So, I finally did it! As I promised to my men-children when they turned 18, I have indeed published the Mother of a Man-Child blog as a printed, actual, fair dinkum 448-page book – how cool is that people!!!
I am pretty pleased with myself I must say, having navigated the complexities of the Amazon self-publishing platform, and actually organised the entire thing myself, from the extraction of the blog content, the creation of a manuscript, the countless hours of editing required for a book, and also a cover design.
Many, many hours later, a few phone calls to the US along the way, several rounds of proofing (thanks Dad) and I finally have my Mother of a Man-Child book. I have hesitantly sold some copies to friends and colleagues and so far the feedback has been fantastic!! Which is a seriously huge thrill, and so encouraging that I have now listed the book for sale on Amazon. Yep, that’s right, a published author on Amazon.
For people who stumble upon my blog here and want to actually purchase the book, you can find order details here: Buy the Book
For me, one of the highlights of publishing the book was in fact feedback from one of the men-children. He started reading the book, and on night one I got this text message: “Been reading your book……fascinating and quite funny. Really enjoying it. Well done!!”
And on night two, another text message followed: “200 pages down in your book! Most reading I’ve done all year. It’s really cool to read about my teenage years and see things from your perspective. Truly amazing and generations will love this book. 🙂 “
So, don’t take my word for it, take those of a 21-year-old former man-child and now wonderful adult male who I am so proud of (ditto his twin brother). After that wonderful feedback, I am totally happy if I never sell another book (but it would be a bonus if I do).
If you do buy my book, I would love to know what you think. And if you were kind enough to leave a review on Amazon I would be forever grateful.
Happy reading! 🙂
Mother of a Man-Child.