I had three days of high, high, HIGH! And I’m really grateful that the release weekend went so well. Just over 1600 copies downloaded (1599 during the 3 days of promotion), amazing. And then by yesterday afternoon I started feeling the panic of what happens next.
Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP) will not allow you to not charge; you have to charge something, and the lowest price is $.99. There is no way around it. At least not what I could find.
So, here’s how I’m looking at it. I had an excellent sprint up the first 400 meters, but the run is actually going to be several miles. I’m telling myself it will be fine. Fine-a-roo. But deep down, I’m thinking… Oh poo!
I was hoping that the MAJOR effort was behind me. But it’s not. So, I’m sending out queries to book bloggers to review the novella. I’m hoping that a healthy fraction of those that purchased Origin of the Sphinx will review it on Amazon and Goodreads, and like me on FB. I’m joining more social media (something that I had successfully avoided up until a month ago), and finding more resources to help with advertising.
I’m going to have to start being more committed to my exercise, especially taekwondo. Breathe, center myself, strike through a board. There is something immensely gratifying about breaking something.
With some effort, and help from my friends, I’ll hopefully break through the barriers. And one way or another, I believe it will all work out for the best.