My thoughts on books and publishing…etc.

Writing a book, editing it, and then getting it published is a lot of hard work, regardless of which publishing route you go with and who you publish your book with. It is a rewarding experience for sure in that we become published authors and have books to our name but that is not enough. We want to see our books succeed… We want our books to be in the hands of many readers. We want to touch their lives in some way with the books we bring to life. And we also want to make money from them.

With all the hard work we put into our books it is only natural to want to earn some money from them, and hopefully a substantial amount. That is hard to achieve especially when the books we publish are not novels or self-help books but instead are poetry or lyric books. Not that many people want to spend money on those. And so we can never achieve the amount of success that we yearn for with these kinds of books. And that is sad because we slave over these books. We fuss over every little detail and pour out our heart and soul into every poem we write, into everything that we do for our books.

So, to have our poetry books not get the attention they deserve, to not have them be as successful and they deserve to be makes us wonder why we worry so much about every little detail of our books when we write and publish them. It makes us wonder why we should bother with all the stress when in the end we don’t see much success with them. Maybe that is because we are perfectionists and want our books to be as best as they can be. Regardless of what it is, it is surely downing. Seems like all our hard work and all the time we spend on our books is all in vain.

It really surprises me that even with a huge amount of poetry lovers out there, those that write poetry and those that read it, that not that many people would actually buy a poetry book. Some say they want it but then they tell you they want it for free and that is not fair. If a novelist earns money from his/her books then poets should earn money for their poetry books. Why is poetry so under appreciated when it comes to buying poetry books? And what has the world come to? Poets are not treated the same way as novelists and that is not fair!!!

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My 7th Book – A Crimson Tide – is out now…

My seventh book A Crimson Tide is finally out. It is my second full poetry book. It is available on amazon and at my author spotlight – http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/lenakovadlo

Our lives are like the tide, forever flowing in different directions, taking on different paths and shades based on varying circumstances that come upon them. Our lives are a forever changing of colors, just like the tide. As you dive into the pages of A Crimson Tide you will find yourself swimming through the various colors of our lives from nature’s beautiful palate, to red strokes of love and heartbreak, to the black veil that falls upon us when loved ones pass away from us, to darkening the pale where things become darker, deeper, philosophical, and psychological, where we battle with ourselves, and question our existence and our purpose in life.

My 5th book – Treasure – is out now!

I am so excited to finally release my 5th book, Treasure, to the world. It is available in pocket size paperback.It is a poetic tale written in rhyme.

Here is a summary of my latest book:

Fin, the lover of the sea, swims in search of land that others believe does not exist. He is determined to find it and when at last he does, he finds a female lying on the shore. Her beauty takes his breath away, and not knowing her name, he calls her Angel. Not only does he find the land that others think does not exist but he also finds a girl, who becomes his true love, his treasure. Together, they have many adventures as they explore the island, but all is not perfect as obstacles try to tear them apart. Can they weather these obstacles and stay together, keeping their love alive? Find out as you immerse yourself in Treasure and get lost in the world of Fin and Angel where anything can happen…

I hope that you enjoy this book as much as I enjoyed bringing it to life. It was quite an adventure for me and I had a lot of fun writing it.

I’m a published author… Get your hands on my books at  my storefront (http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/lenakovadlo), on Amazon, at Barnes&Noble.com and in many other places online.

New Poetry Written on the iPhone

On January 19, 2010 I was playing around with my new iPhone.  I clicked on the Notes app and decided to write something to try it out. To my surprise I ended up writing 5 new poems, and there wasn’t much editing that needed to be done once I finished writing them. Who knew that the iPhone can be inspiring? It sure seems it was to me.

I’m a published author… Get your hands on my books at  my storefront (http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/lenakovadlo), on Amazon, at Barnes&Noble.com and in many other places online.

A Poem A Day?

I had come up with a New Year’s resolution to write a poem a day (or more) … By the end of the year I’d have at least 365 poems. That would be awesome. I haven’t written one poem yet this year and it’s already January 7th. Maybe I can still catch up.

I’m a published author… Get your hands on my books at  my storefront (http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/lenakovadlo), on Amazon, at Barnes&Noble.com and in many other places online.