It's going to be a big week. Why not begin at the beginning?
After extensive research, thought, and scrutiny, I have decided to skip the middle man and make CAMBRIDGE STREET available to the public via Amazon.com (and other outlets) on November 11 of this year.
In 2011, there is very little, if anything, that a conventional publisher can offer--layout, editing, promotion, marketing, distribution--that an individual can not obtain on his own, often more easily and at a lower personal cost. Given that I have always considered myself a self-made man (with a lot of help from my inherited status in the world), I wonder why I wouldn't take advantage of these opportunities and let the public--rather than the established institutions--pass judgement about the worth of my little story.
An extensive initial marketing plan is in the works, and I am currently in the process of securing an appropriate venue on Cambridge Street in Boston (well, technically Cambridge) for an 11/11/11 reading. That's Veteran's Day, which is a perfect day to celebrate being self-made. Being self-made is patriotic! (If my book were an oil field or a jet company they would call me "entrepreneurial!")
Stay tuned for other announcements regarding not only this book, but several other significant carer events. In the meantime, feel free to e-celebrate with me by buying me an e-drink at the book's promotional facebook page.