For my readers, my 6th book will not be self-published. I am fixing it currently so I can pitch it during March’s #pitmad. That is a Twitter event where authors pitch their novels to agents and publishing houses. The rules are simple. You put out a pitch and if an agent or publisher “hearts” your tweet, they will be in contact with you for representation or to publish. It’s a big deal and it goes on year round on certain dates.
I am excited. I did this last year with my Blood, Lust, and Secrets book, but I only got one publisher interested. In the end, I didn’t feel comfortable with them so I published on my own. This time, I am perfecting my tweet so when its time, I have something that will have everyone clamoring.
Self-publishing is great for me because I get an immediate response to how people like my work or don’t. But the main issues with self-publishing is that I am my own marketer and I don’t know what I am doing. There is no shame in giving up the self-publishing market to go for traditional. There is no shame doing either. No one should ever make you feel less of an author for choosing self-publishing or traditional.
I feel my skills are right up there with other best selling authors. Seeking professional marketers to help is what I need. I want to have a steady income when I publish. I work hard for my books. Every chapter, every word, every piece of punctuation; I pour myself into my work. It’s time all my hard work is rewarded. This is my career. This is my passion. This is my dream. So here’s to making it happen!