Sarah Hoyt, prolific author with a traditional publisher (Baen), is about to launch her first indie novel. I’m “reblogging” her blog here, though I’m not sure why wordpress offers this option. Shouldn’t everyone read the blog at HER site so she gets an accurate tally of the traffic she generates? Aha: I saw the answer once I’d reblogged. To read the rest of it, you have to click on her link and finish it at her site. Now why didn’t it happen that way with the Hitler’s Women Accomplices blog…?
So, as I near the release date of Witchfinder – my very first indie novel – here is what I’ve learned:
1- Adapt and do the best you can. I’m behind in formatting the paper version of Witchfinder, but I do have the e-book version ready. I’ve decided I’m going to put the ebook up on the fifth, and try to put the paperbook on pre-order. We’ll see how that works.
2- Change your plans if the situation changes: this means that though I’d planned to publish it at $9, it will end up being $ 6.99. This means that it will be less of a bargain for the people who bought ahead of time but they/you sent me way more than $6 anyway. And the reason I’d wanted to do it for $9 is because at the time, the “real”, i.e. traditionally published ebooks were $9 and I wanted…
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