Adventures in self-publishing

6 May

Sorry I fell off the face of the earth once again… have been busy with my self-publishing adventures. Soon I hope to add translations of my work to this adventure as well, but since the day only has 24 hours (25 if I get up early)…

I have taken three manuscripts and turned them into e-books and, via Createspace, into paperback novels. What have I learned?

  1. No one cares about your work, unless you make them care.
  2. Advertising is hard work, especially for introverts.
  3. Never be afraid to ask for help.
  4. Everything takes longer than expected.

I guess these lessons go beyond self-publishing… it still feels good to have my own stories printed and with a pretty cover, but while for a traditionally publishing author the work is basically done once he receives his copies, my work has only begun. So, just saying – be prepared, for as soon as I have completed and polished my translations, I’ll tell you all about it, whether you want it or not! ^^

(On Thursday I will do my first public reading, kind of nervous about that, and as usual I have no idea what I am doing…)

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One Response to “Adventures in self-publishing”

  1. D.MarieProkop May 6, 2014 at 3:01 pm #

    You are so right.

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