03-18-2012 07:17 PM
Thank you Lulu for giving me the venue I needed.
My first husband passed in 2005 after fighting a 4 month battle with cancer. He had just completed his first novel before he was diagnosed. He never fulfilled his dream of seeing it published.
Would love to see it be a hit . . . . just having it published and seeing it in print does me proud . . . . giving portion of proceeds to Sweet Relief Musicians Fund.
You are an author now, Steven Lynn Roach!!
03-19-2012 03:47 AM
03-19-2012 11:23 AM
He only had about 3 months to try to contact publishers, etc.
So, the answer is no.
I the book copyrighted and I am the owner through inheritance.
This was the best avenue for me to see his dream come true.
03-19-2012 11:32 AM
Thanks for the link.
The cover is a bit bland. I assume you used the standard things you found in the Cover Wizard? I have not read the story (takes too long!) but I suggest you take some interesting chapter from the story and create that as an image? In fact you have it in your description >> " a crusty cowboy bull rider and the short weekend that their lives intertwined. "
There seems to be no Title page and no Copyright page, unless you have missed those off the Preview.
Text spacing needs sorting out. There's too many gaps. That will reduce the page count.
But all in all not a bad effort.
No ISBN? They are free you know
03-19-2012 12:29 PM - edited 03-19-2012 12:38 PM
Thanks for all of the advice in previous post!!
He never did the official copyright before he died, I did, so it is mine due to "inheritance" . . . can't remember the exact phrasing that was used . . . it is considered a transfer by the copyright office.
03-19-2012 12:37 PM
I am not too sure a Copyright can be left in a will.
Since copyright lasts 70 years after the death of an author then it must be passed on to the estate.