So, a couple of months ago I put on my big girl pants and finally attempted self-publishing a novel on Amazon.
The novel is one I originally started writing almost a decade ago, and after a few revisions and rethinks in conjunction with a little time and distance (for perspective) it's out there now, available to read. You can find it right here, at Amazon.com
You can. That doesn't mean anybody actually has. It appears that what they say about 'now the real work, the marketing, begins' has some truth to it. Anyone who's been reading my Riverside Stories collection, will probably have noticed my little "shameless marketing ploys" at the end of the stories. There's a link from my profile here on ABC tales, and mention on my website www.rosaliekempthorne.name, a brief tweet, and some blog entries.
But where are my millions?
If anybody's been here before and has any tips on effective marketing strategies (within a limited budget, skywriting may not be an option for me) I would love to hear some ideas.
This is my first time on the forums too, so here's hoping I'm not doing this completely wrong...