In addition to the other trillion and one things I’ve got on my mind these days, lately I’ve been pondering just what to do with Other People’s Heroes. By now, of course, the audiobook is complete, and you’ve all listened to it, loved it, passed it along to your friends, helped its dominance spread out and take over all media and via popular demand secured it a place in the next season of Dancing With the Stars. But what should I do with the book itself?
The goal has always been to get the revised version of it back into print, and I’d still love to see that happen. But at the moment, I’m not really sure how to proceed with such a thing. It’s kind of a niche book, if you didn’t notice, and while I did have some interest in a few publishers a while back, ultimately nothing came from that. (If anybody knows of any publishers who may be amenable to such a thing, of course, I’d be more than willing to listen. Hit me up with a link or an e-mail at BlakeMPetit@gmail.com.)
But now I ask myself, do I sit on this book, potentially forever, or do I do something with it now and free myself up to devote more time on other things. I’m talking, of course, of releasing it as an eBook, like I did with A Long November. It’s a simple enough process, it would put the book out there, and I’d finally have an answer when somebody asks me where they can get a copy (which happens more often than you would think). I could try to do a little promotion, and have an easy way to get it into the hands of people. This was the year Kindles, Nooks and iPads became ubiquitous. There’s a bigger market now than there was when I put out A Long November.
I go back and forth on this. So like I always do when I’m looking for validation fro the internet, I decided to blog about it. Any thoughts or comments are welcome.