My Kindle book now has the expanded content in the CreateSpace book. It contains:
Super Bad Hair Day! (first short story I wrote for Holly)
The Poet and the Supersplainer! (The Karate Queen, based on a poetess friend)
The Fiendish Brain Freezer! (Kittygirl’s first short story)
The Dimensional Dollar! (first appearance of Billington Stumpfinger, my Trumpy supervillain)
The Intellecta-Rhapsody! (script of my second audio story)
Chapter Zero of The Comic Book Code! (yes, I still have to finish writing the novel)
Super Holly artwork drawn by various artists at local comic cons.
At WorldCon, I sold 9 books (if I counted correctly). 10 books if you count the Kindle book I sold. Good times! (I should point out that at that time, my CreateSpace book had a few minor typos which I have since fixed.)
I am working on a Kittygirl trilogy, which I want to publish as a middle-grade book. Problem: I do not know any younger girls for a test audience. I will still keep writing, my critique group told me I was good at “kidspeak.”
My question: Do most people have CD/DVD drives with their computers nowadays? Or are they getting to be obsolete?
I am considering getting another printer, or loading up on cartridges for my current printer. My current printer is an HP Photosmart C5550 all-in-one that does something few printers do nowadays: print on a CD. (Which I have never tried. But I digress.) For every copy of my little paperback book that I sell at little conventions, I burn a data CD with ebook files, artwork I have had done at conventions, and my audio readings of my stories (mp3 format). I want to be an author who gives you more stuff with the sale.
Please let me know if it is worth burning CDs or if I should find a better way to hand out my ebook/art/mp3s because I will soon have Costco reward $$$ to use up. Thanks.
P.S. Audio CDs are still a thing at open mics. But an audio CD only holds 45 minutes of music. Skimpy for audio stories. I burned a couple for my barber so he could listen to my audio stories over the holidays while driving to Santa Cruz. He did that without crashing his car. He liked the stories, even though I do not think I imitate his voice very well (he helps Super Holly with her mangled hair in Super Bad Hair Day).