In order for independent authors to make any money by selling their books, they have to be able to promote their books. I get that I have to spend money in order to do this, but I also need to build all the social media platforms correctly in order to aid readers to be able to find my books. In other words, I need to promote myself. Like most people, I used a little social media before. I was fine with my facebook account and my twitter feed. I looked at pinterest and scrolled through the images. But I was not familiar with instagram and snap chat seems like a foreign entity.
There is a huge difference in what I was doing and what I need to do as an author. I tried to link my website and blog to pinterest and found out that I now need to be a code writer. Sigh! If I ever get things set up, this journey will be nice. Right now all I want to do is write. What I have to do is the day job and learn how to be computer code writer. If I ever get it figured out, Draoithe will be more visible. I know why authors pay others to do all this. But lack of extra funds merely necessitates more work.
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.