Okay, I admit it, I'm new at epublishing. My debut novel, Perpetual Love has been out for not quite two months now. Sales are stagnant right now, but I knew going in that this would probably be the case. The one thing I have learned in these past two months (and already knew to some extent) is that epublishing, unlike traditional publishing requires that the author do their own publicity to get their name and book out there to readers. With my background in PR this is fairly easy for me. It's something I enjoy. I've learned a lot, spent hours upon hours going to different web sites and blogs telling anyone who will listen about my book and myself. The other thing I've learned is that authors support authors. I've met some very nice and helpful fellow authors out there. While there are many I look up to, I thought I'd focus on one today.
DeeDee Scott is one of these authors. DeeDee has been in this game a lot longer than I and has way more books out than I do. But the one thing about DeeDee is that she is believes in playing it forward. She shares things that have worked for her, makes suggestions to fledgling authors like me. And she is always "on", whether it be Facebook, Twitter or her blog(s), she always has herself out there. And that my friends, is crucial to your success or failure. You cannot sit on your laurels and hope your ebooks sell well. You have to sell yourself and your "product".
Check DeeDee out on either her author blog at http://www.ddscottauthor.blogspot.com/ or at her other, The Writers Guide to EPublishing has all kinds of information for up and coming e-authors. Today she is featuring million selling ebook author John Locke and his informative book, "How I Sold 1 Million eBooks in 5 Months". Check it out at http://www.thewritersguidetoepublishing.com/
It's a lot to take in, but if we all work together we can make this new frontier of e-publishing fun and exciting.
Happy writing everyone!