I wrote a book a while back about International Trade - sent it out into the ether and waited to make money - quick as a flash, nothing happened!
Turns out that part of the books' text contained some link to an Amazon site - big no-no, apparently.
So after a lot of argie-bargie, we figured out the problem and my book is finally published - so , as you do, I decided to write a little rhyme about the whole experience - well, why not do a bit of double dipping?
So here we go:
GOTTA LOVE SMASHWORDS
Wrote a book
Happy with it, take a look …. Nobody did
Apparently, I included a link that was not right, OK
That big dog company that starts with “A” and ends in “zon”
Who da thunk it?
Took me weeks to work it out – what tha??
Let it go for months, no telling how many royalties I lost
How do you compute that cost?
My Book finally got published tonight.
What a palaver!
Some erroneous links, almost a cadaver!
Stone bloody dead mate, and I couldn’t find them
My mates at Smashwords, god bless em!
Who knew? A conundrum
Alt + F9 – damn – found ‘em
No more links, bloody Amazon.
The elephant in the room in more ways than one.
All those lost royalties..
I s’pose it helps if you read the Style Guide.
You get busy, you forget, you put it to one side,
probably would be better to publish a real book,
with a real editor to overlook
but, hey, where’s the fun in that?
I’ll probably self-publish the next one, too,
which will include this little tome,
and this little poem ..
well it will be a book of poetry
and Amazon won’t get a look in
Self publishing should be a win-win