I was worried that the proof copy of my book would look shoddy. I thought the cover artwork would be washed out, but it’s a very good-looking book. My flimsy free phone camera doesn’t capture the beauty so I didn’t post pictures — the above is just the art from the Create Space site. I have to read it to make sure everything’s there. They did omit the page numbers, which is weird. Mean-Spirited Tales is a hefty book. It’s 6×9 and about 300 pages, and mauve — I hope men don’t mind reading it. As part of my guerilla marketing plan I’ll read it on all the city subway lines, making sure people see the cover. I’ll squint and turn the pages thoughtfully. Really loud I’ll say, “This book is…it’s amazing!”
A thought. I could peddle my book on the train. People make good money selling stuff on there I had heard. “Git ya copy a Mean-Spirited Tales heah!” From a tray supported by two straps on my shoulders, I’d pick up books to hurl at passengers waving money at me from the other end of the car. A portable credit card machine might work. I’d wear an I Love New York visor — oh and I’d have a cigar butt dangling from my mouth. Gotta keep it real yo!