At some point during the pre-publishing process for my first novel, I said that I wanted to be relatively transparent about how well my books did.
Well, it’s been over three months since I published The Warden of Everfeld: Memento. I’ve already talked about how my PPC campaigns performed. Now, it’s time to have a quick look at how they and my other marketing efforts helped me actually sell books.
Continue reading A Quarterly Sales Report, and Other Things I never Thought I’d Write
The pre-order period for The Warden of Everfeld: Memento officially ended last Wednesday, which means it’s time for a little retrospective on how this 30-day marketing binge went for me.
Here are 7 things I’ve learned from self-publishing my first novel, so far. Continue reading 7 Things I’ve Learned from Self-Publishing My First Novel
Welp, my novel has officially been published. I must say, a full day after publication, I feel…
The preparation and waiting for publication were a bit stressful, but all the other parts were fun. Continue reading Friday Write-Day: The Pre-Order Recap
Writing has been slow again this week, with other tasks taking up my time.
Fortunately, I’ve made some progress in other areas. Continue reading Friday Write-Day: Slightly More Progress
This has been a pretty big week, if only symbolically.
I officially made The Warden of Everfeld: Memento available for pre-order on Kindle before both the Kindle and print versions are published on July 18.
That’s a pretty big deal for me, anyway.
Other than that, I’ve done a lot of mental gear-turning over what comes next, both before WoEM is released to the world and after it’s out.
Continue reading Friday Published-Day: The Work Continues
My how things can change in a few days. Monday was a strange day. Due to circumstances at work, I ended up over-thinking a lot of things, some work-related, some book-related, and getting a little stressed.
Despite my wave of confidence last Friday, I’m pretty nervous about the entire publishing process.
I feel good about my book and my abilities to make it enjoyable for people aside from my friends, but publishing the thing is an entirely different story. Continue reading The 9-Step Publication Plan