My New Year’s resolution for 2017 was to attempt to do more in terms of promotion of my books, A Face in the River and River of Fire, as well as those of other indie authors and publishers. Obviously, since we’re already into February, I’ve failed. I have a couple of excuses, like I’m trying to finish the 1st draft of my fourth novel, I’d rather spend my time writing and submitting new stories to journals, and I’m busy hanging out with my girlfriends. (That’s me in the middle in the pink.)
But unless somebody somewhere puts effort into the promotion and distribution by finding reviewers and spreading the word, even the best book any of us has written will go virtually unnoticed. For indie authors and publishers like me, a Stone Age woman who has an aversion to social media and technology in general, this can be discouraging.
But hey! What about getting my friend/designer/Girl Friday from Domnitjen magazine to help? So far we’ve conquered Amazon/ Create Space/KDP, Goodreads, BN.com and are working up to OMG! Facebook! That’s right folks! A FB page registered to my very own publishing imprint, River Ridge Press-Dominica, which I promise will not be all about me, is coming soon.
Still, I so enjoy doing things the old- fashioned way that I wonder if this Facebook venture will be a blessing or a curse. In any event, thanks to the lessons learned from Donald Trump, be assured that I will never ever stoop so low as to utter a single angry, self-centered Tweet!