Book update!

Posted by Alex W.C. on 10:01 PM
Ok, so I know this book release is turning out to be a bit like Microsoft, with what seems to be no exact release date. For that I do apologize. I figured it might be a good explanation to explain how things work in "self-publish" world.

Right now, the manuscript is complete, and I have a "proof" - a copy of the book in its completed form to make sure it is exactly how I want it published. This most recent copy of the book has a few minor graphic errors that I could not have seen until I saw the book in print form. So, here's what has to happen:

1) I make the changes needed and upload the corrected manuscript.
2) It takes 24-48 hours to get the formatting of the manuscript approved.
3) Once approved, I then order a proof, which takes 2 days to get me. (I order every one overnight to make sure it gets to me as soon as possible.)
4) I receive the proof, then approve it.
5) Once approved, it takes Amazon 5 - 7 business days to make it available on line.

So, the original release date was supposed to be today, June 28th - however, I discovered a few small errors in the final proof, so I have to repeat the above process once more, which means that the book will not be out for another 2 weeks. For this, again, I do apologize. It will be soon, I promise. I want to make sure WNBA fans get the absolute very best.

Stay tuned. It's coming. I promise.


Book Chat

Posted by Alex W.C. on 8:44 AM
Hey All, will be having a book chat this Sunday - I'll announce the time on Saturday here and on my Facebook page. I'll be reading passages from my book and will also take questions and such. Should be fun!! Who's in?

Owly Images

**UPDATE** Book chat will be on Monday, will announce time either today (Sunday) or Monday morning. There are too many WNBA games today - don't want to compete. See you then!



Posted by Alex W.C. on 7:31 PM
Hmm, things seem to be a little different, no? Yes, I've changed my twitter handle, as well as my website URL. Let's just say the change has been a long time coming and was inevitable. No, the WNBA did not tell me to stop using the likeness of their name - they even re-tweeted it when I changed it to WNBA_GUY on twitter two years ago.

So, why the change?

It became apparent to me about half way into the NCAA women's tournament this year that my fandom for women's hoop went well outside the realms of the WNBA - hence just using the letter W. After thinking about it a little while longer, I thought that with the book coming out soon (we'll get to more details in a minute) using the likeness of the WNBA brand might not be such a good idea. For starters, I want to make sure people do not assume that I am a part of the WNBA as an organization. Oh, indeed I support them any way I can, but I'm a fan who is more autonomous than anything. Thus I decided wguyblog would be a good name to move to.

There you have it. @wguyblog on twitter and here at www.wguyblog.com. I'll be posting blog updates & new videos (got a new HD Kodak Zi8) on Mondays from now until the end of the season as best I can. Also, check out my semi-regular spot over at "Dishin & Swishin" with David Siegel.

Ok, ok, yes, I know. The book has been coming out for weeks now, but no news. Well, I can safely say that it should be available on Amazon.com within the next two weeks. Editing comes in layers, and it took more than I thought it would. I refuse to give WNBA fans anything less than my very best, so I do thank you for your patience. I'll blast out tweets and Facebook updates the minute it is available.

In the meantime I put together my first video.

What was an excuse to get out of town for a few days turned into me attending a community event with the Washington Mystics. The team had partnered with Dreams for Kids DC to put on an adaptive basketball clinic for kids with physical or cognative disabilities. I had a great time and got to touch base with Mystics rookie Ta'Shia Phillips, who shared her thoughts on interacting with the community.


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