For those who are trying to get their own views in print, take heart. I read not long ago (can't remember the article) that when Barack Obama was trying to get his first book published, he called the prospective publisher every week. "Have you read my book yet?" he would ask. So, taking a page out of HIS book, let me ask YOU, have you read MY book, Cryo Kid - Drawing a New Map yet? (available online at many sites, including Amazon (www.amazon.com) and Barnes and Noble (www.bn.com). You can even print out a few pages at www.iUniverse.com or buy an autographed copy from www.cryokid.com.
In real estate, the buy word is "location, location, location." When it comes to books, the motto is "persistence, persistence, persistence." It's also helpful to train for running a marathon just to get in the mood for selling your book over the long haul. To give further encouragement, described below are two works, a theatre piece and a non-fiction book, that persisted into the market place successfully:
The new play takes a look at the different ways people can become parents today -- among them adoption, egg donation, surrogacy, and in vitro reproductive assistance -- and has just opened at the Cornerstone Theater (a small theater), 2220 Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles. It runs until June 22. I haven't seen it yet, but it's good to know that, increasingly, parenting options available today are being openly discussed. My book, Cryokid - Drawing a New Map, presents this subject in literary form.
Someday, the name of the play, is a commissioned theatrical endeavor built from the stories of aspiring parenthood participants in an outreach discussion group and authored by Julie Marie Myatt. It warranted a full page article in the LA Times (Sunday, May 23, F3, www.latimes.com) entitled "This baby talk is very serious," by Karen Wada. The play also discusses the parenting yearnings of disabled people. Resisting the urge to sum things up, Myatt decided to leave the endings of the group of stories she presents open to further discussion.
Recommended reading on reproductive advances in medicine, the non-fiction book has already been published in several editions by different publishers. It's Elaine Dewar's well researched The Second Tree: Of Clones, Chimeras, and Quests for Immortality, published in 2004 by Random House (http://www.randomhouse.ca). Some of her descriptions of medical imaging enter the realm of poetry. You can preview limited pages online. An updated version includes the words Stem Cell in the title.
So persist, persist, persist. You too can get your books published and run for President. It's the American Dream. Just keep asking, "Have you read my book yet?"