Writing the book was the EASY part. Now comes the hard part!
Which is promoting the book. Writers are no longer dependent on agents to take them on as clients, pitching their manuscript to publishers. And they’re not dependent on publishers who accept un-agented manuscripts either. Writers have all the tools to market their books all by themselves, from a template for the text (Createspace, for example) to a myriad of websites where they can download stock photography for a cover to a selling platform such as Amazon.
In other words, anyone can publish anything and offer it for sale. Which means that readers are swamped with an ever-increasing number of choices, many of them free or costing mere pennies.
But what sells books, more than anything else, are reviews from readers. The more “five-star reviews” a book has, the more likely other readers are to choose it.
Fool Me Once is published by The Wild Rose Press and, after three rounds of edits, a preliminary galley, a line edit, proofreaders, the blurb committee approving the back cover and the cover committee approving the front cover which was professionally done by a commercial artist and….finally…a final galley, it is now ready to be read and reviewed.
Today is its “worldwide release date” and it’s available for purchase. If you like it, please, please go back to the point of sale and leave a review.