Monday, January 02, 2006

Self-publishing Ebook Marketing, Oh Boy!

Okay, if you've been following, I've delved into the self-publishing e-book marketing business. Quite not as technical as it sounds. I'm not sure what happened to me but something did and it's been non-stop designing e-book covers and finishing up another soul mate e-book that I'm going to give away.

WHAT? GIVE IT AWAY?

Yep, you heard it. Give it away.

You see, there's a point to my insanity. I want to move my first e-book, HOW TO FIND AND KEEP YOUR SOUL MATE, and to do that means I have to promote it, which I'm sad to say I haven't even begun to promote in until the last couple of days. And to promote it, there's several things you can do...in fact, there's so much you CAN do that you would need a lifetime to do it all. I know. I've been there and still doing that.

I think it's to take my mind off this agent who has yet to get back to me. I don't know if I want to hear anything or not because if it's a rejection, that means crying bucketfuls and, quite frankly, I ain't got the time.

Anyway, back to this free e-book.

I've designed the cover, just haven't finished it, but that's a picture of it over to the right. Cool, isn't it?

There are millions of places to list your free e-book, too, plus a lot of other ways to get the word out about your book. I have a notebook full of those ideas, believe me.

I'm thinking about putting all these ideas into another e-book, but that's not for a couple months now.

I've even gotten my writing group on the bandwagon and they're all writing free e-books to promote their other books. We're having fun, that's all I got to say.

Tomorrow...groan...I go back to work after being off for two days and I'm not going to like it.

You guys don't do anything I wouldn't do while I'm gone, you hear?

7 comments:

  1. Self-publishing seems like such a scary step to me! Good luck with it!

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  2. Oh, Theresa, but it's not! It's actually fun...I keep the profits instead of having a middle man involved or any man involved...lol. This is just electronic...e-books...not print...THAT I'll leave up to the big guys.

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  3. Really love this cover! You amaze me, Dorothy. You're on fire!!

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  4. Well now, if it works, why not?!
    Go for it.
    Good luck, and happy new year.

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  5. I have to finish a book before I worry about marketing it. LOL

    And you know what I think about the flower. ;)

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  6. As long as you know where you want to take this, you should do fine. Good luck!

    Tanya

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