I’ve often imagined how this moment would feel. Would I squeal like the little girl I am underneath my sarcastic exterior? Would I make jokes about it? Would I plead with everyone to please like me, validate me, love me? Nope. That’s not what’s happening at all.
Actually, I want to vomit.
I’m nervous, excited, and about ten million emotions I can’t even name. This post, this one you’re reading right now, is my first official book launch.
Yes, you’ve read that right. I said I was going to do it, and I did it – I self-published one of my stories on Amazon.
I’m considering it the grand experiment. This is my opportunity to discover what works and what doesn’t when it comes to self-publishing for Kindle and to open my writing up to the rest of the world.
And therein lies the terrifying part. This is a blog, where mistakes are accepted, you follow or don’t to suit your tastes, and anyone who’s been hangin’ in there since last May or even just recently, kind of gets my style. Now, I’m opened up to critique – some good, some bad. Some people will like it, and some people won’t. I want to be strong enough not to take the negative personally.
But I won’t be all maudlin right now. Right now, it’s a celebration! Because it’s really real. Anyone with $0.99 and the Kindle device or app (they make it for iPhone and iPad, in case you wondered) can buy it. And if you’re on Amazon Prime, you can borrow it for free (who knew?!).
Click here or click the book cover above to purchase it from Amazon.
I appreciate any and all honest, NOT mean, feedback. This is the first one. There’s plenty for me to learn. If you do buy it, I would LOVE a review on Amazon. If you see something messed up, LET ME KNOW ([email protected])! I’m a Type A personality who hates to make mistakes…they make me sick to my stomach.
So there you have it. No fireworks. No ticker tape parade. But it’s real. And it happened. And I did it – with lots of love and support.
Okay, this is a little crazy, but I got so excited waiting for your book to download in my Kindle, I got an adrenaline rush. My palms are sweaty, my hands shaky, a hot flush runs up my neck! It’s like meeting the man you most desire for the very first time.
Well, that sounds a little bit like how I felt when I uploaded it last night. 🙂 Thank you!! I hope you enjoy!
I enjoyed! Had to stop in the middle for a bit as I was getting overheated. 🙂
Yay!!! Will you leave a review on it on Amazon??? That would be WONDERFUL!
Of course I will.
Thank you, wonderful woman! I need all the help I can get…what’s that about a village? Oh, that’s probably not what they meant…
Not quite raising a child here…lol…but I imagine it feels like giving birth. 🙂
Congratulations on the first step!
Hopefully the first of many. 🙂
I second that….I have my copy now 🙂
Awwww! I’m overwhelmed…my first two book sales!
Raising a cup of coffee to many many more
Yeah, but only if I get to writing and editing…lol
It gets easier the more you do it. Congrats. 🙂
I sure hope so. I don’t think I could handle this much nausea on a regular basis. Lol.
And thanks! 🙂
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Promote, promote, promote! You have to promote as much as you can! Good luck!
You are VERY right…I’m working on it! 🙂 And I’ll take any help I can get…
Let me know
Retweet my promo tweets any time you want….every little bit helps!
No problem. Done.
Hello – I’ve also self published on Amazon in the same genre as you 😉 Would you like to do a review swap? Email me at [email protected] if you fancy it. I’d love an honest review as well! Best of luck with your book, Kindle is great fun xxx
Just sent you an email! 🙂
Honey, I’m so happy for you. I’m not surprised by this in the least bit. I’ve the feeling you’re going to take the world by storm. Have you thought about publishing with Ether Books? It’s an online publishing company based in London. That’s where I’m published. People have to pay for sexually explicit material. 🙂 I’ve had a sweet little dirty romance published with them.
I’ll have to look into it…I feel like I’m still practicing, though…I don’t feel like I did much. I uploaded a little story…nothing major with that, right? 🙂
Um, yeah that’s damn HUGE!!!!! Check out Etherbooks.com. You got this woman. You do.
Congratulations! I believe in you. You spin good! 😀