by Ann DeWitt
Imagine before the first book is distributed by Ingram Book Company that an historian slams a novel based solely on the subject matter. Now, imagine that you later find out that the goal of said historian is to "put 19th Century American slaves back in their rightful place in American Civil War military history." Finally, imagine that the first young adult to read the same book receives an "A" on a school book report.
Every author who wishes to put their dream into a reality will come upon the issue of finding a publisher who will be willing to publish their work. Whether the author wants to spend a large amount of money to do so or to use a Print On Demand (POD) publisher who most always will publish and print your work for very little or at no cost to the author, the choice can be difficult at times.
Being able to link directly to the Amazon database is one of the exciting new features of the MWSA website. However, there seems to be some confusion about the ASIN fields in our content forms and how those fields can be used. Also, there is a nice feature from Amazon that some people haven't discovered: inline Amazon links.
As 2011 comes to a close, I am adding the final few features to the MWSA website before our "official" launch. Today, I added a link to the MWSA Photo Galleries from the Navigation menu. The gallery is where photos from many MWSA events will be posted. This feature will make it easier for people to locate photos: the albums will be organized by event name and date.