My love of printed materials

In these days when everything is on Kindle, Nook, PDF file, and the like, one has to wonder if paper books are on their way to becoming extinct. While I do prefer to do most of my reading electronically, I feel a bit nostalgic about the paper book, and any printed material, really.

In high school and college, I had a quarterly magazine that I wrote for and edited. At first, I just sold it to kids in my high school. But when I went to college, I began selling it in local bookstores and offering subscriptions as well.

And then my first real job when I got out of college was as an editorial assistant for a medical journal, and I ended up working in print journals for the next eight years. To this day, I distinctly remember being excited the day when we would get a new issue. I loved being able open the journal to the masthead and read my name, and flip through the articles to see all the work I had done in a tangible form.

So I guess it’s only natural that I feel a crazy amount of glee when I see the three books I have written all in print format. As my two-year-old son would say, “I did it!”

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And here’s a link to the new one, Witch Blood, in print:

http://www.amazon.com/Witch-Blood-Vampire-Three-Volume/dp/1482310015

exciting things have happened!

Sorry for the delay in updates, but several exciting things have happened, and only one of them sucks!

That one that sucks is that I have had a migraine for the past 48 hours. The last time I had a migraine was almost seven years ago, but this one has still come about too soon. Urgent care clinic yesterday gave me something via pill form that did nothing and sent me home. Different guy today gave me an IV and codeine to take home. Only now (four hours after codeine and six hours after IV) do I feel better.

Anyway, here are some things that do not suck! Wild Blood, book two in the Vampire in the City series, was released last week in all formats except print (to come shortly). Links here:

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00760B84O

Barnes and Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/wild-blood-donna-ansari/1108615294

Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/132136

I don’t know if I can handle anymore excitement, but on Monday I was interviewed at Alchemy of Scrawl!
http://www.blogtalkradio.com/alchemyofscrawl/2012/02/20/donna-ansari-author-of

What I’m working on now that my brain is no longer leaking through my ears? Formatting Wild Blood for print, and writing the first draft of book three, Witch Blood.