It feels like it's been a long time coming, but The Enhanced League is a genuine book now. I played the usual games with my Mac before uploading it. It generally works like this:
“You've been logged out. Please enter your iCloud password.”
I loaded my password.
“You have upgrades.”
I start downloading the newest and greatest to the operating system.
“Your upgrades have just been upgraded.”
I start over. Looks like it will take about thirty minutes. I check back in half an hour. Twenty seven minutes remaining.
Play with he dogs and talk to my daughter before checking back.
“You've successfully upgraded your operating system. Please enter your iCloud password.”
When I clicked the keys, nothing happened. Replace the batteries in everything.
“Something went wrong. You have upgrades.”
Start all over again. Repeat the waiting times, and password entry.
“Do you want to activate Siri on this machine?”
“Whatever! Just get on with it already.”
“Please enter your messenger password.”
“I don't even want messenger on this machine!!!” I click the red dot to close the window.
“Please enter you messenger password.”
Anyway, after about three hours I was allowed to do the only thing I need the Mac for. Everything else can be done on my iPad.
I just got the email from Amazon that I am live right now.
I'm not the best blurb writer, but here's what I wrote:
The Enhanced league is a collection of short stories and anthems centered around a year in a fictional baseball league. It has a slight science fiction background. This league has a lot more pomp than you might be used to, and nobody seems to care if the players use performance enhancing drugs.
Stories involve existing heroes, up and comers, and falling stars. While there are the obvious stories that take place on the field of play, there are also human interest stories that take place around the baseball gyrations. These stories involve scouting, trades, ruthless business decisions, and even relationships.
I enjoyed researching and bringing you The Enhanced League, and I hope you enjoy it as much as I did. — CB
This is where I ask for a little help from my friends. There are a few things you can do to help, if you're willing.
First is to reach down inside the couch and find ninety-nine cents (99¢), then go to Amazon and pick up a copy of The Enhanced League. This is the link. The widget on my sidebar is also linked. If you need an e-reader, there is a link for one of those on the side too. Grab a hotdog and a beer and have some fun with it.
Second, I need some blog hosts. I have several different posts already written. Let me know in the comments if you'd like to participate. You can request me, or a visit from Lisa Burton, and Lisa has some awesome new posters to share with a baseball theme to them. Let me know in the comments.
I also have a couple of posts I've written by request, and need to get them out to the hosts.
Third, don't be afraid to share the news, reblog one of the posts that pops up online, and tell your friends. I'll be doing the same on your new releases.
Finally, to the awesome group of volunteers who served as beta readers. I used many of your suggestions to improve this book. There is no expectation whatsoever, but if you'd like to post a review I'd really appreciate it.
I'm off to do a whole list of things next. These involve Goodreads, pinned tweets, my book club and more. I'll surf through and keep up with the comments.