Necessity is the mother of invention.
That is an understatement.
When I realized that I could write letters, send queries, beg and plead to literary agents and publishers alike, to read my work, or I could self-publish and spend that energy promoting my already published work, I underestimated the number of roadblocks that I would be encountering.
They are numerous. The time where people were eager to take a chance on an unknown are fading if not gone. Personally, you’d think an independent bookstore; a bookstore who is fighting the good fight against franchised mega-conglomerates, would be the first to throw their hat into the ring and give a self-published author a shot. But much to my dismay, most are not. Not all but most.
So, it is my job to not only be, author, editor, and self-publisher; I must also put on the hat of event planner.
I am planning a book reading, with music and a book signing at the end. I am excited and will be updating progressively, as it nears.
I am also open to suggestions. I know that there are a lot of writers, poets and storytellers out there, and if any of you have any ideas or suggestions regarding self-promotion, I would deeply appreciate it.
I have also published my new novel on Kobo. Now it is available for purchase on Kobo as well for you avid e-readers. I’ll be placing that link along with the others links for Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and Outskirts Press.
-If you have enjoyed my commentary or my short stories, then please check out my youtube channel, The Wicked Orchard; where you can listen to me read my short stories
-And don’t forget to check out Comparative Reasoning here on wordpress for written commentary on a whole hosts of topics.
-If you’d rather listen than read, definitely check out Comparative Reasoning on youtube, where you’ll hear of earful of social, economic and political commentary.