1) Chris Hemsworth is perfectly cast as a god. Loved him in Thor, and again in this flick. Per usual, I'm asking myself why I can't be Natalie Portman, but I think we all know I'd be the chunky sidekick anyway.
2) I am really glad I don't live in NYC or any other big target for aliens. Kansas City wouldn't be on most aliens' radar, except for maybe the most savvy who'd realize that the bbq really is that good. Of course, perhaps I'd rather my city be destroyed by a giant fishy monster thingie than survive and be enslaved and forced to mine dilithium crystals.
3) I don't actually hate Samuel L. Jackson as much as I thought. I almost liked him in this movie!
|Random squash photo. Pretty, isn't it?|
But all of this is a completely unrelated introduction to my post for today (it's my blog, so I can do it any which way I want, right? Preferably with orangutans named Clyde, but that's not always possible).
I would like your advice.
I know, weird coming from someone who dishes it out so easily.
I have written a non-fiction e-book. And I have no idea how to price it. E-books are priced so inconsistently that this is not an easy task. I recently bought one for 99 cents to see what I'd get at that price and not only did it consist of regurgitated blog posts, but it was also not very much substance. I've spent five times that amount for disappointing content, and I've bought $2 books that were awesome. One e-book I read a few months ago wasn't even that great or ground-breaking, but the writer has sold a few thousand copies at almost $10 a piece!
My book: 98% of the content is completely original, never seen before by my readers, so I'm not recycling anything from the blog except for maybe a couple of anecdotes. I had briefly considered working in some essays and testimonials from others, but decided to stick with my own writing. The subject matter? Generally speaking, it's about motherhood and being home with the kids, so kind of a niche market. It falls under self-help (as much as it pains me to use that phrase, it works).
It's looking to be between 125 and 150 pages, perhaps more (haven't converted it yet). I'll offer it in as many formats as I can. The book is still in the editing stage, but I'm hoping to wrap things up soon.
So any advice? I've thought about offering it for free as a gift to the universe or as high as $1Million since it took a long time to write this thing. Neither of those seem appropriate, so I'm open to ideas. Feel free to comment here or send me a private message at email@example.com
PS I have not gotten any good spam or rants recently. You guys, those brighten my day!!