Where Did You Find the Courage?

It was at a New Year's Party in Mangalore, possibly in 1999, or at the turn of the Millennium, that a relative who had read my book (and there are very few of those--my relatives are mostly non-readers) approached me and asked me, "Where did you find the courage?" He had just read a recent book of mine. Later, I would be told by another reader and passionate fan who searched me out and found me, "I never knew books such as this could be published!"

Well, my friends and well-wishers, it's getting harder, because of certain choices I made, to be an independent publisher, have exhausted me financially, and because it's not enough to publish a book, as an independent; you have to market it, and the algorithm gods have to favor you, or your book's existence will not even be known.

A few of my books were pure joy to write (though hard work to edit--I sometimes edit a book as many as 30 times). For example: Jesus and Pals Explain Their Daddy Issues and What They Do.

But I have other books, both serious and joyful, to bring out (books that may not be artistically superlative, but which have, as Stephen King put it, "the eloquence of truth"), and if you wish to support what I write--which is still rare, I think, from Indian writers (though, hats off the Kancha Ilaiah, who is a master)--and support my continuing to be a courageous writer of new books, please do pass on these new, easy to remember links.

I would be especially benefited from purchases from my website or Google and Createspace (or my Createspace-produced paperbacks from Amazon)--not because that is the best you could do with your money (I'm sure you could do better)--but because you probably know me or have some interest in my continued survival (presently precarious) and publication, and because they pay me quicker than most other platforms--an important consideration right now. However, whatever is convenient for you; and please note, if you visit my platforms and my Facebook Author Page frequently enough, you may find an occasional flash sale or free books for a few hours.


Amazon US: bit.ly/CrastaA
Google  Play http://bit.ly/CrastaG
Createspace paperbacks: http://bit.ly/CrastaCS
Smashwords:  http://bit.ly/CrastaSW

By the way, for my humor books on Createspace, Amazon, Apple, and Nook, please search for "Benny Profane": a pseudonym.
Thank you.

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