Self-publishing is really hard

I have been finding it difficult to do this self-publishing thing. It’s really hard, in practice. Traditional publishing still involves a marketing effort, though. It seems that everyone is publishing books these days. It’s kind of hard to stand out.

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That’s not to say that I haven’t enjoyed my fair bit of success. I gave away 100 copies of one of my books once. That’s was great. I also sold quite a few copies. I’m enrolled in the expanded distribution programme and kindle select. I should find out soon how well those initiatives are going (expanded distribution takes time to report on sales).

Anyways, I thought I’d share my struggles to see if anyone else relates. Maybe, you can give me a few pointers. This is definitely a learning experience. Self-publishing takes a lot of work, toughness and, most importantly, patience. Who knows, I might even get a publishing deal out of this. Stay tuned to find out more about my journey.


Published by Mahmoud Dualeh

We are a family of bloggers, blogging on blogging, writing, publishing and book marketing, as well as our random opinions on health, world affairs and current topics.

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