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Author Spotlight: Mary B Sinclair

Posted on: July 14th, 2014 by Publisher Services

We asked our clients to share their self-publishing journey and provide suggestions for new authors.

Author: Mary B Sinclair
Book: Mining the Sounds of Silence:  Therapy in American Life



Please tell us a little about yourself and what prompted you to write a book:

I got tired of reading huge, long-winded, pompous academic books that all professed to be the last word in their field.  So I thought I’d interject a little humor and a lighter touch into the reading experience by making my books much shorter and more humorous, but nevertheless right to the point.  I have written about the field of mental health (Mining the Sounds of Silence:  Therapy in American Life), the Catholic Church (It’s So Easy to be Smart with Someone Else’s Heart: the Sound of Your Own Wheels), about problems associated with dating services (Twilight Side of the Hill), problems within America (Phantom and American Paranoia).  I also wrote about how hard it is to get your foot in the door in present day America (A Mind Is A Terrible Thing to Waste:  A Work in Progress).  My last book is about my sister’s death (Blood All Over the Labels).

Please tell us a little about your book:

I wanted to put my own slant on everything and not go by the book so to speak.  So I stuck my neck out and decided to self publish even though I have since learned (the hard way) that this is a monumental task.  It’s so hard to get reviews, you’re basically ignored to death, etc.

How long did it take you to finish your book?

About six months

Do you offer your book as an ebook? Yes

What has been the most challenging aspect of self-publishing and what suggestions would you give to a new author?

If you’re a self published author you have to make up your mind to endure a lot of procrastination and abuse on the part of the mainstream.