When first promoting my book, I launched a campaign where readers posted photos of "Baker's Dozen" on their travels. I'm happy to report that Lexi, the protagonist of the book, is still globe trotting.
These images are mock ups of the second book in the trilogy, Free For All. Promoting your book is also about promoting yourself as an author. So, there is no marketing substitute for a second book. It took me six years to write Baker’s Dozen. Without the advice of multiple readers and several editors, there is no way I could have finished. Though it has taken longer than I wanted, the rough draft of Free For All is headed to the first reader, my sister, Heather. For this dysl
I am lucky to have a friend that is a terrific voiceover artist, Kristi Burns. She generously agreed to narrate “Baker’s Dozen” and split the royalties. Kristi used Spokenrealms.com to upload the audio book, but she also uses AudiobookBoom as a resources. Once the book was ready for prime time, Spokenrealms posted it on their site, Audible, Googleplay, iTunes, etc. How it works is that you pay for the narrator up front or split royalties. In most cases, the audio book service
I was able to get “Baker’s Dozen” into a few bookstores with help from friends and family. Bookstores don’t tend to carry self-published book because they get money back for books they don’t sell from publishers but if your book doesn’t fly off the shelves, they’re stuck with them. That doesn’t mean you shouldn’t try. I had a terrific reading at Gatsby Books in Long Beach that was a lot of fun and well attended—thanks to the wonderful Luccas and to great friends. It’s worth c