Recently I have been playing around with the idea of self-publishing an e-book (*cringe*). I don't particularly like e-books, as some of you know, but they are taking over the web and a ton of Indie authors are self-publishing their books instead of going through the long and drawn-out process of sending queries, receiving rejections, contacting agents, negotiating royalty payments, etc., etc., etc... I have done some research and I believe that self-publishing (as of right now) is probably the only way for me to get my work out there.
I hope to do it through Barns and Noble's PubIt.com, though I'll look into Amazon. It's still a germ of an idea in my head, and I don't have a novel finished to publish yet. But I'm considering publishing a book that is an accumulation of short stories--tentatively titled: "Stars In Your Fingers: a collection of reflections by J.S. Falcon".
Hey, I can dream big, right? Oh, and for those of you who don't know, I write under the pseudonym Jackie S. Falcon.
If I do self-publish, all my publicity will be through word-of-mouth and through my Facebook page, blog, and other websites that I have accounts on. In short, I will be doing all my promoting to get people to buy my work. It feels like a daunting task, but getting a book in print seems even more so. I really hope that one day I can have an autographed copy of my own hardback (I will probably sign all my copies because I'm just that vain) sitting there on the shelf. But that day will probably a long way down the road...
Anyway, thought I'd update y'all. And if you have any advice, please shout it out! I appreciate anything I can learn about the publishing/self-publishing process.
Oh, before I forget to tell y'all, I just got a Twitter account (Yes, I'm slowly upgrading my internet social skills. You should be proud.) Follow me @JFalconWriter