Throughout the week I was approached by many people who congratulated me, but also by two who are also working to publish their own books. In the midst of leadership training I found myself surrounded by the landscape and embraced by other writers. It made for a great week. I spent more than one lunch hour answering questions about how I was able to make this happen.
So here goes, some links for your stocking that I used to get me where I am:
Read Amanda Hocking’s blog: How it all happened. She told me the recipe for publishing on my own.
Read the Nelson Agency’s Blog. What is an example of a goodquery letter? Kristin offers some of the best advice in the biz for crafting a query letter. She also has a tough love approach that offers honest feedback in a sometimes unsettlingly vague world.Read about Createspace. This is a subsidiary of Amazon.com with a great model that gives you the ability to finally see your book in print.
Make it an eBook. Create accounts on Amazon, Barnes and Nobel, and Smashwords. Embrace the eBook and put it out there.
Create a blog. Create a place where you can write about what you write.
Join GoodReads and share a list of books and authors that you love. Add me as a friend!
Ok now, the gift for the readers…A Marked Past will be on sale for E-Readers for only $.99 for the next 14 days.
Happy Holidays everyone!