Thursday, August 24, 2006

Talk about exposure for a PODer!

Not much more you could ask for exposure-wise than a five page spread (that's five web pages, mind you) in the Washington Post.

Mark Opsasnick, author of the recently released The Lizard King Was Here: The Life and Times of Jim Morrison in Alexandria, Virginia, is enjoying some free publicity today.

Check out the full article.

I learned a few things from reading the article (besides the background of the book): (1) It turns out people really are still using Xlibris, (2) It turns out Xlibris really is still charging $21 for a paperback under 300 pages, and (3) Xlibris apparently hasn't hired any new artists for their book covers (is that supposed to be Jim Morrison?)

But best of all (and especially for Mr. Opsasnick) he's sold 7,500 copies of all of his (6) self-published books. Not too shabby at all.

Bummer is the article is buried in the Metro section instead of the Book section. But still . . .