There is nothing quiet so hard as self-publishing. For most people who have a great passion for reading, writing your own book is an easy next step, however getting it published and then noticed is a difficult climb.
I always loved making up and telling stories, long before I found a passion for reading them. Recently I decided to make my own small leap and publish a collection of story shorts I have written over the past decade. A collection I am pleased to say I am quiet proud off.
Like many people with little funds and not much experience, I turned to amazon to publish my book, and am now fighting to get it noticed.
Since publishing around two months ago I have sold a grand total of four issues, two of which were to myself.
I have tried a number of things to be noticed. I have done the one-a-day-Tweets, created a Facebook page singularly for the book, run Facebook boosted posts, did an Amazon countdown deal lasting 10 days, have blogged, advertised personally and even paid just under £30 to have the book promoted by a freelancer through Fiverr.
So far none of these things have caused a boost in sales. The two sales that were not from me came back with Five sta