Welcome new readers!
As part of my Christmas present, my husband bought an ad in the THIS IS TRUE newsletter edited by Randy Cassingham. For those who don’t know, THIS IS TRUE is a collection of stories demonstrating the quirks, foibles, and missteps of humanity. Brian has subscribed for a number of years, and he’s convinced that the highly intelligent subscribers of THIS IS TRUE will enjoy my flavor of romantic fiction. 🙂
I’m currently putting together a non-fiction book about the decisions an author faces in self-publishing and what can be expected in the first year. (This is a companion book to “Before You Indie Publish” a class I’m teaching for WriterUniv.com in March.) In addition to my observations, BLAZING A TRAIL: YOUR SELF PUBLISHING JOURNEY will include several interviews with other indie authors. One of the questions they answer is what has proven to be most and least effective in getting the word out about their books. One author specifically said that advertising had been the least effective of her efforts. I’m looking forward to seeing how well paid advertising works for me. This series of ads (they’ll appear in three issues) will only provide limited data, but it’s still valuable information.
In the meantime, welcome to my blog! I hope you enjoy what you’ve found here. Please leave a comment to let me know you visited. And if you’ve ever used paid advertising, I’d love to hear about your experience.
Happy New Year!