This year has taken me on one heck of a journey. Back in May I released my debut novella: my first solo publication, my first steps into self publishing.
I’ve learnt how to code an ebook, the ins and outs of Amazon’s tax forms, keywords, how to write a punchier book description. I’ve joined a marketing course, I’ve run a book launch and a blog tour.
And then, this autumn, I did it all again. And more. I learnt how to format a paperback, I bought ISBN numbers, registered my imprint, Bogus Caller Press, as a publisher. And this week, for the first time ever, I have held my own book in my hands.
The wait for the proof to arrive has been agonising. I barely dared to leave the house. And when it did drop through my letterbox, when I opened it, and saw a real book with my name on the cover, I admit, I went a little shaky. This is a huge, huge dream come true.
Sure, it didn’t happen the way I would have imagined it happening, but the self publishing revolution has changed the book market in ways no one could have imagined once upon a time.
December will see me hit ‘publish’ on this, and then I’ll feel more like a ‘real author’ than I’ve ever felt. And then? To finish book two in The Paper Duchess series: The Substitute.
Did you achieve your goals for November?
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