So, I wrote a book about the Shanley Hotel. It's a haunted hotel I've been to numerous times. The book was originally a promise to former owner, Sal Nicosia. However, when Sal passed away, it became a tribute to his memory. Sal was a good friend of mine, so I wanted to do this book right. I tried a different publisher because the previous one I used was very expensive. This is going to be ironic, so be ready. The new publisher completed my book and did not tell me it was done. I found out when I searched for it on a whim and saw it was available through Amazon and Barnes & Noble. I contacted the publisher and they gladly informed me that my book was now available. No shit! They only needed to confirm my address, so they could send me my complimentary copy. I waited and waited, but it never came. Guess what? They went out of business. That meant no more printed copies would be made. Great. I was able to order a few through the online vendors mentioned before. Eventually, I decided to just republish the book using a different publisher. Here comes the ironic part. I used my previous publisher that was too expensive. It was the only company I could rely up0n. I had another publisher I was considering, but they declared bankruptcy. Great. Anyway, it looks like the book will get a second chance. Above is the original cover. Below is the new cover. What do you think? The first edition was only available in paperback and as an e-book, while the new one will be available in hardcover, paperback, and e-book formats. It will also cost more than the first edition. No surprise there.
If you have any comments for me, then this is the place to leave them. Try to be civil and I will do the same. We don't want to corrupt the kiddies out there.