Friday, April 12, 2013

My Adventure in Self-publishing

  So yesterday I went live on Amazon with Beautiful Strangers and I am so excited and nervous!
It was a bit of trial and error as I am learning as I go. Let me just say it is a lot more work than I ever imagined. Formatting and designing my cover was a challenge but I had so much fun doing it. It took me three tries to get my cover accepted but hey I did it, and on my own I might add!.
  It was also very surreal to me that my book was approved on the 11 year anniversary of my fathers death. I feel like he is smiling down on me this week and encouraging me to push forward. Formatting a book for paperback and e book is so different, I had no idea! It took a lot of research on my part to figure it all out, but hey if I can do it, you can too!
  I know that there will be some harsh critics along the way but I wanted to write a story that would piss the reader off, because I myself love when a book challenges me and takes me out of my comfort zone. I know a thick skin is needed when putting yourself out there to be critiqued and judged by the world.I may update this post later as I am only in day two of selling my book. A huge thank you to all my supporters, who encourage and inspire me to keep writing!