I’ve been watching this guy’s livestreams for a few days now. He’s super positive and really nice to all his viewers, answering everything he can. Also considering his abilities he is really good at Diablo III and WoW. Like the fact that I could have been playing WoW with people like him and getting my ass handed to me by them is part of the reason I appreciate video games as a form of therapy.
"I’m really feeling good about myself!"
This makes me SO happy. Amazing!
My main concern would be marketing. How does a self-publisher handle such a task?
Hey theliterarybreaker marketing is the hardest part of self-publishing. The thing about self-publishing is that the internet is your best friend. And when I say internet, I mean book reviews. Think goodreads and blogs.
I have been very active on the internet for years. I have lots of book followers, and lots of goodreads followers and have made friends with book bloggers. So, I’m lucky, because I had friends I could ask to review it.
One thing I did do, was approach a few blogs that I didn’t have relationships with and ask them to review. A lot of my blog friends are YA fans and The Cherry on Top is NOT a YA novel, lol. So, I did have to approach strangers. So, find a few blogs that you like, that review books like the one you have written and ask them to review. Because, chances are that their followers are looking for books just like yours.
I did not do a blog tour, which I regret.
Blog tours are basically tours where bloggers all over the internet will review, promote and talk up your book to their followers.
The ones I know of are:
COBG Book Tours (tumblr book tour)
They all have different pricing and ranges, and a lot of them have guaranteed 10 tour spots, etc.
Another avenue is netgalley, where you can put your book up as an advanced reading copy. That way you have endless blogs that will review your book.
These are just some ideas, anyone else have ideas?
There are about a billion arrangements of “Bad Apple!!” but this one, performed with traditional Japanese instruments, is one of the best and most unique that I’ve seen.
It’s the complete opposite of the bouncy techno remixes (which, don’t get me wrong, I enjoy) that make up a lot of Touhou Project fan music, and actually feels a lot truer to the nature of Gensokyo.
Some adoptable fuzzdragons i’m selling!
reminder that these are still for sale!