Everyone who needs a reality check about self promotion should read this great post.
An occasional and mostly self-serving record of self-publishing my debut novel, A Hole in the Ground, with possible tips (or warnings) for others thinking of doing the same.
The good news is that it’s never been easier to self-publish. The bad news is that it’s never been easier to self-publish.
The world was already awash with books, even prior to online printing and ebooks. It’s tough enough to get a reader to choose one particular book out of the thousands produced annually by major publishers let alone your small, self-published venture with virtually zero reputation. As legitimate as self-publishing has become, there is always the nagging question: “Well, if it’s any good, why don’t you have a publisher?”
(You can read about my reasoning, mostly having to do with impatience, here.)
With so many options out there, you’re asking a lot…
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