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Lessons Learned on the Self-Publishing Road

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It’s a good thing I have a curious mind because the deeper I get into the self-publishing realm the more there is to learn. Some days it gets just a little overwhelming but then I either go for a walk, do some yoga or read one of the startling 5-star reviews that have been posted on Amazon already! It motivates me to keep plugging along.
“There’s so much to learn, such as how to do (or hire) cover art, how to format for all the many types of eBooks, how to format for print, blogging, social media, interviews, distribution, marketing, getting reviews, how to choose effective paid advertising, how to choose the most effective price point… it goes on and on. We have a lot of freedom, but every aspect of publishing comes down to us,” said India Drummond on her video blog that I watched yesterday on formatting for CreateSpace.
Formatting the print layout for CreateSpace was one of the things I actually paid really good money for because I thought it was a critical piece of the …

Mental Pause - Blog Tour Stops

We're in the final count down to launch for my novel Mental Pause on the 8th and not only is it International Women's Day, it's also my mother-in-law Ruth's birthday. I'm so excited I can hardly breath.

I invite you to visit the blogs that are reviewing the book on launch day and the rest of the month, and also doing author interviews and hosting guest blogs by yours truly. Launch day stops on the blog tour include:

Adventures in Expatland, Review and Interview

Author Interviews with Jo Parfitt

Book Readers Heaven - Review and Interview

Ravenous Reader - Review

Check out an earlier posting on Mental Pause - The Blog for the full schedule. I'll post reminders and links each day of the tour. I'll be posting the Amazon links on the 8th. If you're planning to buy a copy make sure you do it on launch day as I will be donating part of the proceeds from book sales to Room to Read, a charity that builds libraries and schools, publishes local language chil…