Hi all. Just a quick line to update you on how my release of Reunion of the Heart went on Friday.
Well the answer is not bad. I was tearing my hair out a bit (OK not literally!!) because of formatting issues with it and having to do a load of updates to it, but now I seem to be over that. I say I – technically it’s my husband who’s in charge of the technical side of my self-publishing adventure. (No pun intended!) The frustrating thing is that when we published The Inheritance there were no problems whatsoever. That’s always the way I guess.
I don’t how those of you authors who are responsible for every last part of the self-publishing process do it! I mean if I tried to do it I think I’d still be staring at the computer screen a year from now trying to work it out lol! So I’m VERY grateful to my husband for doing that for me.
Anyway to go back to what I was saying, it was great to have such wonderful support from my fellow authors, family and friends. The sales, while not exactly setting the world alight, are going well. I’m hopeful that as I continue to promote my work and write more I’ll improve and become more established as an author. And hopefully make my mark, if only in a small way.
It is so difficult to make a splash in the BIG pond that is the world of published and self-published books. And yet the exciting thing is that while there may be lots of books out there that you or I are up against, there’s a whole load of people out there waiting to read them. As indie authors we just have to find a way of reaching them, which I guess is the tricky part. I think it’s also good that, what with the advent of self-publishing via Amazon etc., there’s so much more choice out there for readers. Readers don’t have to be confined to only read the books that the Big Six have selected for them. (Cynical, moi?!)
So thank you all for supporting me and each other on this self-publishing journey we’re on. :)