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    a subterranean Martian caveman. Dave of Mars's Avatar
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    Dave's Self-Publishing Thing

    So let me start off by saying that this is definitely a learning experience and that I've learned a lot so far.

    That being said, I realize now that I have a long way to go before I can succeed the promotional aspect of independent writing.

    I published Life From the Machine on July 19th on kindle and smashwords. The first sales came to about a dozen from family and friends and 3-4 from random people, and there hasn't been much after that. Given that it's science fiction, and my first book, I'm not entirely surprised.

    I haven't been able to promote it much since I've been in the middle of a move to Colorado, which was fraught with finding apartments, paperwork, job searches and the like.

    But now that things have calmed down in my personal life, I want to really start promoting my work. My plan is to have free days some time in the next two weeks, which will be promoted though amazon KDP select, goodreads, Pixel of Ink, Ereader News Daily etc.

    After that, I'm not sure what I'll do. I've already read through the other posts here but it can get overwhelming just how many strategies are available. Again, learning process.

    And If anyone has suggestions, I'd be grateful for them.

    Anyways, I should probably get back to work. Can't type with crossed fingers.
    Last edited by Dave of Mars; 09-17-2013 at 11:28 PM.
    Life From the Machine - Amazon, Smashwords

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