So it has begun. I am now a published author. Though I published a small volume of quotations by Marcus Garvey previously, this is my first completely original book.
It is both exhilarating and refreshing. Having completed a book is a unique accomplishment. I am totally different from the person who started out on this mission three years ago. Numerous opportunities came where I could have said, “forget it” and few but people close to me would have ever known the difference.
But I would have known more than anyone. The Melanin Twitter Bomb was the driving force. Now we see the effort to “deceive, inveigle, and obfuscate” has taken on a different tone, though its motivation is the same.
Marketing the book is the next step, though I don’t look forward to it. I would rather crawl under the covers with several good books for a few months. However, destiny seems to have other plans.
If you are curious as to whether the book is worth your $11.99 (from Amazon.com) for the print edition (and $1.80 for the ebook at Smashwords until May 31st when it goes back to $4.49) you can sample the first 20 percent of the book for free at Smashwords. The available formats are:
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