There is a great deal one could write about self publishing. It is not the book that is hard, it is the marketing. Especially if you are trying to save money. I wanted to send out a press release and was hesitant to pay the $79 requested at most reputable sites. I then embarked on finding a free site, which to my dismay, after setting up an account, seemed a bit too sketchy. I goggled it and found nothing good or bad, so I decided to try my hand at the DIY method.
The DIY method takes much too much time. First you have to find a newspaper site, then you have to hunt around for the editor that would be appropriate and hope that you can also find his or her email address. I did do this and I did find a few people to email about my free book promotion this Sunday, August 31 on Kindle. In the future, however, I will probably be using the $79 service.
I found a great resource to promote my book, a Tellagami…so much fun to make. You just upload a picture for the background, pick one character who you can dress up, and then design a 30 second statement for him, or her, to recite. There are a choice of 4 different voices for each sex or you can record your own voice. I made two, one appeared in my last blog post, but here is one I prefer because it shows some of our landscape.
My book, My Rural Broadband Journey, the one year trail to high-speed, is free on Sunday, the 31st of August and if you don’t have Kindle, you can download it to your PC, Mac, tablet, iPad, iPhone or SmartPhone. Here is my book: http://www.amazon.com/My-Rural-Broadband-Journey-high-speed-ebook/dp/B00M7HP7O8