Wednesday, February 9, 2011 book

Since I haven't heard anything from the publisher regarding publication of my book on Invisible Chronic Illness (which I sent in early November), I decided to give them a call. After reading an article in Newsweek about the grim outlook for books lately it did make me wonder. For the first time ever, e-books, such as those for Kindle, Nook, etc. are outselling hard copies. Borders - our nation's second largest bookstore has filed for bankruptcy, and small independent bookstore owners are dropping like flies.

When I spoke with the man on the phone, he told me that with today's market my topic, although "very important and interesting" was not likely to bring sales to the company. Since they publish only books (not e-books), my manuscript was declined. He apologized for not getting back to me sooner. I'm bummed. I think the topic of invisible chronic illness is very important! Society views people differently when they have an obvious illness or disability than a person such as myself who looks fairly healthy.

Where to go now...I'm not sure. Any ideas anyone?