By: Staci Stallings
I know. It’s Friday, but I’m excited so you get this news now!
First, as you all know it’s been a tumultuous year here at Spirit Light Books. What started out as a normal, run of the mill year became anything but in May when my partner, Dennis Bates decided to have knee surgery. Thinking it would only be for a month, I decided to start Spirit Light Works, a blog where I would post a novel at a time just to cover for Dennis on Tuesdays and Wednesdays until he recovered.
That was my plan.
By the first week in June, Dennis was gone, and I was left to try to make some sense of where to go from there. To be honest, Dennis and I started the blog together because we thought that together we could keep it going. When I realized I was on my own, well… I wasn’t sure what came next.
As life progressed, I decided to keep the Spirit Light Works blog as it gave me a chance to publish some books that may never see the printed page. It also gave me a way to connect with readers again (something I had missed greatly for some time). Prior to SLW, publishing had become a real drag. It was difficult if not impossible to find time to edit the books, get the covers ready, go through the whole publishing process, and then try to market them. At some point in that process, I kept getting snagged.
Enter a new form of publishing called, “Kindle.”
Some time ago a friend asked if I had my books on Kindle. Although I knew what that was, I didn’t really have a good feel for if I wanted to put my books on it. When I decided to, the learning curve nearly tripped me up. I had already decided to put out a new book in print. Did I really have time to convert books to Kindle?
Yes and no.
I have hired the services of a dear friend of mine to help me get things formatted for Kindle. I will be putting my new books and my older books on the service. We are working now on streamlining this process. Also, I’m working on a new title for in print… with a new printing company.
Unfortunately, what I’ve ended up with in all of this is a mess of titles even I have a hard time navigating. What’s in print? What’s on Kindle? What’s at SLW?
SO… Today God led me to an idea I hadn’t considered prior to this. I’ve created a new blog that is less a blog and more a navigable listing of my books. It has each title listed as a post and then books listed by the formats that are available through the links at the top.
I will be adding titles and editions as we go so it’s a one-stop place to find any Staci Stallings’ title that’s available.
I hope you enjoy looking through it as much as I have, and feel free to do a little Christmas shopping while you’re there for any readers on your list.
As always, you’ll feel better for the experience!