If the giant slider at the top of my home page didn’t make it clear, my first novel is available for pre-order on Amazon. For some reason, Createspace doesn’t allow customers to preorder physical books, so it’s ebooks only for now. If you’re into physical books, add that link to your shopping list and eventually the paperback will be available from the same page.
My self-publishing journey has been… interesting. Writing the damn thing was hard. Finding beta readers, an editor, and a cover designer was hard. Editing was hard. Formatting the inside of the book was hard. But so far everything has been achievable hard. It hasn’t been apparent to me why more people don’t do this. It’s doable!
What comes next is hard hard: marketing. Mostly, I can’t stop picturing myself as the critic.
“BUY MY BOOK!”
How much social media pimping is too much? How much isn’t enough? I don’t know. Should I take out an ad campaign? If so, where? I don’t know. Do I really need a formal book launch? I don’t know. If I hit the convention circuit, will I be too offputting to sell a single book? Probably. Should I go anyway? I don’t know. Everyone has different advice. It’s confusing.
Why should you buy my book?
This is the one question I should have a great answer for. What I have is this:
If you’re weird like me, you’ll like Time Binge. What is my variety of weird? I like genre-hopping. I like puns. I like the occasional pop culture reference. I like short chapters and large supporting casts. I like my humor black.
Time Binge has all those things I like, and it’s about time travel. If you’re my brand of weird, you’re totally into that. If you’re not, that’s fine. I’m not going to pressure you. Here are a few other things it has, though:
- Incompetent bureaucracy
- Hacking (both axe and computer!)
Maybe that’ll do something for you. If it does, check out the description. If you’re not sure, sign up for the mailing list and you’ll get the occasional taste of my writing for free.
Marketing is hard.