Hello Fellow Writers,
I’m CJ Allan. I just joined you over the weekend, having been invited by April to come take a look.
I was introduced to April by Ed Patterson’s book, “Are You Still Submitting Your Work To A Traditional Publisher?”.
(I wrote an Amazon review of Ed’s book, with the header:”Should be required reading for any who want to self-publish at Amazon”.)
As I told April, I’ve always made my living as a writer… of articles, user manuals, and business publications, but do not yet call myself an “author”.
I came close a few times in the past, but each time I sat down to discuss a contract with a conventional publisher (“you don’t need a lawyer, you can use ours”… did anyone else ever hear that?)… I would, on reading the fine print, back out.
“I’d be making minimum wage”, I’d say.
Since retiring from the business world, I’ve been traveling in my motorhome, writing travel-related articles.
My signature line carries the likeness of Matt the Cat, who rides shotgun with me. He will be the spokesman in some photo-articles I am planning for the Kindle.