t want to read it because I was a Rape
    Crisis Counsellor and a therapist so have had more experience than I want with such situations.

    Best of Luck!

  3. Congratulations on your book!!! I’m so proud of you! Good luck with the publication. I’ll keep in touch to see how self publishing goes. I might finish a book one day and would like to know how the process works.
    Best Wishes!
    Duals

    • Thank you. So far, I have not encountered any problems using Amazon and CreateSpace. It was a really simple process and they have allowed me to edit and change the book as many times as I have needed until I felt satisfied. Even now, I think I can still go back and change the content if I feel the urge to. Good luck with your future books!
      –JW

  4. Congratulations, and there is no shame in self promotion. If you don’t talk about your accomplishments, who will? Best of luck with it! …and – get out there and scream it to the world! 🙂

    • Maybe one day I will be screaming. For now, just speaking. Then, possibly, speaking a little louder…then maybe shouting.
      –JW

  5. I like your short blurb. Especially “the five strangers that make up the group start interacting with each other in unexpected ways” – this immediately piques my interest. Great hook right there!
    Also, I LOVE LOVE LOVE your website! The cork-board and sticky note and torn notebook paper edge really speaks to the writer in me. If I had an office to write in, it would look like your webpage!

    • For the design, I went to Simply Divine Web Design (I think there should be a link at the bottom of the screen). They were really wonderful and helped me to get this design out of my head and onto the web page.
      –JW

  6. “I feel shame in doing this…”

    While you are the master of your own emotions, I will object to its necessity. This is your blog, and people interested in you and your writing come here everyday. I’m sure they’re more than willing to hear about your new releases. If you were calling people up during dinner, you might have a concern of propriety, but this is definitely a place to feel proud of your accomplishments. There’s absolutely no shame in that.

    Congratulations on your new book, by the way.

    • I was expecting it to be such a struggle, but writing the book was far more challenging than using CreateSpace and Amazon. If you have the story, go for it!
      –JW

  7. What a courageous and accomplished feat,finding your mountain top and having the sheer guts to share it for whomever will see if for what they need to see it as for themselves. I love this and I admire it. I’ve been toying with the idea of self publishing myself, but can’t even seem to get the steam to finish the edits. :_) Thank you for liking my last chapter of my novel, Restitution, and I look forward to following you as I know I will learn much from you! Be blessed!

    • Wow, what a radical comment. I hate to be one of those infomercial, “If I can do it, you can do it” type people, but it really was much simpler than I was expecting. Amazon Kindle and CreateSpace are both great avenues for self-publishing, should you go down that path. It can be hard to get motivation for edits, but just remember how much closer you are to finishing than, say, someone working on the first draft. Good luck and thanks for stopping by!
      –JW

      • Thank you for the encouragement! I’ve looked into both and by the amazing grace of God, just yesterday discovered that two willing and amazing English professors are willing to edit my book at no cost. What a miracle, just when it was needed! I may be stopping by for more questions as I consider those options, and thank you!

  8. Hi, congratulations on the newly launched book! If you’re ashamed by this, I don’t know how I should feel now as I have just begun writing my very first book. It’s a baby step really. Crawling at a snail pace…but I’m sure I’ll arive to the point you’re now at.

    • Hmm, maybe I should have worded it differently. I am not ashamed of the book per say, but I just feel so out-of-place trying to market it. I really am not a salesperson by any means. Good luck with your book!
      –JW

  9. Congratulations on the book.
    Your link doesn’t go to where it is possible to read a sample – perhaps you should substitute this one?

    http://www.amazon.com/Glass-People-Jumbled-Writer/dp/1483933261/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1365624876&sr=1-2&keywords=Glass+People#reader_1483933261

    Something which seems weird is that whereas the printed version is going for $7.99 the Kindle one is $9.99?

    The book is a part of who and what you are, so don’t hesitate to bring it into some future posts, mixed with the rest of the information you share.

    • I didn’t notice the link issue. Thank you. I will be sure to fix that. Also, I hope that it still says that it is $7.99 for either the print or Kindle edition. That is what is showing up on my screen right now? I don’t want anyone to pay more than that.
      –JW

      • No, it still says that the Kindle is $9.99 on my screen, which is WAY out of line. A Kindle price can be as low as $0.99 – after all, there are no print or distribution costs etc. Tops is usually $6.99, and the lower it is for a new writer the better. After all, readership is what one wants for the vital word-of-mouth factor to start operating. I would suggest not more than $2.99 to begin with.

  10. Congratulations on publishing your book! Both the title and synopsis are intriguing. I think your own blog is a great place to self-promote, especially because you have a captive audience. Best of luck!

  11. Thanks for visiting and following my blog, because it lead me to your blog – a fellow blogger with an interest in the literary and the inner, mental world. I just looked up your book and it’s available for Kindle download from Amazon UK, amazing! The topic sounds rather risky, and I can imagine it delivered in so many different ways – looking forward to reading your interpretation.

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