iBookstore. Apple is more demanding than the other online vendors. They actually do review each book individually where the others use a totally automated approval process. I consider it a significant accomplishment to be distributed through Apple. I'd love to provide a direct link to my book, but you have to go through iTunes to purchase books from Apple.
I also wanted to have a print version in time for the Tucson Festival of Books. The Tucson chapter of Sisters in Crime put together two baskets of books for a free raffle and I wanted to be part of that. I made it by the skin of my teeth, letting a slight formatting issue slide so I could make the deadline. I now have a list of three things (or is that six?) I want to change in the second edition.
|Candi Cornell, one of our published authors, at the TFOB Booth|
I also do volunteer tax preparation through AARP's Tax Counseling for the Elderly program. This isn't only for senior citizens, but for any low income people. There's also the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program. Both of these are affiliated with the IRS and free. There are certain limitations on the kinds of tax returns we can do, such as depreciation on rental property, but there are an amazing number of returns that we can do. Did I mention that it's FREE? You can find a site near you through the IRS.
As if I didn't have enough to do, I signed up for another Margie Lawson online writing class. She only gives this one in March of each year and I thought I would have time to keep up with it. Hah! I'm frustrated that I haven't gotten as much out of the class as I have others in the past, but I hope to review the lessons once life slows down.
Anyway, I wanted to check in here (not that anyone's reading) and let you know I'd be back in late April or early May. Life gets simpler after tax season!