LAZY DAY PUBLISHING: TRULY A WRITER’S DREAM
For many of us, being described as a published author is an elusive dream.
I personally doubted if I would ever get Monogamy Sucks published. It was too raw,
too controversial, too erotic, and too male. I figured that self-publishing was my fate.
Now, being a huge supporter of self-publishing, I didn’t think that was such a bad thing.
I just knew I would have to work even harder to convince people my book was worth
Personally, I think the days of the New York publishing houses and agents determining
what books are deemed worthy of publication are over. Writers can share their work
online and attract their own publishing deals. I know. It happened to me.
When Lazy Day Publishing (www.lazydaypub.com) reached out to me on my blog with
an offer to turn my blog novel into an e-book, my writer’s destiny changed forever. It
wasn’t luck either. I was truly in the right place at the right time, but I had prepared for it.
I knew when I launched my blog in May 2010 and decided to unveil my novel a chapter
at a time on www.monogamysucks.wordpress.com — which my intention was to find a
publisher as much as it was to find supporters and readers.
But I didn’t want to admit that to myself. Finding a publisher was still a pipe dream for
Even with Lazy Day Publishing’s interest I was still skeptical. They were new with
absolutely no track record in the publishing industry.
Did I really want to entrust my novel that I have been slaving on for more than 12 years
to publishing neophytes? Even though I checked out Lazy Day online and liked what I
saw, I was still haunted with doubts.
Finally, after much consideration, I decided to go with Lazy Day Publishing.
Still, questions lingered.
Sure, Staci Helling, co-owner at Lazy Day Publishing said they enjoyed my blog and
thought it was hilarious. She even compared it to the writing style of author Tucker
Max of Hope they Serve Beer in Hell fame. But I worried if they could understand
and embrace my vision for my book, which was to essentially address the failings of
monogamy and the intriguing aspects of the swinging lifestyle from a male point of view.
I used to describe it as an edgy male version of Sex in the City as a quick reference.
Even though the first edit was tough, Lazy Day more than understood my vision for my
book. They championed it from the start and their editing made my book even better.
They challenged me to improve upon my work while still making sure I understood they
were behind me.
Every step of the way from the editing to my book cover, Staci and the staff at Lazy Day
Publishing far exceeded my expectations. All I know is on December 1, 2010 Lazy Day
Publishing made my long-time dream of being a published author a reality. It’s the same
feeling all of us founding authors share at Lazy Day Publishing. Our publisher’s support
has been incredible. We all know how rare and amazing that kind of support is in the