Saturday, December 1, 2018

On Writing: A New Book Release

Today I finally released my new novel Love Without a Limit for pre-order through KDP. Now this is a test because I have never set a book up for pre-sale on KDP, but so far so good. I figure this way I can gage how well the book will do when it finally releases in a couple of weeks. The funny thing is with KDP it doesn’t seem to allow you to pre-sale the print copy. I don’t know if that is going to help or hurt, but I believe it will be okay.

So, what have I learned as a new author on how to release a new book. It’s simple, tell as many people as you can before you release the book. You can’t expect to not mention your book at all then on release day hear crickets because no one knew you were writing a book. I learned that the hard way when I was with a less than perfect publisher a couple years ago. Still though, it’s not just telling people about your book it’s about building relationships with people who you want to be an avid reader of your work.

Some of the things I will be doing for the next couple of weeks is setting up ads, promos, and interviews with industry friends and colleagues that will help build sales of my book. I already had my marketing and promotion plan drawn up months in advance so all I have to do now is contact the parties with the link and get to going. Writing the book was a hard but marketing and promotion will be even harder because I am an introvert naturally. However, if I want to be successful in my writing career, I have to bust the bubble and get out there amongst them.

If you are reading this, I just want to say thank you for your support thus far. If you would please one-click my new release available for pre-order now and wide December 20, 2018.