I love your writing, and I'm glad that it comes from this place. I have fallen behind in my Deep in the Far Away chapters, but I look forward to catching up soon. I say, keep doing what you're doing! Xoxo
Sarah, I found this very interesting...how and why you write what you do. I can tell you write from your heart, I feel the passion...in your characters, the way you write, the words you choose, the links you share, even your blog designs...
Thank you both. :-)
how you write is why i read you, and why i love you. heart stuff feels strong and fragile all at the same time.
You're writing is so beautiful sarah, it always touches me. I feel the love in your words, like it makes them shine. I wish again that I could buy your books as paperbacks, so I could hold them in my hands and look at those beautiful pictures, really savor it all. I find it a little tiring to read on the computer, so I converted your books to kindle, but then your lovely pictures were black and white.
Thank you Anne. That problem with the photos is why I dont make my books available for Kindle. They do translate to tablets (when read in landscape view) but Kindle doesn't allow for the font I chose, the layout I chose with specific design and reading considerations in mind, and also the photos don't work. So people do print the books off so they have a hard copy. I wish I could have them printed as proper paperback but that would add a massive production cost which (a) would drive the price right up and (b) would spoil the point of the books, which is that they're fundraisers :-)
Yes. I understand. I need to get myself a tablet, and also print out your lovely words. I don't think it cost anything to get printed books though, hmm, or at least not a lot. I think when you sell them the company takes a little bit of the profit. It seems very easy now to self publish, even printed books. But I understand that these are fundraisers. Thank you for writing, and the beauty you share.
Unfortunately it does cost quite a bit, at least the quality options I checked out, and also is quite an involved process for design etc. Then there is the matter of postage. I did consider it a couple of times and decided it was beyond my budget, and also would cost more than most readers would be willing to spend. Plus the books are not-for-profit, so a printing company taking some of the funds would water down our purpose, alas. Otherwise I would definitely do it as I'd love to have my books available as hard copies. <3
Oh that's sad, that it's so expensive :( Thanks for explaining it to me. I will make my own little book I think.
I mean from your blog posts :)