I signed up for a KDP (Kindle Direct Publishing) account last night. It was a grown up step for me. Made me feel like I was one step closer to getting that NaNo 2012 book out to the masses for someone to read. I did have two kind and generous people read it. They both said they enjoyed it and liked it so that’s a good sign. I have spent hours upon hours re-writing, editing, making sure the dots connect and I think I’m finally done.
This is the next step. The next step in getting a “book” out to the masses. On one hand, I feel like it’s not necessarily a “real” book because anyone can self-publish. Then I realized that I really just want people to read my stories. And if Kindle helps people read it, cool. If not, well hey – I didn’t lose anything now did I?
My other reason for going the self-publishing route is that I’m honestly a bit nervous about writing a query letter. I mean I don’t know that it won’t get read and picked up, but still I can’t help but wonder if it’s easier to go the self-pub route and see if the number of sales catches the attention of a publisher. Hey, it’s happened before…a girl can dream.
I think I’m just curious as to what will happen with this if I put it out there. That nagging voice is shouting at me. You know the one that is overly critical and condescending.
Yeah, she’s being quite the bitch right now, but you know what? I don’t know that I care anymore what she says when it comes to my writing. I just have to put it out there and let it go. Who knows – I could make a killing on this first one…don’t laugh too hard at that. There was an article on CBS Sunday Morning that talked about self-publishing and it was very interesting.
Either way, once I’m done formatting to the specifications that KDP requires, I’m going to unleash my story upon the masses. Eeek!
I suppose that also means I should start working on self-promotion. I’m terrible at building myself up. But I do want to get people to read it…soooo dear readers…I’ll be letting you know when I finally get it out there and you’ll probably get sick of hearing about it, but hey – I have to be my own cheerleader right??