I feel like I'm holding a huge sign that screams about my free book, and no one notices I'm there. I've done all right things: advertised on FB, Twitter, Goodreads,and through multiple groups, but after three days of giving my book away I've still only managed to get a little over two hundred downloads. I imagine a large portion of those are from people I know, who I've begged, pleaded, and threatened to download it. So what do you do to make a bigger splash?
Reading about authors who have had great success from self-publishing can be both inspirational and discouraging. Their accounts ring with that "You can do it, too!" vibe, but here I am, definitely not doing it. But I've recently come across two particular authors, J.A. Konrath and Amanda Hocking, who are both doing exceptionally well with the same advice: write more. According to both authors, the secret to self-publishing success
is to write constantly, offering as many books as possible to draw in a wider readership.
At this point, I can't imagine what it must be like to churnout a book in a few weeks, but hopefully as I devote more time to writing, I can at least bump it up to every few months. This is what I'm meant to do, so it's about time I do it.