Tuesday, March 2, 2010

This little speck

Hip-hip hooray, the Princess Robin Blog finally has a follower. Hello Mary!

When friends ask about "a new book coming out" they have no idea what it entails. The writing of a book is a creative adventure; the publishing and marketing of a book is a daunting challenge.

It's like going outside and shouting to the man on the moon. "Hello! I'm this little speck on planet earth. Can you hear me?"

Some days the effort hardly seems worth it, especially when my old writing buds are signing three-book deals for the Harlequin mill. The jealousy bug takes a little bite. But then, that is their path, not mine. I walked away from that.

So I shout and wave in cyberspace, "Buy my book. I promise, you'll love it."

I check the numbers at Amazon, selling one book at a time. Slowly it goes. At night, just as I drift off I wonder, "Is somebody enjoying Robin and Simon right now?"

They are too fun to let languish in obscurity. So, the marketing continues.


1 comment:

  1. Dana, I can totally relate to your post. I just released my 7th independently published book and the marketing is no easier for me now than when I published my 1st one. It's like shouting out into deep dark space when trying to get out the word about your works. We just have to keep plugging along trying to figure out what works and what don't.

    Kristie Leigh Maguire
    author of Second Chances and other titles