I always feel strange trying to promote myself on my blog, since most of my blog posts concern my own interests, thoughts, and questions (in other words, it’s already plastered by my presence). I am also not that much of a marketer. I feel like this is sometimes a problem with artists (if I can use that term to describe myself). We may have creativity to give to our creations, but promoting those pieces requires a different type of creativity that not all of us have. It can also be awkward to go to blogs and websites and ask if we can use their space to talk about ourselves.
To help with this, I created this post. If you have a project that you want to promote, use the comments section down below to write about it. I’ll go first.
In April of last year, I released my first novel, entitled “Glass People”. At the time, I thought that I had worked as hard as I could on it. However, upon inspection months later, I realized that the font was unnecessarily small and some of the formatting was off. I could not let this go, so I played around with the design until I got it to the point where I wanted it, and then resubmitted my files. As a result, the novel “Glass People” now has a new page count (352 pages), larger font, and a more aesthetically pleasing interior. I also changed the back cover’s description and the description found online. Though a larger file size and page count usually means an increase in price, I dropped the paperback price from $9.50 to $7.81 and the Kindle edition from $2.99 to $1.99. If you want, you can view the second edition here.
In the coming months, I will hopefully have news to share about a new project I’ve been working on.
Now it is your turn. If you have a project that you just completed, or are getting ready to release, come share about it in the comments.
*Photo Courtesy of CreateSpace Cover Creator (and me, technically).