So, I did this thing over the weekend–I published an ebook of the haikus I wrote between January and April for the Haiku Room. The book is more of an experiment than anything else, a way to learn how the big bad world of Amazon ebook publishing works, literally works: how to design a cover, how to upload and design the pages of a book, how to sign up for royalties, and so on.
The first draft I uploaded looked terrible, and I forgot to put my name on the book cover, forgot to write an introduction, and forgot to preview it before I pressed the Publish button. I unpublished that draft and worked up a new one, added some photos, put my name on the cover, fixed some formatting issues. Alas, there is still one small typo in the final version, but for now I am opting to let that go.
The book cover is from a photo I took of a book I made for a friend. I carved the stamp that I used for the design. It is the symbol for Choku Rei, which means healing and energy and power and is used to clear the space in healing sessions. Given all of the healing energy that I have received as being a member of the Haiku Room and writing and reading haikus, I can’t imagine a more appropriate book cover.
If you are interested in purchasing a copy of the book, you can find it here: http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=haiku+love+helberg&rh=i%3Aaps%2Ck%3Ahaiku+love+helberg
Enjoy and thank you for all of your support!