Having released the book and announced it within the networking channels that I have, has been great. I am on a host of sites including Facebook, Redroom, and WordPress. I have performed book giveaways and will do a few more on Shelfari, LibraryThing, and Goodreads. I haven’t consulted the Amazon Top Reviewers List yet, nor have I performed an official press release. I’ve sold a quite a few books and the process of it all has been nice. But oddly enough what I don’t want to do is be a salesman. I don’t want to sell books. I would like to be successful. But I don’t want people to feel like I am trying to “sell them something.” I don't want friends and family to feel obligated to support me because they have to. I want to share the book with them, offer it to them to enjoy at their leisure, of their interest. In the business sense, yes I feel like a spokesperson. But as an author, I am very hopeful that people are drawn to the book and can find some value to it, so that they feel it has meaning; that although our lives may be different, the voices are the same. And teetering back and forth between the two opposites, author and businessperson is exciting and nerve wrecking all at the same time. You hope for a bite from the business aspect so you can offer people something genuine and a real part of yourself. Can it be done? I believe so? Am I alone in this belief? No. I see so many authors and artists doing the same thing I am. Searching, questioning, examining, and reconfiguring their strategies, doing a little bit at a time in as many places as possible. It is a very edgy, exciting ride. It isn’t for the impatient. It takes time. It takes consistency, and most importantly belief. So before you get lost in the abyss, look left or right, type on a keyboard, make a call, and reach out to someone who can help. I have. And it makes me confident that this is where I belong.