This morning @dudesong sent its last tweet. I set it in motion a year and a month ago and, in 3-hour intervals, it broadcast my entire epic poem to the world for free.
I gave it away because I was sure I couldn’t sell it. I’d like to be able to tell you that I was being high-minded about my art and that the book wanted to be free. But, frankly, if I thought I could’ve made money with it I would have tried.
Now I’ve got some distance from it and I feel relieved. Ultimately a writer wants to be read and I’m glad @dudesong had a following. Not a nation of followers, but enough. I think the next step might involve self-publishing, mostly so I can have a copy to keep on my shelf. I’m still skeptical that anyone except people doing me a favor would want to buy it.