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28 March 2017 @ 05:23 pm
Get Out The Vote!  
No, seriously, if you could all vote on this, it would be greatly appreciated!

Here’s what’s up: For awhile now, I have been working on some original books. One was requested by my grandmother - and sadly not finished before she passed - and is a collection of short stories about the pets we have had over the years. Who doesn’t love cute animal stories? The other is a collaboration with The Nephew, based on a brother-sister superhero team he created. For his book, he tells me how the chapter should go, I write it, send it to him, he makes the changes he wants and sends it back and on we go to the next chapter. I’m aiming for a June release for Grandma’s book and September for TN’s. These are all being self-published through Amazon and I’m looking into a printer that collaborates with Amazon, so you can either buy ebooks or printed versions.

At any rate, we are about to start promoting and marketing and first on the list is to set up a Facebook page. For that we need a name for our “publishing company”. We brainstormed a list of ideas, then we picked our two favorites. We also took input from The BFF and Sis. For your reference - and because you’ll know it if it you buy our books anyways! - our last name is “Weston”. This is why we use the word ‘west’ so much in the options. We have a ‘conference call’ scheduled for Saturday so we can make a final decision, but I told him I would put up a survey on my ‘writer’s group’ - he knows I have a disability blog and one for my stories and I wanted him to know it would be other writers voting. We will be taking The BFF, Sis and your choices into account when we make our decision.

And then I’ll pimp the Facebook page once it’s up and running. I have to get over my whole ‘stay anonymous on the internet’ thing if I want to properly promote this, as I won’t just be pimping it here, with you guys who I have known for so long, but over on my disability tumblr, where I have lots of followers to milk! Okay, here we go…

Poll #2065394 Publishing Name

What should we name our publishing company?

WestWord Books
4(66.7%)
West-In-Writing
0(0.0%)
Westbound Books
2(33.3%)
The Dream Writers
0(0.0%)


Vote away and thanks for the input!
 
 
 
Shirebound: Piglet signatureshirebound on March 28th, 2017 10:28 pm (UTC)
That's a hard choice. If it isn't already taken, I like how "Westbound Books" sounds. And congrats on the books coming!
dodger_sister: readingdodger_sister on January 7th, 2018 11:57 pm (UTC)
That's a hard choice. If it isn't already taken, I like how "Westbound Books" sounds. And congrats on the books coming!

I think that was my favorite too - Westbound Books. But Westword Books got the most votes within the family, so we went with Westword Books.

And thank you!
Kate: booksceitfianna on March 29th, 2017 01:52 am (UTC)
These are great names. I like the WestWord one, it feels like your family. The Dream Writers is amazing but doesn't sound like a publishing company to me but a writing group or something like that.
dodger_sister: readingdodger_sister on January 7th, 2018 11:59 pm (UTC)
These are great names. I like the WestWord one, it feels like your family. The Dream Writers is amazing but doesn't sound like a publishing company to me but a writing group or something like that.

Yep, we ended up going with Westword Books. I told P how much you liked Dream Writers though and we discussed, when he is old enough to be on the internet, that he could have some sort of message board group where people can post their dreams, like a shared dream journal and call it The Dream Writers.
redblack32redblack32 on March 29th, 2017 11:37 am (UTC)

WestWordBooks rolls off the tongue in a great way.

dodger_sister: readingdodger_sister on January 8th, 2018 12:00 am (UTC)
WestWordBooks rolls off the tongue in a great way.

Ha, that's what we ended up going with! Good call!
Trigger Warning: Lifematchboximpala on April 10th, 2017 04:48 am (UTC)
Chiming in late -- I like WestWord a lot. I look forward to hearing more news about your progress with this. Sounds like a great adventure!
dodger_sister: readingdodger_sister on January 8th, 2018 12:01 am (UTC)
Chiming in late -- I like WestWord a lot. I look forward to hearing more news about your progress with this. Sounds like a great adventure!

We went with Westword Books! It was the popular choice, on here and in the family. It certainly has been a grand adventure, though a stressful one. I think once I get it all set up, learn the process, it'll be a easier time of things. But right now it is a bumpy road to publication!