In my previous post here at All Things Single, I told you about my adventures in traditional book publishing. That’s the route I took with Singled Out. Now let me tell you about my experiences with nontraditional publishing. At the end, I’ll invite you to share your experiences for possible inclusion in two books that are in the works.
When I first focused on the study of singles and singlism, I was a tenured full professor at a major university and I thought I would continue to be a full-time academic until the day I retired — which I assumed would be decades into the future. That was in the late 1990s. I never would have guessed that by the year 2000, my planned one-year sabbatical would turn into something else entirely.
A reader whose name you may recognize from our discussions, Wiebes, would love to hear your answers to his question. He wants to go on a vacation on his own, but when he googles the obvious phrases, such as “vacation singles,” guess what comes back?
I have a 14-year old car. Repairs were becoming increasingly costly, so I finally decided not to sink another penny into my 1997 Corolla, and just look for something newer.