What a few weeks this has been with the release of Leaving Shadows Book IV in The Children of The Others Collection. Busy keeping up with commitments that I made before the release of the book. There have been several changes with the company Authorhouse publishing that I have used for all for of my personal books. The first one and the one that is hitting home the hardest is the print on demand that they are using now. I have already had a number of teachers and students asking me why they have to wait 3 weeks to get my book online vs the past when the book was in stock at several online book stores, I don’t really have an answer for them except that the publishing company has changed the protocol but I will have some in my stock soon. This however means that I need to place $4000 dollars into books to ensure my fans have them available to them then I will do that. Here in lies the rub, the publisher knows that they can get authors to commit to the books to have happy readers they don’t have to put any additional effort into marketing to bookstores or middle management. I feel that there are probably plenty of great self published authors out there that will never get their books into the hands of the readers because they don’t have the capital backing like myself, this to me seems sad when the world has so many fresh stories to share, and all they keep giving you is rewrites of sure things. The only other way to get the books faster are digital downloads and maybe that is their hope….until the pulse occurs!