When I first started writing books, my wife must have been sick of me saying, "But I don't have enough time." I complained a lot. I worked full-time, we were raising two kids, there were chores to do, I wasn't getting enough sleep and I'd finish my book—only to realize that now the real work needed to get done. I had to figure out how to market the damn thing!
I wanted to share the episode of the Self-Publishing Journeys podcast on which Paul Teague interviewed me about my "What I Learned about Indie Publishing in 2016: Full Sales & Figures" article that I wrote back in December 2016.
Based right outside of Philadelphia, I took the train up to New York and went hoping to find answers at Digital Book World Indie 2017. Truth be told, one of the main reasons why I went was to hear Data Guy talk in the Tight Insights: The Indie Universe Quantified session. I wanted to see his data on the big screen. I could have listened to him for hours (more on that in a bit).
Where did the year go? It’s already the end of 2016 and the world has gone through some difficult changes and I feel battered myself. Sales for the third quarter report from Author Earnings showed significant marketing share shrinking for indie ebooks. Was that due to the election in the US? Or top indie authors moving out of the indie publishing category, falling under Amazon’s press? Or is the downtrend a sign of more to come?
Today's guest post is by Veronica Sicoe who is science fiction author that shares her story of struggling against indifference. No matter if you're an author or not, there are a lot a great points she makes that will help me the next time I hit this wall. I hope you enjoy her post.
This week I have a rare treat. Writer Ksenia Anske has agreed to write a guest blog post for my website and talk about overcoming adversity. Without further ado, here's what she has to say.
The only adversity you ever need to overcome is in your head. Sure, there is plenty of adversity in your daily life.