I'm always searching for a new and better way to get something done. I ran across this book a few weeks ago in a Half Price bookstore and have definitely been swallowing the advice. Along with this other sack of knowledge in a pile, I don't plan to fail.
On the Wade-In Publishing blog site I have been sharing info on my adventure through publishing on Smashwords. This is yesterday's post.
The distribution of the ebooks into the bookstores seems to take a bit of a while. I can't tell you how excited I was to see two of the books have been distributed to Apple and Barnes and Nobles. Eventually they will be in Amazon, Sony, and Kobo. At the moment they can be downloaded from my author's page and purchased at a 50% discount of $1.00.
I just have to show you. I'm may be a Pollyanna, but I really don't see that much of a difference in self-publishing when compared to traditional. The publishing is not the problem, its the attitude and thoughts of the people that make a project work or fail.
I feel the attitude of some people believing the self-published author only manufactures inferior products as compared to the traditional author is the stake to the heart of a writer. This attitude seems to be slowly changing. Thank God. It reminds me of the comments I received when I decided to home-school my daughters. People tend to think only the traditional (the norm)and expected is the 'right way' to do things. I say follow your heart and learn what you need to know to succeed. Nothing is impossible and nothing can not be repeated. Whose to say they have the final word and can keep you from being the next BIG name in the writing world. Like I said before Things can be repeated.
I'm still fighting the query process with other manuscripts I am working on, but at least I have another option to pursue.