Do you remember the song that starts with “What do you get when you fall in love?” According to Dionne Warwick “…you only get a life of pain and sorrow.” I’m betting if you changed her words to WHAT DO YOU GET WHEN YOU SELF PUBLISH?, you’d get the same answer.
For my followers who are unfamiliar with the publishing industry, a book blog tour is a virtual tour to help an author promote their book without traveling. It’s the same concept as going to a store or event signings but instead of physical places, the author is going from blog to blog during the time frame of the tour.
When I was younger, I thought I knew everything. But now that I have a few years under my belt, I’m realizing I hardly know anything. It’s all very annoying!
Take, for example, how Amazon works. The biggest damn purveyor of just about everything under the sun is a complete mystery to me. I need some help here.
Let me set the scene:
Tell you what … the business side of being an author is a royal pain in the butt.
I self-published my first novel in the year 2000. Here I am fourteen years later having just finished my second novel.
Fourteen years!!! I’m the Rip Van Winkle of “authorship.” And like Rip, I’ve been re-born into an entirely new world.