I’m no business person, but I think I understand the fundamentals, and I know I have a lot of work ahead. I may write because of the love of the story and because it pulls me down a fantastic path that I must follow. But, what I really want to do with this creation is share it with others. That is when the book will live and breathe on its own and THAT is when the true magic happens.
Sales are ancillary, a fringe benefit. But then, I have a LOT of books I want to write, so, validating that time expenditure needs to happen…one day.
So, how in the world do I tell the world about Veil of a Warrior? And how do I make them care?
There are a lot of great resources out there, but for a great place to start, I’d recommend:
RockingSelfPublishing.com - It’ a great podcast focused on the business of self-publishing for both fiction and non-fiction. Simon Whistler keeps the interview moving and gets lots of valuable detail. After a few of his podcasts, you may even start to think you have an idea of what to do next.
(He has resources on the website now, too—a new find, and one that I must plunder.)
There are discussions on paid advertising, the value of Newsletters, social media networking, blog tours, book covers, editors, beta readers and much more.
For now, this is my one-stop shop. What’s yours?