Yesterday I received the print proof of Moving Pictures! Very excited to see it in print. It looks really good. I'm particularly pleased with the cover. Except, of course, I found all sorts of things that I think would make it better in both interior and for the cover. I showed it to some bookseller friends who thought it was good, but agreed that some changes need to be made to the margins. So, I'm working on the next iteration. I hope to be done by this weekend, getting the next proof next week, with the goal of having it ready for sale by October 15th.
Fingers crossed, Moving Pictures will be available in print, ready to order, in another ten days!
I'm working on the final stages of the print version of Moving Pictures. It will be available as a print-on-demand book from Amazon.com and through this website. I've uploaded all the files and now am just waiting for the final review. Only a few more days!
When writing Moving Pictures, I relied heavily on John Bengston's first two books, Silent Echoes (Buster Keaton) and Silent Traces (Charlie Chaplin). Just this past weekend, I found out that he put out another one last year -- Silent Visions (Harold Lloyd).
These books are fascinating. Bengston goes through silent movies and shorts, locates where they were filmed and then finds the same places now. Especially in Los Angeles, the scenery has changed considerably, which makes it even more interesting to see how things have changed in 90 years.
I can't recommend these books enough.
Moving Pictures will finally be available in a print-on-demand print edition. I'm working on the formatting now, which will take me a week or so to finish, and then it will be ready to order directly from movingpicturesbook.net. (It will also be available from Amazon.com.)
One of my favorite bookstores is Mrs. Nelson's Toy and Book Shop in La Verne, California. While a children's bookstore, it has everything--books, toys, lots of fun everything. They have adult books too and a very helpful staff. The best part of it, now for me, is that you can buy Moving Pictures on their website, www.mrsnelsons.com.
(Full disclosure, I worked for the company for a couple of years doing their website and newsletter. But it's still a great store! )
Moving Pictures is now available on your favorite Independent bookstore website. (It is also available on Google Play.) If you don't know where your local store is, find it at the IndieBound website (click here).
Support your local businesses and buy Moving Pictures locally.
Moving Pictures is available on Google Books. However, it is not yet available through Google Play or indie bookstore websites. To purchase it from Google Books, just click here.
Finally, finally, Google Books has my book uploaded. It only took four months and some customer service emails. However, it's still not available through Google Play or any independent bookstore websites. Once it's available on those sites, I make a big announcement and put up links.