I’m learning all sorts of new things in the self-publishing process. I learned that it’s tricky to have official release dates; that tax forms can be very specific; that LLC means Limited Liability Company (which I am not); and that having a supportive network of friends and family is a huge boon.
As this was my first ever self-pub (and, as previously noted, my first time with my name on the cover [yay!]), I decided to celebrate it. Raise my glass to years of dedication, hard work, frustration, throwing things, sobbing uncontrollably, laughing maniacally, and generally enjoying every minute of it.
But as this was a team effort, I wanted to share the limelight! As four of the Greylands authors are local, I decided to round them up, invite a whole slew of people, and stick them in a pub. The result was a lot of fun! A really great turnout, lots of copies sold, and one of my good friends made a peanut butter chocolate cake that topped the evening.
I’m just beginning, and I know I have a lot to learn, but so far I think I’m off to a pretty great start!
Authors: What were some fun tips that you’ve learned about self-pubbing?
Readers: What sort of things would interest you at a book release party?