Well, I’m officially a one week old indie writer–that’s what’s happening!
- I’ve sold 38 copies of BLACKOUT IN THE GARDEN OF LOVE.
- My debut short showed up on Pat Crowell’s IR List for the week ending 10/13 report. The site is very popular in the interracial romance community. Pat is a doll to keep us all up to date with what new IRs are coming out and where to find them. Thanks, Pat! I was doing my regular perusal down the new books published – and ‘POW’ there was Blackout!! Very nice!
- I added my author’s profile on Good Reads, and even threw a few books on my shelf, I’ll review later on.
- And… I also uploaded Blackout to the Barnes & Noble site on Saturday, so it’s also on sale there. Um, well it’s there, not exactly selling anything yet.
Not bad. If you would have asked me on last Monday, if I thought I’d take on the author profile on Goodreads and publish on B&N, I sure would have said, “Nope, I’m fine with getting through pubbing to Amazon. Now I’m looking at the pros and cons of selling on Smashwords vs Lulu vs Kobo vs… oh boy, there’s no turning back now.
The main thing is I’m learning a lot. I was beginning to doubt my choice of debuting with a short story, instead of something more substantial and plot-twisting. But this is a great way to get some hands on learning, like doing a trial run. Maybe, I’m not making the big bucks this time around, but how fortunate that I get to learn how to do this indie-publishing thing while making some cash. Most important though, I don’t have to be moping around, sulking, and wondering how all these other writers were living out their dreams.
I’m amazed that I’ve been able to do this!
Oh, and I’ve posted a Freebie Short Story, check it out here.