Friday, July 1, 2011

Taking A Deep Breath

Wow, it's been crazy. I want to thank all those who have already purchased my book. I really appreciate the support. I also want to thank all those who have spread the word. I have gotten wonderful feedback so far. I even had someone go out and buy a Kindle just to read my book after hearing from a friend how much she enjoyed it. (It wasn't even someone I know personally) So thanks to all of you. Word of mouth is the best marketing tool for me.

To those who are waiting for it to come out in the printed version you hopefully won't have to wait too much longer. I am working with the printers to get it out soon. We ran into a few issues due to formatting, but I think we've gotten them straightened out. I do have a final price for it though. It will be $9.99. You will be able to buy it on and my ebook store. When I get the links I will post them.

I would like to share a few things I've learned during this process. One, publishing is a lot of work ;) , if you plan on going this route make sure you have a great support system backing you. It can be discouraging. Two, I have the best family and friends in the world. They are a class act for sure and I am grateful to all of them. Three, how anyone makes money writing books is beyond me, especially the printed kind. Believe when I say I will not be buying a house in the Caribbean anytime soon.

I am not telling you this so you will feel sorry for me and if you do, don't! I love what I do, but if anyone out there is hoping to write a book thinking their going to make a million dollars you might want to think again.

I would like to quote some advice given to me when I started writing and that is; "Don't quit your day job. Do it because you love it, not because you think you will get rich quick because you will be disappointed."

That being said, I want you to know I do love it. I love the whole process, it's been a wild ride and totally worth it. My favorite part has been hearing from readers. Hearing that someone loves my work is the best payoff. So please, when you are done reading it, let me know what you think. It would also be very helpful if you could leave me a review on or as well.

I would love to hear from you and your thoughts on the book. I have an email linked to this blog that if you don't want to leave a comment you can just send me an email. The email address is: Hope to hear from you soon.

1 comment:

Lily said...

Just wanted you to know I loved your book and left a great review on smashwords.