Well, the road has been long and the process has confounded me time and again, but with more than a little support from friends (blogging and otherwise!), family and dozens of CreateSpace wizards, my mission is complete!
I’ve distilled fifteen years of hospitality misadventures into a single volume. And here it is…
The first physical proof is in my hands and all that remains is to review, tweak and revise. Then the fun really begins: selling the blasted thing! By the way, the cover design comes to you courtesy of my multi-talented child prodigy, Sarah.
Once I submit any changes to CreateSpace there will be a final waiting period of five to seven days and then I’ll be occupying a little space on Amazon.com. Drop by any ole time…
BEFORE WE PART WAYS YET AGAIN…
June 9. 2012 10 A.M – 7 P.M.
Scotiabank Convention Centre
Niagara Falls. Ontario. Canada
For full details, click here, fan boys and girls!
- CreateSpace Now Offers Independent Authors Zero-Cost, Inventory-Free Distribution to Amazon Customers in Europe (teleread.com)
- What’s Going On With The Hook? (youvebeenhooked.wordpress.com)
congrats on the big times
The “big time” is still down the road, but thanks!
Hey, congratulations! 😀
And what a talented daughter you have! Wow! Did she use Photoshop to design the cover? It looks amazing!
I’m guessing Robert Hookey is not your real name…or is it? 😉
She came up with the concept and design and CreateSpace brought it all together. I couldn’t be more proud!
That’s awesome! Now I know why they call you The Hook! It’s all coming together. I love the cover!
Thanks, Lily! I appreciate your feedback!
Rock on Hook!
Love the cover, well done 🙂
I’m happy with it too! Thanks for the input!
So cool! Well done!
Thank you, young woman!
Woo Hoo! Congratulations Hook! Love the cover–you’re daughter deserves at least a dinner out with good ol’ Dad and a free copy of the book don’t you think? Awesome! When it’s available on Amazon I’m buying a copy! Can’t hardly wait. Let the good times roll! 🙂
She’ll be sufficiently compensated, not to worry!
Hurrah for the Hook and for The Bellman Chronicles!
That’s a great cheer!
Congrats Hook!! Can’t wait till it comes out!!
Strangely, I’m write behind you at createspace..waiting for a physical proof 🙂
I LOVE the cover of your book!! Hats off to your talented daughter!
I have my finger over the keyboard, waiting to order my copy of your book!!!!!
That’s one of the greatest compliments of my life! Thank you.
Wonderful!! I am so excited for you!! I am sure it is every bit as smart and scathing as your blog and will be a total smash!!
I hope you’re right, Sherrie!
Thanks! My cup runneth over with praise!
That’s awesome! I will certainly be putting your book on my wish list!
You rock, my friend!
WOW ………:)))))) XO
🙂 🙂 🙂
Your daughter is very talented.
Thank you – and you’re right!
So I comment here as well. Fab job on the cover Sarah, and congrats to the Hook!
Thank you – from both of us!
Here is your big break. Fame, fortune and a one way ticket out of the hotel. Maybe….we will see.
Who knows what the future holds?
Awesome!!!!! I cannot wait! Excellent cover by your daughter – better give her a cut. And now we know how you were nick-named “The Hook.”
My daughter gets more than a cut – she’ll get most of the proceeds!
So pleased for you… I’ll be knocking on Amazon’s door when you give the word my dear Hook… By the way; your name couldn’t be better… I mean, your ‘real name’! It has an easy to remember way of rolling off the tongue with an edge to the surname that bespeaks of tantalising mirth….
Sarah; what a wonderfully talented young girl you are. As I was reading the cover I was also thinking “great artwork; conveys exactly what is to be expected inside” – well done… 😉
– or is that your psudeonym??? I’d go with a psuedonym,what with hotel management breathing down your neck. I wouldn’t want them reading my sordid tales of their establishment and it’s seedy or annoying clientelle. What if they fired you?
Congrats on your persistance! And great cover concept – very descriptive.
The cover appears to be a big hit! So glad to hear that!
Sarah thanks you!
Congrats.. You must be so excited! We’re all so proud of you! The cover is perfect!!
Sarah is going to get a swelled head!
What a wonderful news Hook so happy for you..and what a lovely cover
Hugs to Sarah 🙂
Sarah appreciates the praise – and sentiment!
congrats! love the cover
Thanks, Sarah appreciates it!
Congratulations!!!I I can’t wait for it to hit Australian stores 🙂
I’m using CreateSpace for my book, too. I’ll buy yours if you’ll buy mine. I’m about 3 months behind you. Congratulations!
Thanks! We’ll exchange books soon!
It looks great! Congratulations, and I’m sorry that for some reason I thought your real name was Jackie. How much will it cost for a paperback (wondering – have to price my own book soon).
I think we’re going with $16.95… But I have yet to nail anything down.
Thanks, young lady!
Looks great! Wishing you all the best!
Thanks! I’ll need all the luck in the world!
The cover is amazing! If people (as they often do) judge the book by its cover you should do bery well! I can’t wait until it comes out! Congratulations!
Thanks! My daughter did a bang-up job!
Congrats buddy! So glad to see it. I look forward to buying me a copy. Will it be in ebook form as well?
Absolutely! I just have to squeeze out the time to finish proof-reading the print version and then the Kindle edition is next!
Congrats! That is really a great accomplishment!
Thanks, young lady! Even if it doesn’t sell a single copy, I can sleep well at night knowing the battle was fought honestly.
….dammit… why did I even imagine for one second that using the word “congrats” would be something nobody else has already written on here? am i that naive? yes.
oo i got one: superb effort on accomplishing your dreams haha
I like it! very unique!
Awesome. Congratulations! Love that you have it right in front of you. Writer’s dream. 🙂
Yes, all the pieces are nearly in place…
But I couldn’t have doe it without readers – and friends – like you!
Congrats, Hook! I look forward to reading your scathing comments on the human condition.
Thanks! And thanks for stopping by!
Congratulations man! Excellent work!
It’s a start…
Wow, that is an awesome cover. Congrats!
Thanks, my equally-talented friend!
Hallo Grüsse lieb von mir auch meinen Herzlichen Glückwunsch und alles liebe.Wünsche dir noch einen schönen Tag Gislinde
Thanks for the good wishes, young lady! You’re always so sweet…
Wow! I have been out of touch for awhile. You’ve been busy and all I can say is Wow! Good luck on the marketing trail.
Thanks, I’ll need all your luck and then some!
And don’t worry about being out of touch; I barely have any time to blog surf these days…
CONGRATS, Hook!!! So exciting! Hope you make millions.
Me too! I have my work cut out for me, though…
Judging on what I have read so far on this blog, I can say that you truly deserve all these successes. 🙂
How very kind of you! Thanks!
Oh, man! I can’t wait to read this!!! Please tell me there are none to few changes pending?
Well, I’m finding issues that I can probably live with – headings in bold and spacing – and some I definitely need to fix – the odd typo and a missing header adjustment – but once those matters are laid to rest, we’re god to go!
I just need to find the time; I have nothing but 11 hour shifts this week, so I’m going to have to wait for a day off! But I anticipate a June release.
Hey!! That is great.Congrats and also to your daughter.I wish you the best and I’ll try to get the book.
No worries! Your blog loyalty and friendship are just as important as your money!
Congrats, my Hook friend!
Great cover, and I’m sure the stories are awesome.
So very author-ly of you. Do you have a pipe and smart looking sweater, as well? hehehe
I’ll need a jacket with patches on the elbows as well!
That is so cool my friend. You are indeed talented. You followed your dream and now it is unfolding beautifully before your eyes. Every ounce of hardwork in your profession has brought a winning story. I’m happy for you. I wish you all the best.
I’ll take those good wishes… I could certainly use them!
Congratulations, your stories are always fascinating and insightful… good luck!!
Thank you, my friend!
Congratulations Hook !!!!!!!! For the book and producing a talented child…hehehe
You should send out a few copies to bloggers with a few followers and get them to review it for you. They could also put their reviews up on Goodreads and Amazon.
But anywho…we are so happy for you over here we are dancing with joy !!!
I have to hand it to you, Jo… You always bring something new and fun to the table! Thanks for the tips and advice.
Congrats! Love the art! If you want to have the writer’s spotlight, drop me a line (click on Ask Momma at M3). We can post your interview around the time you go live!
Fantastic! Thanks, Red!
Replied to your comments at my place because your website was misspelled and brought up luv for WP. Make a comment on any random old post and change the website spelling in the drop box. I would change it, but you are not a registered user….
Will do, Red!
Oh wow! So let us all know when it’s on Amazon and I for one will buy it and then leave the very nicest review I can think of.
You rock! It should be up within the next two weeks…
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Congratulations! I love the cover – and I always judge a book by its cover.
I nominated you for the versatile blogger award!(http://thehesoproject.wordpress.com/2012/05/26/i-received-the-versatile-blogger-award/)
Glad to hear I passed your test, Tracy!
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Hey, well done !! Congratulations on finishing the book. I’ll be checking it out, Mr. Hook.
Glad to hear it! I’m waiting on the final edit and then we’re in business – finally!
That is so amazing! I am so happy for you….all your work is finally complete! I am sure the book is amazing, can’t wait to read it.
I hope you enjoy it; there may be some material culled from previous posts – taken from both blogs – but new material is peppered throughout. I hope it goes over, but I’m realistic… The market is dominated by titles like “Fifty Shades of Grey” and “The Book of Awesome“, so who knows what constitutes a hit these days?
That is awesome! I have a book I wrote, but I haven’t been able to bring myself to publish it. I think because my mother would go to her grave just so she could turn over in it… Maybe I should write something a little more upbeat for the great world of books! Can’t wait to get yours on Amazon. That darn site loves to eat up my money!! 🙂
If you feel you should publish your book… do so! The greatest works of literature spring forth from our tortured souls, Tiffany.
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