Monday, August 22, 2011

When in doubt, close your eyes & jump! -- Adventures in Self-Publishing

Nine Days till the self-imposed deadline for publishing 2.18 on Amazon... (“Self-imposed” is the operative word). As I’ve learnt in the past, deadlines are the only solution to beat my procrastination. And my mind works the best in the stressful situations with seemingly impossible deadlines. (Not completely impossible, just slightly non-realistic ;-)).

That’s what I’ve been thinking, pacing back and forth in the living room for the last half an hour.

Publishing is business, after all. One shouldn’t decide on a whim to publish a book (even if it’s a really really good one, like mine) without a marketing strategy.

Granted, that I had to start from scratch and create this blog (thank you dear followers), a Twitter account (love you fellow twi-people!!!), GoodReads account (thoroughly enjoy your friendships), a Facebook profile (still don’t know what I’m doing with it). Quite an accomplishment, at least in my mind... There are three tiny issues though...

1) I love reading twits of other people & enjoy discovering new blogs
2) I love GoodReads for the great group of readers, discussions, reviews, finding new books and having fun.
3) And last, but not least: giving 30 days to do all that AND create a promotional campaign? Really?

This is a great escapism book. I know you’ll love the characters, with all their quirks: Tessa, a lot of young professional women can relate to her, Camille -- her Guardian Angel, the voice of reason, and, of course, Val -- her Guardian Demon, the tempter and seducer. They deserve to share their story with the readers.

Well, but it does take a village... Doesn’t it? ;-))

Free advanced copies of 2.18 to the book bloggers. If you, girls and guys, are interested in fantasy/PR novels, and demons and angels are your thing-- email, comment or DM me on Twitter and I’ll send you an advanced copy of the e-book.

Thank you LindyLouMac and Lisa on taking a chance on me! I hope you’ll enjoy it!

1 comment:

  1. I will get to it asap but a few reads ahead of it yet. :)