Attention all published book authors, can you answer this please?
What was it like to finally hold YOUR book in YOUR hands with YOUR title and name on the front cover?
It's really like dream come true... if you're going to write a book in the future.. you going to feel it someday.
Even though it's not about the name on it's cover but mostly for the ideas that I want to share inside the book. Great
It felt like Christmas. I felt like I finally had a wonderful, finished product. For me, yes my name on the cover is still a thrill to see. Good question.
Long Term ?
Without a massive budget for sale promotion and marketing you will find the elation short lived.
A bit like wetting yourself in dark trousers.... You will get a nice warm feeling for a little while but only you will know and it doesn't last for too long !
It was a thrill. I could not believe it when I held it in my hands. All that hard work was condensed to a book.
Very appreciative for the replies everyone. It's always a great advantage to actually find the answers you seek "straight from the horses mouth", in this case, ones of experience like yourselves. I have yet to achieve completion of writing & publishing my book but I do look forward to that moment where I too, can hold my book in my hands. Many thanks again.
by lmmartin 6 years ago
Who here is interested in starting a discussion group for those of us caught up in promoting our books? Self-published, indie-published or traditionally published, all authors need to self-promote. Let's share our experience. Let's work together.
by Healthy Life 5 years ago
Book cover for a self published bookWhere is the best place to have a cover made for an e book? Apparently even a self published book for the kindle should have an amazing cover.
by Lena Kovadlo 7 years ago
There are so many books out there - books by well-known authors, books by newbie authors, and books by self-published authors. What is your criteria for deciding whether to buy a certain book or not? Also, would you buy books by self-published authors? Please share your thoughts.Lena
by Terrye Toombs 5 years ago
Is it possible for a self-published book to be picked up by a brick & mortar publisher?Is self-publishing a disadvantage when it comes to soliciting a publishing house?
by Nicole Canfield 2 years ago
So I've worked on my novel for the past 3 years, finally buckled down and finished it this year. Just recently published it on Amazon Kindle, and I'm so very excited about it. The thing is, I don't know how to promote myself in the best way. And I don't have a ton of $$$ to spend on website design...
by thecollecktor 7 years ago
I recently published a book using Lulu.com. The next step is to market it so others might discover it with the hope of building sales. Lulu offers marketing along with editing and other services to help in this effort all at a cost. Marketing a self published book is...
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