Smitten with Him

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Published Author

on December 8, 2015

One morning a while back, I was walking through the parking garage at work and was accosted by a woman (a stranger, might I add) who absolutely HAD to tell me that she was in the middle of publishing a book!


Of poems, no less!!


Granted, I’ve never read her work, but I acted enthused because I assumed that was the response that she was going for by telling a stranger such information, upon first meeting, before introduction.

She is working with a division of Random House Publishing (oooh – BFD. You can practically see me swooning in amazement!). When I asked her: “who discovered you, because that must’ve felt really awesome?” she explained that it was a private division of Random House where you just send in the material, you pay and they publish it!

Ummm… Again with the OMFG!!!


With her seeming interpretation of what makes a ‘published author’, aren’t all of us exactly that?!

It seems that we write the material and then we self-publish it… (as she is)

On the world-wide-web… (for free!)

Where search engines catalog “key words” and “tags” so others can find our words more easily… (unlike Libraries and Bookstores)

In fact, I expect that more people will read my blog and my words than will ever even know about her book of poetry.

Should I tell her about this wonderful thing called blogging?

4 responses to “Published Author

  1. Megan says:

    Ha! This made me laugh on a cold Tuesday morning, thank you!

  2. johnnyid says:

    Yes, but unless you’re getting ad revenue she’ll probably make more money. 😉

    Of course, she’ll probably never make back what it cost her… She should have just gone on Amazon and published it for free, that way she might actually make a profit.

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