The Trouble with Hair

The Trouble with Hair
Image: partypants.co.uk

Shaving
I really should shave more often. Ideally I should shave my head and face twice per week, but in reality I’m lazy during the week when it comes to that kind of thing.

The problem is this: I want my evenings to be about other things like writing and moving forward with my career. I’m up early in the morning and straight into writing work of some kind, but wouldn’t shave that early anyway for fear of waking up anyone in the house with the sound of my clippers.

By most Mondays I’m freshly cut; to the bone on my head and a nice bit of stubble around my chin. By Fridays I’m a hairy mess. My face is sprawling with angled spikey hairs, and my head is starting to annoy with the full length of the 3mm that has grown during the week. By Saturday or Sunday, I’ve either given in and shaved, or am just so tired/busy that I leave it until a) last minute on Sunday night before I go back to work, or b) when Gail finally tells me to get a grip and shave myself.

Oh, the troubles of being a man in the modern age…

Internet Selling
SILLY POEMS FOR WEE PEOPLE VOL.2 had yet to be submitted to Amazon (.co.uk and .com) – that’s now taken care of and should be available within 6-8 weeks. POOLSIDE POETRY was available under Amazon but not under my Author Central page – that’s now taken care of and should be more visible within one week.

STELLA is already available for Kindle on both Amazon sites, although it’s over-priced if you ask me. There’s absolutely nothing I can do about that but I can do something about my indie published poetry books, none of which are available yet on Kindle. They will be shortly, though, as I’m in the process of preparing them for Kindle distribution on Amazon (.co.uk and .com). It’s quite laborious due to the nature of their existing format. Kindle accepts most file types but reformats on the upload and coverts to HTML, so I have to take the initial upload, download the processed book, and reformat myself so it all lines up correctly.

The bottom line is if you have a Kindle you will be able to buy all three of my poetry collections for 99p each ($0.99 in the US). That’s FRINGE FANTASTIC, POOLSIDE POETRY and
SILLY POEMS FOR WEE PEOPLE VOL.2 all for under £3!

iBooks on the other hand, is a totally different proposition. The process of fully regulated, over complicated and can be quite costly if you want to avoid the hassle. The final straw was the download form to register as a non-US tax payer, which is umpteen pages long, none of which I understood. So you won’t be finding any of my books available through Apple’s iBook store any time soon unless a publisher takes care of it for me.

Friday Vid
Look at this awesome video that fell into my path this week. It’s actually quite remarkable that this was taken in a single take and that the performers were able to keep straight faces throughout. Thanks to Phill Jupitus for passing this one out. If you can’t see anything, click here to open the video in a new window that you can.

 

 

Until the morra!

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About Colin Galbraith

Author, poet, music lover, rabbit tamer, fake faller.
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One Response to The Trouble with Hair

  1. I looked at iBook, and my eyes crossed before I finished the landing page, so I think I’m going to wait on that.

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