Addicted to publishing

Publishing my first book was both terrifying and exhilarating.

How would it be received? Would I be outed as a fraud and have my internet privileges locked away? Would people be kind or mean?

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So many emotions came with the first book, and when nothing exceptionally bad, or amazingly good happened, I kept writing.

As I was ramping up to publish book two, I got excited. It was a geniuses idea that come from nowhere. This was going to be the big one! This one will launch my career. The excitement was palpable.

It was received to the tune of …

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But that’s okay, writing marches on, my next book is almost ready.

Here we go again, let’s publish this baby. This is the one! I’ll be famous. It’s my best yet.

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It gets the most five star reviews. People do love it. I’m not famous YET.

I published again and again.

I came to realize I’m addicted to publishing! With every book I get excited. I know it will be the one. The one that hits it big. The one that make it’s to the New York Times best sellers list. The one that will get me out of this town.

Will this be the one? Stay tuned and find out.

 

https://www.amazon.com/Theresa-Jacobs/e/B01BAS13T2

Share your feelings on publishing. Do you love it or Hate it?

Box Store Book Signing – Why you should do it.

Yesterday was my Debut book signing at my local @Chaptersindgo store.

 

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courtesy of DH Media

 

 

One of the questions that many new writers ask is, how do you get a signing? The answer is simple, you call your local bookstore and ask if they allow indie authors to sign there. Luckily my local Chapters did – for a cut of course.

However the benefit of this, number one: EXPOSURE!

Number two: Some venues have a rule, if you sell enough that day, your book goes on the SHELF!

I’m extra lucky that my name at this store come right after Joe Hill! Hazzzah!

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I was also able to have a professional photographer there for a short time, and they captured some perfect shots for me.

 

Thank you Teela DHMedia https://www.facebook.com/DHVideoPhoto/

https://www.dhulster.ca/

All my books are available here:

https://www.amazon.com/Theresa-Jacobs/e/B01BAS13T2

Book Launch, the pleasure, the pain, and the rewards

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Paperback Book Wrap 

For those of you who do this regularly you know how difficult the road is. The hours, days, months and years to get  a story together.
If you have not seen one of my hundreds of posts yesterday – I finally hit publish on my novel.  Yeah me! (link at bottom)

And that’s only the beginning.

Next you have re-reading, editing, revising, editing, beta readers, editing. I’ve read this book so many times that I just can’t do it again.  

Why do we do this to ourselves? 

You still have to create a blurb, possibly a dedication page – don’t forget to thank someone – the begging for reviews and links at the end.  Then there is the perfect cover, if you’re like me and create your own, another headache may arise when you go to upload and you get size errors. Let the hair pulling begin. I tend to clench my jaw, and it will lead to a headache. But I persevere.

All ready hit upload and voila I have formatting issues to contend with. More clenching, spend hours adjusting the file. Try again, tap toes while the wheel spins…uploading…

And bingo we have a winner! Two or three stressful days later, I have a book online. In about a week, I’ll have a paperback in hand. 

Now I can celebrate. Today I did that by setting up a sit-stand desk. No more sore hip, slouching shoulders, or cricked up back. I hope.

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I’m off to enjoy my new desk, standing style, and continue writing my next book. A complete 360 for me, a sci-fi.

So please be kind and check out my new book, leave me a review, or write to me personally. Heck, even if Horror is not your cup of tea, it helps if you share with friends. And thanks for reading my blogs!

You’re welcome to share your own book links in my comment section too, I enjoy reading and meeting new authors.

.99 cents on Smashwords https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/596600

Or sadly $2.99 on amazon (their rules) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01B786Z7K

 

 

See you again next week, happy writing folks. Theresa Jacobs.

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