It's been a crazy week. Everyday I ended up working late, while trying to finish the final edits on The Fury, in between late night dinners and sleep.
In the end, everything seemed to fall into place and I was finally able to upload my book on Amazon and Barnes & Noble late Friday night! This is my very first foray into indie publishing, so of course I celebrated with some lambic beer (raspberry is my absolute favorite) and carrot cake!
Now that I've entered the realm of publishing, I decided that I'm glad I started with a novella and not a full-length book. I realized that while self-publishing sounds easy, it's quite a learning curve. Since I'm not a full-time writer, I had to rely on others for help and I figured out pretty fast that you can't always depend on people. Well, maybe that's too strong of a statement...I guess what I meant to say is, not everyone will have the same sense of urgency.
Under other any other circumstances, I wouldn't have been pressed for time, but because I want to donate sales to a wonderful non-profit, Pandora's Project, during Sexual Assault Awareness Month (April), I didn't want to release my book so late in the month. It would kind of defeat the purpose, no? Since we're already in the middle of April (how did that happen?) I will be donating sales from April 15 - May 15, to ensure they benefit from an entire month's worth of sales.
I would be remiss if I didn't mention the folks that were such a huge help...Charisse Berree and Shari Emerson, you guys rock and thank you so much for your input!! And if there is anyone looking for an awesome ebook designer, you need to talk to Ted at Dellaster Designs. He always responded to my emails within a few hours and had my book formatted in less than a day!