It is a rough feeling when you see you have more books than fans. I am pushing out two books a month, I am on my third month. Sure, I have a pen name for my children's books. That shouldn't matter (I think it does). As an author, I love to write more than market, … Continue reading Growing Pains…I am Growing as a Writer, My Fan Base is Not
I just learned how to become an associate and affiliate of a few big named companies. Let me tell you, it sounded so simple. It took me about three hours (not including my internet interruption from the storm) to set it up, and I still could not get it right. I give up on the … Continue reading Growing Pains…Affiliates and Associates?
Impatience, I never learn. I created a website for merchandise based on my children's book characters, I created a standing site for an email list that will giveaway a secret story ( I am in the process of creating the illustrations, ugh), and I updated information on a few of my social media accounts ( … Continue reading Growing Pains… Children’s Book Blues
I was skeptical at first, but I gave it a shot. So far so good. I am learning some exciting tips and putting a few of them to (hopefully) good use. I will share some of what I have learned in the past two days. The speaker in my virtual seminar today discussed keywords for … Continue reading Growing Pains…Virtual Seminars
I was not aware how crazy this could get. When I was just a regular old Jane, I was cautious with my e-mail address. I rarely gave it out. My social media accounts were private, and a declined many 'friends.' Now that I am searching for publicity, I have multiple e-mail accounts, and they are … Continue reading Growing Pains…My Mailbox is INSANE!
This sounds dirtier than it seems. To some, it is dirty. I have one, maybe two pages in my book that contains...mature material. It is not out of nowhere, it is for a good reason, and it is not romantic. I cannot call it romantic. It is gritty, nasty, and dirty sex. For the good … Continue reading Growing Pains…Advertising a Mature Audience Book
I know, it is a part of the self-publishers life, but PLEASE HELP! I am so tired of the marketing full- time, writing part-time and going nowhere. When can I sit back and relax? Watch the money come in? I know the answer. I just don't like the answer. I fell into the trap that … Continue reading Growing Pains… More Marketing? Ugh!