I still love paperbacks

Whoever started the digital book era was a genius because I love it. I love carrying 100 books around wherever I go in one little device. I love that it saves my place that I can bounce around easily from chapter to chapter, and that I never have to ask my husband, “Hey, have you seen my book? You know the one I was reading last… it had a really cute cat on the cover, I think.” Now, I only have to ask him where I left my e-reader. I also know it’s got to be better for the environment not to have all those books laying around that we chopped down trees to make.

But I can’t help it. I still love print versions too. There’s nothing like the smell of the library or the bookstore, and it’s so cozy curling up in bed on a cold night with a paperback. So I’ve begun putting my books into paperback form too.

And I just got the paperback version for Secrets (Book One of the Time Machine Girls Series) out. But because I did it myself, I’m not entirely sure what it’s going to look like when it’s printed. I’m still new to this publishing thing, and I seem to be making mistakes at every angle. The company I went with to print the paperback gives authors the option to check their proofs digitally, so that’s what I chose to do. And it looks good in that version. Still, I’m worried.

So if you pick the book up and it looks terrible, please let me know.

I’m working on getting the second book (Follow Failure) out in print as well. Hope you like them.

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