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.