This is a support group for self-published authors. It is my hope that we can provide tools and ideas based on our own experience on how to promote our books. Please share ideas about what has or hasn’t worked for you. Be specific. If you have had a good experience with a publicist, don’t be afraid to share that either. Let’s share our successes with one another so that we can all find successful careers as authors.
I have recently submitted my work to the writers digest self publishing contest. I don’t expect to win grand prize, but even an honorable mention would be good enough to further promote my book.
I entered my first novel in the Writer’s Digest self-publishing competition last year and my second novel this year. So far as I know, WD hasn’t yet announced the results of this year’s competition. I’m not sure how interested WD is in truly independent writers. I’ve gotten the impression they’re looking for “independent” authors who…[Read more]
Thanks. My submission is the first volume of what I expect to be at least 3 volumes of a series. So best case scenario I’m hoping that my series can be picked up and continued by a traditional pub based on my self published 1st volume. I was informed that winners will be announced somewhere between October and December. Hopefully me and you will…[Read more]
Thanks for hosting this group! I hope you won’t mind if I join you. I’m a writer myself, but have yet to finish a book (though I’ve been published in magazines and keep a blog). However, I’m here mostly because I’m learning how to publicize self-published books for my friend and client, HA Thompson, whose self-published book I’m…[Read more]
I have just self published my first book and have just started the hard work of promoting- which seems harder than anything else I have done so far! any tips would be appreciated- especially on where I can find a good sale and return agreement for local independent book shops that may want to keep some of my books in store?!
I have posted, tagged, posted, blogged, I hoofed it around to stores that sell on consignment. I’ve done everything short of holding people up at gun point and make them buy it, lol. I finaly got my latest book Sebastian Cross,(published through createspace jan 1st) up and running on kindle and smashwords, so at 2,99, I’m expectinng a few sales.…[Read more]