WaxHeaven.com will have a book by year’s end!

A lot of thought went into starting this baseball card blog. First of all, there was already a king among baseball card blogs and half a dozen princes waiting in the wings. How could I possibly stand out from the rest? Aside from that, I needed a good name…something more creative than ‘The Baseball Card Blog 2′ and in my mind the very best name was already in use by Stale Gum. It took me a little while but by the end of October Wax Heaven was born.

I never expected the success the site has experienced so soon and I believe that a best-of Wax Heaven book is not out of reach, specially with the resources I have at my disposal. For example, Chris Harris’ English & grammar put mine to shame but thanks to me being a student at the Art Institute of Ft. Lauderdale, I have at my disposal an English 101 professor who has agreed to proof read any story I choose to be in the as yet untitled book.

The only hurdle in the way is the actual publishing but from research that I have done there are companies that will publish your book for you for a fee. Of course, I could hit the big time and have someone actually sign me to a publishing deal but that is far from likely to happen unless I can come up with some stories of injecting steroids into Steve G.’s buttocks before a card show.

The final part is company branding, which is something I am doing research on now and could have done within the next 3 months. Check out Upper Deck’s new logo HERE. We actually have a creative department with 3 different employees at my company who could make Wax Heaven a decent logo for next to nothing but I believe you get what you pay for and will continue to search & research for the official artists who will be given the task of creating the logo of Wax Heaven.

You can never be too ambitious, can you?

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7 comments

  1. I agree with ya, Stale Gum is the best name out there. If I ever win the lottery I am going to make Chris an offer he can’t refuse.

    Another way to go about the logo thing is to post a contest on Sitepoint or Digital Point and offer the winner of the logo you like the best a prize.

  2. Mario… I wish you nothing but the best on your book plans. I’ll also throw my 2 cents in that if you self publish and make it available online you can also list on Amazon. Have a book announcement/grand opening (for lack of a better word) date. Get everyone to buy your book through Amazon on the same day you’ll see a big jump in sales numbers which will get you some attention on Amazon and then you can parlay that into more attention/publicity.

    Again, best of luck.

  3. Thanks for the feedback, Elon. Excellent suggestion.

    Joey, I will absolutely go to those sites to research. After trying to come up with a logo on my own I know I need to find a professional to do it. πŸ™‚

  4. Good luch on the book plans. I just found the blog a couple of weeks ago and I’m a big fan. Keep up the good work!

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