Friday, 22 March 2013

Lots of Red Kites



I took my first delivery of several copies of 'Red Kite' today.  It may be a small box but it's the start of my stocking up of copies in the hope that one day I will sell them all. It's expensive to order  large numbers so I will probably just order a few each month and build my supplies that way.

Until now, I was only ordering one at a time. That's the scary thing with self publishing, I had to make sure it was right before sending it out into the world.  It was only me making the decisions and I had no one else to blame if it wasn't right.  The first few attempts were terrible as there was so much to think about.  Each time I received my solitary copy, it came back looking odd with the spine too thin, then the next time it looked like a telephone directory as I kept on changing the layout which altered the thickness of the book.  Then I forgot to put the ISBN number on so that was another copy wasted really.

Finally, I got my act together and was satisfied with the result so took the plunge of ordering a few more copies which arrived today. 

Now the hard work starts of marketing it which to me is even harder than writing it but I have a few plans, some may be crazy but I am going to give it my best shot.    

8 comments:

  1. How exciting though to hold your book! Congrats and good luck with the next stage :)

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    1. Hi Suzanne, thank you, yes it was so exciting to get them today and feel that at last it is real. Now I just have to sell them!

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  2. Yes, build your supplies up gradually. Hopefully, sales of the first copies will help you buy more copies in the future!

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    1. That's it Simon, I have sold one since posting this so hopefully ordering some more soon.

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    1. Thank you Linda, it is a very exciting time.

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  4. Great news indeed, Di! You must be so excited. I've invited you to answer some questions that came from Lynne Hackles and Jane Wenham - jONES. I've answered them and I'm supposed to pass them on to three fellow bloggers. Don't worry if you'd rather not but the invitation is there.

    Julie xx

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    1. Hi Julie, yes of course I will. I'll pop over to your blog and have a look.

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