The gravity of choosing a club name. The ongoing battles to select titles. The no holds barred opinions and heated debates. Kicking members out for failing to read the book or stay on topic. The wine! These readers are the masters of their literary domain.
I really didn't want to like this book. An enemy recommended it to me and everyone I hate has been raving about it and it's about a topic that's not of interest to me at all so I really thought, This book is not up my alley at all! So of course I read it.
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Zelda and Fitzgerald meet at a country club dance in her hometown in Alabama 1918 when she's just seventeen years old. He's a young army officer full of ambition to become a famous writer, and she's a restless and slightly spoiled girl with an overwhelming sense of fun.
I'd heard all sorts of horror stories about writers giving away the bulk of their royalties to publishers that gobbled up profits in huge percentages. We indie authors keep most of our sales. Was I doing the right thing, saying yes to a publisher when I'd already done the tough work of going indie?
When I starting telling people I was going to have a book published, one of the most frequent questions I received was: "What name are you going to publish under?" The funny thing is, it had never even occurred to me to publish under any other name but my own.