I have finished my manuscript. I am ready to do it, jump right in head first, edit the heck out of it, get some great feedback, and publish it through Kindle Digital Publishing for $3.00 a pop.
I was scared at first to self-publish, but then I tried to think about the reasons why I want to self publish. It is simply because I want to share.
What’s the point of writing the next great novel if you don’t ever share it with anyone? It just dies, where it was left.
As a librarian, I know there are people who don’t even read. I work in a library filled with books that some people never read, let alone ever pick up.
So why write?
To share. I think this is critical. I think that, for all of us, as emerging self published authors, the best thing we can do is share.
In my master’s program for library science, a concept that was thrown around, especially in terms of circulating materials, is —what is the added value?
The added value of self-publishing is that someone will read it—even if it’s just Mom or Dad or your friend who gets ahold of it.
At least you shared it with someone.
That’s the greatest part about living in the time we do—-sharing our thoughts, feelings, stories, and exchanging them.
So, here i go.
I’ll take all the advice I can get on this topic.