Tool for Tuesday: A Self-Publishing Success Story!

So here it is! The big day! It’s Tool For Tuesday and I’m tooting my own horn! That’s part of living our best chapter–knowing when to celebrate! And I’m celebrating: The Mom Who Took Off On Her Motorcycle

The cover!

The cover!

takes off today!

Here’s my video clip right here

Hope it makes you smile. It’s not a traditional book trailer in that I didn’t talk about the book so much. It’s more for entertainment. So we’re holding a launch party and you’re all invited. The winner of the book giveaway is…

Simon Walsh! Please contact me! I got the number via www.random.org, for all those interested in holding another giveaway.

Writing is sometimes like being a beaver and chewing slowly around a tree!

Writing is sometimes like being a beaver and chewing slowly around a tree!

You can order the book here. That’s the kindle edition. If you want the paperback edition, it’s here.

You can also go to goodreads.com and find my book there. I’ll be holding another giveaway on that site in a bit.

We are each a success when we accomplish a goal that we’ve been working on for a while. When I thought about writing The Mom Who Took Off On Her Motorcycle, I was hoping that my literary agent would sell it to a traditional publishing house. That did not happen but what I’ve learned is that our vision is limited. We don’t always know what is best for us.

Since I decided to self-publish, other doors have opened for me. I will now be leading workshops on the in’s and out’s of self-publishing and creative writing workshops. So that is why I’m celebrating.

If you are planning on self-publishing or you’ve just started thinking about it, let me know!

Tool for Tuesday: Toot your own horn every once in a while. That’s not showing off. That’s just celebrating.

When I woke up this morning, the sky was dazzling and blue with some passing clouds and it looked just like the cover of my book:

Life imitating art!

Life imitating art!

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About dianabletter

Diana Bletter is a writer living in northern Israel whose novel, A Remarkable Kindness, is forthcoming from HarperCollins in August. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Commentary, tabletmag, and other publications. Her first book, The Invisible Thread: A Portrait of Jewish American Women (with photographs by Lori Grinker) was nominated for a National Jewish Book Award.
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9 Responses to Tool for Tuesday: A Self-Publishing Success Story!

  1. Thanks for the pingback, Diana, and I loved your book trailer – very original! Your book sounds like a great read, I’ll add it to my list. All the best on your self-publishing journey.

  2. Cynthia says:

    Reading the book in 5 minutes? I am (excitingly) NOT waiting 5 minutes to get to the bookstore.

  3. Diana,
    The trailer is as much fun as the book! I loved your sons’ responses, so I went on and later and clicked on your daughter talking about you, and how each thing she does with motorcycles she thinks of you and all you’ve taught her. This is a wonderful tribute to you and your family.

  4. Hi Diana,
    The day has arrived. Hoot!
    I’m on a tight schedule today, but I’ll be back to place more comments and listen to your trailer.
    Just letting you know, I’m cheering you on. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • dianabletter says:

      Thank you, Tracy! I can even hear the cheers and see the pink pompoms!

      • Hi Diana,
        I’m ba-ack, as Matilda would say.
        It was wonderful hearing you speak and seeing you in person on your video clip. Loved the mothering tips even though my children have flown the coop. Kids are all the same. ๐Ÿ™‚ You have two handsome sons.
        Well…I just purchased your new book.
        The blurb on Amazon was well written and I can’t wait to read all about your adventure.
        Tracy ๐Ÿ™‚

      • dianabletter says:

        Thank you so much, Tracy! It was fun making the video with the boys–I hope to do another with the girls! And my son Jake just lost a bet with his girlfriend and had to cut his hair!
        I wrote the blurb for the book–which was harder than writing the actual book. Hope you you enjoy the ride!

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