Self-publishing

After reading JA Konrath’s posts on publishing ebooks online, I have decided not to continue my search for a traditional publisher or agent. This isn’t to say I have exhausted all the possibilities but that the opportunities are much better for the independant author. The stigma of self-publishers seems to no longer hold true.

I have published print and ebooks online. You can now buy a paperback at Lulu or ebooks from Smashwords. More details will come in a later post. The covers I have designed can be seen in the header.

I hope you like them!

What do you think? Please comment.

2 thoughts on “Self-publishing

  1. How is your novel doing? I found your blog via a link on Mr. Konrath’s popular post about ebooks.

    I’m about to publish a collection of short stories as a Kindle book. I’m tempted to try my two adult fantasy novels too. They’ve just been sitting on the computer since the whole agent-hunt thing is such a time sink. I sent a grand total of 6 query letters. *g*

  2. Hi Lindsay,

    I sold a few copies, but I was waiting for the print copy before I did any marketing. So really I suppose those few copies were actually good for ‘no’ marketing!

    Getting reviews is the next thing. People assume because it is self-published then it is not as good so they don’t want to try it, which is silly as those who have read it gave me such good feedback.

    I haven’t and won’t go down the family reviews route. Maybe I am too honest but since I tested the book on teenage non-relations I feel that I can trust my target audience not to ‘slate it’!

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