I have been working on this book for several years now. The difference between this and the several books I do for clients is that this one I conceptualised and wrote myself. I also took most of the photos (over many years), and put it together with passion. But the journey was long, filled with uncertainties and even as I hold it in my hand today, I cannot believe that I finally self-published this little book.
The decision to self-publish came about because I did not want to give publishers the trouble of making a fuss about my book. I knew (from experience) that they would act high and mighty; they would ask me to change stuff I wrote; they would make me run around them begging for what's rightfully mine; and finally they would pay me a measly amount, and forget that I existed.
So "Just look up..." is completely mine--the content, the size, the look, the paper, the cover design, even the ISBN! But I know that I now need to let it go. It has already started its journey into the world. I am slowly discovering how to make it available to people (please note that I don't use the word, 'market'), and am meeting some wonderful people in the process. Its a new path I am walking on, and as of now, I see a refreshing green.
Read the back cover to know what this book is all about. I hope to soon make it available on the internet. I hope to have a book release because I believe that every new book deserves one, just as every new baby has a naming ceremony...watch this space, and please plan to come.
I might also fulfill a childhood desire and open a shop that will sell just one thing---my book! :)