Self-publishing is really hard

I have been finding it difficult to do this self-publishing thing. It’s really hard, in practice. Traditional publishing still involves a marketing effort, though. It seems that everyone is publishing books these days. It’s kind of hard to stand out.

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That’s not to say that I haven’t enjoyed my fair bit of success. I gave away 100 copies of one of my books once. That’s was great. I also sold quite a few copies. I’m enrolled in the expanded distribution programme and kindle select. I should find out soon how well those initiatives are going (expanded distribution takes time to report on sales).

Anyways, I thought I’d share my struggles to see if anyone else relates. Maybe, you can give me a few pointers. This is definitely a learning experience. Self-publishing takes a lot of work, toughness and, most importantly, patience. Who knows, I might even get a publishing deal out of this. Stay tuned to find out more about my journey.


How to Market Your Book

I’m still learning how to do this. I’ve gained a lot of knowledge on the topic of book marketing, though. Firstly, use all the tools at your disposal. Secondly and thirdly, you should promote and advertise your book respectively. I’ll go through these points in turn.

If you are using a site like Amazon, then there are a lot marketing tools at your disposal. You could run a free book promotion or a countdown deal. You could also make an audiobook. There are numerous options to utilize. Just make sure to stay active.

Finally, you should promote and advertise your book to get the word out. You can use popular keywords, choose the right categories or run an ad. Whatever method you choose, make sure to make the most of it.

In conclusion, marketing a book is something I’m still learning. I’ve learnt a lot on the topic, so far. You should use the tools at your fingertips, first. Then, promote or advertise your book. The effort you put into marketing can page the way for your future success.

The Meaning of Life

I was once tasked to answer this question in a school debate. I didn’t do so well, saying that it had to do with assuming your intergenerational responsibility. I realize now I was talking about the circle of life. All the while, I should have focused on life fulfillment. The meaning of life is intrinsically linked with life fulfillment, and it is all about how full your life is and can be.

The opposite of full is empty. Empty means void of anything, but it is also a feeling. When you feel empty, you feel like your life has no meaning or purpose. Chronic feeling of emptiness is when you do not feel anything. The opposite of empty is full.

This leads me to think that a full life and feeling will be marked by meaning and purpose. This is why you simply cannot seperate life fulfillment from meaning in life. The two go hand in hand. I hope I answered the question.

What does it mean to have a full life? Basically, it is when one ticks the boxes in all aspects of life. These include relationships health, work, schooling, finances, etc. When one ticks all the boxes, they are leading a full life. That is when their life has meaning.

In conclusion, the meaning of life is synonymous with life fulfillment. When one feels their life is full is when that person has meaning. An emotional understanding of meaning is required to come to this answer. The fuller a life, the more meaning it has. Health, wealth and relationships are markers of life meaning and fulfillment.

My Books are Discounted at $0.99

Hi everyone, I hope you’re having a great day. I brought the price of all of my short stories to $0.99. That includes Family Day; Karen, the Misbehaved Girl; Mersa’s Surge of Energy and The Archaeologist’s Secret. The price change will come into effect in the next couple of days. Here’s a link where you can order the books on Amazon:

My Experience With Self-publishing So Far

Self-publishing a book is a mammoth of a task. Not only are you tasked to write and format your book, but you are also asked to market it. I don’t have a background in marketing, so it has been tough so far. I have had moment I enjoyed, though. All in all, I’m going to keep at it.

Football is So Important to Me, Help!

You know the saying, “you don’t know how much you’ll miss something until it’s gone.” I didn’t know how much I’d miss football until this indefinite break that’s been happing in football seasons globally. The Premier League, La Liga, the Series A, etc. are all cancelled. The team I support, Arsenal, were just getting into a string of form. I don’t know what to do without the footy, help!