It’s recently come to my attention that I’m doing pretty darn well as a self-publisher. My sales numbers have been steadily growing, I’m gaining more followers every day, and my latest novel, Fool for Love, has been sitting in the top ten on iBooks list of paid historical romance for over a week. Not too shabby! Plus I was recently talking to a group of traditionally-published mid-list romance writers, all of whom were eager to know how I did it, since they’ve either started or are considering starting self-publishing themselves. Yep, that’s right. Traditionally-published authors are curious about self-publishing.
I’ve long seen teaching workshops at writing conferences and beyond as part of what I want to do as a writer. What better way to start that ball rolling than by sharing my knowledge and experience of self-publishing? I am, apparently, good at it, and after nearly two years and five novels, I’ve learned a lot about what works and what doesn’t work, what you can expect from this path and what you can’t expect.
So for the next few Wednesdays I’m going to be blogging about self-publishing as a way of gathering my thoughts on the subject into topics that I can use as lessons in workshops of the future. Yes, you are my guinea pigs. Here goes…. Continue reading