Self-Publishing

Self-Publishing

In 2010 I self-published Dancing in Heaven – a sister’s memoir, following the death of my disabled sister Annie. In 2015 I published Where Memories Meet – Reclaiming my father after Alzheimer’s. This is my journey.

Dancing in Heaven - cover- 2012-10-05 Where Memories Meet cover

Links to stories about self-publishing—

WHERE MEMORIES MEET:

January 11, 2016 – Book promotion update
January 6, 2016 – Marketing self-published books
October 23, 2015 – The book is published now the hard work begins
October 15, 2015 – Things I learned with my second book
September 29, 2015 – Making an ebook: what I did
September 20, 2015 – I’m an ebook wizard

DANCING IN HEAVEN:

November 16, 2012 – Self-Publishing — what not to do
October 6, 2012 – One year later — a review of self-publishing
July 9, 2012 – Second Quarter 2012
April 4, 2012 – First Quarter 2012
February 8, 2012 –   January sales and promotion
January 18, 2012 – Two interviews and a review
January 2, 2012 – December promotion and sales
December 21, 2011 – Another review
December 12, 2011 – Indie Book Blowout: all ebooks for 99cents during 12 days of Christmas
December 8, 2011 – November promotion and sales
November 23, 2011 – How much time should I spend promoting my book?
November 21, 2011 – Something to Celebrate – a guest post at The Idiot Speaketh
November 15, 2011 – Promoting in the world wide jungle
November 14, 2011 – October sales, full disclosure
November 12, 2011 – Lisa Kramer gives Dancing in Heaven a heavenly review
November 8, 2011 – An interview by William Lambers and the challenges of self-publishing promotion
November 6, 2011 – Cynthia Robertson reviews Dancing in Heaven (with a giveaway)
November 3, 2011 – Grass Roots Promotion
October 21, 2011 – Now—marketing
October 6, 2011 – Money Matters
October 5, 2011 – Sticky issues with memoirs and what I lost in the rewrite
October 4, 2011 – Writing Dancing in Heaven
October 3, 2011 – Making an ebook
September 28, 2011 – Round two of proof copies
September 22, 2011 – The Proof Copy has Arrived
September 15, 2011 – Createspace approves the files
August 23, 2011 – I’m not alone
August 5, 2011 –  Project Update: Moving forward
July 24, 2011 –  Getting the project back on a track
July 15, 2011 –  Project derailed
July 12, 2011 – Self-Publishing Progress Report
July 3, 2011 – Assignment #10
June 28, 2011 –  Assignment #9
June 21, 2011 – Assignment #8
June 14, 2011 – Assignment #7
June 10 2011 – To indie or not to indie . . . whether ’tis nobler
June 6, 2011 – Assignment #6
June 1, 2011 – Assignment #5
May 23, 2011 – Assignment #4
May 16, 2011 – Assignment #3
May 10, 2011 – Assignment #2
May 3, 2011 –  Assignment #1
April 30, 2011 – Successful Self-Publishing— a Writer’s Digest University workshop
April 1, 2011 – Back to work on my memoir and how to get it published




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5 thoughts on “Self-Publishing”

  1. I just finished your book and I was moved. I too have been blessed to have never witnessed a death at age 45. I know my time will come and now I will hopefully feel a little more prepared as our family is aging . Annie was such s gift to you as well as your family was to her. Your family was a beautiful witness of unconditional love and trusting God.

  2. I have clicked to follow although I note that your posts are not all that recent. I remember reading that you were thinking of resurrecting this blog, I really hope that you do. 🙂

    1. This is actually only a page I created on my Random Thoughts from Midlife blog. I put links here to all the posts I wrote about my self-publishing journey. I haven’t written about self-publishing in a while, although I am thinking about doing another update sometime soon.

      I just thought you might find something helpful here since you are at an earlier stage in the process. But I chose not to spend a lot of time or effort on marketing, so I may have something to learn from you.

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