A couple of weeks ago I wrote a few short stories from the point of view of Priscilla the Great called Twin Shorts. Then, last weekend I self-published an ebook just to see what the process was like. I have to be honest with you here. Since Priscilla the Great has over 450 fans on facebook and nearly 900 Twitter followers, I really thought that all of her fans would jump at the opportunity to read more about her. Not so much. After four days, I’ve only sold 16 copies and 26 people have downloaded samples. But you know what? I’m happy with that. It’s a start. I’m not going to let it get me down. I obviously have to work harder to get the word out. It’s perfectly possible that those 450 fans on facebook haven’t seen my posts about the release. I know there are tons of posts I miss every day. And on Twitter it’s even worse. I miss 90% of the posts from the people I follow. I just have to keep plugging away.
This experience has helped my put things into perspective about publishing and marketing. It takes a lot of work and you can’t expect results immediately. I plan on being constant and consistent in this process. I’m going to work on my marketing a little every day. Each sale is a victory and a success.
You can read Twin Shorts for free at Smashwords. Use promotion code YK76D to get the book for free.