A stark reality, not to be lightly dismissed. As you begin any effort to get your book noticed – actually, when you want to get anything noticed in the great chaos of the marketplace – you feel as if you are standing at the foot of Mt. Everest. That is where I stand now as I begin to reach out to family and friends and my small base of fans. Fortunately, I have a book with a clear audience as well: auto racing fans and solar energy enthusiasts and environmental activists. I'm also very much hoping that group of people skilled in the mechanical arts that is celebrated in the perfection of the Blue Monarch itself will also find this novel appealing. It helps to feel there are people out there who are likely to be naturally interested in your material. Perhaps, as I climb out of the foothills and above the tree line, it will be easier to see my way to reaching them.