Thursday, March 30, 2017
Six weeks post release of THE BEND
It's been a journey--releasing my first book. The additional edits, begging for reviews, worrying about the marketing choices.
Will I do it again?
I'm leaning toward yes but with better preparation. When I used Amazon this time, I did not immediately use all their promotion tools. I should have pre-released at a lower cost and then a month later done the countdown to get my book out there at a better price to boost sales.
I will also not set a release date until the entire book is beyond perfection. At least as good as I can get it with even more eyes on it. A mistake here or there kills me.
I never thought I would self-publish. The stigma is still there but I'm learning that many of my friends buy from BookBub where you can get free or cheap books from new authors. That course of action--setting a lower price on my book initially to garner more readers might be an option to consider. I too use BookBub now that I have a Kindle and have found authors I might never have read before. It is hit and miss.
Life is all about the curves, the mountains and the valleys. If we don't start walking and choose a course, we won't ever see or learn anything.
What's your next goal?