When Readers Magnet contacted me, I had to stop and look it up. I have a background in Information Systems and Technology, so I wanted to know, is this legit or is someone trying to steal my twitter account. After a little research I can tell you that the physical location of the site appears to be in Singapore, but I don’t see that as a bad thing. I see the domain was registered 3 years ago, so odds are it’s not some out of the blue website. Most importantly to me, I couldn’t find it on any internet blacklists (lists that we IT folks use to help protect our networks). Then I looked for criticisms. Like all other Web sites, I was able to find cases of people complaining without presenting evidence to legitimize their complaints. I also found others praising the site and the company. So for me personally it seems that this is a business that is trying to help authors, while at the same time growing themselves and surviving as a business. As such, I am prepared to take a risk with them and you should be as well.
With that out of the way I want to say hello to everyone reading this and give my sincerest thanks to Readers Magnet for offering me this opportunity to talk a little about my book in their Author’s Lounge.
My self-published book “I should be dead…I think I died a little on the inside”, is a non-fiction book comprised of tales from my youth. When you read it, you will quickly realize that I was either very reckless, not very smart, or very lucky. Although all these things can apply, I see the truth that I had different expectations compared to the expectations of those around me. Expectations which gave me confidence to do what I did, which became the experiences which made me what I am today. I’ll give you an excerpt from my book.
“As I stood there, watching it, how tightly it was coiled, the old childhood rhyme came to mind and I could hear it being said. “Jack be nimble, Jack be quick, Jack jump over the candlestick. Well, I decided Jack might be tough enough to jump over a candlestick, but do you think he was brave enough to jump over a Rattlesnake? I asked my friends, “Who wants to jump over it?” They looked at me with confused faces. I said, “You know, like Jack, who jumped over the candlestick.”
I’ll always remember the looks of my friends when I jumped over the Rattlesnake. I was 8 years old then. In addition to sharing these experiences, my main goal of writing this book was to learn how to self-publish. Who doesn’t want a publishing house, right? I would take one now, that’s my objective, but I’m not getting any younger, so we’re trying to achieve plan A while we engage plan B. Where this publication was a learning tool for me, I want to do my best with my fictions that I have a passion for, So using this book as an educational experience,.I did it all, everything I could, without any help, not even an editor, which brings me to saying, get yourself an editor, I have.
If you decide to give my book a read then I hope you can see that only we prevent ourselves from realizing our dreams. Remember, “Self-empowerment will take you as far as you dare to go.” ~ JRF Witty.. As soon as you realize you’re the product of your expectations, not your environment, you become unstoppable. The fortitude this will give you is invaluable.
Thanks for reading, have a great day and enjoy the remainder of your week.