When an Internet Marketing Strategist Wants to Write & Publish a Book of Blues

How to Publish a Book. Of Blues. Hopefully, is the up-to-the-minute chronicling of the voyage towards writing and publishing the first series of novels. The project goes by code code word Book of Blues. We keep track of it all: ups and downs, pitfalls and providences as we try to stay undeterred along the path to the alleged literary promised land. Included in the chronicles will be the publishing avenues explored, the editorial conflicts that arise as well as the critiques, praises and condemnations of the work, code word Book of Blues.

In addition to the external struggles that come about as a result of the book, Nat Finn & DB Fraizer will also chronicle our collective internal struggles involved with publishing Book of Blues. Internal struggles such as inspirations, insecurities, procrastinations, distractions, the balance between our present careers, dream careers, relationships and goals as well as our instinctual aversion to what could lie ahead, whether it be success or failure, will all be unabashedly visited and revisited. Also chronicled is all the marketing, strategy and promotion that is used to get the branding in position to leverage agents to give the books a fair chance. Those internet marketing strategies include blogging, SEO, SEM & Social Media.

How to Publish a Book of Blues hopefully also will be an archive for the resources and inspirations Nat Finn & DB Fraizer used for Book of Blues as well as for the upcoming sequel, code word Book of Blues Sequel.

We hope you enjoy the read.
If you do, then we know our books are on the right track. Feel free to drop us a comment - text, audio or video - and let us know what we could do or share to help others get published along with us. - Nat Finn

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OldOld man September 9, 2014

And that’s enough football for awhile

It’s a stoop night here in East Bay. Valley breeze & an incredible sundown from the west; Supermoon in the east. All things beautiful, but I’m trying to shake off the guilt over not watching either Sunday Night or Monday Night Football. It sounds a bit weird, but when sports is a primary way to relate to family and good friends, it’s painful not to stay in the loop. Otherwise, my sports-oriented friends and family don’t often keep up when I tell them I’m learning JavaScript and building a platform.

Still wading in the shallow end of my career

Getting lost in my own work still scares me. I hate reading up on the last menial Google change despite my career but I still feel the overwhelming urge to know whether or not Detroit held their lead on the Giants last night. I love staying on top of sports stories, almost to my detriment. I don’t get paid by sports. I don’t have stock in a sports team. I still have 3 years of eligibility of college basketball, but I don’t have many callers these days for a two-guard 50 lbs. overweight and too-many-years-to-count since he last suited up. Katie had to pull me away from the TV on Sunday so I wouldn’t get so angsty over my fantasy football team while my JavaScript book sat there not-reading itself.

Putting effort into something which gives no reciprocity is a bit stupid

The Chicago Bears didn’t listen when I said to fire defensive coordinator Mel Tucker and start Josh McCown over Jay Cutler. They kept Tucker, gave Cutler a huge raise and let McCown go to Lovie out in Tampa. Now, despite the overhaul of personel on Defense, the Bears have more holes in their D-Line than a gopher field. Jay Cutler still tries too hard to make a play, like he does every year. Josh McCown is starting in Tampa. And the Bears are 0-1 after not being able to hold down the vaulted Buffalo offensive surge. Good God.

It’s out of my control. I don’t get a say. I have to roll with the punches when being a fan. And I don’t want to do that any more.

I’m too old to watch someone else make all the decisions that can determine my joy. And I don’t have my friends around to enjoy the game with.

Hell, I didn’t even want to play fantasy football this year but then I moved 2,200 miles west. I wanted to do something stay in touch with my friends back home and they didn’t want to do coding – go fig.

And to my knowledge, I don’t have any kids that I could share the experience with and share their joy in their heros.

And let’s not even talk about Ray Rice & TMZ

That shit’s not worth the mention but to say I’d be lying if I said it didn’t factor into my decision. And that story’s only going to get crazier-than-fiction before it’s done.

I can only sway back and forth in the pounding waves of manipulated news cycles before I throw up.

Kicking the football habit

It’ll feel like overcoming an addiction, complete with shakes and swearing, but until I get my coding cross-training done, I will have to treat the training like Grad School. Which means either I give up time hanging out with my fiancee and dogs in the California sun, or I give up watching something of which I have no other involvement. There ain’t time for both.

And if my father taught me anything, it’s that only a fool ever considers giving up his family.

Now, how to tell my family, “No. I didn’t see that play, either…”

“But I did hardcode a parallax gallery from scratch and researched the history of an Amos Lee cover.”

I can hear the OldOld Man now, “I’m not sure I follow, but so long as you’re happy.”

And that’s enough football for awhile

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