My wife and I got in an argument recently over something I posted on Facebook. Basically, she thought I was misleading people by mentioning that I “signed a non-exclusive distribution agreement for my new book!“
The post was entirely true. Her point was that she believed people were mislead into thinking I was offered some sort of publishing deal, with all the (arguably) included frills.
I didn’t feel the same way, to say the least.
My intent was to brag a little, sure. I was pretty pumped to get signed up with LSI (LightningSource) for their worldwide distribution and placement in Amazon. I wasn’t lying–it wasn’t a “publishing” deal, so I didn’t say that.
She asked me why I wouldn’t just say, “I just self-published my book!” instead.
I told her it was because of the stigma. Continue Reading…