Distribution Strategy for Creatives | From Creator to Consumer

Distribution Strategy for Creatives | From Creator to Consumer

As the middlemen in the process, distributors are ultimately looking to provide value to their customers. As artists, it is worth asking ourselves the following questions: who are we working with? Why are we choosing to work with this particular distributor? How are we choosing to work with them? And does our partnership create value for both our customers? Continue reading Distribution Strategy for Creatives | From Creator to Consumer

The Right Reviewers: hustling your book into the right hands

The Right Reviewers: hustling your book into the right hands

Not everyone is going to love your book. You can’t please everyone and nor should you try. I’ve heard people criticise authors like JK Rowling and Paulo Coelho about finicky little things and it’s always surprised me when people can’t see the big picture. There’s a lot of unwarranted elitism in the book publishing world, and many readers shun books that are a commercial success and label it ‘trash’ – which I think is overlooking the value that some books brings to a popular audience. It may not be your thing, but if a book manages to engage an audience, it is hardly trash.  Continue reading The Right Reviewers: hustling your book into the right hands

From Rejection to Self-Publication: the joy of doing it on your own

From Rejection to Self-Publication: the joy of doing it on your own

Despite all the bad press that Amazon gets, I don’t believe I would have been able to publish my book if not for their KDP program. When I tried to get published the traditional way in 2013, I collected over 200 rejections letters that I imprinted into my broken heart. I said goodbye to my childhood dream and decided that I was better off doing something else. Continue reading From Rejection to Self-Publication: the joy of doing it on your own

Post Publication Celebrations: musings from a debut author

Post Publication Celebrations: musings from a debut author

Now that my book’s been published, it’s time to sell it. Oh yes. It’s time to get THE LITTLE LIGHT into the hands of readers and customers. My ebook was released on 6th June, and the paperback was released on the 8th. It was quite the ordeal to put it all together. Most people have no idea the amount of work that goes on behind the scenes to make your dream come true. Continue reading Post Publication Celebrations: musings from a debut author