I felt small in my chair and cringed. Gingerly, I answered, “Errr… I guess so… actually not really… it’s just a few pages put together in a PDF…”
And then my voice trailed off.
I had not thought of myself as an author with a simple ebook. I don’t know if I will even call myself a writer. Insecurities and all that aside, I don’t know what makes an author or writer one. What is the benchmark? I see many people calling themselves “Best Selling Author”, where the “best-selling book” is but a compilation of blog posts. Does that make a book? I suppose so. And, not really, not in my dictionary anyways.
I think of books as those like, Green Eggs and Ham, 1984, Affluenza, China On the Mind, Lord of the Rings, Pride and Prejudice, and even Confessions of a Shopaholic and Sweet Valley Twins.