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So I joined Book Peez a while back. The support there has been wonderful. If you are writing, reading, publishing, etc... you might want to consider it. It's free to join. The community there is very friendly and helpful. With some of the giants in social media, it is not so easy to be heard. There is too much going on, very busy. Book Peepz is all about people who love books.
I know I talk a lot about social media sites here, but as an Indie Author, advertising and book promotion is free to a point there. It is a lot of work, but I have time not money. I often get asked how does an independent author promote? It is not easy. No one wants to be a carnival barker. (Thanks to Randall McCandless. I am still thinking about his book. LOL. Y'all gotta read Live, Laugh Masteurbate.) Well, at least not me. As you can tell by my tiger, I prefer my anonymity. The internet affords that a bit.
What about websites? I have my books listed on Romance Hideaway, the Awesome Gang websites at Pretty Hot and Topless Cowboy. I have promoted A Pack Forms through Writers Pay it Forward and Awesome Gang (for money). I have a Free All Author account that handles tweets for my short reads. At this point I would say that I have not spent more than $400 in advertising since I began publishing in 2018. I'm not bragging. I am just being honest. If my books are not selling quickly, advertising is the reason. I just can't justify paying a lot of money out when none is coming in. I know, that is a poverty stricken mindset, but it is still the truth. I would rather put in the hours of computer work and try to build a base of loyal readers and good brand recognition than skyrocket to the top only to plummet back to earth instantly. Indie Writing as a career choice is the most labor intensive passive income stream imaginable. There is literally no get rich quick in it. I am not saying that there are not success stories. I am just saying that there are very few overnight successes.
Okay, we gotta do it. I gotta tell you about Filth and Death. It is live on Amazon. FREE with Kindle Unlimited!
Grab it now while it is available at the debut price. It won't last long. Frank Grimes is filth and he should be dead. The question is who kills him and how does he die? Oh right, I forgot, this is a paranormal romance with a Happily Ever After guaranteed! Check this out!
I am moving ahead with plans to publish a short read miniseries. It is going very well. I was originally shooting for July 2020 as a begin release date, but I may be able to deliver it faster than that. I will let you know as I get closer to finishing the edits and covers and the details of turning a rough draft manuscript into a polished ready to publish series of books. If I start publishing one at a time, I could release much faster. The down side is it would take longer for you to get all of it. I don't know which is worse. Waiting and getting it all at once in July or waiting for the series one book at a time before that. Anyone who wants to weigh in, I am open to suggestions. As always, drop me a line somewhere. I love hearing form you. I am seriously willing to answer questions and hear comments and suggestions. Filth and Death was written entirely based off of one person's question. It was a serious answer.
That's it for me this Friday! I have to get some work done. If you read, please be kind and leave your review.
Welcome to Ophelia Kee Speaks. This is a blog chronicling my independent author walk. The journey into the dream has been a life-changing experience as I try to become a full-time writer and leave the professional world behind me. In my blog each day, you will find information on the ‘behind the scenes’ for writing contemporary adult fantasy fiction and paranormal romance stories set in the dream. I will speak on topics detailing with my writing, publishing, promotion, and marketing as well as social media dealing with my books, book trailers, book launches, book art, music, audio, and video, as well as shameless self-promotion. I am not an expert and am not claiming to be one. I am simply one writer offering a glimpse of my struggle to become a successful independent author. Thank you for considering my words. All rights reserved.