It's done! Lore is finally published on Amazon! What's so unusual about that? Well, all the road blocks I have dealt with along the way.
Yes, I am so grateful that this feat has finally been accomplished, but believe me, it was a long, tough journey. Don't get me wrong, I'm not looking for sympathy, only amazed that it's done.
There is nothing easy about self-publishing, but it is worth it in the end. I did have some learning curves - learning to write by myself instead of with my sister - several setbacks with critiques, such as deaths in families, vacations, weather constraints and the like. Also a total rewrite and a new beta reader who went through the book with me page by page, and then the dreaded issues with formatting the book for paperback and ebook. (Thank God for my sister!)
See, when it comes to understanding all this stuff, such as marketing, getting around the different sites, formatting, ect... I'm lost. Sure, I can write the book, and even though it might take me a while to get it right, or where I like it to be, I can do that. It's all the other stuff that gets me stymied. I've even been working with my daughter on some of the marketing and she's as lost as I am.
I am taking a class, but the information assumes I understand what he's talking about - I don't in a lot of cases. The easy stuff like rewriting my book descriptions I got that, it's the facebook ads, landing pages, and tracking. I have no clue.
So I'm back in that learning curve again. I'm even trying to figure out how to do a launch party on line. There's so much to learn, and along the way I have to write the next book. Whew! I'm tired just thinking about it.
There needs to be a course that goes through it all step-by-step. You know, marketing baby steps for the computer software illiterate. Now that course could make a lot of money because I know I'm not the only one who doesn't understand how to do all this stuff.
But in the meantime, bear with me. I will have a launch party on my Fanpage and I will learn to make the ads. Until then, Lore is on Amazon for those who would like to download the book. And I would sincerely appreciate anyone who reads it to leave me a review. It really helps author's ranking and get my book out there more.
Here's the link to Lore and I hope you enjoy it! Lore book 2 of The Lorn Prophecy
Until next week, enjoy Lore and let me know if you liked it!