Today as I was thinking about having a web site with a shopping cart on it to market books, I happened to thumb open the Columbia Gorge Community College Catalog and there, lo and behold, was a class teaching how to do it! No I don’t mean …, I mean how to build a web site on WordPress with a shopping cart on it. So Wow! Now I’m going to spend a multitude of hours this next seven days getting myself up and running to be able to sell some of my own books, (the signed copies) right off of my home computer! You know the internet and the things it allows us to do today that we couldn’t do back in 1962 when I graduated from High School are just phenomenal! How I’d like to be able to push the Benjamin Buttons knob and spend another 50 years reversing my age and then click it into forward again to follow the next fifty there are going to be some exciting things happening in the next 100 years with computers and who knows what else. so I’m going to become a dedicated blogger and web site manager and self managing book seller, all of course which means I will probably have to dump my ten year old laptop and get something new.
When you get done reading this don’t forget to go to your search engine on Kindle, Google, Barnes and Noble, Ibooks or Kindle and put in “Rough Enough”: Richard Clow so that you can see my new Civil War book at your favorite store and get with the reading. There are some really good reviews on Amazon already and at most sites you can look inside the book. Be sure to go to Chapter 3 and read the letter written by Richard Clow while he is waiting to be transported to his new posting in Petersburg, VA. Kind of an eyeopener about how things were for the newly enlisted men in 1865. Read the book, then email me to say what you liked and disliked about the book. I’d love to hear from you.