(My book published)

(I’m so happy and excited to tell my blog friends that about 500 of my haiku poems are published in a book with an American publisher. It’ll still take a few more weeks before the book to be available to the public on Amazon, etc. or for me to get copies. But you can see how it looks like by visiting the website of the publisher, Lulu.com, and punching in AshiAkira on the Search window there.

I’m particularly excited because I had at first thought it would be impossible to publish my stuff in America, thousands of miles away over the Pacific.

I am deeply grateful to those of you who first encouraged me and “pushed” me to at least try the publishing. Iย wish it would be possible to send my signed copy to each one of you.)



About AshiAkira

AshiAkira. Author of "Haiku Poems" and "Haiku Poems II" (www.lulu.com/shop/ashi-akira/haiku-poems/paperback/product-23152158.html). Old resident of Tokyo.
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115 Responses to (My book published)

  1. Congratulations ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. zdunno03 says:

    Happy for you. I’ll get a copy as soon as it appears on amazon.

  3. mopana says:

    Congrats and good luck, dear Ashi ๐Ÿ™‚
    xoxo โค

  4. Wow, that’s so great! Congrats!

  5. notmyblogtoday says:

    Congrats! I’m so happy for you! Your writing is so inspiring ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. renxkyoko says:

    Oh, my goodness ! Congratulations ! I didn’t even know you were having your beautiful haikus published. Here’s hoping for your success ! !

  7. steele646 says:

    Good one dear Sir, I look forward to one day being able to hold such a book, and to travel slowly through your beautiful words.

  8. Congratulations! I am happy for and with you and glad, you gave it a go. ๐Ÿ™‚ The cover looks lovely. All the best, enjoy!

  9. Congratulations, AshiAkira! You deserve it!

  10. GP Cox says:

    Fantastic! Congratulations – I wish you all the best with its success!!

  11. inavukic says:


  12. Annika Perry says:

    Wow!! ๐Ÿ˜€ Congratulations and so happy for you!!๐Ÿ˜ƒ Best of luck with your book…I’ll keep an eye out for it!

  13. Heartafire says:

    I’m so glad you wrapped up your beautiful poetry in one place…I will waiting to collect it! ๐ŸŒบ

  14. I’ m so excited! I just ordered a copy from LuLu. It would be good if you can get it listed on amazon.com as well. (It will take a few days to get to me. I’ll let you know when it comes.)

  15. Clanmother says:

    Congratulations!!! I am so very excited for you!!!

  16. Wonderful, Ashi! Congratulations!!

  17. yesyoucan111 says:

    Congratulations! You deserve this so well! I remember a couples of years ago when I had a rough time in my life, and every time I read one of your Haiku poems I felt comfort because they are really beautiful . I wish you all success!

    • AshiAkira says:

      Thank you. I’m so pleased to read your comment. Very encouraging! We are not alone in this world no matter how far we might be apart from each other. We have poetry to unite ourselves. That is what it is for.:)

    • (Sorry to interrupt) I agree with your comment 100%! His writing gives me strength and encouragement during difficult times. I read another of his published work (in Japanese) and it was thought-provoking and inspiring.

      • yesyoucan111 says:

        Thank you for sharing and you did not interupt. I agree with your words. Have a great weekend.

  18. Ashi, this is wonderful and I love the cover… but what about us poor mortals in the UK? Will it only be available in the US? Luckily I have a daughter in the US and I am sure she will get me a copy, but it would be good if I could get it here in the UK.

    • AshiAkira says:

      The publisher said it will be put on international sales networks, “Japan excluded”. But it would take a couple of weeks for the book to be available on Amazon, etc.

  19. Wow, this is really awesome! I am so happy for you. Congratulations! xoxo

  20. Congratulations, good luck !
    Regards !

  21. Congratulations & Best Wishes! ๐Ÿ™‚

  22. lkwatts67 says:

    Excellent and congratulations! Your haiku is beautiful and heightens my day always. It is lovely that more readers will be able to receive such precious moments.

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  24. Val Boyko says:

    How wonderful! ๐Ÿ’›

  25. Xyn says:

    Congratulations! That’s wonderful news and I’m very happy for you. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  26. r_prab says:

    Hearty congratulations! ๐Ÿ™‚

  27. succesulpe says:

    All your poems are full of purity and sensitivity. They had to be gathered in a book. Congratulations, Iโ€™m so happy for you!

  28. missmonsoon says:

    Finally, you have something out there! You are leaving a legacy that way in prints. Do you realize that? ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

    • AshiAkira says:

      Yes, I do and thank you for having urged me to publish my stuff before it would be too late at my age. ๐Ÿ™‚ Still some time before the book is available on Amazon, etc. and for me to get copies. But you can see how it is like by visiting the website of Lulu.com and punching in AshiAkira on the Search window there. ๐Ÿ™‚ Someone already bought a copy directly from Lulu and I’m due to receive royalties for the first time in my life. How about that!

      • missmonsoon says:

        Congratulations!!! I wish i could purchase right away, honestly i don even hav a visa card on my name now that i am not earning. I will definitely check lulu. You always wanted to get your works published. You just wanted a push and you got plenty i guess. You have thousands of fan of your works!!! Its a great step. Can’t wait to lay my hands on them once they hit the stores ^_^!! ^_^!
        i hope u have ones about the camelias, butterflies, white crow and hydrangeas..i love those!!!

      • AshiAkira says:

        I left a message on Facebook.

      • missmonsoon says:

        I will check it!!!! ^_^!

      • It is a shame it is not available on Amazon Japan site. However, I see it is on Amazon USA – I will order more copies to share with my international friends. And I strongly recommend to bilingual Japanese friends too ๐Ÿ™‚

      • AshiAkira says:

        You are so kind. You never know how much I appreciate it. ๐Ÿ™‚

      • ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

  29. Xena says:

    Congratulations! You deserve to be published.

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  32. sagarika says:

    Awesome. ๐Ÿ™‚ I am elated. Looking forward to read your poems.

  33. Such GOOD GOOD news! You are so talented and I am so happy to see this post. Congratulations.

  34. vesna says:

    Congratuations! I am not surprised, you are a great haiku master!

  35. Congratulations and best of luck …
    Isadora ๐Ÿ˜Ž

  36. Kilda says:

    Happy for you friend ! Good job ! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  38. Jai says:

    Whoah!!!!!!!!! Just saw this one. Congratulations Ashi!!!

  39. Congratulations on the publication of your poems which are so lovely to read. I discovered you today and I’m so pleased for this connection.

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