Back in the Virtual Saddle

The past week, I’ve been back to working on my e-books. It feels right to be back to writing. I have a few projects I’m working on. One is a longer term project…in other words, it won’t be as fast to get out. The other projects are underway. They change as you move forward.

What changes you say? With time, new ideas, new thoughts, and a fresh look at it. All these things can help you improve as an author. After a break, you can look at your work and see if you need to change the direction slightly (which will happen on one project) or continue how you were going (with the other). It gives you a fresh view on things.

Some observations I have made is that every genre can have it’s fans. This leaves room for many different genres because everyone has different tastes in reading. There is definitely something for everyone in the vast ocean of e-books. This makes it even more important to treat it as an art form. It is not a competition, it is an attempt to create literary art using a modern format. It is imperative that we try to keep our work clean as possible and not full of errors and to be true to ourselves. In this, we keep the art form fluid and constantly changing and improving. If authors of e-books want to be taken seriously, we need to also take ourselves seriously. If we see it only as a way to make a quick buck, then we’ll be sadly disappointed. If we see it as a way of furthering the art form, then we will work toward success.

Always be unrealistically realistic and know you’re not going to get rich from doing e-books. Know that you are working to further a new art form and it needs to be done well to be taken seriously. Doing this puts us on the path toward creating beautiful artwork. Anything else and we just throw words on a virtual page with no respect for the words or the virtual page. If e-book artists want to be taken seriously, they need to treat it as artwork and treat it with respect.

Thanks for reading my blog post and for your interest in A & J PEI Treasures!

Our e-book art is like a rose bud...how we treat it will either allow it to grow and flower beautifully or shrivel up and die.  We have to nurture it.
Like a flower, how we treat our art will either allow it to blossom into a beautiful flower or shrivel and die.

Published by ejstoo

E Jean Simpson, is the author, blogger, podcaster and one of the photographers of A & J PEI Treaures. A & J PEI Treasures is located on Prince Edward Island, Canada. All opinions stated in the Blog Post are my opinions and may not be that of A & J PEI Treasures. We are made up of a husband and wife team and our companion animals. There are a number of things that drew us to the Island…one of which was the natural beauty of the area. We enjoy constructing things and renovations to our place, upcycling, photography, writing, and a simpler lifestyle. Some of our e-books are winners of the Canada Book Awards (https://canadabookaward.com/). ​​​​​​​Quotes, Poems and Thoughts: With Pictures from Prince Edward Island, Canada, ​​​​​​​Rocky Mountain Memories (Accepted for the 2020 Reader's Choice General Nonfiction- https://www.tckpublishing.com/2020-readers-choice-voting-page/) *(Canada Book Award winner https://canadabookaward.com/​​​​​​​) ​​​​​​​Floral Photography: Hope of Life and for the Future *(Canada Book Award winner https://canadabookaward.com/) ​​​​​​​From the Lens of my Camera: This and That and a Big Black Cat. *(Canada Book Award winner https://canadabookaward.com/) How to Publish an E-book on a Budget of $0: Making your Dreams a Reality The Big Kid’s Magical Path to Numbers (The Big Kid's Magical Path Book 1) (Canada Book Award 2020 winner https://canadabookaward.com/) The Big Kid’s Magical Path to The Alphabet (The Big Kid's Magical Path Book 2) (Canada Book Award 2020 winner https://canadabookaward.com/) The Big Kid's Magical Path to Shapes in Nature (The Big Kid's Magical Path Book 3) The Big Kid's Magical Path to Colours in Nature (The Big Kid's Magical Path Book 4) The Big Kid's Magical Path to Insects in Nature (The Big Kid's Magical Path Book 5) More to follow! ​​​​​​​Thank you for your interest. E Jean Simpson/Andrew Simpson of A & J PEI Treasures (2019). You can find us at: ​​​​​​​https://www.pinterest.ca/ej2466/ (Pinterest) https://twitter.com/EJS08026749 (Twitter) https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC5zpCudGThZpEC92ZgHm13A? (YouTube) https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/20155854.E_Jean_Simpson/blog (GoodReads) https://www.amazon.com/author/ejeansimpson_a-jpeitreasures (Amazon) ​​​​​​​https://www.bookbub.com/authors/e-jean-simpson-eab163aa-3938-4609-9afc-7a65b8b9ed21?follow=true (BookBub) ​​​​​​​https://www.linkedin.com/in/e-j-s-151a2219 (LinkedIn) https://aandjpeitreasures.wordpress.com/ (WordPress) New addition, we have podcasts started on Anchor FM and can be found on the following: Anchor https://anchor.fm/a--j-pei-treasures (Anchor). Anchor also distributes the podcast to: Breaker https://www.breaker.audio/e-jean-simpson-bed-ba-ma-author-a-and-j-pei-treasures Google Podcasts https://www.google.com/podcasts?feed=aHR0cHM6Ly9hbmNob3IuZm0vcy81MDJkOTZjOC9wb2RjYXN0L3Jzcw== Pocket Casts https://pca.st/he6mroww RadioPublic https://radiopublic.com/e-jean-simpson-bed-ba-ma-author-8grQ72 Spotify https://open.spotify.com/show/1xzUQzKzGyAChOXT4WLe1Z Apple https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/e-jean-simpson-bed-ba-ma-author-a-j-pei-treasures/id1558288352?l iHeart Radio: https://www.iheart.com/podcast/269-e-jean-simpson-bed-ba-ma-a-82327485/ https://www.podchaser.com/podcasts/e-jean-simpson-bed-ba-ma-autho-1715585 ​​​​​​​ ​​​​​​​ *(Canada Book Award winner https://canadabookaward.com/​​​​​​​) is noted on books that won

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