Going into self-publishing is quite daunting sometimes. In reality, you still have to do all of the same things you did before. Publishing houses won’t help you with the writing or the marketing, which are arguably the hardest parts. The distribution, cover design, and editing are all manageable as long as you work with the right people.
But that doesn’t help with the mental change! There’s something about taking away the safety net. You have nobody to blame but yourself if you get lazy.
Which is exactly what I’ve gone and done. I’ve neglected the people who are interested in my books, by making it so that they have to check in with my blog to know when there’s a new release out. Under that system you can easily miss the five day window when I make the Kindle copy free.
So, consider this my mea culpa. I hereby solemnly swear, no more being lazy. If you want to know when I have a new book out, and to make sure you get one of the free copies, put your email into the form below. I will only use this list to let you know about new releases. No spam here. I’ve also put a permanent link on the side of this blog, so you can update your email at any time.
Suddenly I feel very organised and pleased with myself!