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.
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.