Over the course of my internet marketing hijinks, I wind up slightly ahead of the curve on some things. Slightly. Like I get there right before your mom starts asking about it. There are people who are on top of every new gadget and social networking site from the beginning.
I am not one of them.
But I usually arrive at these tools with some degree of timeliness and manage to get a foothold in before they move on to version 2.0 which ruins everything.
Sometimes, however, I’m just way off.
Probability Angels should be arriving on the Nook soon, as well as Mobysomethingorother and iBooks…which I didn’t even know existed. The big hurdle for this happening was that Barnes and Noble had this labyrinth of a contract that needed to be filled out in order for inclusion in their stores and I had to establish myself as my own publisher by answering fifty questions and returning from an epic quest with a mythical dragon’s head triumphantly held aloft. I think it was their accounting department that demanded the dragon head part.
Then I found Smashwords and all of those problems were solved as well as problems I hadn’t even encountered for publishing platforms I didn’t even know existed.
At times I am a pioneer of internet publishing, most of the time, though, I am mad hermit dwelling in his cave miles away from civilization utterly oblivious to what’s going on.
I do have a dragon head tastefully mounted over my rock-couch.
So there’s that.
I’ll let you know when I’m available these other e-formats.