View Full Version : My first year of self-publishing...

01-04-2019, 09:46 PM
I decided to start self-publishing in 2018, and I'm pretty happy with how it's gone so far! In 2018, I sold 3364 books and made a few Best of 2018 lists, like this one (https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/alyssacole/2018-best-romance-books). I sold much better than I did with small presses. More details in my self-publishing thread here (https://absolutewrite.com/forums/showthread.php?335322-LJD-s-Self-Publishing-Thread/page2), but I thought I'd post to Goals and Accomplishments as well. I didn't make tons of money, but I achieved my goal of not losing money :)

My previous experiences with publishing had left me feeling discouraged and helpless. Although self-publishing is stressful, etc, I like being in control and writing whatever I like, so I'm going to keep doing this for now.

Here are all my pretty covers!


April Swanson
01-05-2019, 12:15 AM
Wow, congratulations! I love nothing more than a self-pub success story -- especially from somehow who's not in KDP Select. Keeps my spirits up :)

Here's to another amazing year :partyguy:

01-07-2019, 03:50 PM
That's a great accomplishment! I know I wouldn't be able to do something that stressful. Hope you have continued success!

Siri Kirpal
01-08-2019, 02:47 AM
Sat Nam! (literally "Truth Name"--a Sikh greeting)



Siri Kirpal

01-08-2019, 05:06 AM
Congratulations! That's awesome! I hope it continues to go well. Do you have advice for self publishing?

01-08-2019, 05:13 AM
:partyguy: Yummy self-pub success! Congratulations!

01-11-2019, 04:47 AM
Thanks, everyone :)

01-11-2019, 05:30 AM

Gives me hope that if I don't get an agent I still have the self-publishing option.

I said it before but seeing your covers makes me want to say it again: I love your Grumpy Fake Boyfriend title.

Best romance novels on 2018 from Buzzfeed!!! (https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/alyssacole/2018-best-romance-books) Wow!

It might just take off, self pub'ed or not.:snoopy: