My journey into self-publishing has been an interesting one with Xlibris. I found the whole experience cathartic and in a way a healing process. The original idea to write my memoir was triggered by my granddaughter who lives in Australia. I see very little of her due to the expense of traveling and the miles between us. I wanted her to understand as much as possible about my life so she could get to know me.
The interesting result of my book, which I felt, was an honest appraisal of my early life, is the general response from some people, which varies from “Hey” to “Well done” and in some very minimal cases, complete disregard, which I feel is a lack of understanding of the meaning of the written word. In response to this apathy, I launched “Ice Cream on Thursdays” in our local library. The book earned huge acclaim, followed up with a review. This resulted in lots of questions and general comments on my book. My book sales during the launch and afterwards have proven extremely good. The opinion in most cases is that it is well written and an extremely interesting read.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank Xlibris for the professional help and guidance during the writing and publishing process and I would also like to say a huge thank you to Matthew Shaver for his positive four-star review on the Xlibris website. If you read this Matthew.
I am so pleased I eventually achieved my lifetime ambition to put my early life in to print and I continue to strive to expand my readership in as many ways as possible."