Tuesday, February 21, 2012

So, you want to self publish?  My advice is that you begin with research. Read, read, read all about self publishing ahead of time.  The book, the formatting to e-publish, and the editing are all just the beginning. Then comes the legwork: marketing.  Marketing is a lot of work to get started, yes, but self or traditional published both require it.  So, I'm here to give tips as I navigate the marketing world myself.

Start with two books: 1)Smashwords Book Marketing Guide..." by Mark Coker. 2)Dollars & Sense: The Definitive Guide to Self-publishing Success by Carolyn McCray, Amber Scott and Rachel Thompson.  It's full of good information in an easy to understand and implement format. 

I'll take this one step at a time, so I'll leave you with this first step to follow.  Happy reading!

Monday, February 6, 2012

The hardest part to this self publishing gig is trying to understand all the formatting nightmare hoops one seems to need to jump through. One long day at a time, I'll get it. Perserverence seems to be my middle name.

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Cadence Beach is now available for sale on Smashwords.com
https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/127977 ) and coming soon to Amazon Kindle.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

As I'm in the process of self publishing, I'm learning so much.  Marketing is the most demanding work of all, yet not as painful as I once believed.  I'm still navigating the waters, but one day at a time I'm getting there.  It helps to read good how-to books.  I love "Dollars & Sense: The Definitive Guide to Self-publishing Success" by Carolyn McCray, Amber Scott, Rachel Thompson.  Well done book, easy to understand content and tools for marketing.  I recommend it to all self-publishers and anyone doing any marketing for their work.